Happy Monday ladies. Yesterday I took a break from all social media and being here on the blog. I seldom do it but it felt fabulous! I love the ocean but surround me with gorgeous trees and I am a serene camper.
On Saturday, I promised I would share some ways I would style this look so these are my thoughts.
I’m a big fan of tweed jackets look so would dress this one down to fit my casual lifestyle. The lavender is one of my happy colors so I would fold back the lapels to open the neckline and wear it over a thin, white cotton turtleneck, like this. I see that worn with these skinny jeans and these interesting, waterproof booties.
I would pass on the blouse because it’s a style I avoid. I don’t gravitate to feminine shapes plus I prefer scoop or v necklines with my broad shoulders.
The cropped faux leather pants would likely be almost full length on me so they’d be great with ballet flats. I have two pair of faux leather pants and I love them. They look a tiny bit edgy and because they have stretch, they’re very comfy.
Here’s what I’m musing about this week:
The Only Woman In The Room
I’m not spending as much time reading as I would like to but hope to rectify that this week. The Only Woman In The Room is a fictionalized biography that tells the fascinating and true story of Hedy Lamarr. Her little known journey to escape the Nazis and her secret life as a scientist and inventor. The perfect combination of Hollywood glamour and international intrigue. Next up is The Lying Game which is a Reese’s Book Club pick. Have you read it?
This weekend my daughter and I took a beautiful walk in Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver. I forgot what an active and outdoorsy place this can be, especially in the summer. I didn’t bring the right shoes with me. so we stopped on the way and I picked up a pair of Sketchers. I’m a bit hooked on the cloud walk technology which gives extra padding right where my tired feet need it.
The long walk was absolutely beautiful – perfect temperature around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, sunny skies but we were shaded by the tall trees. In a few spots on the trails we were able to get a perfect view of the ocean – sailboats bobbing past, people wandering on the beach below. We brought my daughter’s pug along, with her stroller, so she could enjoy the outdoors. She has mobility challenges but loves getting out to see the world and smell the forest.
There is something so peaceful to me about walking in the forest, and I’m so happy we are able to soak up some of this late summer in Vancouver.
Ok, ok, perhaps not the most exciting topic for all of us, but I happen to LOVE my vacuum cleaner. My daughter has had the same one for
ever a very long time and is on the hunt for a new one. Her dog sheds a LOT so she’s going to need a really good one. She would love to get a robotic one but her little pug is hard of hearing and Vanessa doesn’t want to freak her out!!
Vacuums last a long time, and you use them regularly – so an efficient one is a great investment. Again, perhaps not the most thrilling gift, but if it can make your home life easier, more convenient, and cleaner, I think it’s worth doing some research.
I love that mine hangs on the wall and is easy to plug in and out. It sucks up EVERYTHING and is easy to clean. A huge bonus is that my grandson loves to use it:) Vanessa’s place is pretty small and she doesn’t want the vacuum to become a new art installation (mine’s in the garage!) so she has her eye on a few sleeker models. Well, Christmas is pretty far away but we’ll see if this makes its way to the tree for her later this year.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend and do something special for yourself.