Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Surprise! A kinder cut?

I decided to own up to my face and cut the 'stache. It wasn't without much trepidation, but when I started thinking about why I grew the brush above my lip, well, I think it was a bit of a disguise, maybe even a bit of a crutch or distraction, from who I really am, not to mention that it was looking like a gray bristle and looked nothing like my photo that appears in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.

I also wanted to start off with a clean look for heading down to West Palm Beach to celebrate The Find with the lovely photographer Cheryl Maeder Antonio and her husband Gary at their incredibly inspired shop Gardenhouse. I'll share more about this event that was sponsored by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County next week.

And just in case I should get a tan down here, I didn't want a white blur above my lip!

Happy Saturday!

The Elegant Thrifter

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous (with a little less hair on my face!)


  1. Stan~ It looks like you've been drinking from the fountain of youth! And a tan, too? Rrraarrwh!;-)

  2. Have a wonderful time on your trip! Your new look is makes your eyes "pop" and you look younger without the 'stache!

    Happy Thrifting!
    LuLu Kellogg

  3. totally love the no stache look!! Way to go!!

    have so much fun in west palm beach!


  4. You're lucky to look so good either way :) It's a fine face to "own up to"! Good thinking about the tan... I'll look forward to the report next week. Enjoy!

  5. LOVE IT! You look FABULOUS! Holy Moly Stan! You looked great before, but THIS seems more like you. Very, very handsome!

  6. Now it's all about your it!
    And a fresh start is wonderful, re-invent yourself!
    Have fun and good luck on your journey!


  7. the before & after are both swell! but what will winter in ny be like w/out a lip warmer?!

  8. Great transformation there Stan... Love the new look much better... absolutley takes ten years off... those baby blues should be front and centre...

    good luck on your journey I hope it is everything you have hoped for... knock em' dead...

    Hugs Deb

  9. Not that you ever looked old - but, you look like your little boy photos from posts past!! You're gorg-e-mous!! I know you will have tons of fun with Cheryl in Palm Beach - be careful!

  10. You look great! Have fun with the upcoming photo shoot!

  11. lookin' good, but I'll miss the retro porn star look you were sportin'.


  12. I so enjoy your blog, have a wonderful trip and I love the new look, it suits you!




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