Monday, December 3, 2012

Over-The-top-Tuesday - where I try to goop, too, and start to get ready for the baby!

Happy Tuesday all!

Well...

after the weekend's festivities, I longed for a quiet Monday at the office.  It was a little hectic, but that was okay!

I recently broke down and ordered the Blythe blouse in the lovely shade of brocade blue.  FFM has me firmly convinced that blue is for me and when the blouse arrived, I loved it!

Blythe blouse in silk
Such a pretty blouse here
When I went to put it on yesterday, I decided to totally rip off the lovely Andrea, she of the Tweed and Toile blog, who recently tried to recreate Gwyneth's goop JC looks.

You recall the look...



And the lovely Tweed and Toile's version is here.  Doesn't she look great?

And of course, you know I have the top and bottom.  I never could find the blouse again, but then I got to thinking "hmmm, that brocade blouse kind of reminds me of Gwynnie's blouse and voila:




No Gwynnie, but not bad!!!  I am wearing the pave hearts pendant necklace, which i purchased a while ago on a 30% off sale:

Pavé hearts pendant necklace

A close-up:


It is very festive and quite cute - still on sale till midnight @ 25% off...


Put my little fairy lights on my buffet last night.  Don't they look dreamy?  They were pricey - they are like the wee ones that I see in all of the British decorating magazines, which are nearly impossible to get around here:




 The little angel Sydney made when she was 4 had pride of place there:





As does the little porcelain carolers, who have been in my family for 50+ years:



And the little pine cone snowman with his little jaunty tophat that was given to me when I was 3 years old:



In my opinion, everything looks good in the dark with fairy light around!  I think I look 30 in the dark with fairy lights!

And now for THE NEWS!!!

Yes, she is pregnant!  Our girl Kate is pregnant!!

UK's Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby


We are very excited, though I see the Daily Telegraph is already calling for twins!  Poor girl - I feel very badly that she feels so ill.  That is a miserable thing for sure.  So tonight, I am reserving all of my hugs for her in hopes she feels better!  My husband, who is wont to say pithy things in times like this, said his standard line: "We'll find the bastard that did that to our girl!"  We were not amused...

Happy Tuesday all and stay safe out there!



29 comments:

  1. You look fabulous! and the blue is the perfect compliment for the tweed!! :o)

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  2. I LOVE this blue on you!!!! And, as Andrea said, you look fabulous, as always!!!!

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    1. Rynetta, have I told you lately that I love you?

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  3. This is my favorite outfit on you,love it!

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    1. Thanks Ina! I think it is the perfect blue and that makes the difference!

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  4. Blue is your color and I think deep greens and purples too. You look wonderful in this outfit, now I regret returning the jacket.

    I love all the special decorations you have and I need some fairy lights to make everything look better.

    Now we'll be watching every little detail for the royal baby. Your husband is a hoot.

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    1. Hey Tiffany Rose - you would have rocked that jacket! I love the brocade blue colour. I am actually going to order the tippi cardigan that is on sale today in the same colout and am contemplating ballet flats. It is a lovely, lovely blue! These fairy lights are really different than what I had - I will take a picture with the lights off (in the day time) they are tiny and look like little flames and feel kind of waxy. I am sure they are common where Tabs is, but they cost me $40 for a box! But I love them!

      Yes, my husband is a hoot. But even he is excited. He and my son love kate.

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  5. Fairy lights are the cat's pyjamas, I have three sets twinkling away at night just now, do you have different fairy lights from ours?

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    1. Tabs, ours are typically slightly bigger and plastic-y looking. These ones I bought were small, almost almost like little candle flames and had a softer, waxier texture. WHen I look at the british christmas mags the lights seem more like these. WHen My tress goes up this weekend, I will take a picture of the other kind of wee lights we have. These ones are so much nicer!

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    2. OK, so now I finally don't feel like a nutter for making the DH buy a set last time he was in U.K. near holidays! The ones we get over here are definitely larger. My Brit ones are more rounded and also seem "glow-ier" vs. bright. I think you are right re. type of plastic.

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    3. I think we need a canadian source GF! And then we can mule them for profit to anglophiles like ourselves!

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  6. Your husband is funny! They don't really think she is having twins, do they? Your buffet looks pretty, I've never heard of fairy lights (do I live under a rock?) but maybe I need them. Your GOOP outfit looks better than the original! That blue is perfect for the suit.

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    1. Cate, yes on the twins since highly elevated hormones in early pregnancy, triggering severe morning sickness, could mean multiples. One of the pundit doctors on BBC said 2% chance but the bookies in U.K., who will let you bet on almost anything, have cut their odds by 50%. That makes me laugh. Poor thing on 7 months of scrutiny, but at least now the mags won't be speculating every time she wears a slightly blousy dress.

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    2. Yes, poor Cate. How long till the Enquirer has her pregnant with an alien????

      I think fairy lights is a british term, but I have adopted it as well, since well, I like and I have a fairy thing.. go figure!

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    3. Omg, bookies?! What are the odds on the likelihood of an alien baby? This poor couple & their baby are going to be so scrutinized. Oops, I guess I am participating! But I like them and wish them well so my scrutiny doesn't count, right?

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  7. WMM, I have the original shirt and a very similar jacket from JC of yore. Think I will be recreating you and Tweed and Toile this week. Mimicry loves company and all that.
    I think it's lovely that you've kept S. early crafts (my mum was a purger since we moved non-stop) and that F. and his gf bake!
    This outfit makes you look like a long, happy drink of water, excellent, and the shoes remain TDF.
    Happy Tuesday to ya.

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    1. Well you go, girl!! I wish I had some of my early crafts. We have kept the most significant - i always felt terrible throwing out their artwork. I have some framed but then eventually it eats you alive! They were prolific little buggers!

      I do love those shoes! I gotta blog about my Michael Kors wedge booties - love 'em!

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  8. That blue is a stunning color! Works well popping out from the gray. And what a wonderful holiday tableau you have going on there! Looks so lush and cozy. I love indoor fairy-lights decorating.

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    1. Life as a cat, I am thinking of draping MYSELF in fairy lights, that's how much I am loving them!!!

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  9. I also love the outfit, that blue is stunning on you.
    I must get my own paws on these special fairy lights.
    Your husband kills me, how funny. But you know even MrBP was excited when he heard the news and our little Miss is over the moon.

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    1. Tell Miss if she ever visits Freddy Beach, perhaps my earring'd and soon-to-be-tatooed 17 year old son might let her play with his Will and Kate paper dolls!

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  10. You make me want to take out those Christmas lights, have to dug out the boxes, next weekend. I just got the leaves out from the backyard for a pickup this week so I think it is time.
    I love blue with gray and it looks perfect on you!!! Better than GP because you light it up!
    Now the baby, I am really not one for the royal news but it is hard not to empathize with beautiful pregnant woman... and a BABY! OK, I did get a little excited... BABIES???

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    1. I love babies!!! Really, should I think of another? What's 50 anyway! :-)

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  11. You look fab, wmm. By far, my favorite look on you, totally nailed it and so glad you ordered that Blythe. Looks like it was made for you!

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    1. Thanks Antro Blogger!! I am remembering this!

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  12. Oh how I love that blouse on you, WMM! In fact, the entire outfit is fabulous!

    Your buffet looks absolutely divine with all of your fairy lights! I also hang them in my house, but I have the 'American' version, and didn't even realize there was a difference in the ones from Britain. Now I am curious to find a pair for myself!

    I am absolutely thrilled for William and Kate! This really is such happy and exciting news...definitely needed right now, too! I wish Diana could have been around for this special time, she would have been such a wonderful grandmother. It is really a privilege and honor though to see her son grow up to be such a respectable man, and now a father. I even feel quite proud...almost as if he's one of my own. :)

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    1. Whoops - see my comment below - I mistyped it into the wrong section!) I think Diana would have made a fabulous grandmother! I am so proud and I do love Will and Kate (and even cheeky hairy - every pun intended!)

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  13. Oh FFM! I hear you!!! I loved Diana! And no spilling the beans but I am giving william and kate mugs to my kids in their stockings!!!

    Thanks for the nice compliment! I hemmed and hawwed over the blue blythe, but it is perfect and I even ordered the tippi cardi which has been on sale and I had a rewards card!

    I am going to source these lights for all of us!!

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