I hope you ladies can see today’s photos. Yesterday was not a good day for me as I spent hours on the phone trying to figure out what was going on with my photos. I am not tech-savvy, so I have to tell them to talk to me in “plain” talk. It is never easy when you are talking to these web people, and since they have hundreds of thousands of clients, I am not a high priority for them. For me, it is a HIGH priority, but for them, it is a “we’ll get back to you within 72 hours.”
I don’t think that they understand (or care) that 72 hours for me is an eternity. I tried to occupy my time by unpacking and doing some laundry, but that didn’t work. Every time that I would see a new comment that said they couldn’t see the photos, I would freak out again. Lol! Patience is NOT my middle name. Haha! So, I decided to spend my time on something that I could control…I took some pictures of my cats. I had put up a small Christmas tree on my hearth, and my cats decided that they needed a Christmas card made with them being the star. First up is Thomas. He is my daughter’s cat that is now my cat. Doesn’t he look like he is posing for his picture? This cat is Snowflake. She was my daughter’s cat also, but she is now my cat. Do you see a pattern here? She has to be at least 12 years old, and she is as big around as she is long. Lol! She is the perfect description of a “fat cat.”
I figured that since I took a set of three photos of me playing in the snow, that I might as well post them all in a row. It will probably be a long time until I get snow again, and I think that it was divine intervention since I had these coats that I needed to photograph. When I am shopping for clothing, I don’t always have in mind the way that I will style them. This coat is the perfect example of the look coming together ten minutes before I took the photo. I knew that I wanted a purplish colored top to wear under the coat, but I didn’t know if I had one in my closet. Once I located a top that would work, I started thinking about what shoes to wear. From there, everything else fell into place. That is how you should style an outfit; pick the main item, and then keep adding and subtracting supporting items until you are satisfied with the look.
If you didn’t see all of yesterday’s photos of the pink coat with the detachable faux fur trim on the hood, then click here. For those of you who thought that the bright pink color of yesterday’s coat was too bright for you, here is another option that is just as pretty. I love the soft purple hue, and I think that it is a beautifully flattering style. Like yesterday’s coat, this is made of 80% wool that is crafted in Italy and 20% nylon. It will also have to be dry cleaned when it gets dirty. You can see in the first photo that I folded the collar down, but you can also let it stand up like it is in this photo. I am wearing a large because I want to be able to wear a heavier sweater under the coat, but this coat does run a tiny bit smaller than the pink one. It still fits great, but just be aware that it is more fitted. Here is the link to the coat.
You can see the seams in the back that help to give the coat its fitted style. Also, this coat/jacket does not have a hood, so I added a mint green beanie that I received as a gift last year. This is the C.C. beanie style, and these can come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find them plain, like this one, or with one or two poms, or with a hole in the top for your ponytail. They are very warm, and they have plenty of stretchiness so that they will fit your head. I have a big head (no comments, please ?), and this fits me great.
Of course, all of you just happen to have a pair of mint green/tiffany blue rain boots lying around, right? These were also a gift, but these were from Joe for Christmas a couple of years ago. I really wanted this Tiffany blue color, but I soon found out that they were a rare color, which meant that if you could find them, you were going to have to shell out more money than I thought they were worth. So, I told him to buy me the red Hunter boots instead of the Tiffany blue pair. I even saw the red pair had been ordered, so I didn’t think a thing about it when Christmas morning rolled around, and I started to open my gift. Low and behold, inside the box marked RED Hunter boots, were these gorgeous blue boots instead. He had bought me BOTH pairs and then switched the boxes to surprise me. Joe is not the kind of guy who does “surprises,” so I was shocked when he pulled that off. But, I didn’t need two pairs of rain boots, but I wouldn’t have told him that for anything. Now, two years later, you can buy these for a third of the price that he paid. UGH! If you love this color, then click on this link.
Are you needing any gift ideas? I am going to be coming up with a couple of gift guides, and someone messaged me about gifts for babies. What else are you interested in? Also, be sure to leave a comment telling me what gift you would like for yourself that is under $50.00. I will be picking one lucky reader to receive her wish! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment, and make sure that you are following me on Instagram.Update For those of you who loved this poncho, it is now on sale for 30% off. Here is the link.
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