Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry (and Warm) Christmas

From my most recent business trip ... the hotel's charming greeting.
Pretty and festive by the elevators.
Not during the most recent but from the February visit with my dad.
I thought it a lovely image for Christmas time.
A snow surprise made pretty of his leafless tree.
That was then and I dreamt of this ...
Or this ...
Or this ...
Or even this for today.
But it was hot.
It felt much warmer than what the temperatures said.
So this is what I wore.
Nope I did not take a pic of me in jammies.
No chance for that visual to go viral.
I hope you all had a cozy and wonderful day with your loved ones.
Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I ♥ These

As I promised to show Jennifer, here's the face care kit I now happily pack when I travel. The kit could be my favorite purchase for cleaning/hydrating/moisturizing. Ever.
As you can see with the credit card size hotel room key for scale, the sample size products are tiny but I've already used them on several trips and I estimate them good for at least three more.
They smell good, they feel good, they make me feel like a princess. :)
Have you been watching The X Factor? Do you love Alex and Sierra? They're so talented and it's easy to fall in love with love watching the two perform. I'm rooting for them.
And it's really easy to fall in love with our weather ... 
look at the forecast for the next five days.
I wish I could share the warmth with folks like xoxo.
What would you love to share?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Dither

 With more couth I would've worn this outfit for Thanksgiving: 
the Collection café capri in antiqued floral, a cambridge crewneck from 2008 and the antique gold mary jane heels so wonderful I no longer pine for the spencer patent trimmed crackle metallic mary janes 
I think the antique floral print is rich and splendid. The fabric, 76% silk and 33% cotton, is quite substantial. It feels like two layers woven together. Could very well be since the reverse side barely shows any print show-through and has a different texture.
Highly recommended if you like crazy fancy pants.
Showing the shoes snapped up from Yoox but they are no more there.
Is it wrong to be in love with a pair of shoes?
 As threatened promised, here's what I wore for Thanksgiving:
This year's was a wonderful confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah that I was completely unaware of since I'd been buried in work.
But look what we saw as we're fixin' the candied yams.
Is this one of those signs Jody talked about?
What the weatherman tells us for today.
And what it looks like.
But I'll be planning and packing for a week-long trip to places where the weather is difficult for me to imagine.
This (washable? faux fur) is likely the foundation for my trip.
With apologies in advance to ruth, Naomi, Heidi and anyone else I will likely offend, I will likely wear this on travel days:
With any luck, I may see some ...
That's a surprise snow storm the last time I visited my dad. 
Spending time with him will be the very best part of my trip. :)
Stay safe and warm and don't let the stresses take over.
Let me know what you're up to and I'll try to keep up.
See y'all in about a week.