How many of you gurls are cooking your brains out since we are stuck in the house? ? Joe is loving all of the meals, and he keeps bringing in more and more food for me to cook. He is a real meat and potatoes kind of guy, while I am more into one-pot meals. I love spaghetti, chili, soups, and casseroles. But, he likes meat, two or three vegetables, and bread of some kind. Since I have been blogging, he has been settling for take-out, a sandwich, or meat and one vegetable. I told him that he is going to gain lots and lots of weight. He told me that he is willing to take that chance. Lol!
Even though I don’t particularly like to cook, that doesn’t mean that I can’t. I was raised to make everything from scratch, so I have become somewhat of a cooking snob when it comes to some things. As a child, we always made homemade cookies, pies, and cakes from scratch. So, when someone mentions that they love this cake and the first thing they tell me is to add a cake mix, I immediately start shaking my head no. I have finally come around to buying the cookie dough to make cookies, but I still refuse to use a cake mix.
A couple of years ago, we were cooking a huge Thanksgiving meal for the lumber company employees and friends who wanted to drop by and eat. We each bought certain items from the house, but there were a few items that they cooked at the store that morning. One of those items they were supposed to cook was mashed potatoes. I about died when I came in and saw a box of instant mashed potatoes. It was already time to eat, so there wasn’t anything that I could do about it, so I kept my mouth shut and waited for people to start turning up their noses. Imagine my surprise when they didn’t even seem to notice that the potatoes were not “real” potatoes. I was intrigued, so I took a bite to see how they taste. Let’s just say, I now use instant mashed potatoes at the house, and Joe prefers them too. Lol! Maybe I should try a cake mix; also, you never know. Lol!!!
I decided not to style a colorful outfit today, and instead to show you how easy it is to make jeans and a t-shirt look special. Black and beige are a favorite combination of mine because it plays light against dark for a striking look. I just bought this taupe Ponte knit blazer last week, and I love the way it fits and feels. The Ponte knit style blazer has become one of my favorite styles this year since I bought the red one (here) from Talbots.
The length on this blazer is perfect, and it hits right at the hipline. I like the stretch that the material has and how it gives with you as you bend and move about the day. I wasn’t sure how I would like the taupe color, but I ended up liking it a lot. The striped lining is something that I especially like since it shows when you roll up the sleeves. And, I will wear probably be wearing it like that a lot this spring and summer for a casual look. I am wearing a size 1, which is equivalent to an 8-10. Here is the link to the blazer, and it is on sale for 40.00 off!
My jewelry style has been changing lately. I have been styling more simple looks and only wearing silver or gold, but today I decided to add a small pattern to my outfit. I just got these leopard print square earrings, and I thought they were super cute. These earrings (here) are only 13.00, and they add a touch of fun to this outfit. There is a matching bracelet (here), but I haven’t ordered that yet.
My long (36″) necklace is also a new purchase. I love Kendra Scott jewelry right now for a couple of reasons. The style is elegant, simple, and so far, everything that I have purchased has been excellent quality. Some of their items might be more expensive, but they also have sales frequently, and since they are silver or gold styles, you will be able to wear them for years. Here is the link to the necklace, and here is the link to the cuff bracelet that I am also wearing. As I am writing this, both of these items are on sale for 20% off.
BTW, I get a lot of questions about my circle necklace that I wear all of the time. This is a vintage necklace that I bought from Etsy. Go to the website and type in “vintage rhinestone circle necklace,” and you should get items to pop up. Be sure to read the description carefully and try to figure out how long the necklace is, and how big around the circle is before you purchase.
The jeans with the tweed detail at the cuff are a pair that I have had for a while. The last time that I wore these jeans (here), I styled them with a hot pink blazer, and it looked great. I was a little surprised to find that these were still on the website, but they only have a few sizes available. That is one reason that I hate showing items that I have had for a while, especially ones that have unique details like these. Here is the link to the jeans, and I am wearing a size 1 in these.
The black v-neck t-shirt that I have on is from Target. I bought this black shirt and a white one at the same time. I was shocked at how nice the shirts were. Don’t get me wrong, they are not the thickest shirts that I have ever seen, but they are better than a lot that cost quite a bit more. These are also so sale for only 5.00, so be sure to stock up on all the colors that you can. I noticed that there are two grays and two whites listed, and one is almost sold out, and the other has stock. So, be sure to try all of the links before you give up that they don’t have your size. Here is the link for the v-neck shirt. BTW, I am wearing a large, and it fits great and is not tight.
I told you gurls that I like to see what was the most clicked on item from a post. So, I checked out the Spring and Summer shoe post that I did yesterday to see which shoe that you liked the most. It turns out that the linen colored loafers from Rothy’s were the most clicked on shoe…but it was NOT the most clicked on item. You gurls were more interested, or curious, to see what bathing suit that I had ordered. Lol! It is not often that you do a shoe post, and a bathing suit ends up being the most clicked on item. Hahaha!
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