Softer Side of Both Sexes


While I was out hiking this morning I was thinking about how many people say they love to wear gray and pink together. I wondered why I heard that more than about any other color combination. It just struck that maybe it is because these colors represent the softest side of both the female and male. I think of pinks as the most feminine color and I think of gray as the gentler side of men. Crazy maybe, I don't know. 

For this outfit I wore a pair of what I call vintage jeans. I have owned them for around 12 years and will never give them up. I wore a pastel pink camisole and this gray sweater with big bell sleeves. I wore some silver sandals and carried a leopard bag. The bag is several years old and a favorite that will never go out of style either. For jewelry I wore my giant hoop earrings and a layered necklace. When I was all put together I could see this outfit would be on repeat for fall. 


I have been watching the tragedy in Texas non stop and it is so heart breaking. This flooding reminds me of the time my home flooded in Missouri. Back in the early 90s we had a 100 year flood. We had no warning. Our house was next to a river. Before we knew it water was coming in our doors. We saw our car washed away and huge rail road ties raced by in the water along with everyone's barbecue grills and lawn furniture. We didn't know what to do because the water was up to our knees and the current was so fast we were afraid to try to wade out. Our refrigerator was shorting out and we were afraid of electricution. All our pictures, my sons saxaphone and furniture was being covered in water. We grabbed our cat and went out on the front porch. The city came by in a big front loader or something like that but I guess they didn't realize we were trapped because they just drove by. We (my husband and two sons and cat finally linked arms and started wading through the water and got to higher ground. 

After the water subsided a couple of days later, we went home. Inches of slimy mud covered everything. Water damage was devastating. It was a little overwhelming and to make it worse the media showed up taking pictures. That upset me, they weren't there to help they were there to take video of our heartbreak. It made me sick. Anyway, we got through it all and it is a distant memory. My car was found and totaled and our house was repaired and we soon sold it and moved to higher ground. 

That chapter of our life was closed. But today, I feel deeply for those going through this. All of us looking in the window at them isn't that helpful sometimes. No one wants to see their pain splashed all over for the world to see. 

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Bell Sleeve Cardigan For The Win


As I look into my fall closet I am finding all sorts of things that will help me transition into fall. This week I pulled out these amazing gray suede heels that I got last year in Arizona. It was at the end of the season so I only got to wear them once or twice before spring. Being at the end of the season they were on major discount which made them all the more appealing! I decided to work around them for this outfit. I wore a pair of really baggy boyfriend jeans, a black camisole that had a ruffle down the front and this beautiful cardigan that had big bell sleeves. I carried one of my favorite bags from my collection. It is an Adora, made in Italy by an artisan of amazing talent. For jewelry I wore big hoop earrings and a layered necklace. You can get this sweater at NRack here. It is regularly $88.00 but now $19.97. It was such a good deal that I got it in the black and the gray. I sized up to a medium and would recommend it unless you like a really close fit. 

My Week

My week last week was really busy mixed in with being sick. I over exercised and got so sore that I was completely ill for several days. Then when I felt better everything was a mess so I have spent a few days trying to get caught up. This week every among other things I am working on my fall fitness plan. I change what I do each season. I'll share more on my Saturday Fitness post. Last Saturday I talked about my Botox experience and it brought a lot of conversation which was so enjoyable! 


On last Saturday's edition of the "Move It Or Lose It" segment, I talked about my Botox experience.  I hope you can stop by and read the post! Sign up below for my newsletter if you want to get the reminder.


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