Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend?
Friday, my husband, Bill, and I went to his daughter's high school for an early afternoon rally. Tori was in a lip psyching competition with five of her friends. They choreographed a dance to the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra.
It was such a darling performance. They walked away with first place honors and a $75.00 prize that they plan on putting towards a big dinner out for the six of them. I wish I had some photos to show you but they didn't turn out - too dark in the auditorium and we stood too far away. Darn!
After her performance, Bill and I went out to lunch. It was raining out, just a drizzle, but enough for me to wear a trench and bring an umbrella.
I have been itching to try this look I pinned to my Pinterest scarf board.
| This is from the "How to Wear Your Hermès Scarf" booklet issued by Hermès in 1988.|
Thank you, Marsi, for solving the mystery of its origins.
I chose my khaki Banana Republic trench (like this one) and a Celine nautical themed silk scarf in navy blue, gold and cream that I bought used on eBay last year. It's not in the best condition and has a few blemishes so I'm not too worried about sitting on it.
I folded it this way....
|From Hermès and MaiTai's Picture Book|
then passed it through my belt loops, after I removed the belt, of course.
|We took photos after the performance and lunch, |
which results in wrinkled jeans and wrinkled trench.
I wore my trench with skinny jeans, Forever 21 navy blue cable knit sweater, navy suede wedge pumps (not a smart choice for wet weather, but they survived), and a few strands of faux pearls with gold accents.
And I carried my favorite umbrella. I was being a bit dramatic carrying an umbrella - it was not really raining that much. But with this weird dry season we're having, I will take what I can get.
And added benefit of the scarf tied in back is that is cinches my waist, giving me more of a curvy silhouette.
Later that afternoon, I changed into a red top and wore my new Steve Madden patent blush colored pumps*.
Which look do you favor? I can't make up my mind. I've never worn nude pumps before and I'm not sure how I feel about them.
The rest of the weekend was all about crab! Our local fire department, the one that will soon have my husband at the helm, had its annual crab feed fundraiser. All three of Bill's kids and his son's girlfriend,Veronica, helped out along with Bill and me.
I thought I'd share a few shots from the event.
|Bill, Tori and me. To give you an idea of how tall Bill and I are, Tori is 5' 8".|
|Tori and Veronica on crab duty.|
|Ryan, with just a small amount of the 1350 pounds of crab|
the guys picked up in Bodega Bay that morning.
|Veronica and Tori before they got crabby.|
Don't forget to visit Visible Monday and Monday Mingle to see what all the participants are wearing today!
* All three pairs of shoes I mentioned ordering in this post have arrived but the dress they're meant for is in the shop for repairs. The dress will be back in my possession by week's end and I'll be sure to post photos wearing all three pairs of shoes, but not at the same time.