Even though we are experiencing summertime temperatures today is officially the first day of fall and I am more than ready for autumn. Between weekend travels that have taken me north, south, and east to see my children and preparing for the opening night of an art installation next week I haven’t had much free time to explore the web but did manage to stumble upon the following:
If you are a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ you know the Spring 2018 shows are in full swing at NYFW. In the real world it’s time to think about fall, the upcoming holidays (Halloween! Thanksgiving! Christmas!) and replacing tiny bathing suits with oversized sweaters.
The 2017 fall colors and trends include red, burgundy, navy and grey (four of my favorite colors) featured in furs, velvets, winter florals, midi skirts, and statement earrings, to name a few. I’ve been browsing through the September issues of Bazaar,Vogue and Porter, along with surfing the web, and found a few things that check my Grenadine, Tawny Port, and Ballet Slipper boxes.
I just returned from a lovely holiday where I did nothing but hang out with my family, sharing meals, conversation, competitive Scrabble games, and binge watching TV (I’m looking at you S4 The Great British Baking Show).
When I purchased my flights I had not realized that the return portion was with a carrier that charged for the ticket AND for the seat, overhead bin, checked baggage and in flight snacks. Hell, I was ready to bring along a roll of toilet paper in case they charged for using the loo.
Inspired by Project 333 and ‘33 articles of clothing=25,176 different outfits‘ (not to mention my ‘everything has an up-charge’ flight’) I packed a super light carry-on with my clothes and a tote bag with my books, laptop, and drawing tablet. Surprisingly, I had plenty of outfit options – and relaxing activities – to get me through the week.
I am intrigued by Project 33 and think I am going to give it a try once fall arrives. How about you? Could you survive with only 33 items (including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes)? Let me know if you want to try along with me…
Did you know that Coca-Cola has partnered with Dollar General to honor our service members, veterans, and their families with their Share-a-Coke Military Campaign? The 5 patriotic cans honoring veterans, service members, military spouses, military mom’s, and military dad’s also acknowledge Coke’s United Service Organizations (USO) partnership.
I’ve don’t normally shop at Dollar General but do I love Coke, so I’ll be making my summer soda purchases at Dollar General as an easy way of showing support and saying ‘thanks’ to our nation’s true heroes – our military men and women past and present and their families who sacrifice more than we can ever know.
I am also going to take a pause from eating burgers and swimming to ‘be a force behind the forces’ and send a message of thanks to our service members who don’t get Memorial Day as a holiday. It seems the least I can do on this Memorial Day. How about you?
Vacation time is almost here! I am counting down the hours until we board a plane to Miami for a week of sun, food, sightseeing and LOTS of music. Schedules and obligations have forced us to postpone our Cuba trip but we already have so many Florida activities on our agenda I doubt we’ll miss Havana much at all.
Since 5 of the 7 nights will see us in a bar or a casino I’ll be packing a variety of black looks. Not gonna lie, there’s also a bit of ‘high school reunion’ mentality going since I want to live up to my 80’s ‘Black Leather Woman’ moniker. I’ve got the [fake] leather covered and will cut off the neck and arms of my Miami Punk High School Reunion T-shirt to wear with…
I also want to sport some color, if for no other reason than to set off the tan I’m planning on getting! I’ll be packing these outfits for our night at the casino (more music) and our evening in Coral Gables…
I’ll be sharing my vacation itinerary next so stop back soon. And if you have any places in Miami we should eat at, shop at, or play tourist at I’d love to know so we can check them out during our visit!
I always like to wear something stylish on my birthday. I received some lovely clothes for Christmas and have been saving some of the items to wear on my big day. Since I have to work I don’t have anything special planned but I am counting on a nice homemade meal followed by a few episodes of The Crown and Vikingswith occasional pauses for phone greetings from my loved ones. All in all a perfect way to celebrate another year of life!
Like most of you, December is always crazy busy for me. In addition to preparing for the holidays and an end-of-the-year road trip to visit loved ones, I also have a wedding anniversary (21 and counting – see more here) and 3 birthdays to observe (all within 6 days of Christmas).
We’re planning on an anniversary meal at a trendy restaurant in town and also have a rock-n-roll work/date night planned for next weekend. I am looking forward to seeing if Rolf & Daughters lives up to its rave reviews, and beyond excited to see my husband play with his new band, The Smoky White Devils!
I rarely get the chance to ‘dress up’ for everyday life but love to go all out for special occasions. Here’s what I am planning on wearing to celebrate our 21st, and to rock on…
I am beyond excited to be attending Christy Wright’s Business Boutique event this weekend. I’ll be joined by 2,999 other dreamers, starters, and builders as we learn to take our business games to the next level. I am really interested in the marketing and social media talks, as well as the breakout session focused on how to make your product stand out on Etsy. Since this will be my first opportunity to showcase ‘The Grey Goddess’ since its inception a year ago I want to make a good impression by wearing the following outfits.
This weekend begins a 12-week schedule of travel (details here) and I am looking to pack as light as possible for each trip. My summer clothing leans heavily towards inexpensive pieces that I only need/want to last a season (although many items last a lot longer). Regardless of temperature, my wardrobe always consists of lots of black and blue basics mixed with pops of color. As I rack up the miles I’ll be packing an interchangeable wardrobe that can see me from work to play and day to night. I like to think of it as Garanimals for adults.
I’ve got a busy few months of travel coming up (written about here) and an opportunity to celebrate some of life’s BIG moments with those I love most. I won’t have much time to shop once May arrives and so I used yesterday’s haircut appointment to stop by the mall, hit some sales, and assemble an outfit that can take me from graduation to wedding festivities and everything in between.