Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am a Golden God(dess)... or at least I want to be!




You know, I never get tired of that movie or of Billy Crudup...

But I digress....

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Ah the holiday season, when our normally practical minds are overtaken by dreams of sparkles, metallic shades, glittery bits and bobs.

We bedeck ourselves in opulence, however we define it, mad to recreate the court of Nicholas and Alexandra or Vera Ellen's dresses in White Christmas.

This holiday season, I have found myself drawn inexplicably to sparkly whites and golds.

My lord, could I be a Kardashian?

Happy holidays! The Kardashian-Jenner clan pose together for their 2012 family Christmas card; clockwise from left: Kylie, Kim, Rob, Lamar, Khloe, Kris, Kendall, Kourtney with Penelope, Scott, Mason and Bruce


Fear not.  I'm channeling a Dean Martin gold digger...

The-Goldiggers-&-Dean-Martin
You know, I'm never going to get over him....

My purchases are few and they are decidedly budget-conscious.  I mean, it's not like I get invited to a lot of events over the holidays; our lives are very casual...

But the heart wants what it wants, so I have ordered the following to try:




Which I plan to wear with my white cashmere pullover (two years old)

Oxyclean, I salute you!

and with these infinitely comfortable and obscenely cheap loafers from Aldo:


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I paid $35 for these.  I know - it shows...


And on my lips, the kiss of glittery gold from Elizabeth Arden:


Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss (Limited Edition)


Is it too much?  I hope so.  I mean, that's what I was going for.  Over the top, yet comfortable, lounging gold digger.  A new category brought to you by Lazy-Boy and Sears Posturepedic.  


I'm ready Dean!


29 comments:

  1. Oh I'm drawn to those pants too! Where are they from? You'll have to report back!

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    1. they are the new j crew ludlows in cotton linen - I snagged them on sale for $70 I think!

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    2. I think they ship later this week and will let you know if they are a keeper!

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  2. Cute. It's a glittery time of year isn't it. And the Solange Knowles' wedding has us all thinking winter white is gorgeous I suspect.

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    1. I wondered if she had read GSL's post on winter white? I thought she looked divine!

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  3. Don't digress, my 'tache and I have clambered up onto the roof!
    Best film ever, I bought the music ( Fever Dog, scratching at your back door!) and wanted posters of the Crudmeister bluetacked tacked to my bed roomwall.

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    1. I knew you would love that clip! Early Christmas present!

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  4. love those pants wendy. you will look so effortlessly cool in them. happy holidays! (too early?) lol

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    1. Janet - it is never too early! Will let you know about the pants - I hope they work, since the material could make them work in summer as well!

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  5. No Wendy, *I* salute YOU!! White + cashmere - now I know for sure just how fearless you are!

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  6. all i could just about get away with is the lip gloss!

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    1. Naomi, could gold pants get you out of the sartorial slump, LOL!

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  7. I'm trying the navy metallic tank...should be here Friday. Curious about the pants. A review no matter what?!

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  8. You crack me up! I had forgotten about the Gold Diggers. I don't think I'm over Dean either.

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    1. I don't think we ever will get over him, do you?

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  9. Glitter! Shiny! Lip gloss! Is somebody calling my name?

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  10. Gorgeous pants! Can't wait to see you in them!

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    1. I hope they work as they were so inexpensive!

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  11. Love it all! I really think that you should get your family to dress up and do a Kardashian style photo for the Christmas card though!
    Catching up on your posts, and just wanted to say a huge Congratulations on the Agent!!!! So fabulous!!!! I'm so excited for you Wendy, all that hard work and you're almost there. Definitely one to crack open a bottle of Champagne for! xx

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    1. Thanks Steph will definitely do an update when they arrive!

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  13. How could you pass up the gold sequin romper ? Or if shorts
    won't do it, the gold sequin drawstring droopy pants?

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  14. Wendy I am loving gold too but with black, I just wrote a post on it, here's a hint: it's those elephants!
    Okay I am not getting any of these cultural references, which movie is that and does he jump and die? Not sure who Dean Martin is but he sure has a cheesy smile? Feeling very stupid because sadly I do know who the Kardashians family is.

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    1. I am flying to ontario tomorrow to give you a crash course in e of the best movies of the 1990s, almost famous and make you listen to dean Martin, who was one of the biggest music stars ever and who, with jerry Lewis were the biggest thing in the late 40s. DeAn was also in rat pack with Frank and Sammy? I feel we need to do an intervention and bring you to the dark side!

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  15. Can see you in those trou Wendy! Love a bit o gold!

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