Monday, October 5, 2009

Day Nineteen: Oh, Happy Day, a Leather Jacket I Can Love!

Do you ever have those days when you just feel totally and completely fabulous? Your hair has submitted to your will, your clothes are clean, pressed and fit just right? You know that your smile will get you an extra piece of bacon on your blt at Subway--not to mention that a man at the garden center will cheerfully offer to tote your posies and dirt out to the car and seem to mean it?

Ah. I love those days. They sure don't happen very often--and I'm not having one today, darn it. In fact, they happen for me around twelve days a year. Usually on the days when I'd pass the smiley-face test with one of these:

Don't tell me if those days disappear when the whole menopause thing starts, because I'll just kill myself now!

I was delighted with everything on Saturday, hormones or no. Speaking of babies, I attended a baby shower in the late morning. Our hostess made this fabulous diaper cake (made of diapers, not cake):

I also went to a Boy Scout Car Wash, a men's clothing store, the bank, and out to lunch with my guys.

I didn't spend a lot of time planning my ensemble because I knew I wanted to wear my brand new Norma Kamali Snow Trees shirt and my new black leather jacket. VERY excited about the jacket. Butter-soft and fits well.

Do I look grumpy? I wasn't. I think this was about the 50th pic that P took of me. He's soooo patient. But he did a great job. (Thanks, honey!)

Something to notice: Style wisdom says that you should be able to measure your front look in three fairly equal sections. I did okay here. The short-waisted thing makes it awkward. And after seeing many of the other pictures, I think I would like the jeans to be an inch longer and the shoes correspondingly higher (though these were clogs--a nice, tall book would've been fab). So many things to think about.

Over the course of this blog, I'll point you in some directions for figuring out what looks good on YOU! Your first assignment--should you choose to accept it--is to watch the first couple seasons of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. You'll learn plenty. I promise.

Kenneth Cole Black Leather Jacket: (Sam's Club) $60; Norma Kamali Snow Trees Shirt:  $12; Faded Glory Jeans: $15: George cami: $8; Earth Spirit Black Clogs: $30; Jewelry: That Damn Necklace Again (in black and silver)--$7: Earrings: $7    Total: $139

Oh, and here are the shoes. Don't know that I've posted them yet.

Very comfortable. Leather.

Hope you have a great week! Tomorrow: Bad news comes in orange.


  1. Hey beautiful,

    Love the picture! I've been in my black period for a long long time . . . But there's something to be said for sticking with what works! As for orange, I love the color, but it doesn't love me. I think I'm a winter. (That's probably my favorite scene in Roger and Me when the woman who does Michael Moore's color scheme realizes she's wrong and calls him back in a panic about it. He is NOT an autumn, he is a winter!) Still, I do manage it from time to time just because I like it.

  2. Hi, Gorgeous M--I keep saying I'll watch Roger and Me, but Michael Moore gives me a headache every time I see his picture. Don't know why. But on your recommendation....I can totally see you in orange! (Will you be wearing it on the 31st?!!!) xoxo