Well, I have to do this post before I can show you what I got for my birthday.
First, I returned the Drapey Green Tunic and Calf Hair belt I had purchased earlier. Reviews here. The sales associate I have come to adore. Her name is Summer (so cute). I see her once every couple of months but like most people in Knoxville she is friendly and fun and knows everything about me. She is good. I perused the small shoe box store and decided to try the Drapey Tunic in a smaller size (did not have green so I went with - come on Cate what do you think - Navy). It did fit better in the body but still was long in the arms and just too thick of material for my needs. I got this instead...
Two Tone Zip Cardigan, size M, Navy (Quit it) here
It reminds me of a bomber jacket.
A bit blurry. There are "drawstrings" if you want to cinch it.
The grey "flannel" has a raw edge at the top all the way around. May need some ironing after washing...not sure.
It is boxy and poofs a bit like the old Members Only jackets - dating myself.
I really like this. I liked it on the hanger and see wearing this as a jacket more than a sweater. I got rather warm rather quickly in my little closet. The Merino wool is soft and I did not find it itchy or bothersome at all.
This next bit is dedicated to the lovely Tiffany Rose.
I posted a while ago about shoes I coveted, here. She was very helpful in directing me to possible more economical and practical shoes. I found several new webstores I had no idea existed. Now my first purchase had nothing in common with the shoes I coveted but I saw them and thought they would be perfect for me. I am wearing them above.
These are from Yoox.com. Daniele Ancarani Closed Toe Slip Ons in Lead here.
Let's discuss size. I ordered a size 9 (Euro 39). Too small. Returned and got size 10 (Euro 40). Yoox offers free shipping TO you but will take off $6.95 on returns. I am a size 9 and actually wear a size 40 Euro. I knew that. I just missed the small print. They did squeak a bit but a little hand lotion fixed that problem immediately.
Now there were a particular pair of shoes I wanted but they did not have my size. Well, guess what? Since I was now a 10 I could get them...
Daniele Ancarani in Dark Green here
I got so hot in my cords and sweater...
Boy I have more veins in one foot.
I forgot to get a picture, but they have little heel grippers on the back.
The bottoms are smooth.
I got so hot in my fall clothes I stripped to take these last shots. To show the bottoms I originally was holding them, took the shot, then noticed a reflection of me in my undergarments in the picture. So instead of that...you get to see my tootsies.
Hmm...are they the same color?
Damn..are they the same color?
A very subtle difference. I am keeping them both! I am adding some padding in the toe area and now they are perfect.
High Five Tiffany Rose!