Monday, September 10, 2012

some outfits and a review of the gap 1969 corduroy jacket in dark pink

Well, it is Monday again!

Where does the time go?  I had a lovely weekend - I switched the clothes in my closet yesterday, since the weather has begun to change here, if only so slightly...  No cashmere or heavy woolens dug out yet, but time to pack away the linen, the bright whites and the flip flops!

Last week was a bit of a shock to my system - I had not been to work for a month.  Oh - I checked in via blackberry and kept on top of the crises, but I tried to limit my working as I was really bone tired, having has no time off for close to 16 months.  In the last year my work has been terribly stressful - we have faced budget and personnel cuts and restructuring and regardless of whether the final outcome is positive, these kind of things are never easy to go through!

So Tuesday am, I got up bright eyed and bushy-tailed (okay - that is a lie - I was literally waking up all week long at 4:30 due to jet-lag...) and ready to face the day:



Can't you sense the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed-ness of me????  I am wearing a linen jacket that i got earlier in the summer (provenance unknown but an awesome Winners snag!), J Crew navy t, J Crew navy circle eyelet skirt from 2011 and the mango Valentina slingbacks from this year.  I wish the regular valentinas fit me so well!

Another outfit of the day:



I liked this one as well!  I am not crazy about me in this picture, but I am beginning to get used to the ying and yang of the photo in a blog....

This is a grey/blue/silver combo.  The shoes are the sensible ones from the french company Fugitive by Francesca Rossi that I bought earlier in the summer.  The skirt is a grey skirt with silver polka dots from Calvin Klein that I love.  The sweater is a short sleeve knit by Nougat London in dove grey.  I paired it all with my J Crew Schoolboy in chambray.

Last night, I went to a dinner at a friend's house to celebrate our mutual anniversaries.  They were 22 years on September 8th and as you know, Barry and I were 27 years on the 7th.



I am wearing my beloved cafe capris in the pompon pattern from J Crew, gold sensible shoes from Fugitive and the Naomi Blouse in Champagne.  I topped it with a jean jacket.  My son's girlfriend is in the background - she says she was photo-bombing, me, but she is awfully sweet.  Note the beer bottle to my right (your left!).   This is an interesting angle - my son is 6'4" and I am 5'2"...

Finally, my Saturday morning outfit, which features the 1969 corduroy jacket from Gap in dark pink.


Gap jacket, J Crew vintage white vneck tshirt, Joe Fresh skinny jeans, J Crew ballets in beet juice, wool scarf.

It was cool here on Saturday.  As you know, I have rekindled a romance with Gap this fall.  I was so pleased with my white icon boyfriend shirt that I ordered the jean jacket in pink as well.   This is a lovely piece:


I also picked up some chinos in the same colour.  Don't worry - I will not wear them together.  I will model them another day...

This is a lovely jacket - so soft and very flattering, IMO.  It is a nice alternative to the expected jean jacket.  I got it on sale during the 25% sale a couple of weeks back and at $50, it was a great deal.

Of course, I packed most of my summery things up, and I see the weather is going to be warm here mid-week.  Sigh... Welcome to Atlantic Canada in September...

Have a wnderful day!!!


14 comments:

  1. 16 months without a holiday? 6 weeks holiday is mandatory here, and many folk get even longer if they've been in a job for a while,phew we have such different work ethics. I think you look great in all of these pics, but I know what you mean I hate looking at myself in pictures, I'm still 30 in my head.

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    1. Well it was my own fault. I am entitled to 5 weeks a year, but it was so crazy that I could only take time at Christmas for 3 or 4 days when the office was closed! Never doing that again!!!!

      I also find, I look bigger in pictures than I do in real life. My husband agrees, so I feel better, even if he is only agreeing to get along!

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  2. I treated myself to a bright pink jean jacket earlier this spring too, and I've gotten an amazing amount of wear out of it!

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    1. well it is FFM's fault as she always tells me how pretty I look in pink! :-)

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  3. WMM, that pink jean jacket is brill and brings a great boost to your casual look. It's really lovely on you (and I don't own one single pink thing, other than blusher.) I just picked up a forest green "throw over" jacket for Saturday wear from Joe Fresh. Thanks to a discount and store bonus cards it cost me $19. Pleather experiment, which I have never done before, not even in teenagedom. But my real leather jacket from your friend Ralph is black and a bit harsh for day. And I wouldn't invest in anything other than brown/ black/ cognac even though Danier etc. are doing lots of great burgundy and jewel tones right now. Am on a mission not to wear black (my uniform/ crutch) this season. Also really bad about taking holiday allotment, have always worked for 24/7 or start-up operations where running over the year is norm. But this year I have learned, hard way, to book - and take - at least a few days off once every 4 mos. max. Prioritizing self and planning your next "trip" even if it's just a friend catch-up or area staycation does help.

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    1. Get Fresh - I bought the most gorgeous silk patterned blouse from Joe Fresh on Saturday for $29! it is just gorgeous - will have to start to wear it this week! it has become the elusive, non-white dressy blouse on my list after my foulard top disaster! JF also had cute little houndstooth print knit gloves for $9 so I snatched a pair for my daughter and for me!

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  4. The pink jacket is lovely. You have inspired me to take a peek at the GAP. You look great in pictures,but it is hard to see ourselves from the camera's odd glare-y perspective. I think the grey CK skirt is fab.

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    1. Thanks KnitYarns. The CK skirt was a winners steal for $39 in the summer. It needed to be shortened length and width-wise, but for $55 in the end, I was pleased. I can see it with boots, etc. I am liking corduroy again after avoiding it for awhile!

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  5. I saw that jacket at the Gap the other day, I was in there looking for gym shoes for my daughter, without success I may add. However what I did notice was the perfect shade of pink on that jacket, I just think it's gorgeous! I'm thrilled you bought it as it truly is your color!!

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    1. Thanks Dani! It wasn't on the list, sigh....nor was a couple of other things (as I noted over at your blog!) I really loved the colour though and I justified it as on sale (I know!!!)

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  6. WMM, had to post again here because a piece from BBC World News just popped up on my screen. Authorities in Rome battling with romantics re. removing all love locks from bridge over Tiber. (They say rusting locks have potential to damage ancient structure.) So glad your "anniversary moment" is safe in Paris.

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    1. GetFresh! i propose we get a posse together and head to Rome immediately!!! We may have to stop in Milan and do some "sightseeing" and then on to Venice, ending in Rome where we can chain ourselves to the bridge!

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  7. Those pom pom look fantastic on you. Do not I repeat go 16 months till your next holiday. It's good for you and we also enjoyed the posts from abroad.

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    1. marsha - you are SOOO right! Plus I love to travel!

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