February – the month of hearts and roses …
Today’s outfit is monochromatic roses: everything from my top to toes.
I love the textures of this long top: black velvet roses and a chiffon hem that looks like I’m wearing a blouse underneath–instant layering. The black chiffon hem is perfect for pattern mixing
Leggings are a staple in my wardrobe because I teach dance and wear them to classes often, so I have more than a dozen pairs.
These ones are faux lace. (Is there such a thing as faux lace?) At any rate, they have a pretty lace pattern.
A close up view shows the lace print looks so realistic.
I bought my faux lace rubber boots at Target when they were closing last year (boo hoo! so sad they closed after only two years in Canada).
I have a collection of silver roses jewellery; my necklace, earrings, bracelet and ring are roses.
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Memories of 2015.
As I look back at 2015, it started off as a good year and a wonderful dance opportunity at the beginning of the year with my beautiful friend, Maggie…
And then a trip to Seattle to visit my compassionate daughter Jean in January (she got me started o my vegan journey)…
February was my birthday (63) and I got to wear my mom’s elegant DVF dress …
Dancing in the rain with my energetic grandson and my Marimekko umbrella (I love rainy days)…
Many lovely times with my fashionable granddaughter …
Having fun at the park with my grandchildren …
A summer vacation in Germany (Jean came too) to visit family and dear friends was a dream come true since I hadn’t been back to my homeland in 21 years …
I am very thankful for many good times! Without these happy memories, how could I have gotten through one of the worst years of my life? But I don’t want to dwell on the negative, I will focus on the positive.
Through good times and bad times and the really ugly times–one thing remains constant…
God is good, all the time!!!
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Tagged Berlin Vegan Drinks, dance, dancing in the rain, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, difficult times, DVF, fashion, Germany, God is good, grandchildren, gratitude, keeping positive, Seattle, vegan lifestyle
This outfit mixes masculine and feminine.
Blouse: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren
Coat: RW & Co
Pinstripes always remind me of men’s suits ever since I was a little girl.
My brother chose a pinstriped fabric when he asked me to make a suit for him.
When I saw this gray pinstriped skirt in a thrift shop, I loved how the asymmetrical design and pink wild roses applique added a feminine flair to it.
I paired it with a white lace blouse and added a lacy scarf with fancy fringes to make this outfit even more feminine.
I have several pink tops that I can wear with this skirt. I love pink wild roses …. spells ROMANCE!
Christmas Eve at church, parties and gatherings, company for dinner and going caroling with friends are part of the festive activities during Christmastime. My three children have birthdays during this season (my youngest son’s birthday between Christmas and New Year) so it has always been a busy time of year.
Top: Vero Moda (thrifted)
Christmas Eve I wore a black velvet peplum top from Vero Moda with a red velvet tiered skirt, and snowflake earrings and necklace.
After the Christmas Eve service we open our presents.
My red and black shawl with roses adds a Spanish touch to this outfit.
I enjoy dressing up and up-dos are perfect for special occasions.
Blouse: little shop in Laguna Beach, Ca.
Skirt: Free People
Shawl: craft sale
Now I’m looking through my dressing room. Hmmm … I haven’t decided what I’ll wear to the New Year’s Eve dance.
Thank you for your visits and kind comments. I appreciate your support and encouragement!
Wishing you a healthy, blessed New Year!!
Prospero Año y felizidad!!
Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!!