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5 Friday Favorites

Happy Friday ladies. We’ve packed up and are heading for the ferry to Victoria today. Our stay in Vancouver has been beyond amazing. It’s starting to feel like home here and I love it!

As always, you can click through the red highlighted links for item details and to shop.

Now’s the perfect time to be away from the extreme heat and smoke in California so I’m beyond grateful we got this break and could spend so much time with our daughter.

Today I thought I’d share 5 Friday favorites that are making me happy this week. As it happens, all 5 are in this photo.

woman bendiong down to hold pug on sidewalk

Getting to spend time with this sweet little pug. Honeypug, yep, that’s her name, is my daughter’s little dog. She’s just turned 13 and is struggling with Pug Myelopathy which is a neurological deficit that develops in the spine and affects the use of their back legs. She’s a real trouper and we are all crazy about her. It’s very common in Pugs, seems to cause them no pain but is heartbreaking.

 

 

A crisp white shirt that comes out of the commercial dryer looking as fresh as it did going in. I’ve brought 3 with me and reach for one on more days than not. This one is by Talbots, and I also have two n0-iron white shirts from Chico’s in the suitcase.

 

 

This Rose Gold bracelet. I wandered into the Nsale looking for items on sale and fell for this, which was full price. #murphyslaw There’s just something about the shape of the links, the fact that it has push-clasp links so I can manually add or remove charms if I choose,  and the rose gold color that I simply love.

I’ve never owned Rose Gold before and can’t imagine why. It’s easy for me to put on and take off which is critical because of the arthritis in my hands and wonky trigger fingers. I’ve justified it by deciding it is my 65th birthday present to myself…which is tomorrow.

 

This convertible shoulder/ crossbody/ wristlet bag which I have carried every day of this trip. It’s been a lifesaver. It has lots of interior pockets to keep me organized and this neutral bronze blends with everything I wear. It can also be worn as a wristlet which I have yet to bother with. I did shorten the strap, which is quick to do and thread it through my belt loops once for a long walk which was super handy.

There are so many things we can’t control, taking joy in the little things is important for our mental health.

What’s made you happy this week?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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79 Comments

  1. Susie
    August 22, 2021 / 3:21 am

    Happy Birthday Jennifer! The bracelet is so pretty and I really like that no iron white shirt. What a cute pug your daughter has. Honeypug has such a big sweet smile while she is walking with you. Her mouth was really wide and turned up at the corners. She looks so happy. My daughter has a pug named Mocha who has appointed herself to be within baby arm reach of our 7 month old granddaughter at all possible times. Mocha pug is shorter legged than Honeypug and looks a little like a very rounded , browned at the edges, walking loaf of bread with ears and a tail.

  2. Julie
    August 21, 2021 / 10:28 pm

    Happy birthday, Jennifer! You look beautiful and very happy. I love your casual outfit. Thank you for inspiring me, even tho I am almost 10 years your senior.😊

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you Julie

  3. Treva
    August 21, 2021 / 5:05 am

    Happy Birthday Jennifer! 🎉 I love that you gave yourself a beautiful bracelet. I’m waiting for the Pearl Lo & Son handbag to come back in stock in graphite. Love hearing how well it works for you.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:50 am

      Thank you😍Sign up for the waiting list. I waited almost a year snd am do glad I did

  4. Cathy
    August 21, 2021 / 4:32 am

    I buy a present for myself on my birthday too. Very nice bracelet and your right about the fingers going wonky. Mine don’t work well on some days.
    Your outfits are almost the same as mine on a weekend. It’s the white blouse that gives a nicer look to jeans I think.
    Happy B’day

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:43 am

      Thanks Cathy. Husband has given up trying to get me what I’d like so I’m happy to take over;)

  5. Nancy
    August 20, 2021 / 8:54 pm

    Happy 65th Birthday! It’s a milestone! Enjoy your day.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:35 am

      It’s funny, but it does feel like one! Thank you

  6. Chris
    August 20, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    Have a wonderful Birthday! You are a special, classy lady! You give all of us such great ideas everyday!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:34 am

      You’re sweet. Thank you so much

  7. Dianne
    August 20, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    Happy happy birthday Jennifer 👏🏻👏🏻 Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Dianne

  8. Rose
    August 20, 2021 / 7:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Jennifer 🎂 speaking of arthritis I haven’t been able to wear my wedding rings for many years because of this so today my husband decided we should go to my cousin’s jewelers and they are making me a hinge ring. That really makes me happy. I wish I would have done this sooner. love that white shirt!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:34 am

      I love that idea, Rose. They will be very happy:)

  9. Terri
    August 20, 2021 / 7:22 pm

    Happy birthday, Jennifer! Love your posts…look forward to and read each one. You have become a friend.
    Terri in Ohio

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:33 am

      I feel the same! Thank you Terri

  10. Lisa
    August 20, 2021 / 5:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Jennifer! My friend in the UK and I (in Australia) follow your posts and love chatting online about what you’ve been wearing, what would suit who and how to ‘get the look’. Thank you for giving us another excuse to stay connected. Safe travels.

  11. Lorrie Orr
    August 20, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jennifer! Have a wonderful time in Victoria where it’s a bit cool and cloudy. Beautiful bracelet!

  12. Susan B
    August 20, 2021 / 5:01 pm

    Happy birthday! Thanks to you and Susan Blakey’s recommendation I purchased my first Lo and Son’s Pearl bag last year for Christmas and I absolutely love it!!

  13. Jennifer A
    August 20, 2021 / 4:22 pm

    Happy Birthday! My birthday was yesterday.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 20, 2021 / 5:22 pm

      Happy Birthday Jennifer!!

  14. Sandy
    August 20, 2021 / 4:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Jennifer!! I hope you have a happy, healthy year. I look forward each day to your posts. I’ve copied many of your looks, since I love your sense of style.
    The Madewell jeans look so cute, but at 5’1, I need petite and it doesn’t look like they carry petite.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 20, 2021 / 5:21 pm

      Check here for the petites

  15. Jayne
    August 20, 2021 / 3:16 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jennifer! You are just a few months younger than me and your optimism and fun spirit are always appreciated by your readers. I’ve purchased many of the items you have modeled over the last years, and I think of you often when I wear them, especially the white shirts! Enjoy your vacation with your family, it’s the best part of life!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 20, 2021 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you Jayne

  16. Janey
    August 20, 2021 / 3:09 pm

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I don’t comment very often, but I love your blog and read every post. You are an inspiration to us sixties women.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 20, 2021 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks Janey

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