Monday, October 22, 2012

Double Serge Pencil Skirt in Festival Blue, A quiet weekend and an old recipe!

Happy Monday!

Hope all of your weekends were swell.  Mine was quiet; the only low point was updating my Ipad to IOS 6.  Sigh.. I am not technical.  I had help.  But I still lost some pictures.  Sigh...Last week was crazy at work.  As well, it was my mother's birthday and since she has now been gone for 11 years, I always feel a little sad.

Thought I would do a little review of the double serge pencil skirt in the festival blue. 

No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool
I purchased it recently on the 30% off sale.  It was a great price and I love blues, as you know..

I love the skirt in this picture, and I like it worn with the charcoal tights, but I am not liking the jacket and black sweater combo.  I am thinking that a charcoal sweater would have looked better or maybe a blouse under the blue jacket.  I like the jacket, but it doesn't like me here.  sigh...  This is the humbling thing about showing you what I wore... 

The skirt is a lovely cobalt colour - much richer than what is shown on the web site.  It is a great colour and as always I am in a petite 8.  I am either a p8 or a 6, but the petite is easier as it requires no hemming!

Other random weekend thoughts:

Did not buy anything after our virtual shopping trip, but I am pretty decided that I will buy.  Once I bite the bullet will let you know!

We watched 2 movies on the weekend: Rock of Ages and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  Neither was in the running for the oscars or will be, but they were great for what they were!

I also cooked two great dishes - One of them is a fall staple here - cider braised pork shoulder with apples.  There used to a show here on food network canada called Christine Cushing Cooks Live.  It was awesome - she taught me so much!  Sadly, she and the network changed up the mix and the show gradually fell apart.  I am sure she is doing something else awesome right now, but I do not know!

Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Apples

It is an amazing recipe - a melange of indian spices and apple cider and reisling.  All great stuff! If you are interested, give it a try, the recipe is here.  Check out the pear ring salad on the same page - it also great and a real crowd pleaser at a dinner party!

Those of you who are vegetarians, just go right by this!

Have a happy Monday!  Tomorrow, I will model the navy sparkle cami - it was very successful!

Stay safe out there!


  1. I hated Rock of Ages till Tom Cruise appeared (I can't stand musicals) but after that I sung along to all my old faves!
    I haven't updated my iPad yet, I hate how Apple have taken away google maps.

    1. I know what you mean! I thought he did very well and had a good time with the role!

      I hate updating everything - it was hours getting things back and running and I am still having issues with my kindle app.

  2. I understand missing moms, birthdays are sad.

    I didn't cook anything good or wear anything nice or watch anything good (other than football!) this weekend. It was all outdoor/painting/cleaning clothes for me this weekend. Not very glamourous!

    Did you see the brown polka dot pants are on sale this morning? (were they on your list for consideration?)

    I like your outfit with the blue skirt, I don't know what I'd do differently. Maybe a lighter color under the jacket, but I have to say I like the way you wore it.

    1. Well Cate, you are so sweet re: my mum and my outfit! I think I must have been in a Jonah mood looking at that picture!!!

      I will have to go back and look at the polka dot pants - I loved them earlier in the season!

  3. Merry Monday right back at you, WMM and all. FYI, Christine C. is still doing a show, but novice cooks only - "Fearless in the Kitchen" - that now airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) here and is in review for the US version. These days, she's concentrating on a small food line, mostly pasta sauces made in ON and Greek olive oils from her family roots. Is that the Le Chateau jacket I spy? Looks really good - and with the skirt!

    1. Hi - hope all went well in your travels! I will have tocheck Christine out - last track of her! Yes, is indeed the LC jacket. I have to start taking this pictures with my camera, not the BB - it is wretched!

  4. I bought this skirt in the tall 8, my only new skirt this season; I wore it to dinner with the black cashmere cowl from last year and black ribbed tights, short black boots. I think you'll get lots of wear from this. I like it with your jacket, too.

    1. Hi Lane!

      I can't wait to wear mine with black as well!

  5. Hi WMM, that cobalt blue looks super on you. I'm sorry you had a subdued weekend, but I guess that feeling sad on your mum's birthday is a chance for you to stop a minute and remember and reflect, so that's a good thing (although I'm sure she's in your thoughts at other times too).
    I think that Christine Cushing also pops in on Marilyn Denis's show now and again.
    I would quite like to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - it looks like most of British Equity, Senior Division, is in it.

    1. Thanks Patricia! I agree - a wee bit of sadness now and then is not a bad thing...

  6. I love the blue skirt on you, WMM! It is such a beautiful color! What about trying it with an ivory/cream cashmere sweater or turtleneck, black tights, and your black knee boots? You could possibly even add your Madewell storyteller scarf too. :)

    I hope this week is less crazy for you. The boys and I are headed over to Shriners Hospital in Tampa for my son's clinic visit in just a little while, and then the rest of the week's routine should be back to normal.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to get with your 20% off and Mickey Money! I'm sure you already know, but there is an extra 30% off final sale and promo-priced items this week, too.

    Have a great day! :)

    1. Hi FFN - good luck at the Tampa clinic! Thanks for the nice advice on other skirt connections!

      I am almost there on my choices. Nothing on the 30% off sale wows me. I contemplated the romance pink schoolboy, but it is final sale and I have sworn to never do that again!


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