Saturday, August 24, 2013

What I Wore: 8/21 to 8/23/2013

What I Wore: 8/21 to 8/23/2013

Wednesday's Outfit:
J. Jill elbow-sleeve v-neck tee, Lane Bryant sateen capris in khaki, Chaco sandals.
Daily Essentials: The Body Shop Shea lip butter, LOVE ETC. Eau de Parfum and Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15.
Thursday's Outfit: Lane Bryant v-neck tee, LL Bean twill chino pants, LL Bean pebbled leather belt, Aerosoles loafers, LL Bean trench coat, bear pendant, LL Bean women's casual floral scarf.
Friday's Outfit: Old Navy Tiered Ruffle tank top, Old Navy twill capris, Ultrafino Fedora, Chaco sandals.  

And of course, this bag:

Wednesday I had a doctor's appointment, so it was an easy day.  I got a ride there and back, no need for a sun hat.  

Thursday, I had a video editing session to attend, so I wanted to look professional, plus it was raining.  I have a thing for bears, so I wore my bear pendant (not the one pictured, that's from Polyvore) for good luck.  I was glad I took the scarf, because although it was hot and humid outside, the building where we were working was chilly, so it came in handy.  

Friday, I had therapy, plus I had to go to the bank and do the grocery shopping.  Usually I do my grocery shopping online, but this time I braved the crowds and the traffic and made it through unscathed.  

My daily essentials are lip balm, perfume and sunscreen, year-round.  What beauty items do you use every day?  

Today is laundry day, and all the lovely clothes you've been seeing will be sent out to be cleaned.  Right now they're in messy piles allover my tiny little room.  It's going to be an adventure finding everything and packing it up!  

Monday, August 19, 2013

What I Wore to a Boardwalk Fair, 8/18/2013

What I Wore to a Boardwalk Fair, 8/18/2013
J. Jill V-neck Elbow Sleeve Tee, LL Bean Twill Chino Pants, LL Bean Trail Model Fleece Anorak in Navy, The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Facial Lotion SPF 15, Chaco Sandals, LL Bean Women's Casual Floral Scarf, Portofino Panama Fedora.  

I was tabling for NAMI at the Back to the Beach Boardwalk Fair yesterday, which was held at Midland Beach, in Staten Island, NY.  It was a cloudy, overcast and windy day at the beach, which means it was cold, hence the long pants, anorak and scarf.

Here is my constant companion this summer, my LL Bean Custom Boat & Tote:

Here is a photo of our table at the boardwalk:

The things that look like large Hershey's Chocolate Kisses, are actually weights to keep our brochures and fliers from being blown away.  Kids were finding them irresistible!  That's not me in the photo, incidentally.  That's Lower New York Bay in the background, and on the right horizon is New Jersey.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

What I Wore, Week of 8/5-8/9/2013

What I Wore, Week of 8/5-8/9/2013
LL Bean pink sleeveless t-shirt, Lane Bryant navy capris; J. Jill mineral blue elbow sleeve v-neck tee, J. Jill black linen plain front pants; pink and blue canvas tote bag, Chaco sandals, black beaded necklace; Lane Bryant pink and white striped tee, LL Bean Perfect Fit Cropped Pants.

These are the outfits I wore this week.  It was a busy week for me:  Monday afternoon I visited a friend, Wednesday afternoon I had a video-taping session to attend and today I had two appointments, plus I did a lot of walking.  

It was a week for staying cool and dry, since the weather was hot and humid, and every day threatened thunderstorms, which sometimes materialized - fortunately, not while I was outside.   August in NYC!  Also, I was on my feet a great deal, walking and standing, so comfortable footwear was a necessity.  

Do you dress for the weather and comfort, or for fashion?  I think it's easier to dress for fashion if you have a car - then comfort and weather don't matter so much.  But I could be wrong!  

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Coming Soon, to a Store Near You ...

I've been perusing the August fashion magazines (People StyleWatch, InStyle, Allure) and some online retailers and shopping sites, and they are all in agreement:  Fall will be here before we know it, and with it, an onslaught of new fashions will be hitting the stores, both brick-and-mortar and online retailers.

Everybody has their list of Must Have Items for the different seasons.  In fashion, those seasons break down into Fall, Holiday, Resort/Cruise and Spring/Summer.  While I know people who go on cruises, I don't know anyone who actually needs resort wear.  What can I say, I lead a simple life.

But for our purposes, I'll be looking at my must-haves for Fall in the next blog post.  So stay tuned!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Slacker Day Outfit

Slacker Day Outfit
Panama Fedora, TBS LOVE ETC. Eau de Parfum, J. Jill V-neck Elbow-Sleeve Tee, Lane Bryant Capris, TBS Coconut Lip Butter, GoodSense Sunscreen SPF 50, Chaco Sandals.  

Tuesday was a slacker day because I couldn't manage to get anything done.  Well, I took out the garbage and recycling.  At least that's something.  It was a case of All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go.  It was also very warm.  As one of my friends pointed out, at least it wasn't raining.  It was definitely a day for slathering on the sunscreen.  Of course, I had my constant companion with me: