Tomorrow the internet will be up and running, which is cause for celebration! The new garage door has been selected and ordered. Can you guess how long it will take to be installed? That would be sixteen weeks, thanks to? Who knows these days exactly why the supply chain is tight. It is what is. My upstairs bookcase will be painted navy blue this week to match my office and wall leading downstairs. When I contacted my painter a month ago, he was doubtful we could source the right paint for the project. Thank goodness he kept his feelers out and scored one for the team! At least The Casa Djalali team. Onward!
Renovations continue in my walk-out basement. And we’re right on schedule. Demo, HVAC, electricians, and plumbers have all paid a visit. This week the sheetrock goes up, which means a lot of drying time in-between visits. Next week the cabinets go in, and the painters arrive. That’s when the pretty stuff happens. It takes a considerable amount of time to set the room’s foundation before it all comes together. What a good reminder for all of us that the same goes for our bodies and skin. The prep work happens daily with what we eat, our exercise regimen, and our skincare routine. It’s maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. This is why aging with grace, strength, and beauty takes time and effort. But we’re worth it!
It’s come to my attention that I need a new pair of jeans. When I put on this pair from Talbots purchased last Spring, I noticed they’re one size too big. If they look a little baggy in the photos, that’s the reason. Lately, I’ve wiggled into a size six from Talbots, and I like the fit. White cropped flare jeans are now on my must-have shopping list in a smaller size. This pair of jeans is perfect for summer or winter and looks great with neutrals or pops of color. Plus, you can show off your footwear with cropped flares. And, yes, I wear white denim all year long. A cashmere sweater last seen here from Banana Republic is back in action along with taupe boots (sold out again similar here) from Ann Taylor. November brings all sorts of chilly weather along with it, so a quilted wool jacket from Talbots with a sporty edge is a perfect choice.
denim | sweater | jacket | similar boots | similar handbag
denim | sweater | jacket | similar boots | similar handbag
Wondering what to buy your daughter, daughter-in-law, or granddaughter for Christmas or Hannukah? Today, it’s all about a Gift Guide for Her. And you can be on the list too. Whenever I go Christmas shopping, it’s one for me, one for you, two for me, and one for you… Today’s list isn’t exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a start.
Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set
Lagos Black Caviar Station Bracelet
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Great outfit and styling! The jacket and sweater look more gray, in your photos then on the product web pages. I’ve also noticed that Talbots has resized most of their clothing so that I must go down a size on just about everything. Unfortunately, the lengths on smaller size pants are now too short for me. Keep up the great work and best of luck on your remodel.
Talbots has always had vanity sizing. A size 6 in Talbots = a size 8 in Vince or even Banana Republic. I know what you mean about smaller sizes also being shorter, which is why I hesitate to wear a size Small. Oh well, we’ll figure it out. As for the color of the jacket, taupes always have a hint of gray. If I had worn a brown sweater instead of taupe, I’m certain the jacket would look browner in the photos.
I have noticed how trim and fit you look. Isn’t it great to put on pants and have them feel too big. You are one classy lady. You always look so put together.
I definitely like the feeling of pants being too big rather than too small. Ha! Thanks for stopping by.
Great post as always. Love the wool Donegal quilt jacket offered! Am working on a friend who still thinks it horrifying to wear white after summer ends. Pfft! Thanks to you, am happy to wear white denim pants with Fall/Winter options…usually on mild days 🧡
I really like how dressy this jacket looks! So fun to style. Glad you’re on the white denim bandwagon! It’s a lovely change of pace during the winter months.
Beth, I love your style and have similar tastes,. The jacket you are wearing today from Talbott’s is fantastic. However, your outfits lately have been out of the price range I am willing to spend. Can you include links to where we might find similar styles at more affordable prices?
Lots of changes are planned for 2022. Stay tuned!
Thanks for the gift ideas – I’m going to get those faux fur slippers for my friends.
So that takes care of some of my list!
Size 6 – you go girl!
aren’t those slippers cute? I have a pair and love them!
There are Covid shipping delays and an international shortage of steel shipping containers. There’s a steel shortage, too. Then there were the summer storms of 2020 where I lived, with about 70,000 homes damaged. Those repairs are still happening. So you can put some of the blame on hail in Canada. Not all of those homes needed new garage doors, but this stressed an already-stressed supply chain.
I have been a Talbots shopper for over 30 years, starting back in the day when I wore suits and high heels to a conservative office, and now in retirement. I find that their quality and styling make for some good investment pieces. I never pay full price for their clothing. Their sale prices are great, and I plan my wardrobe purchases around their sales. I then round out my wardrobe at Gap, Old Navy, etc. I do not enjoy mall shopping, and I find that once you determine your correct size that their sizing is consistent so I can shop on line successfully.
You look great and have really inspired me over the past year or so. After your FASTer Way post last week, I finally used your link to join. It’s a life changer for me, and I wish I had joined the first time I saw one of your posts. Thank you for everything.
FWTFL really is a game-changer! You will reap so many benefits from this six-week program that will last a lifetime.
I love how you pair your crop jeans with boots. I am afraid to do the same with chunky and short legs but I would love to! And I like the white jeans year round with the appropriate top. You nailed this!
It just takes getting used to. The styles have changed drastically in the past few years when it comes to boots but it takes time to ease into the newer look.
Loving this outfit and have ‘ingredients’ in my closet to do my version of it. I was just back in my home country (UK) on an emergency trip (my mams very unexpected final days, passing and funeral) and took some self care shopping time between visits and getting everything sorted. Found the cutest brown/tan brogue style boots that will work really well with my white jeans. And earlier this season, I got a really cute, cozy oatmeal/gray/cream toned jumper at Nordys. I wouldn’t have thought of combining these 3 items without seeing your outfit, so thanks for the inspiration! Going to play catch up with all your posts back to October 11th now 🙂
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