Hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2017! Just a few random bits and bobs today. I’ve been doing a lot of “back office” work on the blog the last couple of weeks, techie and administrative stuff mostly. Still, it can be time-consuming.
A Follow Up From Monday’s Linen Post…
I received* this Everlane Relaxed Linen Shirt last week, but didn’t have time to “road test” it before I put together Monday’s post, La Vida Linen. Well, I’ve been wearing it almost daily since, and can give it two thumbs up. It’s a very nice, medium-weight linen. I washed it and threw in the dryer on low heat (as some of you recommended), and it’s maintained a softly rumpled look all week. No hard creases. I really like the cut; it’s relaxed but not boxy. Fits nicely through the shoulders. I’ve worn it both buttoned up as a tunic, and open over a tank top. It’s cut generously. I sized down to a 4 and still have room without it looking too oversized.
And while you’re visiting Everlane, check out their “Choose What You Pay” section for some serious discounts on quality pieces.
Putting My Eating Habits Back On Rails…
I’ve been just a few pounds above my target weight for the last year or so. It’s not a lot, but on my 5’1″ frame, I can tell the difference. After several months of on-again-off-again, half-assed point tracking, I’ve decided to start going to Weight Watchers meetings again, at least every couple of weeks. It makes a big difference in my levels of focus and commitment. I’ve come to think of it like a tune-up, something I do to keep my engine running smoothly.
Jeune homme will be here for the weekend. We’ve seen such a change in him since he moved to the group home a little over a year ago. He’s more relaxed, seems happier, and has less trouble with transitions from one activity to another. He’s also communicating more beyond, “I want X.” Now he’ll point out things he sees as we ride in the car, or try to tell us about something fun he did. “It’s hot today!” seems to be one of his favorite exclamations.
We used to host a big BBQ for the 4th, as the city would hold a fireworks show that we could watch from the park a block away. But they moved the program a few years ago to a location that would require having to drive and deal with traffic and parking to see the display. That kind of took the fun out of it, so now we have a quiet time at home, throw something on the grill and hang out with the dogs. I miss the days when you could have at-home fireworks (Safe And Sane!™), but I certainly understand the dry and dangerous conditions that have led most Southern California cities to ban them.
Another Holiday Weekend, Another Round Of Sales…
Lands’ End – 30% off regular priced styles. Code CELEBRATE, pin 1776.
Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with code JUSTBEACHY (valid in U.S. only)
J.Jill – extra 30% off Sale styles.
Talbot’s – Red Hanger Sale, up to 50% off sale (2 + items).
Neiman Marcus – Last Call, up to 70% off regular prices
Chico’s – 30% off full-priced styles, code 28794. Sale items: buy 1 get 1 free.
Halsbrook – 4th of July Sale
White House Black Market – Semi-Annual sale, up to 70% off.
Eileen Fisher – up to 50% off.
Bon weekend! I’ll be posting as usual next week, see you Monday!
*I purchased the shirt; it was not gifted. I received no payment or consideration from Everlane for this mention.