This post (like my attention) is all over the place. It’s been a busy weekend chez nous. We’re doing our last bits of travel prep (check back Tuesday for my final travel wardrobe) getting haircuts (I’ll show you mine in a couple of days once it’s “settled”….le Monsieur just said I look like “The Fifth Beatle”), getting everything squared away at home, and dealing with accusatory stares from the dogs. Compounding (and confounding) weekend plans, we’d scheduled a caregiver for jeune homme for a few hours today and he was called out of town, putting us back on tag team duty and unable to get out of the house for any substantial amount of time. If plans hold he’ll be here tomorrow, freeing us up to take care of errands in the outside world. I’m SO grateful for this additional day before we go back to work Tuesday.
Of course, as soon as I stop searching for lightweight spring/summer jackets, they suddenly appear, at least online. The J.Crew deconstructed jacket (above) looks promising; sadly none of our local stores have received it yet. I’ve been disappointed with the spring/summer versions of the Regent blazer so far, which in my opinion have been very heavy and stiff. With any luck, this one will be lighter and softer.
If you prefer something a little more tailored, this seersucker blazer from Ann Taylor might be worth a look. As of now, it’s 40% off with code SHOP40.
Now that my feet have thrown down a NO HEELS mandate*, I’ve been on the lookout for Flats With Attitude™.
These loafers from Everlane look sharp and punch well above their weight. They run a little narrow, so I went up half a size, and wore around the house with socks to stretch out. Mission accomplished! The leather on these is superb, and the construction top-notch.
Finally and most importantly, even though I am a pacifist, I hold in the utmost respect those who have served and sacrificed for their country. On this and every Memorial Day, those who paid the ultimate price deserve our thanks and remembrance. And let’s hold out hope that we can find our way to a world without war.
What’s on your mind as we turn the corner toward Summer?
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*I can still cajole them to accept a low-ish heel on occasion.
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