Saturday, May 21, 2011

silver nail polish

I've been a bit frazzled lately having worked two 12 hour days in a row (I don't know how the lawyers and doctors do it!) on lack of sleep and less than inspirational work outfits.  For work on Friday I decided to wear my cream coloured Anthropologie blouse (worn here) and pair it with pin striped trousers and some faux pearls.  At the start of my day my hair was down and straightened but by the time I left the office at 8 p.m. it was pulled up in a subdued Pebbles type clip.

A long day of work called for another underground parking lot photoshoot but this time I was having car guilt.  I'm not what you would call a great parker (even my drive-in park jobs turn out uneven) so when I had to park on the side of the road I did so with caution.  Not enough caution apparently because as I was pulling close to the curb I heard a strange crunching sound.  As I was driving our brand new car I winced and got out of the car.  I didn't see anything so I thought nothing of it.  I mentioned the sound to the boy when I got home and this was one time where patience was not his virtue.  We rushed down to the parking lot and sure enough I had tore up (teensy) parts of the wheel's rim. 

Me: "Oh well I don't see the big deal, it's not like I scratched the car's paint job, I'll just paint over the rim's damages with my silver nail polish"

The Boy: " You absolutely will not.  Do you know how much this will ruin the car's re-sale value? It will cost at least $500 to fix!"

Me: "Fine.  In a few years, when you decide to sell the car, come find me wherever I am (see what I did there?) and I will give you the $500 for the stupid scratch on the rim!!!" (cue me storming dramatically out of the room)

Author's Note: Do not get between a man and his expensive car, not even with your genius DIY nail polish remedy...

Bracelet- Le Chateau; Watch-Fossil; Nail Polish- Chinchilly by Essie

Blouse- Anthropologie; Trousers- Smart Set; Flats- Payless Shoes; Necklace-The Bay; Earrings- Roots


  1. Honey you look fab!! And what's the fuss over a car?? Sorry, but I don't get it. It's just a thing...! (an expensive one, but still... a thing!). I'd do the nail polish thing! Great idea!! :)

  2. I totally saw what you did there...and it was awesome! As is your top - I love that cream shade.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. Great post and I hate stuff like that over cars, especially how much a baby scratch can cost. Hopefully everything smooths over and he uses your nail polish ideal. :) You look really pretty and natural in these pics.

    Nice blog and thanks for your comment


  4. I'm sorry about the car mishap and even sorrier about the boy's reaction. It's really no big deal. I hope he calms down.

  5. Hope all gets better soon. Love this outfit!!

  6. Aww. You've been having bad luck lately, haven't you?! I'm sorry to hear that. People get so protective over their cars. I drive my mom's old car, and although I have basically paid for it and it's mine (I pay the insurance, the tabs, put gas in the car, la de da and so on), every time I damage it (which, ehm, is kind of often since I also am a horrible parker...), it's HER car and we need to get it fixed RIGHT away. And normally it's just a little dent or ding or something like that, and it's like, um, really, no big deal. And it's not like I drive a big ol' fancy car. It's nice, but it's not like, $30,000 nice. Ugh. Rant over. In conclusion, I hope he chillaxes soon. Yes, chillax. Because I'm cool.

    On the positive side, you look absolutely gorgeous! I love your blouse, and your hair looks really nice up. :)

  7. im wearing silver nail polish right now :D Enter my Dior giveaway?


  8. dude that shirt is sexy and so sophisticated. I la la love it.

  9. I love this shirt on you, and sorry about your car.

  10. I'm rather envious of you. If I could look this gorgeous after a 12 hour day, I would have been dancing in joy. :)


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  11. You look amazing in these photos.
    Great floral top.
    lee x

  12. You look every cute. Sorry about the car rim.

  13. haha oh Emily thanks for sharing that story! The nail polish bit is priceless. The other day Brad discovered a steak of what looks like black eye pencil on the fabric of the ceiling (?) of his car. I hadn't even noticed, and am still trying to figure out how it ended up there!

    On a separate note, I love this look from head to toe. It's one of my favourites. I like the interplay between the modern shape of the blouse withthe puffy sleeves and elegant pattern.

  14. The "boy" (at 54, boy is used loosely!) in this household had the same reaction your boy did, and we drive a 9 year old station wagon, so it must be a male reaction to car damage situation. I thought your silver nail polish was a good idea! You look great, kid. xoxo

  15. That is one chic outfit, lady. I would also have suggested the nail varnish remedy!


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily