On Saturday, we took down the tree, put away the decorations, and dusted and vacuumed ready to start the new year with everything fresh and clean. I enjoyed the time with family but now that Christmas is over, I am so done with this year. Good riddance 2012. Hello 2013. There's plenty of room for improvement!
For Christmas, my daughter and son-in-law bought me an amber and gold bracelet. My youngest son bought a black and white picture frame with three 4 x 6" openings for pictures of him and his siblings. My oldest son bought Starbucks coffee and The Power Of Why, a fabulous book by Amanda Lang. While we can conclude that he doesn't actually listen to me - VBG - since I'd told him about the book at one of our breakfasts, we can deduce that he knows me well enough to choose a book I would enjoy. In fact, it was interesting, reassuring, thrilling - insert whatever over the moon, touched my heart, word you can think of - that all my children know me so well. These are all gifts that I would have bought myself and will really enjoy, including the book in hard copy instead of e-form to read again and lend to friends.
My son-in-law has a great sense of humour. It's one of the things my daughter found attractive about him. Cleaning up the dining room after dinner one night, he strategically arranged the Christmas quiltlets in perky peaks which I left exactly that way until the next morning. They made me laugh. Leaving them in that not perfect, not the way they were supposed to be arranged way is just one of numerous examples of how I've changed over the years. For the better. With less perfection and more humour is a great approach to life... and quiltlets... and clothes.
My daughter wanted to visit a high end boutique downtown on our shopping day. It typically has edgy fashions, gorgeous jewelry, and at least one or two racks of discounted pieces. I bought a skirt. She hates it. I love it. The waist is elastic... which is good... since well dressed and comfortable go best hand-in-hand at my age - LOL.
The fabric is prepleated. Just below the hips, the pleating ends and the fabric flares outward toward the hem. This kind of fabric is figure hugging and requires smoothing lingerie. Works for me. I like the squeeze me skinny stuff and being somewhat vain is just fine with me. I see it as a necessary ingredient to enjoying fashion.
There are thirteen quirky rosettes around the hem with the lining ending just above them which may or may not have been a good idea but definitely creates some peek-a-boo moments. I am so not a ruffles and flowers kind of girl and yet I love the rosettes. They have a strutting my stuff, don't care what you think, feel about them. The regular price was $205. I bought it for $40 on sale. LOVE that.
The skirt isn't perfect. It's too long so I'll shorten it from the top and wear it with height... and tights... and some kind of make it even more quirky top. I think. I hope. I'll need to dress it down and me up which is fine because its strutting, quirky, carefree, having fun persona seemed exactly representative of how I want to approach 2013. My intention is to do the work, and not just with clothes. More about that in another posting.
What is your intention for 2013?
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a new year