This is for my buddy Cody, who lost his beloved step-dad about 18 months ago to pancreatic cancer. November has been Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, and Cody has requested that all his friends wear PURPLE today in memory of his step-dad, Chris. Chris was indeed a wonderful man, and heaven is surely a little more fun with him there.
This is what I wore to church today. Yeah, I know…it’s so unlike me to blog about an outfit the same day it was worn! But I might not get a chance later in the week, so I’d better do it now.
That should be my goal this holiday season – get stuff done right away! I might try that, if I don’t procrastinate too much.
Anyway…it’s cold and windy today, so a long skirt and boots appealed to me. Wish this sweater had longer sleeves, but it’s the only top I have in this color, and darn it, I wanted to wear olive with this plum skirt! Thankfully, the church is typically considerably warmer than my house, and today, no one cranked up the ceiling fans. Now that I’m no longer experiencing hot flashes, I really don’t appreciate a cold breeze on a cold day.
I sense a trend…take pics of an outfit, then delay posting about it so long I’ve forgotten what I wore without going back to look at the pics! Hey, I’ve been busy; Thanksgiving was just a couple of days ago, you know.
Last Saturday’s outfit:
I needed to wear something dressy but appropriate for climbing up onto the camera “booth” (a makeshift platform next to the sound booth) so I could run the camera for church. We have a step stool to get up onto the platform and a tall bar stool to sit on while running the camera so I didn’t want to wear a skirt at all! I really haven’t been wearing skirts for quite some time partly because I don’t really have any that fit right anymore and now because it’s gotten cold. So this is what I came up with and liked how it looked together. I did get a bit warm with the scarf while I was “working” but it wasn’t too bad. I got a complement on my shoes after church which wasn’t surprising as they are quite noticable from up there in the booth as everyone walks by!
I forgot to take a close up picture so you could see my jewelry so I’ll just have to tell you about it. Earrings: silver rounded triangular dangles (don’t remember where I got them), Scarf: silvery-gray with black paisly pattern (Wal-Mart), Sweater: dark teal (either JCPenny or Wal-Mart), Slacks: gray Old Navy (thrifted), Shoes: silver flats with patina buckles (Famous Footware), Ring: cute little silver and chrystal turtle stretch (Payless Shoes).
This is what I wore to church last Sunday…
An unexpected blessing floated down on me early this week ~ my little sister Bev stayed overnight after our cousin D’s wedding Sunday evening! She’d planned to drive home after, but she was tired and between her Dear Hubby and me, we convinced her to rest up at the G Farm B & B and travel home the next morning. Bev was nestled snug in the ancient old bed in our Gable Room (fancy name for the second story, huh?) and claimed she slept perfectly. She told me later that she awoke before my hubby and I did, so she dreamed up visions of how we could remodel the Gable Room. She had some fantastic ideas, let me tell you! And right along the same lines I’ve been thinking…great minds, eh?
The plan was for her to head home shortly after breakfast and for me to follow soon after so I could do my grocery shopping. However, the best laid plans of timely departure…well, they depart when it comes to two sisters who don’t get to spend much time together! First of all, I simply had to bake Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones for my special guest…and then we had to kick around ideas for the Gable Room…catch each other up on life as we know it….sip coffee….choose an outfit…and then, of course, do a photo shoot together for this post! We finally said our goodbyes around 11:30am, agreeing that it would be SO wonderful if we lived closer to one another….but that we’d probably never get anything accomplished! LOL
Here we are in my front yard (as far out of the chilly wind as we could get); Bev is wearing the fabulous outfit she wore to D’s wedding and I am wearing a comfortable grocery shopping outfit that she helped me put together.
This has been The Year of Weddings in my family! First, my brother, then my brother-in-law, and now, my cousin. My lovely cousin, D married her sweetheart J on Sunday. It was a simple but perfectly wonderful wedding, and D was a beautiful bride. May God bless you with many happy years together, D and J!
D’s mother, my Aunty D is just a few years older than me, so we are more like sisters. I snapped a quick pic of the mother of the bride – and warned her that since she looked so lovely that she might find herself on this blog!
Doesn’t my Aunty D look wonderful? I particularly adore her shoes (of course! you know me and shoes! LOL) and I think she looks like a lovely autumn afternoon. Love ya bunches, Aunty D!
In light of the two beauties pictured above, I hesitate to post the picture of what I wore to the wedding. After seeing the photos I hurriedly snapped before leaving the house, it’s obvious that this is NOT a flattering outfit for me. Alas, it is what it is. Please know that I will never wear this combination in public again. Ever.
I did like my accessories, however. The necklace and bracelet are both from Walmart. The nail color is East Village by NYC. I thought it would be as dark as it appears in the bottle; I don’t really care for how light it is on me, even after two coats. Bev suggested I try four coats to see if it comes closer to the shade I prefer. Next time…