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For the Winter Style Challenge for GYPO, 

one of the items on the list was a plaid shirt , 

which I opted out of getting as I am not much for button up shirts , 

and if I do wear them would prefer a gingham instead….. 

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As a Subsitution I bought this fun poncho from Jane.com

As I’ve mentioned before things only stay up for a short time before new items take their place. 

They did get a similar version back, but it only has five hours left and I am posting this in the morning. 

I did post the link on my Facebook page, so if you are not yet follwing that way perhaps now is the time!  

That’s the best way for me to post items that I find there as quickly as possible… 

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We had a warmer day, and this poncho thrown over a long sleeve tshirt was perfect!  

I am wearing my Diane Gilman Flared Jeans, bought for this season. 

Mine are no longer available, but she does have 6 other flared options, found HERE 

I like that I have navy boots (bought in Ireland) that help to extend my leg line,

a great trick for petite like myself. 

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I don’t think I could ever tire of wearing ponchos in any form….

I do like the addition of bootcuts and flares along with my skinnys. 

I mentioned yesterday that my Madi Claire bag was getting lots of use, lol! 

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Here’s my Game time oufit, which I am now in mourning as my team’s season is over.   

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which is how I actually watched the game, lol!  

Self Care

I think today’s self care had to be doing my weight training in the morning. 

I  made the colossal mistake of skipping it for a few days while I was doing lots of errands and 

spending quality time with my son before he headed back to college.  The reason I described it as colossal was it had reached that achy state , which kept me from falling asleep and being too tired to go grab Ibuprofen for relief , made for an uncomfortable night…. 

Gratitude

I am grateful the support of my son when my team lost, albeit throught texting… 

I am grateful for these close quality time moments with our youngest.  

I am grateful laughter and playfulmess we have as a family. 

I am grateful for the fun we had Saturday night making a fun dessert that some Asian customers served my husband this week…If anyone knows the legitimate name that would be helpful.  It is very simply, egg roll shell wrapped around 1/4 bannana and brown sugar.   They fried them, but luck me as I have my air fryer which worked perfectly!  They were yummy and brought the three of us together on our first night without my other son who had left that morning. 

 

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If you are a Regular Reader of My Blog, 

You know my love of Ponchos….

I had all solid colored ones, until this Season, 

because I found a striped version. 

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My Poncho is by Liz Lange via HSN and comes in three colors. 

It’s on clearance for $34.95 in regular and plus sizes and can be worn two ways 

as there are buttons on my shoulder in this photo, that can be turned to go down the center. 

Just a reminder that I make no profit from my blog in showing you items I love. 

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I doubled up a Charming Charlie’s pink necklace with a Jane 

pink tassel necklace for a little more impact.  

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My Jeans are again Diane Gilman from a few years ago.

I pulled the pink accessories out of the print of my Aerosoles Wedges. 

I’ve had these wedges in black with floral print in red, blue and green for a few years ,

so added this print as a new option.  

They also come in a few solid color options.

Dear Readers, Our temperatures switched from the high 80’s to the low 70’s today.  

I hope that means we are past the worst of the heat and humidity.  

Hoping you are getting a glimpse of Fall?

If you are in warmer temps, are you like me and pretending it’s Fall by wearing more pants and darker shades,

or are you more patient and wearing your summer clothes? 

Gratitude

I am grateful I fell back asleep after an initial early wake up. 

I am grateful that my son is doing a reasonably good job homeschooling,                                                                              despite his brother being home on Fall break. 

I am grateful that my son did chores today without my having to ask twice. 

I am grateful my son home from college helped clean the kitchen , giving me one day off…

I am grateful for a phone call from  my daughter as we plan all her  time off and potential trips home. 

Today was bowling day, except not for me…

I went , but due to sciatica did not bowl,

so I decided I would take advantage of that 

and style a poncho…

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Normally a poncho and bowling day wouldn’t go together..

I had just as much fun hanging out and chatting with the other parents..

We are all looking forward to Saturday when a few of us are attending a Wildlife Festival during the day, 

then the adults are hanging out  without the kids for the night….

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I originally had a different scarf that had grey and teal in it, but saw this one on my way out the door,

and quickly tried it on and lived the more vibrant blues in this one…

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I like wearing scarves or long necklaces with a poncho to break up the wide silhouette

and add in a vertical line…

Poncho’s really are a great background to showcase a scarf or necklace… 

Perhaps I’ll have to try the infinity scarf  and a necklace combo from yesterday with a poncho next…

Speaking of ponchos, they are going to be a big trend for Spring… 

I also have noticed that Feather Prints and Jewelry seem to be trending for the warm season…

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Which is why I recently purchased my first item for Spring,  this bat-wing top from Ebay

It arrived and is very lightweight and perfect for wearing over a tank top for Summer

Check out this link for all the feather themed necklaces from Forever 21

Gratitude

I am grateful for bowling days and the fun of connecting with other homeschooling families. 

I am grateful for the weekend plans and another chance for my son to hang out with his friends.

I am grateful that the heating pad helped my sciatica and gave me a few pain free hours today. 

I am grateful my daughter called to share with me that today’s walk to campus was much easier due to the plowed walkways…. after the night before where she was on the phone joking her way through the piles of snow and unpaved roads and sidewalks, rolling over snow drifts and even falling twice , this was a huge relief.

I love the my daughter is much like me and looks for the bright side of things, commenting today that her legs are feeling quite toned from all this walking in snow… 

 I am also grateful that she has no plans to stay north of home past grad school and likes our area where snowfall is a rare delight… she can always visit Boston since it’s her father’s home…

I am grateful that I have quite an assortment of flat boots for the season to accommodate this bout of sciatica

I am grateful that my home-schooler worked hard today finishing his Biology note taking, the more we do the less trouble he gives me in this… note taking for a kid who hates writing is torture, but he is seeing his own achievements , which was my goal before really pursuing the great adventure of creative writing… 

Today I went to the mall with my son, to use gift cards 

to complete a few more clothing items to his evolving style.

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With it being a colder rainy day, I opted for my new red Poncho, a Christmas present.

I love this deep red color, a color I use to think didn’t work well for me…

I like the addition of the print top underneath, although a plain black top would look great too..
I really like adding either a scarf or long necklace with ponchos to create a vertical line, a trick for us petites…

I had to stand by my favorite tree without touching it due to the wet days we’ve been having..

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I would normally have thought of my petite height and

  opted for a pair of heeled black booties , rather than riding boots..

I, however, knew with the body aches

I’d been experiencing.  that I wanted flats today..

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I am also wearing my new Cloche Hat, found at Amazon Here..

My favorite stylist extraordinaire, Angie from You Look Fab, 

recently recommended I add a cloche style hat to my style..

Dear Readers, I had a fun day with my son… anytime I get with just one child individually is special. When my son saw me in my new hat, he called me Mary Poppins.. I had to laugh when seeing the photos with the addition of the umbrella..

My body aches came back late in the day,

but not nearly as bad as they’ve been,

so guess I need to just take it easy…

Dear Readers, Have any of you had the bad luck of catching the virus or full on flu going on now? 

Did you get any great fashion items for Christmas?  

Would love to hear from you , please leave a comment…

Gratitude

I am grateful that my son and I had a great day together and that he found 3 great new pieces to add to his style.

I am grateful that my body aches are getting better and are definitely not flu related…

I am grateful that my oldest is definitely feeling much better and is on the upswing from his bout with the flu. 

I am grateful for phone call from my sister in law today, love her so much..

I am grateful that everyone pitched in and helped clean up my kitchen today.


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