Friday, December 9, 2011

Fuchsia Friday

Today I went to lunch with a friend and then to Ulta to exchange a nail polish. The jacket I wore appears to be a very, very bright fuchsia. It is fuchsia, but not as bright as it looks in the pictures (I think that is due to the flash.) The jacket has a really neat wired collar so you can form it however you wish and it will stay that way. I had on bright turquoise blue nail polish which I did not have photographed because it chipped while I was shopping. I have to say that I am not that impressed with OPI polish because so far all the OPI polishes I have used on my finger nails start chipping after just two days. It seems to be okay on toes, but for me, not on fingers. I am going to try some other brands (Orly, Zoya, Julep, Nubar) that I had not heard of before starting to look at nail blogs (yep, there are blogs about everything including nail polish.)

Jacket: Chico's
Necklace: Chico's
Blouse: Dillards
JMS Jeggings
Shoes: Boutique 9
I forgot to have my photographer take a photo of my necklace. It is a very sparkly necklace with different jewel tone crystals. It is another one I usually only wear during the winter holiday season.

The artwork I will share with you today is a very old piece from 1929. I received it from a family friend who was cleaning out a relative's estate. The story is that it was given as a gift to the lady in 1929 after she had been in the hospital. It is a bit faded and discolored, but I love it and it has a prominent spot in our den where I see it daily.

The things hanging on either side of the canvas are buffalo tails. I know that might disturb some of you, but these are authentic Native American made items. The Native Americans used every part of the buffalo and the tails were used as fly swatters. I would guess that they saw the buffalo using their tails to swat flies and so they adapted the tails for their own use.

I hope you are enjoying the art work and that you have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Debbi--love the artwork! Love the colors with the buffalo. Sad about the buffalo--makes you think!
    Fuchsia is a tough color and the camera! I love this jacket either way--You look great!

  2. We seem have been on similar wavelengths colorwise today. :)
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful art pieces with us. I love colors in the buffalo picture.
    Hope you have a good weekend too.

  3. I also love the muted colors in the buffalo painting. It's a great piece, and it's wonderful when you have a story behind it. Love the fuchsia jacket, the wire idea is cool!

    PS: I have found the Ulta house brand of "Professional" nail polish to be very long lasting, longer than OPI by far.

  4. What a beautiful color on you and I think the shoes are wonderful!

  5. I absolutely love those shoes!

  6. Love the collar of your jacket, and how perfect are the shoes! Sorry to hear about the polish. I keep my nails short/polish free because I can't keep from chipping them.

    What a cool piece! I love that your art has so many stories behind each one. I think that makes a collection great.

  7. Those in such a nice color, I love to paint your nails....gret...

  8. Fuchsia is one of my favorite colors. It pops on everyone.
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  9. Beautiful jacket...kisses rose- in japan

  10. I just started following your blog and am loving it! LOVE your jacket--fuchsia is one of my favorite colors!
    I have the same problem with OPI--lasts forever on my toe nails, but chips right away on my finger nails. I don't blame the polish though. I use my nails like a tool!

  11. That wired collar is fierce! Love the buffalo! My polish chips after 2 day no matter what brand! I am very hard on my nails. I wash dishes and clean my bathtub without gloves ALL the time!! Kiah