Say Hello to Yellow!

I’m always in danger when I go to my local shopping mall. No matter what I’m going in for I often come out with something else entirely. That was the case with the bright yellow coat I’m wearing in today’s post. Those devious people at my nearby Macy’s seemed to know I was coming so they baited the trap with a splash of color in a rack right in the aisle where I’d be sure to see it. Actually I always have an idea of where the holes are in my wardrobe and if I see a good item to fill in, AND the price is right, it follows me home.
In this case I had been looking for a warm (both in temperature and color) yellow coat to help me get through the long winter to come. Bright springtime colors always remind me of my garden and the flowers that will come back after their long sleep. It seems I am not alone. One of my favorite actors, Mindy Kaling from The Mindy Project TV show was recently photographed in some similar outerwear.

I kept the pastel palette going with a light green cozy cashmere sweater. Short booties, black jeans, a felt hat and wool scarf around my neck finished off my look of the day and kept me nice and toasty warm. I think it’s just perfect for me to go out on another shopping adventure with my new BFF Mindy. Now if only she would return my calls!
Cheers!

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Red boots in sight, style delight!

Alright, what’s going on here? No one told me that blogging would be such hard work! After several long days, I’m getting worn out! I dabbed on a little Prada Candy, my new favorite perfume. This always helps me to relax. It’s a soft, sweet smell and not very strong. Rarely others can notice but I smell it all the time; it is just for me. Not like Kenzo Flower. That is for others to notice…sometimes too much! I gave a bottle to my sister-in-law after she admired mine. She lives in China and often rides the local bus to get around. Apparently she used a little too much and got some uncomplimentary and unwelcome notice from her fellow passengers. She was NOT happy!

My goal today is to chillax and recharge a little bit but I still need to work, so jeans are not an option. I picked a very simple outfit, mainly black and white. But I can’t do without at least a splash of rich, bold color. Some red booties and a burgundy hat are just perfect to spice up the otherwise sparse color palette. I’m not sure where Dorothy got her famous Ruby Slippers but my Red Booties were a bargain at DSW, one of my favorite shoe stores.

I wore this outfit to Canada a couple weeks ago. My husband and I went to brunch and saw The Band Perry at Caesar’s Windsor Casino. I even won a few dollars at the slot machines! I’ve gotten compliments and inquiries about the booties from young and old alike. I even had a 7th grade boy ask where I got them so he could get some for his mother’s birthday! I may not live on a Yellow Brick Road but with the right color in the right places I always feel at home in my wardrobe; and we all know, there’s no place like home. And as my sister-in-law found out, a little can often go a long way!

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