Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Marching Forth

I've always thought March Fourth a commanding day: Go forth ... and step to it! So it seemed a good day to make a return to blogland after an unintentional break (let's just say the trail took a bad turn and let's just say it didn't make for a good look lol).

Though not the Shrimp Creole/Pork Chop Tchoupitoulas/Bread Pudding Soufflé with Whiskey Sauce
I had at Commander's Palace more than two decades ago, it's today's colorful lunch. Yummy.
It's also Mardi Gras, a day for celebration a day for a people party a day for purple so why not a post? (And I'm not masquerading to keep you in the dark about why I've been MIA, I'm only protecting the worry stones of someone very dear. It'd serve no positive purpose for him to know. Even if things turned out OK.)
Getting back to purple, and posts.

These are full brogues aka wingtips. They are pretty perfect.
One could easily post on what makes perfect shoes or why brogues are brogues
and what makes them full, semi, quarter or longwing ...
It was cool enough today to wear a sweater, so a purple one was in order (the colors are more intense IRL). I love the pattern and it's of good cashmere. {sigh I know I am so very very ovdue on that cashmere exposé I've promised, yet another post to come} It's way oversized as this is XXS, think it's an intended look. {another post idea: what is TTS?} I liked it and the look is better IRL even if I couldn't get a good OOTD selfie.
If the reverse side of a sweater looks anything like the above, be very gentle when pulling it on or off. Especially if over a shirt and for heaven's sake don't be wearing rings or bracelets while doing so. The yarn can easily catch on a button or a piece of jewelry and break if you continue the process. Speaking from experience.

Speaking of experience, 100% attention 100% of the time when driving (dad was is right, don't take anything for granted).
 
Give me another P ... some patience. It will take a little time to catch up with all of you. I've missed you, my friends.

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  1. Hello Tiffany,

    Positively purple and positively perfect! The shoes look wonderful on you and just the right combination of style, colour, sensibility and amusement. They will surely become a best friend and be worn to death.

    And, can anything be nicer than cashmere. We do not think so. Such a lovely fabric to be worn next to the skin and keeps one warm or cool depending. Fabulous.

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    1. Jane and Lance, you must not had experience with bad cashmere, then, and thank goodness you've been spared that. There is nothing nicer than the good stuff.

      You've described the purple shoes perfectly and we became fast friends on first wearing. Thank you.

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  2. Oh I'm so glad you're back, and love your purples! Hope all's well x

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    1. All is pretty good and sorry I missed your b-day!

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  3. I never thought of it like that but yes March 4th indeed! So glad you are back and hope that all is ok? Mardi Gras just isn't big over here - people just eat pancakes instead!

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    1. Really, it's a day for pancakes? Oh I'd love that! Thanks, CSW, all is ok all things considered.

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  4. Happy Mardi Gras! Love the in your face purple...so royal. Hoping the sun is out and the days are clear.

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    1. Haha, in your face purple! I am not shy when it comes to color or sparkles. I hope it's good where you are too.

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  5. Worried about the car thing....

    Best purple book: Mabel Murple by Sheree Fitch! You look smashing in your colour!

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    1. Oh thanks Wendy, but don't be because I am obviously very, very blessed. Off to check out Mabel Murple ... try saying that three times without trying hard ;)

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  6. Tiffany Rose love your purples (those shoes!) and purple reminds me of lavender which you so kindly sent me and has relieved many headaches this winter. Hope everything is well Dollface.xox

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    1. Oh no, so sorry you've had many headaches this winter but so pleased the lavender hydrosol helped some. I've been playing around with some nice plant-based remedies and may have a good suggestion ... emailing you.

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  7. I hope everything is on the mend for you and your loved ones. Life does throw terrible curveballs but putting on those delicious shoes is a good remedy.

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    1. Hi Jen, good advice as you know how to deal with the curveballs. The shoes are delicious, they feel scrumptious on.

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  8. Hey toots, I hope you are hanging in there, you seem to have had a lot on your plate - you were missed.

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    1. Having too much on your mind can be detrimental as I learned the hard way, Tabs. But I am doing good with the lessons.

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  9. Welcome back, have missed you.

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  10. Good to see you! Love the brogues. Hope all is well.

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    1. Great to see you, Desert Flower. Thanks and is it getting too warm for the pony skirt now?

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  11. Love your purple sweater, love purple everything and the wing tip brogues! Welcome back - my days are mostly about taking a wrong turn and trying to find way back - not good with directions

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    1. Hi Jody, we should never find the way together, then, because we'll never get there. But! We'd have the best of time.

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  12. You are perfect in purple Tiffany Rose. I am curious about the shoes, I love a classic wingtip and purple is my weakness.

    Sad to hear that you've had some recent difficulty. I hope that everything is fully-mended, including your spirits. Happy to see you again.

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    1. Hi xoxo, I'd have rushed to tell you about the purple wingtips if there were more but I got the last pair from my shoe source yoox. You'd love them, with superior material and workmanship they feel as good as they look.

      I am sorry I missed your big event but hope to catch a detail here and there with you. Not fully mended yet but I'm very grateful for being so blessed and doing so well.

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  13. Welcome back. So sorry to hear things have been tough. Just very glad to hear your voice again. xoxo

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    1. Hi Jennifer. I'm looking forward to enjoying more kindred tea with you.

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  14. Glad you're back and hope to hear more about brogues, cashmere, worry stones, etc.

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    1. Oh my, GSL ... thanks for your kind words, it kind of thrills me to think there might be some who want to hear me blabber on about one thing or another.

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  15. i've missed you too - and hope all is well. sending you big big positive thoughts and hugs. happy to see you around hun!

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    1. Hi phiphi, I needed that hug! Thanks for your visit and I need to come over to catch up with you too.

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  16. I've so missed seeing you and our beloved crazy pants. Best wishes!

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    1. Hello Shopping Cell and thanks and lol! More crazy pants to come, I'm afraid.

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  17. Glad to see you back and bloggin' :) xx

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    1. Hi Carissa. So good to be back, thank you!

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  18. Marching forth. You know I like that one. Yes, wth is TTS? I hated saying that from the beg of my blogging 'career,' but now I've succumbed to including it in my posts. Do tell me when you write about it!

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    1. Ha, glad you like that ;) Come to think of it, I don't know if there'd be much to that post but if some inspiration comes about, I'll be sure to alert you.

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    1. I know it! Is it wrong to love shoes and mean it?

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  20. Hurrah you are back!!

    (I am not, yet. Although on the plus side I have a new job, starting Monday. It looks an awful lot better than my last one. Fingers firmly crossed).

    Fingers also firmly crossed for your dear one and his worry stones.

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    1. Thanks, Philippa. And hurrah for your new job and I have fingers firmly crossed for you too.

      My dear one and his worry stones are OK thus far. :)

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