8/15/10

Citizenship preparations!

I'm very much a 'girly' Brit Gal so when preparing for one of the most significant days of my life, appearance matters and therefore preparations need to be made well in advance.

So with 12 days to go I have started on the essentials!


Now the Judge may not be looking at my toes much, but if I'm going to look elegant and finished, a paint job was needed. I probably should have gone for 'stars & stripes' but didn't want to be predictable, so 'pretty in pink and a flower' was what I went with.


I was going to wear the one dress I own, but I've never been a dress type and once I heard how long I could be at the Courthouse (most of the day), I opted for comfort and practicality. After all I don't want to be tugging at my pantyhose as I take the Oath on film!

So with the Hubsters help (and he really was a big help and showed much patience - unusually in a clothes store!) we picked out this elegant pantsuit number in a slinky fabric. It looks like nothing on the hanger, but being tall I suit these layered floaty but also fitted types of outfits. I went with black, a colour I rarely wear anymore, but it looked chic and once I add a 'pop' of colour with accessories I think it'll tick all the boxes. I need to look smart, elegant, uncreased and be comfortable for a few hours of waiting around.

Next up is my 'do' or more specifically the colour. I have been growing out a reddish dye job, which has faded with all the sun and swimming over the summer. Those are my roots and natural colour, which I last saw in approximately 1980 - seriously! But on Wednesday I will be toned down to match the roots and then have a few blonde highlights scattered around.

I also have a guest list of 'official' observers which is coming together nicely, and we are booked into first class accommodations the night before thanks to my good friend PamOKC.

Oh and I lost 15lbs and hope for a few more by then!

The countdown continues....

21 comments:

Gaelyn said...

You're going to be the "hotest" new citizen around. Have fun and share pics please. Congrats!

Pat said...

This is so exciting, Sarah! You are going to look totally chic and sophisticated for your becoming-a-citizen-of-the-USA day! I especially like the toenail decor--very cute!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such an exciting time for you and hubster !
With the new outfit and hair and nails do, you'll look absolutely spiffing for your big day ...
Congratulations :)

Limey said...

Exciting! Love the nail polish!

Sherri said...

Oh Sarah you are going to be the hottest, most hip new American there!!! Congrats to you!!!!

musingegret said...

Congratulations Sarah! What a joyful occasion to celebrate; I'm happy for you.

On another note: I don't know if you remember me writing you about a year ago when I sought any advice on the immigration process for my Belgian friend. Well, your very helpful information got the ball rolling and as of Friday she received her green card! Thank you again and for the much needed advice about not needing to hire a lawyer. They did the whole process themselves and saved mucho money!

Congrats again to you and take pics!

gigihawaii said...

15 lbs!!! Wow! How did you manage that feat? I envy you, Sarah.

Love your pedicure and pants suit.

Good luck on the hair color.

Wishing you much happiness on your special day!!!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Musingegret - yes I do remember giving some tips and sending them to Visa Journey for all they needed. I am so glad it was of value and helped them out!

Gigi - I am using Jillian Michaels website and it works!

Vickie said...

I do love your priorities.

George said...

It sounds as if you've got your preparations for the big day well under control.

Martha Z said...

I am looking forward to the pictures of your big day. I'm sure you will wow us all.

I have to say, those last two SkyWatch posts are very impressive, great captures.

Linda J. said...

I am excited for you! You will look fabulous on your special day!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think that you are very close to being ready. I think the little toe ring is a nice touch.

Rob Inukshuk said...

You're gonna look great. Enjoy your day.

Iota said...

I'm impressed you'll manage to keep the nails looking nice for 12 days!

Do they really film you taking the oath?

Daryl said...

With such a lovely face who will look at your toes? xo

Winifred said...

Well you're certainly getting well prepared. Love those toesies!

Have a lovely time Sarah!

imac said...

You will look tremendous Tootsie.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments, I am excited!

Anna's Spot said...

Sarah Congratulations!!! I got mine in 2004 got all choked up - alot!!! Your toes look great as do you. Take lots of pics for us.

Kay said...

Oh I love that outfit and you'll be gorgeous in it! The toes are amazing! I'm jealous!