It's one of the first days that I gave myself permission to just relax and have a slow day. A guilt free day of indulging in reading and drinking tea with no thoughts of jumping up and tackling the domestics.
I ate a variety of fresh fruit for breakfast and lunch.
(no WW points!)
I splurged and ate sushi for dinner.
I've rediscovered our local library.
They have their collection online so it makes it easy to peruse the collection.
Holds can be placed with the click of the mouse.
I have been reserving many books...from home decor to entertaining, fashion to food and novels.
Quotes from the book jacket.
"A good handbag makes the outfit."
"Only the rich can afford cheap shoes."
"The only thing worse than being skint is looking as if you're skint."
For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial focus of vain, empty headed women.
And yet clothes matter, because how we choose to dress ourselves defines our identity. From the immigrant arriving in a new country to the teenager who needs to be a part of the fashion pack or the woman turning forty who must reassess her wardrobe. the truth is that how we look and what we wear tells a story.
And what a story. The Thoughtful Dresser tells us how a woman's hat saved her life in Nazi Germany; looks at the role of department stores in giving women a public place outside the home; celebrates the pleasure of adornment; and savours the sheer joy of finding the perfect dress.
Here is the thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters.
In this book almost 1500 of the world's perfumes are reviewed.
There are only a handful that the experts claim are masterpieces.
I've made a list of a few that I would like to sample.
This handbag is new to me...
A lovely gift from my daughter who regularly shops in the local thrift stores.
The brand is Valentina and it is made in Italy.
The leather is sturdy and unscuffed and I love the shape and style.
Thank you J!
Elle Canada has a couple of interesting You Tube Video's I thought you might like.
What perfume do you love to wear and do you have an all time favourite?