and the urge to be continually purchasing and filling up more closets with beautiful things has not been my top priority.
(roses on the other hand, can one have too many?)
Mom was wearing current and up to date outfits until a few weeks before she died...always taking care of her shoes, handbags and beautiful jewelry.
She dressed up everyday as if she was going to the theatre and her neighbours would always ask her in the elevator where she was going as she looked so well turned out...her response was "I am going downstairs to get my mail!"
Since Mom passed I have been in a bit of a rut...
I would not go so far as to say depressed, but definitely content to wear my walking and Yoga gear all day...I suppose I am seeking solace and comfort in cozy comfy clothes...perhaps being a tad lazy in the process.
So with these thoughts in the back of my mind I took myself out for a shopping expedition to Sidney where Mom and I loved to look for clothes.
So I took myself to the shops...
(Emma Bridgewater tote bag)
The French company Saint James makes a variety of striped tees.
I like a V neck as I am so short and this particular top has side vents at the bottom which is helpful when one is not at their slimmest!
They make lovely sweaters, coats, tops and shirts.
I purchased this top and am very happy with it...the fabric is weighty enough to skim the body and it is smooth and soft.
Amazingly comfortable which is a priority for me.
I bought a striped Saint James umbrella last winter and a lovey raincoat.
I am tempted to buy a sweater for winter...
I consider this to be an investment purchase as it is a tad under $200.
But it fulfills my desire to have a new striped top...
the one that I bought in Paris at the COS store 2 years ago
finally wore out from frequent wearings.
My hairdresser told me that the COS store has opened in Vancouver's Gastown district.
I plan to make a pilgrimage to peruse their stock sometime this Fall.
The weather has been glorious for my daily walks.
The scenery is so beautiful that it encourages me to walk
and the ocean calms at the same time.
I read this fascinating book
The Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin PHD
It was a peek into the lives of the privileged mommies who live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
A world unlike anything I have ever known!
I would recommend you read it if you are at all interested in how the uber wealthy young moms dress, eat and exercise...
and the lengths they go to to be the best that they can be.
A day in the garden spent in peace and quiet
dead heading the roses and then taking some time to sit with a glass of lemonade on the front porch of The Humble Bungalow...
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