Antlantique Ascoli Skirt (one size) | purchased with credits at Garmentory
James Perse slub crewneck tee (size 1)
Dansko Professional Clogs (Nordstrom link) | available at Amazon with Prime Wardrobe
(has anyone tried this? you can order things and try them and not pay until you decide to keep them…)
Dagny went on a tear this morning, pulling everything out of the recycling bin and playing with it, throwing it around/shredding it. I didn’t have time to clean it all up yet 🙂
Guys. Sizing is a bitch. I received a pair of Elizabeth Suzann andy trousers in ivory silk crepe yesterday for slowre, size small, regular, and THEY FIT BETTER than my size medium, regular. Ugh. This is a major “problem” with shopping online and not being able to try things on in person; you don’t have sizes to compare. The small are just all around less “big” on me, with less material, which has sort of been a point of contention with my black silk Andy trousers, keeping me from really loving them.
Also, the specific “issue” with Elizabeth Suzann is now, do I sell my medium, regular (they’ve never been worn, but have been hemmed about an inch) and re-order the andy trousers in small, regular and wait on them to arrive in about 6-7 weeks? Or do I just keep and try to enjoy my mediums? They’re not bad, but they’re not exactly what I want. Why am I even thinking about it?? I should not settle for something that’s “not bad.”
Also I’m afraid my beloved Ace & Jig skirt is a little too small around the waist on me. But then again, I’ve been “hormonal” this week and feeling a little bloated, so maybe not, but when I wore it this past weekend, I felt more constricted than I did when I wore it before. I’m afraid though, that a medium would be a little too big and not sit high on my waist like I want it to, so I’m going to try and figure out a way to see if I can move the buttons on the skirt I have a little to create just a teeny bit more room in the waist. Fingers crossed 🙂 Or, I will just have to save the skirt for wearing on my more “normal” (not bloated) days.
In food news, I ordered and received this vegan protein powder by LivWell this week and enjoy it very much. I drink a smoothie with it every day after Pure Barre. In my smoothie I use a scoop of the protein powder + 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon ashwaganda powder and 3-4 handfuls of raw spinach. Sometimes I’ll add almond butter. I love it.
Speaking of, did you know that Lonesome Dove is one of my all time favorite books? I would like to read it again, but that book was one that I thought about and missed for months after finishing it. And when I wasn’t reading it, I missed the characters and the story like they were my family. Has anyone read any of his other books and found them as compelling (if you read and enjoyed Lonesome Dove, that is?). Do you have any other books in the western-genre to recommend? I read News of the World a while ago and that one also was just so beautiful…(as I was writing this I bought the Color of Lightning, by the same author of News of the World, because it is $1.99 🙂 )
No specific plans for the holiday weekend, maybe will go and see Crazy, Rich Asians?
I do want to try and alter my overalls myself though, so that will be quite a project. I know I CAN do it, in that I CAN do anything, but should I? I don’t know. I’m going to try anyway…
Oh yeah, and I have that quilt to baste and start quilting. I just can’t ever seem to get around to doing things like that when I’m not working. I’d rather just read.
What are you doing this weekend? Whatever it is, please enjoy it 🙂