The first treat came this past Monday, when a mysterious brown box appeared on my filthy porch:
Yes, I am totally convinced that a "unremarkable brown box" visual was necessary.
...Which held a slightly less mysterious white box!
Can you see where this is going? No? Okay. Hold on to your biscuits.
And inside was the gleaming off-white beacon of my personal fulfillment:
You are gazing upon a Pompadour. My Left Pompadour, to be exact.
This is very exciting stuff, people.
I've waxed enthusiastic about American Duchess offerings in the past, but aside from some sparkly shoe buckles, I've never taken the plunge on shoes before. Verdict? The Pompadours are fabulous. The fit is true, the comfort is extreme and the bone-white brocade is just begging for a dye bath. Green? Maybe? Like it matters. Merry Christmas to me.
The second and far more unexpected treat would be my very first blog award! I am shocked, amazed and a little horrified that someone as talented as Cassidy at A Most Beguiling Accomplishment would think that my tiny corner of the neurotic history nerd/costuming blogosphere would be worthy of note, but there you have it.
Thank you so much Cassidy for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Due to the horrendous length of this post PLUS the requirements for the V.B.A. post, I will save the rambling acceptance speech and V.B.A. house-keeping for a post to follow.
That, and I have no clue how to "Paste the Award to [my] Blog." (Also known as requirement #2.)
Til next we meet!