Gratuitous Post of Yourself Wednesday
I am wearing nothing sewn by me except my gray coat.
turtleneck - purchased from a small shop going out of business
cardigan - "perfect cardigan" in ruby by J.Jill
skirt - Royal Robbins Discovery Skirt from REI
boots - Jane Tall Cuff by Frye in Taupe soft pebbled grain
Amusingly, the skirt fits me very well but that is because I am not wearing it as the designer intended:Royal Robbin Discovery Skirt is designed to ride low on the waist and hit below the knee.
Between my age-appropriate waistline and extra height, it sits at my waist and hits me at knee length. The fabric has a little lycra, resists wrinkles and features lots of pockets. REI had an end-of-season sale I was killing time while DH shopped. What a happy surprise - this is a great skirt!
Everyone feeling OK? I've been knocked back with a nasty cold and operating only at bare minimum levels. You know - it freaked me out at first because "I have so much to prepare for Christmas!" But when the cold lingered, so I started coming up with work-around plans. My goodness, I love this!
I am not sewing any Christmas presents; all gifts have been purchased online directly from the online wishlists of the recipients; a 2-foot tree is on top of a table, and a wreath is on the front door. That's it! I am even looking into having a cleaning crew come in to clean the house. We usually do all of our own cleaning, but DH is a little under the weather, too. And Christmas day celebrations have been scaled back to simple get-togethers with immediate family.
I daresay this could become a tradition. I know it is harder when your children are small, but simplifying is my gift to myself this year.
Hope you are well, and hope I am back in the sewing room soon.