Amazon, Net a Porter, J Crew, Land's End, Ebay?
When our children were young I'd order clothing for them from the UK store Mothercare and the denim overall powerhouse Osh Gosh B' Gosh in Wisconsin, mind you it was done slowly via "snail mail."
In the late 70's and early 80's we did not have personal computers...
we had land lines with long cords and digital photography was just on it's way.
Now we have IPhones, IPads and MAC laptops.
I have dipped my toes in the waters of online shopping...
(ever so slightly and with a safety net of convenient return policies offered by Lands End.)
Many bloggers shop online and I feel their influence has nudged me into this territory.
Being mindful of consuming and a green footprint I have culled my clothing and purchase far less than I used to buy.
Frankly it's much easier this way....
fewer mistakes, easier to see what is in the closet and getting dressed is a breeze.
Accessories are the reason I can be content with less...
adding a splash of colour, a bangle, brooch or shoes can change the way a simple outfit or garment looks.
A new coat and a dress were ordered...
you might recall that dress I so loved that Chester "attacked and shredded" while it was hanging in the closet.
I had to relocate all my longer garments to the higher rod and only leave the rugged denims and sturdy things in harms way.
The new coat is a down one for our winter chill.
It is a slimmer line and has a cold rating 600 power which is lighter and warmer.
The older I get the more I want to be warm and cozy...
it does look puffy
I bought it in a large size.
Zipper closure as well as snaps
and a peek at the lining
built in hand warmers!
they were a surprise
use them or not it's up to you
interior zippered pocket
perfect for keys and a cellphone
Now for the dress...
it's not black like the former one
it's charcoal grey.
It has very little hanger appeal
(it does look like a sack)
but trust me it's a keeper.
Ponte knit in a weight that skims and doesn't cling.
( Spanx are not necessary!)
I am not nor never will be a fashionista
( you are not surprised are you?)
and I do not follow the latest trends
I wear garments that fit and flatter my curvy frame.
Garments MUST be workhorses that can be accessorized and worn in a variety of ways
This simple basic dress ticks all the boxes.
add a scarf
a vest or a sweater
a brooch perhaps
wear it with boots
flats or heels
There is a "self belt" included which I will probably never use.
I own some interesting belts which I feel will personalize it.
side seam pockets
which are virtually invisible
and do not any bulk
The dress has a shaped waist and top stitching on the V neck.
I've been thinking of all the things in my closet that I can wear this with
now feeling very positive about the colour choice
where I normally choose black I think this departure is a prudent one.
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I'd like to steer you all over to The Beauty Boomer today where Poppy is showing off her latest Worth dress
and she's working hard at the gym with her trainer
whittling and honing her shape.
She's an inspiration.
I hope you'll agree that we need to dress and accessorize well regardless of our size.
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It's a sunny day here today and the leaves are looking spectacular.
There's a mug of hot tea on the table and Chester and Pepper are snoozing on the bed in the sun.
I implore you to adopt an
"Attitude of gratitude"
Enjoy your weekend