I have gone for shorter walks and took a page out of Mother's book!
Going shopping when inclement weather prevails...
Mom was a super shopper...she could have taught lessons on how to shop!
Mother absolutely loved fashion and clothing , she found such joy wearing and accessorizing her beautiful clothes. She was well turned out until the last couple of weeks before she passed away...and then she only wore her PJ's and bathrobe.
Mom had 4 full closets when she died... many classics and some quite trendy pieces...unfortunately we were not the same size...
I have kept her grey cashmere waterfall sweater and a black wool wrap...
they are so cozy and remind me of her when I wear them.
I've brewed up numerous pots of tea
layered on the extra warm cashmere and wool sweaters and shawls.
(thanks to mom I have two of her coziest)
My hands feel the chill so its nice to warm them with a cup of something hot.
Something soothing and tasty with zero calories!
I am mindful of my WW points and the slimming is slower than last time.
My Chelsea boots are away at the cobbler getting some new heels
so I have been wearing my favourite red shoes...
the pop of red makes me feel happy.
A few red things in the Humble Bungalow kitchen...
"Walking in the shops" has been productive...
(of course mom knew this!)
I found a new coat.
I'd gone into Aritzia to look at their Wilfred Free tops
as they make a nice basic which fits and has a great shape...
with a silhouette that skims and in a knit fabric that can be casual or dressy
a U hem detail which looks good un-tucked.
I already have one in black.
They were out of my size so I ordered one in a neutral soft light grey shade that I will layer with my white jeans and pants.
While I was in the shop I noticed the Babaton line of lightweight coats...
in a light soft fabric, with almost a Tencel feel.
They were far too long on me and I did not want to pay extra to take one to the seamstress to have it drastically shortened.
I found a similar coat at The Bay by Vero Moda
a deconstructed trench coat in a very light and soft fabric.
It was marked down and I got it for a great price.
Have you noticed how many straw and wicker bags are showing up in the magazines this Spring?
I've got a straw tote bag but it is too large for everyday use...
it's more of a market tote
one that I use when going to the farmers market or to the beach.
Etsy has oodles of vintage straw and wicker bags...
I spent about an hour looking online and then this one popped up
I could not resist!
The bag is by Ann Taylor
look at that pop of red!
It will work with my denim skirt and jeans
my red ballet flats
it has just that little extra oomph which I think will perk up my basics quite nicely.
I am eager to see this and hope that the delivery is speedy.
I found this distressed looking Tee at The Bay this week too...
it looks like nothing (well maybe like a dish rag) on the hanger
it is much better on!
I will wear this with my white jeans
layered with my denim shirt
underneath a long white and grey linen top
Maybe even pair it with my black ponte knit pants.
Its going to get a LOT of wear.
Last evening we met up with darling daughter and her husband
to see their new place.
I found a vintage mint orange Catherine Holm kettle and an icy modernist piece of art glass as their housewarming gifts which were well received!
We took them out to dinner after at our favourite local eatery...Zambri's.
I ordered this succulent fish feature and I had a "Julia Child moment!"
Do you remember the movie Julie and Julia?
It is the scene where Julia is in Paris
dining in a small cafe
for the first time
fish cooked in beurre blanc...
Oh my this dish was a little slice of heaven on earth.
I must try to make it at home.
I have kept this vintage avocado green Catherine Holm bowl in our kitchen cupboard for quite some time and I casually mentioned it to darling daughter and it seems that she would use it so it is off to a good home soon...
Before I close
I want to share some of our very tall snowdrops...
Drenched with precipitation...
things are definitely greening up in the Humble Bungalow Garden!
Hope you are having a fabulous week...
and hey its already Friday!
I've got to get in some groceries and stock up on some cleaning supplies.
Maybe I will do some research on the beurre blanc recipe too.
Whats on your agenda for the weekend?
Have you been shopping for some Spring things?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~