1. Sharon Woryn says:

    This is a great casual outfit for a Monday. I was reminded yesterday about the significance of fashion in our lives. I went to an exhibit of a collection of dresses from the Roddis family of Marshfield, Wisconsin. The family had a lumber business that started in the late 1800’s. One of the sisters saved wedding dresses and many of the dresses the 5 women wore. It was an extensive collection that showed the history of the family. I had never thought about our outfits preserving our memories and family history.

    • beth djalali says:

      first, i love fashion exhibits. they are a vivid reminder of era’s gone by. but i’m always the one who wants to tour plantations or museums or just about anything that has to do with history. but isn’t it amazing how powerful clothes/fashion truly is? they conjure memories. i remember being struck by that thought as a young girl when my mother and her two sisters would reminisce about their childhood. every single story included what they wore!

      • donnanance says:

        Another blogger recently posted about the Roddis family and the
        significance of clothing in family history. She mentioned a dress her
        mother had worn and some pieces she had worn and what they meant to
        her. I wonder how many of us have important outfits we have worn in the
        past. I remember a light blue dress with a swing skirt that I wore to a
        party and how special I felt. My mom had a navy blue lace dress with a sweetheart neckline, princess lines and some sparkle on the bodice that I wish I still had. I still have the red plaid dress with eyelet collar that I wore on the first day of first grade and my mother’s blue morning glory apron. Has clothing become uninteresting and disposable?

  2. Sue Smith says:

    I always like a kind of boyfriend-style jacket. I definitely have some fitted jackets that I like, but some days it just fits the bill to wear one that’s longer, not as fitted, and yes–with pockets! I like this–and I like the boots–I wear mostly flats these days, and have lots of dressier flats that can make an outfit look polished, but I also have some reallllly comfy flats, and those look like they’d fit the bill there. I like the dark, rich brown.

    • beth djalali says:

      i have one boxy blazer and one boyfriend blazer that are just great jackets for a more relaxed look. and some days that’s just what i need. does your arthritis prevent you from wearing boots or heels? i’m glad to hear you have some comfy flats. it’s so important to have comfy footwear. nothing worse than aching feet! can you believe it’s february?!

  3. Liv says:

    Love that statement blouse!


  4. donnanance says:

    Love the whole outfit but especially the jacket! I noticed that it is an older jacket, no longer available, but the style is timeless. Still on the hunt for a white blouse that doesn’t gap or pull at the girls…sigh… xoxo

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