If you celebrated Christmas, how was your day?
Ours was fun, but a bit exhausting. We woke up very early, opened gifts with the kids, made breakfast and cleaned up before heading down to my father-in-law’s, an hour away, for a family get together. We didn’t arrive home until well after 9:00 that night, tuckered out.
It’s been quite a while since I have written a fashion post. I thought I’d show you the pants I wore Christmas day.
By the 25th, I was over wearing the holiday garb I’d been donning for weeks and decided to wear these floral pants instead.
I purchased a pair for my stepdaughter, Tori, for Christmas. I thought they were fun and I’d been wanting to try the floral pants trend myself, so I put a pair in the checkout basket for me too.
I’m wearing a striped button down and a very, very old Ralph Lauren navy jacket I bought in the early 1990’s. The style might be a tad dated, but I don’t care. I like the cut and the quality has allowed me to wear it every season for nearly 20 years.
Do you wear floral pants or pants with dots, plaid or other patterns? I’m seeing them everywhere these days.
26 Acts of Kindness is still going strong, but a little slow. I am at #16 of 28 (I chose to do 28 acts rather than 26).
“And let’s all make a point to try to compliment every beautiful woman we see… wait – that would be EVERY woman! Let’s all try to be kinder to each other, and express our affection, admiration, and care to each other more consistently.”
Yesterday, I dropped off bags of unwanted things to the Goodwill trailer up the road. A woman in her late 60’s sits in the cold trailer in the middle of a field day in and day out, taking donations. I am always getting rid of things so I see her regularly.
Janice’s comment came to my mind when I handed the woman my bags. I told her I loved her hair and that it was very pretty. She muttered a quiet “thank you”, smiled and walked back to the trailer. I don’t know if she cared about my compliment to her or if it improved her morning in any way, but it improved my day.
Often, I see women who look lovely. I think they are wearing a great scarf or beautiful coat, or have a beaming smile, or a great posture but I don’t verbalize those thoughts.
From now on, I will start complimenting other women, both the women I know and the women I don’t. Because we could all use a little verbal sunshine.
|From Positive Provocations. A great post to read if you need
help giving or receiving compliments.
January’s theme is an easy one: Black and White. My guess is that all of us have some black and white in our wardrobe. Why not put something together and join me and Jill for our upcoming post?
Send me – or Jill – a photo of yourself wearing your favorite black and white look by end of day January 2nd to be featured. Please be sure to include a line or two about your look.