Two Things…

1. My first outfit post is up over at Already Pretty!

2. Oh, Dowager Countess, how I’ve missed you!

Back tomorrow with another Jump Start!

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  1. January 9, 2013 / 11:19 am

    That scarf is glorious.

  2. Blume
    January 9, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    In absolute agreement with Amber. I loved the close-up!

  3. Anonymous
    January 9, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    HA!! The Dowager Countess made us laugh so hard when she said that line that we had to pause the show until we calmed down. Love it!!

  4. January 9, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    Fabulous scarf and fabulous Dowton Abbey! The Dowager Countess, who can out do her sense of humor….not meaning in the least to be funny.

    Art by Karena

  5. January 9, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    I love the pattern mix!!
    The tone of your eye glass frames is a perfect compliment to your hair colour…but of course you knew that. You look smashing as always.

  6. Amber of Butane Anvil
    January 9, 2013 / 11:35 am

    This top one and the close-up were my favourite photos from your Already Pretty post!

  7. Pam @ over50feeling40
    January 9, 2013 / 11:40 am

    Love that scarf! Looks so great with your hair…happy Wednesday!

  8. Anonymous
    January 9, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    I’ll be in the minority with Kathy — I like the outfit without the scarf best, which is not to disparage black/white/red. I think it looks more sleek without the scarf and I love seeing the highlight of the necklace. Although full disclosure, I’m one of the rare souls who isn’t crazy about scarves. I enjoy them in winter with a coat or jacket, but I don’t tend to wear the scarf look. I admire how some women can pull them off, though. It’s just sometimes they feel like a little overkill and make a look seem cluttered.

  9. Kathy
    January 9, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Best line of the first episode of DA. I’m not a fan of “pops” of color, so I like the outfit more without the scarf, but it is a beautiful scarf, and I know I’m in the minority.

  10. Merry Wife
    January 9, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I love that pearl necklace! You look beautiful.

  11. Debbie
    January 9, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I, too, nearly fell off the sofa laughing over the Dowager’s “waiter” line. I can’t wait to see what else she has in mind this season.

  12. January 10, 2013 / 1:39 am

    This is a great picture. I love how the scarf is billowing in the breeze. Love the vibrant color too.

  13. 1-2Punch
    January 9, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    perfect look!

  14. January 10, 2013 / 6:32 am

    Nice colour scheme, I continue to gravitate towards the Black…. love the scarf and shirt cuffs turned up.It lends some cheek to the outfit!

  15. January 10, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Just popped over to Already Pretty to read your post. That last picture of you is amazing! So pretty!!!

  16. January 10, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Have you done something jolly with your hair?

    • January 10, 2013 / 9:42 pm

      Closet Coach, I bumped up the red a bit.

  17. January 10, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    Thank you all for the lovely and kind comments!

  18. January 14, 2013 / 1:54 am

    Susan, I think that is my fav all-time photo of you, with the flowy red scarf. You really look pretty and stylish.

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