It was my birthday a week-or-sew ago and I got a nice card from everyone at work, along with a $5 gift certificate for the Goodwill stores (a great source of bargain clothes!) ... and then I got asked to work the 1 to 10pm shift on Fridays... maybe the card was just to butter me up, what do you think?
Anyway, the phone lines are really quiet after 6pm on a Friday, which means I get eechance to listen to books! I read 106 pages of The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter by Linda Grant ... it's a good read, giving a little history of fashion luminaries like Chanel and Dior, and the reflections of ordinary people from World War 2 onwards.
Next week I shall take my quilting with me and make some inroads into resuming where I left off a couple of months ago!
I've also just finished reading House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival (by Deborah Ball), which was also a good read, with lots of insight into the Versace family and the world of fashion! ... I believe there's a similar book about Gucci which I will read very soon!
And back in the world of bargains... my Versace shaving balm arrived yesterday and is pretty good! It's quite intense, but in a leafy woodland kind of scent which I like. I do prefer the more no-need-to-shout-about-it (on-your-face not in-your-face) refinement of my Hanae Mori balm, but the Versace is a nice contrast!
What fragrances are you all wearing this summer?
Oh yes, I'm also dipping into the book Don't Go To The Cosmetic Counter Without Me!