she has chosen where we are going and I am happy to chauffeur her to our destination. It's a pleasant 30 minute drive along a scenic ocean route.
I'm looking for a great pair of black pants, Mother is looking for a black skirt. Both basic classics that are very much in demand and the sizes get picked over quite fast so we are shopping early rather than later to avoid disappointment.
I have ample room in my Burberry jacket.
Which is great
I can add a cashmere sweater underneath for warmth this season.
It was rather tight the past few years and I had trouble doing it up
and I do love this jacket.
Franco Sarto loafers
purchased on sale at Nordstroms last spring.
I bought these a few years ago
when I was lusting after Hunter boots.
These are going to get some serious wear this Fall and Winter...
after all we live in the Pacific Northwest and get buckets of rain.
They are not too tall for my short legs!
Hunter now make several heights and they come in such delicious colours...
but do I really NEED a pair?
Shopping with a list of what one NEEDS helps to keep focused.
I find it is so easly to get distracted with all the new clothes that are filling up the shops.
Sumptuous soft wool coats caught my eye and I was tempted to buy a new coat today.
Love the simple styles that we saw in camel, navy and black....
however they were "investment prices!"
The black pants eluded me...
I really want to get a petite line as hemming the regular ones means you lose some of the features of the silhouette.
I saw a fun faux fur vest and tried it on...Mother loved it on me.
Then it occured to me that I have a perfectly good vest in my winter wardrobe storage at home.
I should have perused what I own that fits me from last season before even leaving the house.
I put on my two cashmere cardigans to find that they look quite acceptable.
The two cashmere 'tees" from Lands' End look good too.
I'm trying to hold onto summer by wearing lighter clothes but the weather is dictating change
which will require some action on my part soon!
I plan to switch over my summer clothes to winter in the next few weeks.
Do you go shopping with a list?
Are you swayed and tempted by garments that you have no real need for?
I did buy something and I will tell you more about that purchase in an upcoming post...