I had another birthday last weekend!
The numbers are getting high now and one often wonders at this stage of life just
how many more there will be!
More cards, phone calls, greetings, perhaps a gift or two, a lunch out, a cake with no
candles (who wants to buy that many boxes) and. . . . . . . . well you know, so I won't
go into negative details. To many in our family, adult birthdays just don't seem to be
that important any longer. I try to remember everyone with at least a card on a
birthday - no matter how old one is, there's just something special about watching
for the mail carrier and hoping for some pretty cards with birthday greetings and
kind words on that special day.
Anyway, life does go on and mine has been really busy since getting back from
the recent trip - more posts coming on that. Just need more hours in my day and
fewer medical appointments and such which seem to overwhelm at this time of year.
I'm really ready for them!
COATS. . . . . . .also jackets, scarves, along with boots and enclosed shoes.
Toss out those flip flops, pack away the linens, store the warm weather
clothes and footwear.
I love dressing for winter. Proper coats are my favorite item, despite living in the
southeast where really chilly weather is scarce during a normal winter season.
I love to throw a light coat over a sweater, a knit dress, sometimes a silky
blouse, with a trouser, jogging pant, or a calf-length casual skirt.
Snuggle my toes into loafers, wingtip oxfords, suede sneakers or my tall boots
and ankle booties and I'm ready to go.
A quick visit into London's Oxford Street on our return to the UK
before coming home, included a little shopping for some
Marks & Spencer items, plus a quick look around ZARA of course!
I love their coats and ended up buying this cozy wrap coat. . . . . feels
incredibly comfy and is as lightweight as a bathrobe. I'm going to
enjoy this one as soon as the weather cools.
Bespoke Ballgown by Christian Siriano
Selfridge's display windows were certainly eye-catching, as they usually are.
I didn't have time to take a lot of photos that day, and the crowds were
unbelievably huge (there was a Brexit march nearby!). Then unexpected
rain arrived meaning thousands of umbrellas suddenly appeared. . . . . . the
sidewalks became impassable for a while!
Note, even the ballgown is shown with casual silver sneakers!
Sneakers, especially black or white, and very clunky designs, were being worn with everything.
Oh London - such an awesome city and, thankfully, still some beautiful
old shops with history and elegance within their walls.