Clad In a faux fur-trimmed dress, I was cozy and warm.
Have you ever worn something as warm as a cashmere blanket and just did not want to take it off?
That is how I felt in this snuggly, but stylish number.
It takes just a bit of texture to make a faux fur-trimmed dress stand out.
Matchy- Matchy was the theme for the day. Headlines loom large and frightening, so I maintain order – or the illusion of order – with meditation, exercise, and color matching, At least that is one thing I can control!
The patent T straps match the dress, which matches the bracelet, which matches the bag, that the girl wore on a sunny day. Is there a nursery rhyme in there?. Oh I hope so; something lyrical and calming would be great right now.
Above, I do not look like myself. Instead, I look just like my twin! Certainly, you can imagine how surprised I was to see this! However, my twin wouldn’t wear this faux fur-trimmed dress or any sweater dress for that matter. She is more of a skinny jeans and Versace shirt kind of gal!
Below, I look more like me. Taking a seat by the window, I feel the hint of sun on my back, even though the temps are still cold.
Bucket bags have been trending for a while now, but I bought this croc babe from Designer Revival 7 years ago. High quality bags always catch my eye. Handbags that are made to last are something that I value.
Marooned In Maroon? Why not swallow and savor a color for the day?
Furry shoulders add some punch to my dress as well and some on point flourish. I bought his dress locally two years ago. It’s somewhat of a statement dress I suppose, but I this will like it for years to come.
Outside, though it was chilly, there was some pretty winter landscaping.
NYFW was my destination in this dress and I will provide more coverage of that soon. This year the runway looks were exceptional!
Late afternoon I ended up at a midtown hotel for a lovely lunch. I think I will do a photo shoot there soon.
I did have to leave abruptly, as my FIL is acutely ill. This weighs :(( on my mind, as my hubby has since flown down to see him. However, before I learned of this news, I got some photos of the decorous lobby furnishings!
As soon as I heard of the news, I went into emergency management mode. I downed my prosecco, had my lobster role boxed up, and went running into the street to catch a cab home. Gratefully, I was able to wake hubby and get him on a plane in short order. I await the news now.
Switching to a happier train of thought is my new ring that hubby got me from Valentines day. I bought it on Etsy. The pink stone is a Kunzite which was first discovered in Connecticut,, and was named after George Frederick Kunz. George was an American mineralogist and the former vice president and buyer for Tiffany & Company. Kunz was a legendary New York jeweler and colored stone specialist.
Being well versed on gemology I was able to “favorite” this ring for hubby to buy. If I bought in it my neighborhood , and if it came from a nearby designer, it would be completely unaffordable. I would have to add a zero to the price tag and then multiply by 2 or 3! I am pretty sure my daughter will love this!
To be sure, at my age, anything of consequence that I buy, I do purchase with the subtext of passing it down eventually. Does that sound morbid or practical? With my father in law so ill, and my parents and brother gone, I do consider my mortality.
However, enough of this gloomy subject! The ring is beautiful, and adds some light to a winter day. Yes, I am certain my daughter will LOVE it!
Guess what my ring size is by the way? HINT: it is 3 &1/2 ! Shoe size? Two and a half in the children’s department. I am an itty bitty thing! Hopefully that is not TMI.
Now to do another high-low rift, I shall inform you that the bracelet was bought at a dollar store about a decade ago!
Here I add link to fabulous dress that is on sale. Tell me this isn’t gorgeous! But this does have real fur. Mine is faux.
I bought this dress locally and will close with a reminder to shop small.
Faux fur-trimmed dress, with chain, stud and ribbon detail.
Would you wear it?
I bid you goodbye for now, as I await news from my husband.
Thank you for bearing with me as this post went a bit off topic!
—— XOXO, Elle ——