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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Sometimes I wonder why I get so depressed. I have everything I need and then some.

Sometimes I wonder why money seems to make some people unhappy. I'd like to try it.

Sometimes I wonder if there is any way skinny jeans could be comfortable. Same for stilettos.

Sometimes I wonder if there is anyone who thinks the political world is insane.

Sometimes I wonder if having fake body parts can really make a person feel better. I've always
     had a large chest. Didn't help me.

Sometimes I wonder if there are really families like I see on the TV commercials.

Sometimes I wonder how people can live with themselves after they mistreat other people and

Sometimes I wonder why it's so hard for people to accept others who are different.

Sometimes I wish my brain would simply shut up.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cover it up

Cardigans have made huge changes and I am glad. I remember the sweater sets that have been in and out for many years. I've loved the letter sweater type for forever. And I've been taken by the smaller cardigan that's been popular in the last few years. I especially love the print ones that add so much to a simple outfit. But there was a change in a lot of the clothing with the advent of the irregular hemline. And I find it more to my liking in that it doesn't hit at the wrong place on me and stay there. In the third pic the sweater is just that. It hits and stays right with my big rump. And it buckles under my oversize waist.

Now folks, just because my shape is not great doesn't mean I want to call attention to that fact. The sweater in the top two pics makes me feel less over than usual. I got the sweater on sale and I didn't really like it because of the zigzag pattern. But the fact that the pattern is sometimes horizontal and sometimes nearly vertical in the front makes it better for me. I saw that it was on sale and jumped on it never thinking that
it would be a favorite. And then of course I had to find some
things to wear it with. Not a problem in my heavily black wardrobe. Anyway It's my favorite of the weird sweaters.

 This sweater is really not a sweater at all but a jacket/shirt thing I got at Walmart a couple of years ago. It's cotton, hence the fading. But it's just the right weight for home. It will retire soon. In some ways being older is good in that we can poopoo what is thought about us when we wear old worn and loved clothes.
Kohl's is a  wonderful place for us plus sizes. With JCPenney, Kohl's is able to provide some stylish and pretty items for a reasonable price. This sweater jumped into my basket almost without me noticing. A really lightweight sweater, it too is great for home.It looks orange but is really a red/gold combo. And that staggered hemline is again helping hide my multi-lumps. I'm in love with it.

There are sweater dresses, sweater coats, mittens and boot socks, and leggings also in the sweater lineup. But around here the temp is a bit too temperate to go there.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Not French's

It's sort of mustard. But my mustard in the bottle is a little more yellow. Anyway, I like the color a lot. And this year there seem to be shades of this color and a mix with brown, etc, everywhere. I've seen the color called ochre, caramel, tan, and several other names. One place actually called a color I like "sweet tea".

There are several things I noticed about the mustard and other similar colors. One is that they mix well with most other colors. I'm not sure about the blue based reds but with blues, purples, greens, grays, and even with black, this color is a stand out. It has white, grays, and browns in this top. And It looks great with most of my black and brown pants.

Another is that this color is similar to what we used to call gold. But there is a slight difference, as if the color mixer threw in a dash of something else. And with the gray in this top I'd love to have a pair of gray pinstripe slacks. I'm not usually into gray. By itself I think it's dull. But not here. 

The top is more compatible with my skin tone than the old color gold was. I thought it made me look sick. But this doesn't. Of course, as you age your skin color does change some.

One other thing about this top that I love is the finish on the bottom. The fabric there is the same color but is sort of see-thru. Using that as an example it shows a way to add fabric to the bottom of tops that are too short..
This was my first foray into the mustard top. I like this one because of the different colors. There is an off white, a brick red, a brown, and an odd shade of blue that is almost teal. But alas, it shrank and I now need to add something to the bottom.

I am on the lookout for a caramel top, sweater, jacket, or whatever. I've seen one I love with off white polka dots and I'd love to find it in my size. It is such a luscious color.

December is really not the time to find bargain clothing. I was caught up in the thrift thing and resale thing. I got a great bag. Resale shop. Walked in the door and Bang! There it was as if waiting for me. Brand spankin new and a good price. And a great style. And my favorite colors. Pictured on a previous blog.

Now I must state that I got a new phone and have posted a couple of things via the phone. I got it for the picture taking function and to be able to put things into email and my blog. But I don't know how to use it well yet and I can only beg for patience on the part of my readers. With that I will also thank those of you who follow and I tell you that you make my day.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It came in the mail. From home shopping

It came in the mail.

It's in the bag.

I didn't make it to not buy anything in december. Oh well.