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Monday, February 8, 2016

Candy Colored Hearts

So, it's kind of a weepy day here in Charlotte.
We may have lost the super bowl, but we had a great season!
Now, it's time to turn from Super Bowl to Valentine's.
I am not that much on the actual holiday,
 but I love the colors of Valentine's Day.
Pink, Red, White and all the colors in a box of conversation hearts.
And of course, the chocolate!
I am wearing all the colors found in a
 box of those conversation hearts today. 
 I love the softness of this look on top 
and 
the masculine aspect the boots bring to the bottom.

Oh and by the way...
 I love the colors of those candies,
 but I don't exactly enjoy the taste.
Anyone else out there with me on that point?

J.Crew sweater and pants
Target boots
Gifted scarf
Ted Baker bracelet

Friday, February 5, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hello Friday before the Superbowl!
Is everyone ready to indulge in some awesome Superbowl snacks?!
Awkward:
  • When you are having a lovely lunch on the bank on the Thames and a pigeon keeps stalking you no matter how many times you shoo him away.
  • Being asked to give a Scottish toast at the Mr.'s business dinner 5 min before hand and then finding out that the toast ended up on YouTube. (p.s.-it was not the Mr. that asked me to do it)
  • The touch screens on international flights that really aren't touch screens.  More like hit as hard as you can screens!
  • Walking into the room and finding the trash can tipped over, trash all over the place the dog right in the middle of it all looking at you so proudly.
  • When unknowing to anyone a random phone number got put into your Bible Study group text.  You read that someone is bringing juice and the next text is saying someone is bringing condoms and lube. 
Awesome:
  • Your first night in London after landing that morning and you are tired and hungry.  You happen upon the best hole in the wall Mediterranean restaurant ever.
  • Borough Market (it's like a food fantasy!)
  • Nicest cab driver ever in Scotland.  He gave us such good ideas of where to go.
  • Flying over Greenland and seeing the snow covered mountains and glaciers.
  • Upcoming Super Bowl and our Carolina Panther's are playing! This city has gone Panther's crazy!!  #keeppounding
Just a casual classic look today. 
 There is nothing better than
 leopard, red and stripes!

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

Old Navy top, necklace and jeans
Levi's jacket
Betsey Johnson sneakers
Fossil watch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Golden

Apparently the groundhog saw NO shadow,
 so that means early Spring.
Well, I don't know about you -
 but we haven't had much of winter around here.
(except for the one weekend ice storm)
It will be fun to see if Punxsutawney Phil gets it right.
 For now,
 I will keep wearing my sweaters and boots.
I paired my beloved blackwatch trousers
 with my gold brocade sweater.  
You know I am a sucker for pattern mix and texture!
Plus after touring so many royal things while in London,
 the gold sweater made me feel very royal.
  I added long necklaces to elongate the look.

Did you have a mild or harsh winter where you are?

Loft pants, shirt and sweater
 (all from different years)
Nine West booties
Michael Kors watch
Versona necklaces

Monday, February 1, 2016

Let's Pary Like It's 1599!

Hello Lovelies!
I am back from my UK trip and I had a spectacular time.
While there I was asked to help in a costume demo
 at the Globe Theater.
I decided to share the fashion secrets of the Elizabethan Era.
When I first saw myself, I was surprised at how "wide" I looked. 
 The woman dressing me kept saying
 the clothes were "a perfect fit darling". 
 This was not the look I was imagining.
  She said in this era that women made their hips look large to show wealth and that they had "good birthing" hips.
 I have on a linen long sleeved tunic, linen hose that come to my knees and are tied with silk ribbon to keep them in place.
I then have on an underskirt that is weighted at the bottom and then the over skirt which you see in the picture.
I do have on a corset, which smashes the ladies because back then it was designed to mold the torso into a cylindrical shape
 and to flatten and raise the bustline. 
The fashion was to have a flat-torsoed shape,
 rather than a tiny waist.
 I had on super soft leather shoes which felt 
like I had nothing on my feet.
After the corset was laced up tight,
 which made you stand straight no matter what,
 the farthingale was added. 
 This is seen in the picture above.
 The one I wore went all the way around and was much thicker.
Then the waistcoat(jacket) 
and
 the parlet 
(a kind of lace collar that was tied over the waistcoat collar)
Let's not forget the cap. 
 A ladies head was to be covered at all time. 
 As a married woman my hair was up,
 but if I had been unmarried, my hair would have been down.

I tell you, I see why these woman had to be helped getting dressed.  Everything ties and there is so much to put on. 
 It wasn't uncomfortable,
 but heavy and cumbersome.

Let's all be glad we don't dress like this any more!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Coming to you from the shut down city of Charlotte today.
If you are bracing for the big winter storm, 
stay inside and be safe and warm!
Awkward:
  • Realizing your driver's license has expired.
  • The lady in her car blocking my neighborhood entrance as I am trying to get out because she is texting.  I tooted my horn to let me out, she looked straight at me and continued to text.
  • Not realizing how icy the deck is and busting your butt as you slip on the ice.
  • The Mr.'s computer being stolen on the plane.
  • Trying to pack for 7 days of winter travel in a carry-on bag.
 Awesome:
  • Getting the same awesome birthday card from several different people.  
  • Birthday shenanigans with friends all week long.
  • Finding a long lost lipstick in a purse you haven't used in awhile. 
  • The beauty of an ice storm.
  • Heading to London and Edinburgh with the Mr (if the weather doesn't mess up our plans!) 
Obviously, this was taken before the icy mix began to hit us.
Just a casual, cozy, relaxed look. 
 Love this furry scarf to add some fun
 and texture to my colorful sweater.

I will be taking next week off from blogging as I will be traveling.  
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to find out
 where I am and what I am doing. 
 @silvrgurl is where I can be found.

Have a great weekend
 and
 stay safe if you are in the
 "winter event" regions of the US.

Dillard's scarf
Old Navy sweater
Gap jeans
Target sneakers
Ebay ring
Michael Kors watch