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.
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.