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Random Thoughts On Sunday

Happy Sunday ladies. I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and have something special planned to pamper yourself. It could be giving yourself a pedicure, listening to your favorite podcast, or getting lost in a good book. When things are stressful, and they are, we could all benefit from some extra pampering.

I have a special post for tomorrow so rather than Monday Musings, I thought I would share what’s on my mind today.

Let’s start with yesterday’s mannequin.

Summer Dresses

These are the two dresses we discussed in would you wear it yesterday so I thought I would share my thoughts today.

black and white dresses from J. Crew Factory

I would not wear this white eyelet dress because it has a sweet quality that just isn’t me. One reason is the eyelet and the other is the ruffle on the bottom. The high neckline isn’t the most flattering for my wide shoulders either so all and all, this dress is a no for me.

The black and white check dress does appeal to me so I would definitely try it on. Our summers are can be brutally hot so the torso portion may be too fitted to be comfy, but again, I would try it on. I am not a fan of strapless bra’s which this requires but I like that the V-neck is centered on a check. Those little details are a nice indicator of quality. I would definitely wear this necklace.

Summer Pajamas

Last year’s summer jammies do not look fresh enough for me to get another summer out of them. It seems you’re either a pajama wearer or a nightie wearer. I am firmly in the jammie camp for a funny reason. Because of back issues, I have finally trained myself to sleep on my back. This means I need to put several pillows under my knees to relieve lower back pain. That causes all nighties bunch up around my thighs which drives me batty, so pajamas it is.

I have lots of long leg ones, but no shorts so I’ve been on the lookout. These ones are modal with a little bit of spandex for comfort. Modal is a cotton alternative that is breathable and absorbent. This set is cotton with modal so it would be very soft and cool. This set is awesome because it’s made from organic cotton. This set has much longer legs if that’s your thing. I just ordered this set because they’re 43% off and they are cotton and silk. Soma also makes pajama shorts in their Cool Nights fabric. Many sets I found were made of polyester which I find way too hot to sleep in so the ones below are all in breathable fabrics.

That Woman

That Woman book on A Well Styled Life

I’m listening to this book on audible and totally engrossed. I’ve always been fascinated by history and Wallis Simpson is no exception. She’s certainly one of the most talked about of her generation. There are tons of books about Wallis who inspired a king to step down from the throne, but this is the best one I’ve read. I’m puzzled by the negative reviews because I’m loving it. Go figure…books are such a personal thing. Queen Elizabeth is reported to have referred to Wallis as That Woman, hence the title.

Here are just a few of the other books on Wallis Simpson-

 

What are you reading lately? Are you a fan of historical fiction?

Be well, be kind, and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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55 Comments

  1. Kim
    June 25, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’m a total girly-girl so I love nightgowns. My favorite are the Soma sleep shirts. So soft and comfy, and you can catch them on sale 2 for $60 multiple times a year!

    I’m currently reading “The Inextinguishable Symphony” by Martin Goldsmith. Martin was the long-time morning DJ host on SiriusXM’s channel Symphony Hall( and my favorite host!). He wrote this book about his parents, who were Jewish musicians in Germany in the mid-1930s, as the Third Reich was coming into power. Finding themselves not only ousted from their positions in German orchestras, schools of music, and theater companies; but also fearing more and more for their very lives as Nazi leaders tightened their grip on Germany. It’s a story of how they met, how he escaped to Sweden only to return 6 months later to find the woman he couldn’t live without, and how they both managed to escape from Germany at the height of the brutality. It is a wonderful (if harrowing) story. Highly recommend!

  2. Barbara Shapas
    June 14, 2020 / 10:15 pm

    Jennifer, are you a member of Goodreads? That’s a website listing thousands of short synopses of books, plus you can find friends on there and see what they’re reading. People can comment on a book they’ve read and give it a star rating, and in that way you can find those who like the same types of books you do and become their friends (some of our knitting group are there!) I get great reading ideas.

  3. Juliet
    June 14, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    My mother was a Royal devotee and there was not a book she didn’t devour … I inherited her fascination and just ordered That Woman. Thanks for the recommendation. I love reading historical biographies and one of my favorites – an oldie but goodie – is Reflected Glory on another notorious woman, Pamela Harriman. xo

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