Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tree, short week and vintage vamp

I discovered a beautiful tree today. I'd walked past it a few times before, but I never really noticed it. It's growing in the Rockley Gardens on Toorak Road. I love Golden Elms.

My favourite one is just near my flat, at the intersection of Punt Road and Alexandra Avenue. It's huuuuuuuuuuuuuge. You can easily stand up under the canopy and if you do that on a sunny day, it has a beautiful golden-green glow.

I have walked heaps on my five-day long weekend - 64.2 kms over the past seven days (excluding today's total of 8.44kms). I think that's a new weekly record (not that I actually keep such records).

Back to work tomorrow, but at least my working week will only be two days long. Ace!

I bought a red lipstick to wear to the Gangster's Ball on Saturday night. I'm really glamming it up big time! Totally working the vintage/vampy look (or attempting to). I rarely wear lipstick normally or lip gloss even - usually just a bit of Paw Paw Ointment or Burt's Bees honey lipbalm when needed.

I'm not entirely sure about the red lippy. I did get advice on which shade would suit my colouring and I think it does suit. I guess I'm just not used to wearing such vivid lip colour. I feel a bit like a kid playing dress ups. It's fun. I'm half-tempted to glam up my day-to-day look now...

I think I've decided on my outfit - a figure-hugging satin, strapless cocktail dress with a fishtail hem and silver beading and embroidery, long black gloves, micro fishnets and my new sandals.


Jayne said...


a work in progress said...

i know what you mean about the lippy...i always feel a bit 'overdone' with lippy on, but hey, it is a costume-y kinda party so why not??

pics please!

Cranky said...

Beauty! This is your favourite Golden Elm as it appears on Google Maps.

Jayne, you are a wonderful writer!

Frisky Librarian said...

Hi Jayne...not sure which bit you're referring to, but I'll say thanks just in case.

Hi AWIP. Yeah, that's what I thought. My outfit is quite va-va-voom so it would be remiss not to add lippy. I wish I was adept at applying liquid eyeliner...

I wore some reddish lipgloss to work today as practice!

I will definitely post pics.

Hello Carnky. yes, that's the one. The picture doesn't really do it just though. It's much purdier up close from the other side so you can't see the intersection. Isn't in the nicest of locations.

And thank you! *blushes*