December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

Jan

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jacket Fashions from Charlotte Russe

Website is having a sale now!!! Five dollars off orders of $30 or more online.  Tonight I scoped out these really cute fashion jackets.  They won't keep you warm in 30 below zero F, but for right now, they are spot on.  Best of all, the prices are great!  Yeah, these clothes probably won't last 10 years, but on the other hand, if you want today's looks now, it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get it and you can give them away a year from now and take a tax deduction for the donation if you itemize your deductions, darlings!  I would team these jackets with dress slacks or a skirt and dark hose or opaque tights. 

I think looks 1 and 3 could be worn under a heavier coat and stand on their own as an "in office" look.  Looks 2 and 4 are "outdoorsy" but possibly could be worn indoors - it would depend on how thick the material is.  In my office, which is always cold, that would be welcome!  Coat 5, especially would look great over dress slacks or a long black skirt...

Knit Moto jacket with sash, $34.99 (hand wash)

Belted military trench, lined, $44.99

Lovely in Lace trench, black lace print on pink,
$34.99 hand washable knit!

Plaid toggle coat with detachable hood, lined, $39.99

Woven houndstooth check with belt, lined, $44.99

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  1. Hi , I'm In Love with this Coat But it's Out of Stock . How Can I Place an Order for that Coat.?
    Please Contact Me Back As Soon as Possible . Thank .

    Plaid toggle coat with detachable hood, lined, $39.99

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