Today, I’m responding to numerous requests for a typical week of outfits and activities. Included are snapshots from a week and what I wore for at least part of each day. (I change clothes for different activities.)
The sun was shining, and it was almost eighty degrees on Monday. I stayed at home to finish the Tuesday blog, but if I had gone out, that is the bag I would have carried.
My fabulous new necklace is here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.) The Infinity watch is here—similar earrings here – Similar ring here.
On Thursday, the weather was chilly and a bit windy. We went for a late in the day stroll on the ETSU campus. Scarves add color, pattern, and warmth, so I start wearing them as soon as cool weather returns.
My French Kande necklace is old. Their current styles are here. Tennis bracelet here. Similar earrings here. Similar rings here and here.
When I have the chance to order charred Brussels Sprouts, I do. Watercress, local apple, preserved Meyer lemon, brown butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and fall squash gnocchi are also on the plate.
I’ve toned down my makeup in the past few months and often wear sunglasses or my prescription glasses now. The most significant change in my seasonal skincare includes adding oil to my daily routine. I pat No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil (here) on my face and lips several times per day in colder weather.
On Saturday evening, we enjoyed another dinner in the “park” at Gourmet and Company. (Similar to the evening here.) We know that soon it will be too cold to enjoy this private outdoor dining experience, so we made the most of it this week.
Most of the pieces in my wardrobe can be layered or mixed and matched with many others across seasons. I add pizazz, variety, and fun with shoes, accessories, and handbags.
Mr. Mickey always puts together a winning look for our date nights.
That’s the excellent artisan cheese board at Gourmet and Company. If you want to relax and have a few bites of something with a glass of wine, this is a light and delicious choice.
The picture above was from the beginning of the day. The jacket is here – similar shoes here – bag here. The funny photo at the bottom of this section shows how the same base pieces ended the day. While preparing a light meal for us to share, I switched the jacket for a soft navy cardigan here and more comfortable shoes here.
I served a cheese and vegetable tray to Mr. Mickey on Sunday evening. Included were original style hummus with spices, red pepper, celery, English cucumber slices, carrot sticks, olives stuffed with feta, sharp cheddar cheese, flatbread crisps, and hot paprika Spanish almonds, and Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
As I cleaned the kitchen after Mr. Mickey left, I became too warm, so I removed the navy cardigan. I usually wear a tank top or camisole under jackets and sweaters in the spring and fall.
Many questions about my workout routine arrive in my inbox each week. Our weather is turning colder (forty-four degrees this morning!), so gardening or long brisk walks in the early morning will pause for now. Since I was a young child, the act of making a space tidy and clean has soothed me. To this day, if I feel depressed, I turn on some seventies music and scrub something.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Turn on some music from your youth and sing along as you dance around and clean your house. I learned this trick from my great-aunt Mary. She lived to be 107!
As I write this, it is 9 am. I have cleaned three tubs, three toilets, six sinks, and one shower stall. I’ve climbed the stairs no less than ten times. Natural movement throughout the day can provide lots of exercise. As soon as the weather warms up, I will go for a brisk walk in one of the neighborhoods nearby. I haven’t had a gym membership since the late nineties.
Whenever the weather allows, I walk, hike, or work in my tiny flower gardens. Being outdoors is always good for my body and spirit.
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