Joe was sooo close to being in the dog house last night. He has always puttered in the kitchen, and he can cook, but he usually chooses not to if he can. But, when I got so busy with the blog, he started fixing himself breakfast which freed up some time for me. Usually, he does a good job in the kitchen, but yesterday he must have had some problems.
Joe is an earlier riser than me, and he loves to eat breakfast. I’ve never been a huge breakfast eater, and I don’t eat until noon now, and that suits me. Some mornings, like the other day, I wake up and can smell that he has already fixed himself something to eat. I didn’t think anything about it, and he never mentioned anything, but later I found a problem.
He had fixed himself some Andouille Sausage that my sister sent us for Christmas, and he used one of my good pans. He had put the lid on it, and I never noticed that he had burnt the bottom of the pan. When I went to clean it, the crud wouldn’t come off, so I ran some water in it and put it on to boil. That will usually loosen anything that is stuck to the bottom, but not this time. He saw the problem, and came over to offer some “muscle,” but that didn’t help either. Finally, as the last straw, I had him try Bar Keepers Friend and it worked! I was afraid that it would take the coating off of the pan, but it seems to be fine and Joe escaped the dog house. It is a good thing too, it snowed today. Lol!
Today, I think that I’m styling a casual and basic outfit that anyone can wear and should have in their closet. Some days, I like to dress simple and a black top and a pair of jeans are one of my favorite looks in any season. In winter, I like wearing a turtleneck and I prefer black over white since they are not as see-through as most white tops.
This black relaxed turtleneck is a polyester/cotton blend, and I didn’t find it as relaxed as I thought it would be. I figured it would be oversized and boxy, but I think it is more form-fitting. I ordered a medium because I thought it would run large, but it seems to be TTS. The top is thin, but since it is black, you can’t see through it. It doesn’t come in several different colors, and it is only $14. Here are a few options if you don’t care for turtlenecks.
I’m wearing two of my favorite silver necklaces with this outfit. The Byzantine Cross Necklace and the Shine Script Necklace are two that I love even though I don’t wear them as often as others. Gold is what I wear most often, but when I reach for silver, these are my first picks. My large hoop earrings are the same pair that I wear all the time, except these are in silver instead of gold. They are just as lightweight and create a huge statement. You probably can’t see it, but I’m also wearing the Abbie Cuff Bracelet in silver.
These High Rise Bootcut Jeans are a nice heavyweight pair and they would pass for a Premium pair if you didn’t know the brand. I’m wearing the Dark Indigo color, and I love the deep rich blue and think the jeans look dressier when they are dark. Even though I’ve lost a little weight, the size 10 was perfect for me. They were a tiny bit tight at first, but they fit great within 5 minutes. But, they didn’t get loose and baggy, so this was the perfect size for me.
I’m wearing a pair of block heel western-style ankle boots by Vince Camuto. These were a pair that I bought last year, and I love the casual vibe of them. Plus, I love that they incorporate the western look but that they aren’t cowboy boots. Since they are no longer available, I found some similar boots for you.
It is hard for me not to add a third piece to my outfit, it is just how I normally dress. Lol! Since I was getting ready to take Lucy Lu outside to potty, I grabbed this long leopard print coat before I headed outside. It looked great with the outfit, so I decided to take some photos of it, even though it is no longer on the website.
I know that you are super disappointed that it isn’t available, but I did find similar versions that I’ll share below. This coat reminded me of Joe’s mom, and that is why I purchased it. She had a HEAVY vintage one that she wore when she was on bus duty (school teacher) and had to stand outside in the cold. When Joe walked into the house, I put it on and asked him what he thought about it. He immediately said, “is that mom’s?”
This coat was way too lightweight for me, so I ended up sending it back. I do have a vintage cheetah print coat that is gorgeous, but it isn’t this long. You can see me wearing it back in 2017 in this post. Boy, I sure have changed!
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