Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Wrap -Up: what i actually ordered and virtual miller time!

Well.

It has been one of those weeks.  Lots of work and less fun than I would have wanted.  But I cling to the truths that I live by:

1) nothing bad cannot be joked about.  NOTHING
2) nothing bad cannot be helped by friends
3) It is miller time somewhere

(Okay, okay, these are not my only truths, I am not a complete shallow sally.  But I am close!)

So, last weekend, some of you took me shopping.  We will ignore Dani's antics in the bar (we all recommended one tequila, but she is Upper Canadian..) and cling to how spectacular she looked in all of the clothes she tried on!  It's good that she hosts happy hour...

Did I order some stuff?  Well, hello - have you met me???

What worked out well:

Remember the red sweater that arrived and was to be sent back?

Collection cashmere tee

Well, my lovely VPS exchanged it for:

Collection cashmere tee

Pagoda Blue cashmere t - Great exchange.

My VPS and I talked about all of the things I loved.  But she counselled me on practicality.  She also recommended I wait for crazy pants to go on sale.  She is a good person.

What did I buy:

No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool
The double serge in the antique white. I "luff" this skirt, as Tabs would say and while i was modelling another white skirt with black satin trim early in the week, it is thin and will have to be put away for the season soon.  Is this a rationalisation?  Why, yes, yes it is...


Café capri in tiny dots


Yup - cafe capri in tiny dots.  With my wardrobe, we both thought this made a lot more sense.

Dream cardigan in soft peri:

Dream cardigan

Oh please don't judge the dream!  I just loved this cardi in this colour, cause you JUST KNOW I pre-ordered:

Collection jeweled T-strap ballet flats

I don't care, if this is wrong, I don't want to be right.  And well, none of this is final sale and I will live another day!!!

With my 20% off coupon and my Mickey Money, I got all of this for an amazing price!  Clothes do not make the woman, but darn it, they make her feel good!

You can't possible be surprised, can you?

When I get the shoes, I will definitely need that dance party!  Dani - I am too tired to make the dip tonight...    Think I will just sit in the corner and curl up and listen to good conversation!

Thank you all again for such a great week and for popping by - you are ALL the best!

33 comments:

  1. Number one is a Scottish trait!
    Oh we all have that white skirt now I love it but it's so thin in comparison to the old wool pencils, I think it feels really cheap but the colour sways it for me.
    The baby blue colour is so pretty, looking forward to modelling time.

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    1. I am anxious to see it in real life! I will just have to keep to white drinks when I am wearing it!!!!

      Now I have to turn my attention to holiday shopping. sigh....

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  2. I am so glad you picked the shoe's. Can't wait to see them!

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  3. Hi Mini!

    Apparently, they will ship nov 5. - will definitely do a review when it all arrives!

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  4. Excellent choices! Those dotted pants look nice but they are so much better in person, I just love the weight and material. The antique white skirt is pretty and practical. The cashmere T exchange is great, that is a much better color for you. And of course I am glad you found a sweater to match your beautiful shoes. When will they arrive? Nice tag (how will I explain this to my husband), have you told him the story of the email to Mickey? lol

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    1. Oh he knows the mickey saga all right!

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    2. Whoops - got cut off! I am very excited about these items, but even better, none are final sale, so i am not bound to anything

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  5. BOX POPULI This Miller Time calls for a real party, discount, Mickey fund, pagoda blue and new acquisitions that feel like you! I apparently missed the whole tequila episode on trip last week, Mz. DBP doin shots?? I hope your Cinderella slippers make you feel like dancing. And I'm laughing at the heft of that box; must keep the Men in Brown fighting fit. (Did you mean holiday outfit or under tree shopping ;-)

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    1. Those poor men! Ah well, they are happy men delivering to a happy woman!

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  6. Love all your choices! Can't wait to see the shoes. How fun!

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    1. I hope I can carry shoes off! Will let you see as soon as they come!

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  7. I think your choices are so perfect, look at all of the blue which is so pretty on you. The shopping trip was fun, maybe too fun for some of us *hiccup* but I'm back on track for Miller Time today! I get my sale box today and I'm hoping to do some clothing reviews tomorrow. With the renovations here I've had limited access to my closet, thank goodness I had that good uniform figured out before it all started. This weekend I can finally get some pictures taken.
    Hope your day goes well!

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    1. Oh can't wait to see you in the pants!

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  8. I agree you should wait for sale time for "crazy pants" if you must have them, and you must if they are your joy. Like the dotted ones. I have various periwinkle items--jackie card, tank etc; that color is so flattering.

    I am headed up to college with my oldest to have lunch with the baby (21). Must go figure out appropriate campus mom wear!

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    1. Which college?

      THanks Lane - the peri is a lovely shade, isn't it?

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    2. Bates-- new prez inauguration today too.

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  9. Can't wait to see you in the white skirt. I really want one after seeing it on ajc:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I know - she looked amazing! And now Tabs! If we get fab white high boots we can be winter gogo dancers!

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    2. Oh I'm loving the winter go go dancer idea!

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    3. It is very uk. - I will want a white little leather hat..

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  10. All your choices are great, how about virtual white skirt party? Your pretty shoes will ship on November 5th? Here is hoping that you would be able to take them to election celebration after your candidate is elected (I have a feeling we are rooting for the same one). And if not, well you know 'nothing bad cannot be joked about'. I strongly believe in your truths.
    Getting impatient waiting for Miller time... Unfortunately we are separated by the long, long 'to do' list. Sigh.

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    1. Oh me, too! Miles to go before I sleep and I was up at 4 am! Do you like the idea of winter go-go dancers? Are you too young to even know what that is? :-)

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  11. WMM: Mum's peacoat came, it's fantastic, I think the quality is much better than J Crew and it was half the price, it's so warm and so snuggly, she got the vicuna, it's a lovely shade, thanks again for modelling it!

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    1. I KNOW!!! I love my two coats! I would have one in every colour! I get so many compliments on them and like them much better than the JC coat I had! Which colour did she get??

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  12. Lovely picks, definitely looking forward to outfit photos! Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

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    1. You too Louise! Hope you are having good weather!

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  13. You chose well, WMM! I'm so glad to hear that your VPS allowed you to exchange the poppy sweater for the blue one! I saw the polka-dot pants when I was in the store earlier this week and think you will be pleased with them. I am also looking forward to seeing pictures of your new shoes. Hopefully they'll ship out early! :)

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    1. THANKS FFM!! have a lovely day! Am looking forward to the next 'this and that' - you know I LOVE those posts!

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    2. Yes! I also thought the pants were lovely irl!

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  14. "Don't judge the dream" ....haha too funny! Love the picks.

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  15. Ha! I have heard so much about the dream I felt I must do a per-emotive strike!

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  16. I love the impractical shoes, and they will look beautiful with the (possibly impractical but goes with everything) ivory skirt. I would hold on to, and mull over the dream cardi, because more than likely that color will show up in a different fabrication any day now. I always find that J Crew tends to make many items out of the same palette each season. Enjoy your lovely new goodies!

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  17. Thanks Knityarns!

    I agreed- will have to see when it all arrives! I never worry when it isn't final sale!

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