After turning 40, they say you can benefit from a dab of lipstick more than any previous time in your life. But at my core I am a procrastinator, which often leads to putting off tasks like getting ready to go out until the last possible moment. I sit and stare at my computer, determined to watch just one more cute cat video or read one more pithy post by Man Repeller before I have to go upstairs and make myself presentable. This behavior often leads to simply running out the door without primping at all. Such was the case this past weekend when we were headed to the De Young museum to meet friends for the free Friday festivities (which by the way I think are probably more fun if you have kids, or if you are a kid). But I was determined to get a photo on the way out the door since somehow before plunking myself down in front of the computer, I had managed to dress myself in an arguably interesting manner. So despite my husband’s complaints that we were late, and despite my lack of lip color, I posed outside our loft (which we just found out is being sold and we have to move in two months, but that’s another story) If only I kept a “Face by the Door,” as the Mary Kay representative in my my old friend Kristina Robbins‘ unforgettable late 90s one woman show advocated, way back when I perhaps required less lipstick.
Cape: American Apparel
Boots: Dr. Martens