Sunday, October 18, 2015

It's Been a Warm Fall So Far...

Fall is my favorite season, especially fashion-wise. I love to wear cozy sweaters, scarves, boots, etc, but not have to cover everything with a coat. This fall in the Flint Hills, it still has yet to be cool enough to fully embrace anything very cozy and warm! For now, my short sleeve sweaters and light weight scarves are taking the stage. Some days have been cool enough to break out ankle boots. And I do wear a jacket to do morning chores most of the time.

Here's a church outfit I wore on a warm Sunday in September (kitty photobomb!):

Outfit details:  sweater ~ Dressbarn, clearance rack; tee ~ JC Penney's;
skirt ~ JC Penney's, clearance rack; shoes ~ zulily.com; 
silk scarf ~ free box at yard sale (it was NEW!);
earrings ~ ???; bracelet ~ antique store.




Have to say, I was really pleased at how this outfit turned out. Not only was it very comfortable, but everything fit well and I loved the colors together. OK, with adjustment, everything fit well. Had to roll up the waistband of the skirt a couple of times to keep the hem from dragging the ground. Luckily, the wide elastic band lent itself to such a maneuver and actually stayed put.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

An Outfit I'll Never Forget! SIA: Book Club

Style Imitating Art (SIA) is hosted by Jen of Librarian for Life and Style this go-around. Her choice was this 1936 - 1940 WPA "Be Kind to Books" poster by Arlington Gregg:


I've been wanting to participate in this fun challenge again, but have simply not been struck with inspiration for an outfit until this one. As soon as I saw the poster, I knew exactly what pieces from my closet would work.


 Outfit details:  Top ~ Goodwill; Jeans ~ Target; Dansko shoes ~ eBay;
Socks ~ Modcloth; Necklace ~ MIL's collection; Ring ~ yard sale.




I chose these socks not only because of the theme of the poster, but also in honor of Banned Books Week (Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2015). It seemed fitting to have books hidden under my pant legs. :) After hiking up those black jeans all day, I decided it's time to replace them. They are simply too big. Not a bad problem to have! 

I wore my SIA outfit on Thursday, Oct 1st, feeling a little more dressed up for running errands and attending a meeting at church in the afternoon. It also turned out to be what I wore to witness my granddaughter's birth! As I pulled into the church parking lot, my phone buzzed with a text message. I didn't read it until after getting my ducks in a row for the meeting...it was my son-in-law saying he'd taken my daughter to the hospital and it was FOR REAL this time! Squeal! The ladies wanted to send me back out the door right away, but there was plenty of time for me to lead the meeting. I'm not sure I remember everything we discussed, however. I hope someone took notes...ha ha! 

After I got home, I kept busy until Some Postman arrived home from work. We left for the hospital within the hour, and by the time we got there, Min was in the throes of hard labor. Poor thing, she burst into tears as soon as she saw me enter the room. She'd told me days earlier that it was up to me whether to be in the birth room with her or not, but I think she really did want me there. I'm so very glad I went! B wiped her forehead and spoke softly in her ear, while I braced her right leg (a nurse had the left) and had the joy of seeing my precious granddaughter enter the world. I've witnessed the miracle of birth several times, but I have to say...this one was the most wonderful!

Meet our sweet baby girl....



And here she is, all cleaned up (3 days old):


If you haven't guessed....this Grammy is in LOVE!!! She is so precious, sweet, cute, lovable, soft, cuddly, and wonderful! Big brother Boo loves her and is a good helper. Soon Grammy will come up with a nickname for this bundle of joy. For now, she's simply my sweetheart!