The days are getting shorter and the sun is getting lower in the sky. Loopy still loves anything sunny, yellow and electric. That means Pikachu.
She ordered this umbrella from eBay. We didn't really get much rain on any of the days we could take photos. It's so hard to get a good rain - although generally it's much easier to take photos on a cloudy or overcast day. Try telling that to a bride who is crying because the skies are dark. It's on the cloudy days that you don't have harsh shadows or people squinting into the camera.
On this sunny day with no rain, we stepped out onto the street right in front of the house. We used a spray bottle to create some water drops on the umbrella. Loopy had to be at work so we had only about ten or fifteen minutes to find our spot in the sun, stake out the location, and shoot away. Afterwards, she sped into the house and pulled on her Sephora uniform and off she left for the mall.
That's mostly what we see her wearing these days - her black tunic with red trim. It was nice to see her wear a little bright colour for photos.
Usually her hands are covered with makeup "swatches" from showing people at work different lipsticks and eyeliners. She washes and sanitizes her hands all day and they get dry. She loves everything else about her job, though. Everything.
This jacket is not fancy. I don't think. I found it at Value Village and even though it has an Oscar de la Renta tag, someone had long since snipped off the buttons. I suppose they said Oscar, so before the jacket was donated it got stripped of it's jewels.
It made for a bright and happy photo, with the yellow leaves as accessories in the background. The sunny yellow tones are matching her sunny disposition.
And the Pikachu phone case. Always the phone case.
Loopy has been busy. She has her job, she has a nice boyfriend who also likes Pokemon. She is saving her money to go back to Japan next year. All is well.