It’s feeling more like spring than late December here in the middle of Kansas. I’m not complaining! I’ve got a funeral to attend this morning and some errands to run afterward, so I tried to keep my outfit appropriate for both.
Monday was a day full of shopping, rain, and Christmas music. I needed to be comfortable, yet didn’t care to look like a frump, so this is what I wore:
On Friday, I met my bestie, Rox for coffee at our favorite little coffee shop. Here’s what I wore:
I have been thinking of doing something a little different for this blog, and last night I must have been thinking on that as I went to sleep. I had a funny dream that I just had to share here….
You know how dreams jump from one odd scene to another – well, here’s the beginning scene: a cozy bi-level mountain lodge with a huge full-wall window looking out over a second-story deck, with a view of a gently downward sloping, snow-covered, tree-dotted hillside. It’s night-time, with a full, bright moon. My hubby and I are sipping hot cocoa, admiring the view, when suddenly a huge pack of coyotes appear. I panic, realizing that I’d forgotten to put the ducks to bed, so we both don our coats and dash outdoors. While herding the ducks into their pen, I have to clamber among some boulders. Behind one of these big rocks, I find an amazingly weird pair of sandals with over-the-knee fishnet socks attached. Of course, I sit right down and try them on. They fit perfectly! As I admire these hideous looking yet somehow perfect pair of Suess-esque shoes, I think to myself “I should feature these shoes on Frumpy Hausfrau!”
And so there you go. You’ll have to use your imagination, however, since I neglected to take a picture in my dream.
A week and a half ago my church had our annual Candlelight Christmas Coffee for the ladies and their friends. We decorate tables according to a theme (this year’s was Reflecting God’s Glory), have a special speaker, sip on coffee, tea or cider and enjoy desserts with each other. My bestie D and I hosted a table and decided to Reflect God’s Glory through nature.
D wore some black slacks, a white sequined top and a black blazer. I don’t remember exactly what her shoes were but they were black – maybe booties?
Book clubbing, that is!
I wore a similar version of this outfit for last Thursday evening’s book club meeting, which I hosted. One of the ladies brought an enormous basket full of hand-knitted scarves to give away, so I wore the same outfit the next day and added my new scarf from SK.
I’ve seen several curvy bloggers wearing pencil skirts that flatter them beautifully, but have been so hesitant to try one myself. After all, I’m not quite pear shaped, but not quite hourglass shaped, either. More like a lumpy, bottom-heavy hourglass. I was afraid a pencil skirt would just scream “HIPS!” or “BELLY!” on me. However, I am not afraid to give something new a try….so I tried on a ponte pencil skirt while out grocery shopping last week. (Once in a while, I toss in a little “fun shopping” while loading up on flour, apples and yogurt.) Lo and behold – this pencil skirt actually looks fairly flattering on me! It must be worn with a good set of Spanx currently, as I have lately been breakfasting on cookies and snacking on sugar bombs…but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised that I can wear something that doesn’t hide all my lumps, and not cringe at the mirror.