ootd: Jury duty can be cute too

I had to attend jury duty after three attempts to weasel my way out of it. I kept calling out sick since it was really difficult for me to get the day off and finally, I just asked for today off some weeks ago so that I could just go and be done with it, since taking any more time off could seriously impact the money for rent and moving. Sadly, because I am still on probation, I don’t get jury pay. That’s part of the benefits package, and by the time a trial had ended, I would have received those benefits. But, again, that’s AFTER it had ended.

 

Anywho, this is what I wore to the jury summons, and it helped me get through the day because I didn’t look nearly as frumpy as I felt! Plus, there was free wifi, albeit slow wifi.

Thankfully, I decided to wear the chiffon blouse instead of the black high-neck. I would have roasted alive here! ;71

Bathroom mirror shot because I don’t do those.

and a bonus of my makeup!

God, I love this wig! It’s so practical!

I’m really not having that bad of a time though. The coffees are only 60 cents a piece. Looks like I am gonna be wired all day since I’ve tracked them at about 60 or 70 kcal a piece. :rilalove2:

I couldn’t help it!

I went through the tub I had packed away my beauty supplies and lolita supplies in, and pulled out my Lotta Deer dress. :yayrila: I couldn’t help it!

I got tired of looking plain and simple on my days off, so I fixed it. Now I feel better. ;152

Unfortunately, my contacts wore out and started to hurt my eyes, so I am going au natural for a while. ;42  I’m gonna wait for a Labor day sale or something before I order new ones. I’m still waiting and holding out hope that maybe the Princess Mimi line will get some new colors. (Even though I’ll still probably re-order them in grey.)

The alteration on Lotta deer I made is actually getting a bit big on me now. I’m hoping it’ll get so loose that I can remove that panel I put in. For now, I will wait and see since it’s not that much. When it’s super noticable, then I will do something. :D

Upcycling is good for you

Some time ago, I got my hands on a really old wing back chair that had been sitting in storage for a long time. It was ugly, with green granny fabric and was pretty dirty looking.  I stashed it in the garage thinking that I would use it for when I moved out but wasn’t sure how I would go about reupholstering it.

I remembered seeing a blog on Yvestown about how a using a slipcover can give dingy furniture a new face. So, I searched around and bought two facelifts for my chair! ;64

Spent some time on my day off shampooing the whole thing, and it still looks pretty dingy.

Received my slip covers last night and decided to try one on for size!

It’s a bit big because the measurements really maxed out so it can fit small chairs and large chairs.  I also need to iron it, since this was a shot taken right out of the package. Still, the chair looks new again.  ;121 I’m going to have Richard sand down the legs and refinish them because they are sorely scraped up. Other than that, I’m pretty darn pleased with the way it looks.

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