Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I like to people watch and I do make an effort not to be snarky as I do it.  One thing am always on the look for is women whose style I admire.  I see very few of them. 

Last week we went to our local Friday evening Concert in the Park, people spread out blankets and chairs, picnic and listen to music.  There was a gathering of friends next to us.   The women all slim, a couple of them very skinny.  They were  well turned out in dress, accessories,hair and nails.  Most of them were wrangling young children, the husbands were in the background.

Aside from the appearance of the women, what I noticed is that the only thing they were eating were  pea pods.They were hovering over them and eating one after another. There was all sorts of wine and beer to choose from, but only the peas to eat.

Guess that's how you get so skinny.

On Pinterest there are near constant postings of hair; in braids, styled for weddings, and the new trend -  ombre hair color. Actually nails and clothes and hair are all ombre which is basically going from dark to lighter and lighter shades of color. 

The first real person I saw who had attempted that hair die technique looked just awful.  I could tell she was so proud of it - but the color was choppy and uneven and it took me a while to realize that the intention had been to fade the color dark to light.

 I think most of us have had an idea in our minds of a hair cut or color only to be disappointed in the reality.

On my drive to and from work I have the opportunity to observe people, too.  There are 21 stop lights between home and work -  the lights are not well timed.

Today there was a young woman tweezing her brows and chin at the stop lights - she actually had a magnifying mirror in the car for this purpose.  At least she was smart enough to put the tweezers away when the light changed to green.


smalltownme said...

I have seen makeup application in cars before but tweezing is a new one to me.

hokgardner said...

My pink streak in my hair never turns out like I want. It may be time to call in a professional.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I must confess to tweezing in the car now and again. Not with a magnifying mirror, but because the harsh light makes you see things you didn't notice at home. I make sure nobody is looking first, though!

My daughter's friends did her hair ombre and I think it looks pretty good. Not professional and I wouldn't do it, but when you're 17 a lot of things are very forgiving.