- Tank – Ann Taylor Loft
- Skirt – chopped from a J Crew Dress
- Leather Belt – from L.
- Stripped Belt – from another dress
- Sandals – H & M
- Pride Beads – Maui Street Fair
- Earrings – Gift from S.
I warned you that due to my little yoga mat exercise I would be highlighting some pretty random parts during this round of DYB. Today I’m showing my hands some love. I’ve always liked my hands, but would have never thought of them as something to celebrate on a style blog. See, my hands are anything but ladylike. They are large, tough, wrinkled, scarred, freckled. I’ve had my nails manicured fewer times then I can count on my long, but less than slender, fingers. I keep my nails super short and I often have dirt, compost, or paint under them. But, that’s just the way I like them!
I’ve never much cared for long nails and nail polish just doesn’t last on these busy hands. I have a big scar on my left hand that I have had since I was 9 or 10 and every summer more freckles seem to appear all over the tops of my hands. I have very deep creases in my palms, which sweat when I’m anxious. See, these are not the hands of a lady, but I love them just the same.
When I told A2 I was going to highlight my hands, she smiled and told me she loved my hands, especially my short well kept nails that always reveal what I’ve been up to that day. She said I needed to photograph my hands holding a coffee cup, because when she thinks of my hands, she thinks of them wrapped around a coffee mug.
Do any of your body parts carry stories, reveal your secrets, or specially mark you as you? Are you giving them a gold star this week?
By the way, I’m counting this as blue and white striped outfit #7 even though it’s a bit of a stetch. I do have a striped belt and a striped bag, but it’s not the outfit I had in mind. It’s just been too hot to pull out all my striped items. Don’t worry they will make it out eventually.