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Sequins: One Week Left

So I realized at about 8 PM Saturday night I didn’t do my post. I felt bad, but mostly I was too busy to care since I was doing this…

It was my sister’s Bachelorette Party. My brain just can’t grasp the concept that my big sister is getting married in less than two weeks. It might be having trouble because I’ve been averaging four hours of sleep a night for the past six nights. I am a zombie.

In fact, I had this whole cute bit planned about saying those bloggers who talk about their readers always crack me up, but that happened to me this weekend! But by “I met two readers”, I really mean “I had a close family member and one of my sister’s best friends come up to me and sheepishly admit they read the blog”.

Which is awesome. Except..

Why was it sheepishly? 😉

Thanks to the other two girls who joined us for Saturday night. It was a blast. Also, I strongly recommend any and everyone who reads this to go to a drag show. Also, the next day? I was busy with this…

Me: Sweater: Target, Dress: Macy’s, Sandals: Saltwaters
Blondie: I’m not sure, I’m sorry!

So that’s all I got. I promise a better update later, but right now I’m struggling to stay awake.

Oh, actually I’ll leave you with this gem of a moment:

My sister, introducing me to her new in-law, Gramma Jones McSmithstonstein*

Blondie: Hi Gramma McSmithstonstein, this is my sister, Sequins**

Gramma: Who is this?

Sequins: I’m Blondie’s sister.

Gramma: You’re her sister?

Sequins: Yes ma’am

Gramma (completely nonplussed): Never woulda guessed

*Not her actual name

**This is totally how my sister introduces me in public. And I have always called her Blondie. My entire life***

*** Those were both lies.

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Sequins 30 for 30 Throwback Shower

As you may recall, I spent Sunday at a wedding shower for my step sister. (yes–the very same step sister who I stole a dress from). I found out (after I packed my outfit and traveled) that it was a throwback, fifties-themed shower. My sister let me know, and I berated her (and my step mom) for not giving me more of a warning. Her exact response?

“I asked [our step mom] if she told you there was a theme, but she said you always dress appropriate anyway.”

Thanks. I guess?

Anyway, I’ll have a whole post up (probably after the 30 for 30) about getting ready for this. My sister is my own personal Barbie doll and a ton of fun to dress up, so I made sure to get enough photos that I’ll do a guest post later. We both did some epic wing-tipped eyeliner and red lips. My eyeliner didn’t show up in any of the photos, though. Apparently my eyes scrunch together when I smile. Good to know… (Oh and yes, the glasses definitely don’t help)

Oh! And the headband is homemade. Monsieur & I gave a nice cold-drinks pitcher to my stepsister and her fiance, and I whipped up two bands to go around it. The first one looked mostly like what I’m wearing in my hair, so I made a second one to actually wear as a headband. Lots of fun. The topper was raffia string tied with a skeleton key. I’m still kicking myself for not getting a picture, but I was (fairly) pleased with the outcome. Enough to give it, I suppose.

Dress: Sojourner/ Shoes: Soda/ Headband: Handmade/ Rings: F21/ Bracelets & Earrings: my sister's/ Tights: Gift from Stripes