I am making a small tweak to the blog today. Instead of doing my personal stories at the beginning of my blog, I am now going to put those at the end of the blog. I realize that some people only want to see the fashions and hear about what I am wearing. So, I will post that first, and for those who enjoy hearing about my life, I will continue to post those stories at the end of the post.
A lightweight quilted vest is a fall staple for those of us who live in milder climates. If you live in colder regions, then you will want to purchase the heavier quilted versions. I love a vest because it helps to keep your core warm without adding lots of bulk. This vest has a standing mock-neck collar, and it has a full-length zipper. The diagonal pockets are perfect for keeping your fingers toasty when the temperatures dip. The vest has a taffeta lining and is a 100% polyester, so you can throw this in the washing machine and dryer. I am wearing a large so that I can add this over the top of sweaters later. Here is the link to my mustard-colored vest, but this also comes in five other colors if mustard doesn’t suit your complexion.
The plaid shirt that I am wearing is not something that would have normally caught my eye. But, I had already picked out the quilted vest, and I knew that this shirt would look great with the vest. The shirt has a split v-neck and a mandarin collar with attached strings. The shirt is soft and drapey, and because it is made from Rayon, it is also machine washable. I made the mistake of purchasing a large and it is way too big. I will take this one back to exchange for a smaller size. This shirt also comes in navy and pink plaid. Here is the link to the top. I had to add my candy corn earrings to this outfit. These are a pair of earrings that I have had for years, but since I only get to wear them for a short period of time, they look almost new. I love adding holiday jewelry to my outfits, but just a tiny bit. I don’t like wearing head to toe pumpkin attire. The colored wooden bracelets are part of the Wilkinson set, and the large wooden bracelet is part of the Randee set.
I like wearing bootcut jeans in the fall, but I love the flare leg jeans even better. The flare jeans are between and bootcut and a bell bottom jean. They are the baby bear of jeans; they are just right. To me, the flare style jeans balance out the size of my thighs, and they create a more pleasing look. I bought these jeans back in the summer, and I can’t find them on the website any longer. Here are some very similar in style.
I hope you stayed with me long enough to get to the “personal” portion of my blog. I wanted to tell all of you how proud that I am of my younger sister and the latest trip in her life. My sister, Lisa Lewis Tyre, is a writer of Young Adult books. Both of her books have done great and have won several awards, including being picked as Book of the Month books by Amazon. She was in New Orleans over the weekend because she was chosen to speak on a panel at the International Literacy Association Conference. WOW! Just typing that makes me nervous for her. She had a dinner to attend before she spoke the next day, and she was telling me about talking to her publisher. Nancy Paulsen Books is her publisher through Penguin Randon House. I asked my sister about talking with Nancy at dinner, and she said that she wanted to tell me a funny story. She said that when she and Nancy first started talking, Nancy said, “I just want to tell you that I love your sister’s blog.” Oh my goodness, that is crazy! I know that she only found me because my sister has shared a post or two on her social media channels, but still…a New York publisher has followed my blog. My sister confided to Nancy that when she sent me a photo of what she was planning to wear to the conference, I told her to add some color. Lol! I don’t think that Nancy was surprised. Hahaha! I, however, was shocked that I hadn’t heard from Nancy by now offering me a book deal. I crack myself up sometimes.
Some of you have messaged me asking what R+F products you need. It occurred to me that it might be helpful if I had an “event” on Facebook to show you the products and tell what each one does. This would be an information-only type of event, and I would love for you to join me on Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET. Here is the link where you can request to join the event.
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