What I Wore: Boat Party
My BIL and SIL are back in Southern California for the next few months with their boat, (the one we stayed on when we visited them in Japan). And a few more folks from our extended family were also in town, so it was a very busy social weekend. Saturday afternoon BIL and SIL threw a party on the boat, and as always they were amazing hosts.
I dressed casually and comfortably in jeans and a white linen shirt, and added a hat with UPF 50+ as I wasn’t sure how much shade there would be. Hats are challenging for me because I have a very small head. This one is still a little big, but not too bad. (Here’s a similar style on sale.) My other lovely SIL took the photo above, thanks K!
I posted this car selfie on my Instagram on our way to the party, and a few people asked about the lip color. I tend to accumulate lipsticks and have been going through my stash and trying to either use or toss older ones. This particular shade is no longer available, but is almost identical to Chanel Rouge Coco in “Arthur.”
The pearl necklace (similar) is from French Kande.
A Little Miracle For Earring Lovers
Last week when I was doing my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale reconnaissance, I was admiring some earrings and mentioned to the Sales Associate that I could no longer tolerate earrings with any weight to them. She asked if I’d tried these “Lobe Wonder” patches, and said they really help with heavier earrings. I picked up a package and tried them over the weekend. They take a bit of practice to get placed correctly, but really do help! I still can’t tolerate a few of my heaviest pairs, but can again wear some of my favorites that had been languishing for the last several months. The patches support the earlobe and hold the weight of the earrings, which also helps prevent your piercings from stretching out. They work with posts, hoops or wires.
A couple of years ago, le Monsieur and I decided that our everyday tableware felt a bit too fussy for our current style. (It was a floral pattern that we’d registered for when we got married over 23 years ago.) We took advantage of some after-holiday sales and replaced with some very simple plates and bowls, but never replaced the coffee cups and mugs. I finally decided to order a few of these. Can’t go wrong with a classic. I no longer make drip coffee at home so don’t need big mugs. (As of yesterday, there was 20% off and free shipping with code FRIENDS, hopefully still active.)
If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve set up a Shopping page with some of my picks HERE. The Anniversary Sale is currently open to Nordstrom cardholders; general access begins this Friday 7/20.
Do you wear hats often? What style do you prefer?
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