This no name straw bag hopped into my cart.
I cannot say what possessed me to buy it as I have been looking at the Kate Spade bags recently.
Isla might like playing with it when she gets over her pneumonia.
I have fond memories of my Grandmother's handbags...
she would patiently watch as I emptied out each item slowly and carefully.
She never carried a designer handbag as she was a woman living on a very modest income.
He purses were leather and when the metal clasps closed they made a loud snapping sound.
I loved that clack and would open and close her bag repeatedly.
I can imagine that it might get tedious listening to that racket but she would simply smile as she watched me.
I remember a few things that she carried in her bag...
Kleenex, big white peppermints, a mirrored compact with powder for her nose,
her lipstick which was a dark shade of red...
(I used to get red lip marks on my cheeks after she kissed me!)
She had a small leather coin purse with an equally wonderful snapping closure inside with her change.
I know that she had some house keys but other than that I cannot think of anything else.
Those were the days before credit cards and loyalty cards...
she was an avid reader so there must have been a library card somewhere in her bag
and perhaps a bank book.
I bought this top as it fits in with all my black and greys...
will even look good with my white jeans.
I like the mid section panels as they help to camouflage a few of those wobbly bits.
I might wear this with my black skirt when we take our lovely daughter and her significant other out for dinner next week.
I am thinking of wearing my cowboy booties with some fishnets.
I bought some new hose and they are rather a departure from my usual gear.
I hope they do what they say they will or I'll be in trouble!
I'm staying close to home and keeping rested and hydrated as my throat is sore and I think I am getting a cold.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am not getting that nasty bug that turns into pneumonia.
Popping zinc and echinacea lozenges and drinking Perrier, green and black teas.
I could be napping like Pepper.
Or dozing like Chester...
I am absorbed in the latest issue and all the opulent lotions and potions that Holt Renfrew is selling.
La Mer lifting and firming mask which I have never tried is a hefty $260.
La Mer cream is touted as one of the best...but I would not know.
Have you tried it?
Chantecaille La Creme a la Rose is an intense moisturizer,
a radiance boosting moisturizer infused with one of the world's rarest roses from Grasse France...
it's $250 for 50 ml.
A bit steep for my budget.
One product that has me curious is Aerin's rose balm.
It is crafted with an extract of more than 350 rose petals and great for lips and cuticles plus it can be used as a radiant highlighter.
It sells for $64.
I do love roses!
The jar of L'Occitane Divine Cream in the bathroom cabinet is almost empty and I need to restock.
It has been a reliable cream and I love it.
But every now and then I wonder if I should try something new.
I placed my online order as I think it delivers on it's promises.
It hydrates and sinks into the skin and disappears under my make up.
One wonders how many of us succumb to the power of advertising...
having a soft fresh dewy complexion has always been my goal.
It's where I spend money...thrift shop for most of my clothing but splurge on skincare!
With age comes lines and wrinkles and I am not overly concerned about them.
I do want to nourish and maintain hydration as my skin tends to be dry.
I'm just a wee bit curious...
what products do you use and are you faithful to them or do you dabble in other lines?
Do you spend a lot or try to use budget friendly products?
Grandmother used Noxema for years.
I still remember that scent when I would snuggle up in her arms.
She was a no nonsense kind of gal.
She had a great influence on my life and I think she helped to shape me into the woman that I have become.
I miss her and I think of her often.
Hope that this post finds you well and in good spirits.