First of all I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who commented on the previous post.
I felt a wee bit vulnerable sharing something so very personal and my finger hovered over the publish button for a few minutes before deciding that I had the courage to share something that was at the time rather personal and painful.
It's not what my audience always wants to read but after all this blog is my space to say whatever is on my mind.
I waiver between the serious and the silly and often times things get muddied when I sit down to write.
I'll start out with an idea and things go sideways and I'm off on another tangent before the second sentence has been typed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you know just how grateful I am for your comments and thoughts.
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WIN is a wonderful shop ~ Women In Need helps women who are down on their luck get back on their feet.
I think it's a WIN WIN donating to this agency and the quality of their boutique stock is not a secret so you see some very well heeled gals shopping there.
If you have been reading my blog for awhile you may recall that Mother loves dressing up and she regularly buys clothes. It is a bit of an obsession with her but it's the nicest possible hobby for an elderly widow.
It gets out of her condo, satisfies her urge to keep up with fashion and browsing the shops keeps her moving.
I'm just so grateful that she still takes pride in her appearance.
I've been told that one of the early signs of dementia is when seniors lose interest in their personal hygiene and don't bother or take the effort to dress in clean clothes. My sister and I have noticed a few spots on her things which is worrisome but when we point it out to her she immediately changes her outfit. Personally I suspect it may be her eyesight...that and the fact that she has dreadful lighting in her condo. There are only a few overhead lights and so with table and bridge lamps it makes for a dim view of things.
Mother keeps her things for a long time, so long that they come back into fashion long after they have gone out.
She's been observing my recent wardrobe closet de clutter and has decided that it is time to make more room in her closets.
So she phoned me up to suggest that we go together...plus the bags were large and cumbersome and I think she thought they might be too awkward for her on her own.
So after lunch we went in to drop the bags off and you might guess what happened.
We found some bargains!
Mother got two lovely blouses and I bought a wool and cashmere jacket and a cashmere sweater!
Fitted and flattering Nygaard wool and cashmere jacket.
I don't own a single jacket so this will fill a void.
It is short and will be paired with my jeans and trousers.
I could also wear it with my dressy short black skirt.
Brown would not be my first choice but the sumptuous fabric, fabulous fit and teeny price tag convinced me.
Raw silk scarf
turquoise and rust brown.
This can unite the blues of the jeans with the brown of the jacket.
Long and lean Lord and Taylor cashmere cardigan.
In grey so how could I refuse?
I'll be cozy and warm wearing this with my skinny jeans.
I came home with a couple of great bargains that were completely unexpected.
Both fill in gaps in my current wardrobe so there is not even a twinge of guilt.
The best part of all is that these pieces were purchased for under $50.
My idea of FUN...
Recycling with Benefits!
The Secret History by Donna Tartt is absolutely riveting...
I just love a book that I cannot put down.
(the subject matter is dark but the writing is superb)
What's on your bedside table?