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 So happy that the election is over and I won’t have to keep erasing messages that keep filling up my answering machine daily.  Being in a swing state of Virginia means they get to harass you.  I almost envy my friends who only have cell phones and were not subjected to this part of the election process.  I can’t imagine what Floridians were subjected to.  Now the decision has been made.

Today I get an extra treat of a longer time to hang out with my friend at the mall while the theater children are having a rehearsal.  It is so important for stay at home mother’s to take good care of themselves and have friendships,  hobbies and even put themselves first sometimes.  I was blessed to have had a mother who set a really good example of this and I always knew this was important for me to do to ensure that I don’t give myself totally away and have regrets later or not allow my children to grow independent of me.  My children have so benefited from this and I am proud to say, I gave them wings.

I hope that some day my daughter and the wives of my son’s can say about me what I say about my mother and make good choices and support their spouses need to maintain individuality.  Don’t know why I am feeling so deep today.  I am really missing my daughter who won’t be home until Thanksgiving and am probably feeling very sentimental as my son’s 17th birthday is next weekend.  It really is the beginning of that holiday season that makes you miss loved ones who now watch over us instead of sharing our daily lives. I welcome this time to cherish their memories,  to evaluate how they helped mold me,  and to check that I am being the best version of myself.  Anyone else feeling this so early in the holiday season? 

I love my new  jacket that is from Hong Kong and purchased from Ebay.  There are really a lot of feminine touches in this jacket.  My daughter has a love of Japan including their fashions and introduced me to it.  The shoulders have a really cute gathering detail that puffs up a little and the cuffs on the sleeves are an extra detail.  It does not button and is meant to hang open.  The best part of this little beauty is the back.  Loved it so much I have a photo to show you:

My husband’s insight was that it is like the Anime characters and their outfits…..Excuse the white marks. I leaned against a fence and it brushed off.  I did get it off later, so no worries. It was my husband’s suggestion to take the photos in the tree.  He really takes his role as photographer very seriously.  You should hear him suggesting how to move my head and where to place my hands….

I would really need to wear some tights with this later in the season, but don’t currently own any to match this.  So dear readers opinions are desired…. What color tights should I get for this combo?

Outfit Details-

Green Sweater Dress- Chadwicks- last year

Orange Jacket- Ebay- recent

Boots- Chadwicks- no longer available

Scarf- Remixed

Purse- Thrifted

Tomorrow I will be showing my shorter winter coats and Friday I will be announcing my first Blog Challenge, so come back and visit.

Dear Readers, Your comments are welcomed and appreciated!

Don’t for get to stop by and see all the ladies linking up with and


If you have read my previous posts, you know that I am on a weight loss journey and for the first time realizing that I have been making mistakes regarding dressing my 5’3″ body.  There really aren’t too many petite bloggers out there who aren’t also very thin.  Dressing a curvier body that is also petite is an art form and a challenge I am coming to terms with.  Today’s outfit is not a silhouette I am familiar with.  You see I love tunics, leggings and boots.  That combination makes me look shorter and let’s face it heavier.  So in the interest of learning from my mistakes and my new-found realization that my mirror has been lying to me and the camera is telling the truth, this is my first conscious attempt at change.

These photos are courtesy of my 16 year old son’s IPHONE, so not the best quality…

I chose a shorter top, one that hits me right at the hip bone.  I also chose  flats instead of succumbing to my addiction for boots.  Not an easy task as, we just this week  saw  cool enough temperatures to qualify for wearing boots.  I must say that I will wear my boots a lot this winter, I will just adjust the way I do so.  In any previous posts involving pants, I have opted for leggings or jeggings.    So, I chose a pair of corduroys this time.  These were a pair I had purchased a few years ago and had never worn because they ran small and didn’t fit.  One of the benefits of weight loss!

I like this silhouette.  You can’t see my shoes very well, so here is a picture of them.  They are Aerosoles and the most comfortable pair I own.  To take this look up a notch for a casual date with my husband, I would switch out the flats for red heels.  I added a picture of the heels, since I forgot to take a photo wearing them.

Last is my red ruffle coat that I purchased for a great deal off season last year.  This is the first chance I had to wear it.  Another curse of being petite is contending with hemming the sleeves, which I have yet to do.  Will be done before I wear this again.

There is just something about the red and brown combo that makes me think of fall.  Is there a color combo that means fall to you?   Please share your combos, who knows maybe I will attempt some of them

Outfit Details

Red cowl neck- Ann Taylor Loft- thrifted

Red Floral Blouse- Jaclyn Smith- have had for a while

Brown Cords- The Limited

Red floral ballet flats- Aerosoles Online- recent

Red Ruffle Coat- Chadwicks- online

You can’t see very well, but I am wearing a locket that belonged to my Grandmother, Alice May Campbell and inside are photos of her mother and brother.  She was quite a woman and I cherish it. 

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