Happy Friday, ladies. Today is just a newsy post with lots of random bits and bobs that may ramble a bit.
I got a driveby Covid test this week, which was negative. I’d been having headaches for a few days and had an appointment to get my hair cut and because my stylist has just had her baby, I knew she hadn’t had the vaccine. I figured I’d just get the test to be safe. Turns out, the baby was there and no one was wearing a mask. No. One.
By the time I woke up the next day, much of what was on my Nordstrom wish list was sold out. That’s not surprising and I know many people are dealing with this. The best selections are and will always be online, but sometimes a gal just likes to shop in the store. So that’s what I did.
I popped on this tee shirt dress from Gap, slipped into some comfy slides, and decided a belt was in order. I like to belt T-dresses and still haven’t found a light-colored one I like so I tossed on this old brown one which looks too visually heavy to me.
I bought this one at a tiny boutique in Aix-en-Provence many years ago. I’ve always liked its shape because it gives me the illusion of a waist where I have none. When I did an online hunt for a lighter one, I was surprised to find them listed as “vintage”. Hmm…I thought vintage meant over 100 years old. Of course, if we split hairs, I’m not middle age either because I don’t expect to live to 130.
I’m sorry to admit this trip was just for me… so I hope to get back today and do a try-on session for you..she says sheepishly. I bought this Barefoot Dreams Circle sweater because the color was so pretty. I had a lilac one many years ago which I wore threadbare so was delighted to find this one. This comes in 6 colors, sizes XS, M, or XL. I bought a medium so it was nice and roomy. A reader asked me to try on this straight-front version, which I preferred, but it didn’t come in this pretty green.
What came home with me
My first stop at the mall was actually Aveda. I was on the hunt for lipstick and had forgotten how lovely theirs are. I bought this Mulberry and Kimi Fig which is a warm pink with gold shimmer. They’re a long-wearing lipstick with nourishing certified organic cupuaçu fruit butter and botanical oils…plus it has a refreshing organic peppermint, vanilla, and ginger aroma which tastes like peppermint.
I love these so much I will be experimenting with lots more of their colors!
I also went to the hand Dr this week for 2 more steroid shots in my middle trigger fingers. He said those were the last we could try and that I needed to schedule surgery for later this fall. I’d been hoping to avoid that, but the verdict is clear, we can’t fix this without a cut and snip. I’ve had enough second, third, and fourth opinions that I trust this surgeon. I also saw a neurosurgeon this week whose verdict is that I do not need spine surgery. Whew…sometimes it feels like my body is being kept together with rubber bands and bubblegum:)
The Over 50 Style Team is off this week but we will be back next week.
Have a great one ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.