I will, in due time, have to create a page dedicated to "Street Style!" I love style - which, by the way does not always adhere to the strict laws of "au courant" couture - and, while I am sometimes stylish, unlike other lifestyle blogs I'd prefer to feature others -- perhaps, in the future I'll post me, too, but for now I'd like to capture the stars I see walking down the street (in homage to one of my heroes - Bill Cunningham of The New York Times) or in this case sitting next to me at the Melody Nail Salon.
I sat getting my nails done in the usual fashion with my usual nail professional, Thuy (pronounced: Twee). As we sat silently, I noticed a young woman sitting to my right. Her hair was sweetly coifed in Hollywood curls, she wore, what I thought was perhaps a couture sweater and next to her were propped a pair of stiletto black boots ("stiletto" as in tasteful pointed heel not "stiletto" as in hooker heel). The color she chose for her fingernails was classic retro red - appropriately festive!
I kept looking at her because she was like a little surprise - you know, like the money the tooth fairy leaves or the unexpected gift from a person you didn't think cared all that much or the temporary tattoo cracker jack prize. I felt a little giddy. I had to say something to her because 30 minutes into my appointment I was continuing to sneak looks at her. She was so adorable (insert French accent)! And if I hadn't said something I am certain she would've thrown down. Since I merely begged her to be the star of my "Street Style" post she only thought me a wee bit daft! Phew!
Her name is Erin and she has a superlative (Wow! $10, please!) sense of style. She is also kind and, dare I say, pretty! And - BONUS - Today is her birthday! Happy Birthday, Erin, from Poppies and Paperbacks! And, thank you!
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|Erin's hair, her sense of color and eye for tasteful accessories make for a ladylike though edgy ensemble. Sorry about the shadow on her eyes.|
|I'll give you one guess as to which design house this sensational handbag lays claim to.|
|Tiiffany! (I have them too - obviously Erin and I share a certain panache.)|
|The rings are Tiffany, also.|
|Erin's pretty hair and gorgeous Tory Burch sweater (See? It is couture!)|
|And the ruffled tie waist blouse coupled with the bobble here...so attractive!|