Pomp and Circumstance

I'm not usually one for a bright pink dress, but who can resist such a cool trompleoil print? Besides the jeweled collar reminded me of something Megan from Mad Men would wear for an evening out--only she'd have flawfless hair and eyeshadow. Much of my Mad Men viewing lately has just turned to gasps over Megan's Cleopatra-echoing makeup--seriously it's stunning. Too bold for me to feel comfortable attempting, but some things are just made for admiring. Mad Men is one of my weekend highlights--even if I go out with friends for a local concert on a Friday I'm still anticipating my favorite show on television Sunday night. It's really the only time I actually watch television and I spent most of last summer driving to a friend's house on a weekly basis to borrow their cable so I wouldn't miss an episode. I haven't dressed up since the primere this season, but I still find myself putting on a little lipstick and pulling out my candy cigarettes to add to the mood. I just enjoy the ritual of dressing up or celebrating something even in the smallest fashion. It's the way people used to dress up to fly or see movies at their local theaters. Why can't we celebrate our favorite things with a little pomp and circumstance? There's so much fun to be found in the build-up, the anticipation of things as you fix your hair or pick out what you're going to wear...


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