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Cruise went better than imagined!  

Will write about the cruise after I get some rest. 

IN the meantime , Here’s a cell phone picture I captured as 

we were leaving the Royal Navy Dockyard in Bermuda 


I am leaving tomorrow for my Bermuda Cruise,k, but thought 

I would leave my dear readers with one last post of Pinterest 

Inspiration Fall Outfits as I hope to come home and get back to posting more often



Since I love jogger style pants and have enjoyed my slip on Clark’s ,

I love the idea of this with a grey top

and a very classic denim jacket 

Army green skinnies, black leather jacket, grey tee, sneakers.:


How about with a leather jacket and a pair of olive pants?



A little black dress never fails to impress so if you're looking for something that's sure to wow your family and friends, possibly even ...:


This color combo is wonderful for Fall and could be done with 

a top and sweater in these shades paired with jeans.  

Witty Conversation with Jessica Kirby of Prosecco & Plaid:


How about spicing up classic jeans and a striped top with 

an orange shoe to say “Hello Fall” ? 

Leopard Top and Pink Jeans #leopard #print #shirt #twinkledeals 8,07$:


And for a new way to wear Leopard , a trend of pairing it with 

shades of pink,  blush and burgundy is on the horizon.  

EILEEN FISHER New Arrivals: Undyed Cashmere Poncho, Silk Shell, Merino Cropped Pant + Chelsea Bootie:


And the silhouette I am most looking forward to embracing this season 

is wearing culottes with boots.  I’ve opted for a bit shorter ones that work better for 

my petite height.. You may want to check out Old Navy who carries them in Petite..

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and week ahead!  

Looking forward to unplugging from media for my cruise,

will post pictures when I return. 

As many of my Dear Readers are aware,

I have sciatica and as a petite curvy woman, 

I rely on heels to help balance out proportions in my outfits. 

I’d seen the Vionic orthotic demonstration of QVC many times for their flip-flops ,

and in fact had purchase the inserts to put in existing shoes.   

It speaks volumes that a podiatrist was so moved by the disaster people do to themselves

with flip-flops that he felt compelled to make a line that was supportive.  


In preparation for Fall, 

I wanted to add a pair of lighter colored ankle boots  and decided 

Vionic orthotics were the way to go…

I bought these in the beginning of August and have worn them all around 

the house testing them out and have to say I am totally sold on this technology. 


I haven’t bought dedicated walking shoes in far to long, 

so decided to invest in these for the cruise….

They are being delivered today and I plan to take a walk in them once they arrive! 

VIONIC Joseph Black -

I couldn’t leave DH out of my new obsession and decided that since he stands on his

feet giving presentations , that he needed a pair of oxfords in this brand…

HERE is the Link for all that offers in this line.  

They can be found at a lot of other places like QVC, Amazon, etc…


I am 5 days away from my departure to Bermuda…

Asking for prayers that Tropical Storm Karl doesn’t mess us up. 

No worries , if so we will just head to Boston (DH’s hometown,lol )  

One thing I am looking forward to taking my breathe away is to view sunset and sun rises at sea!  


I am getting packed and thought I would share with you my 

choices for the Bermuda 5 night Cruise 



Two bold colored maxi dresses for easy dinner outfits.  


A beaded maxi dress and a pilazzo style pant jumpsuit, 

again for wearing to dinner. 

I didn’t photograph them, but I am bringing cardigans and wraps 

to make sure I am warm enough for the reported cold AC on the ship.  


Floral dress with sleeves that can be long or rolled up 

and a vibrant orange lace dress, found HERE.  

I love the ideas of short dresses for lunch or any time I am not at the pool

during the day or even perhaps to wear after dinner if I want to change from the maxi’s for night activities . 


This grey dress is my beloved vacation dress and has gone on virtually 

every vacation I’ve ever taken.   I recently hit up Ebay and found this purple 

and gold version made by Bailey Blue.  

Again day dress options and I am pretty sure these will be what I wear on

the days I am off ship and touring Bermuda. 


Here are the shoes I am bringing 

from left to right , they are 

Nude blinged out Naturalizers in nude with a low very comfortable wedge, found HERE 

Navy Vince Camuta laser cut sandals

Clarks Black Wedges, these are higher but very comfortable

 Black sequined Kalso Earth sandals ,

these babies are so comfortable and will ensure my back is safe in walking any time

and finally Clarks black slip ons again comfortable walking shoes.  


I added 3 bottoms in Navy, white and Black. 

The Navy skirt is new and can be found HERE 


3 tops all in Blue themes… I love the navy floral peplum 

with the navy skirt and am so excited to wear that one day.

The  paisley design one can be found HERE  


Two other options for tops, because there is no way 

I can go on vacation without some flowy , boho  style kimono tops, lol 

My formal wear is not pictured, but I will get a picture to show on the day I wear it!

I am also bring tennis shoes and workout outfit or two to get in some walking or other exercise to try not to have any weight gain despite fun and drinking…

I’ve accomplished this a lot on vacations, so fingers crossed!   


I am grateful to a dear friend who invited me to go see

Hart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick and a fun night of music and dancing . 

I am grateful that we are back into bowling season with my homeschooler as it really is a wonderful additon to our lives, to get out and see friends and have fun .  

I am grateful for phone calls from my only child now away at college, he truly keeps me in the loop!  

I am grateful that my daughter is home with us this year after so many years in college getting both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.   

I am grateful for this upcoming cruise of course and for the way so many women have said they’d like to join us for a trip next year…so grateful for the possibilities to brighten the lives of others as this has brightened ours these past two months of anticipation!   




I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Statement Sweaters, 

as it’s something my daughter (25) and I have been discussing 

adding into her style for Fall/Winter. 

Printed Long Cardigan

Unfortunately this is currently sold out, 

but it’s tucked away in my closet as an xmas present for DD. 

She doesn’t read my blog, so I am safe showing this to you. 

Plaid Coatigan With Pin Closure

This is another addition I have put away for Christmas for her, 

and it’s still available in a few colors , HERE 

Made In Italy Novelty Coatigan

Here is another fabulous option  from TJ Maxx 

Open Front Stitch Cardigan

Even this one would be a great Statement Sweater for just $24.99 , also from TJ Maxx.

There really are too many on that site for me to show them all, 

so I highly recommend if you want to peruse them all you

Start HERE with Cardigans…

N Natori Printed Scuba Knit Belted Topper:

Yesterday was my 51st B’day , so I bought this for myself…

I see pairing it with black, grey, white, burgundy and tan . 

Tashon Faux Fur Trimmed Herringbone Poncho:

I fell in love with this wonderful herringbone fur trimmed poncho as well. 

Because of course statement toppers can be ponchos, kimono,or jackets.

I love this one because it marries two opposites, herringbone which is a men’s

inspired print with faux fur which is all female glamour….

I will say this poncho is not soft and flowy like most poncho due to the herringbone material,

but that didn’t take away my love for it at all.  

Dear Readers, Do you  have at least one statement topper in your wardrobe?  

Wishing you all a fabulous Weekend, Thanks for Stopping By?  


I am grateful to dear friends and family who all reached out to give me birthday greetings yesterday. 

I am grateful to my husband for listening to my hint and getting me tickets to go see my Steelers first game of the season at the Redskins stadium on Monday. 

I am grateful that I am just 15 days from embarking on my Cruise to Bermuda with a friend. 

I am grateful that Monday I will be getting my haircut and colored before heading to the football game. 

I am grateful for the starting of Fall activities , despite the weather being Summer…. That means my son’s bowling leagues have begun and of course Football Season!  


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