Happy Monday, ladies. I had my booster on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend feeling rather punky so today’s musings are a bit rambling, but then, aren’t they always?
Remember that 10 pounds I took off last year? They are trying to creep back on so I bought new sneakers to help motivate me not to skip my daily walk. They’re really comfy! I love the new stretchy fabrics they’re using in sneakers, shoes, and boots these days.
While I was at it, I bought these Bomba socks, and they’re almost better than the sneakers! I’ve always bought cheap cotton socks at Target, so I’m shocked to find there is a difference in socks. Maybe they’ll help motivate me too.
I tried to take advantage of the Talbots sale yesterday, but my store was cleaned out of my sizes which is good for Talbots, disappointing for me. I tried a few things on but nothing fit in the items I wanted. I was also having a bad, very flat hair day because it was pouring rain and I got drenched going into the store. The dog didn’t eat my homework, but honestly, it was a washout of a weekend…just keeping it real here, ladies.
What does fit are my new, super comfy Ecco slip-on sneakers. Since we should all own shoes in our hair color, I felt a metallic was a great option to go with my going-pewter hair:)
I’m wearing the Fair Isle cardigan in a petite medium which I was surprised to find has long enough sleeves. Am I shrinking? It’s a beautiful combination of colors and looks great over the cashmere sweater I had hoped to buy. This cashmere crew neck is a petite small and WAY too small for me…it was the only size left in the store. These pants are really fun! How did I miss these all the times I was shopping in Talbots? I’m wearing a 4 petite which is much too small and too short for me. They’re a fabulous slim-leg riding pants in a ponte fabric that’s got 9% spandex, so they’ll maintain their shape. I’m sorry I missed these.
This Fair Isle pullover is the prettiest combination of colors! I love the way the purple pops against the ivory and black. My store only had this misses medium which is sloppy looking through the shoulders and bottom on me. The corduroy jeggings are a 6 regular and fit through the waist but they’re a curvy fit and I have straight hips, so there’s too much fabric in the back where I have no backside.
I love the color of this sweater blazer. It’s a great way to dress up jeans and a tee. I am wearing a medium petite, and it’s too snug to close without the buttons gaping. I really wanted this turtleneck, but the petite large is sloppy through the shoulders, and they’re even sold out of my size online. I pulled the sleeves down, but honestly, they’re too short for me. These jeans are a misses 6 and too large for me. These jeans run large which is nice, but with my straight hips, I need to size down. They had plenty in the lighter wash, but this time of year, I prefer a darker wash.
This is the sweater I came in to buy in ivory, but they were cleaned out of almost every color but red. That surprised me. I assumed most gals would be buying red this time of year. Perhaps Talbot produced more red than any other color, and that’s why they still have stock. This blue is an XS and too snug in the upper arms and tummy for me. The pants are a great navy and the last pair in the store…a 4 petite which I could not zip closed.
This novelty sweater was super cute and I love that the top is navy. I’m wearing a petite medium and it fits, but it’s not my style, so it stayed at the store. The velveteen straight-leg pants are a 4 in misses, and I could not close the zipper. You can see that I have the leg folded up 3″, so they’re way too long for me.
It was an unsatisfactory shopping excursion on a blustery, rainy day, but I arrived home to find my husband had made our favorite soup, Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup With Roasted Mushrooms. It is quite simply amazing! I love that he’s learning to cook and enjoying the process.
I am rereading this book on Fashion Feng Shui and loving it as much as I did the first time I read it. It takes a holistic view of how we choose to dress. Fashion Feng Shui teaches us how to choose clothing that’s reflective of our true selves in a way that’s authentic, enhancing, and empowering. It involves our body, mind, and spirit, not just our coloring or shape.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.