So it’s my birthday soon – I’m a fiery Leo – probably no surprise to most that know me, as we are renowned for our lack of modesty, patience and ability to be quiet – I make no apologies. In the 20 years I have been with MM he has been overwhelmingly generous on my birthday and regardless of our circumstances he has always gone above and beyond to make it a special day for me – without any prompting I hasten to add. This year, after my VERY extravagant 40th last year, I have asked him not to buy me anything – partly because of the huge expense of the house renovations and partly because I’d like any extra cash to go on furnishing my new walk in closet (so yes still all about me).
I did happen to be browsing though on some other WordPress blogs and found my birthday present for NEXT year! I have been very lucky to have been gifted a couple of items from Cartier in the past few years – both from MM so he has raised the bar substantially. I love their unusual, statement rings. One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is my Cartier Trinity ring in white, rose and yellow gold – he bought this as a random, surprise gift – just because he loves me – I presume:)
So for next year I’m already hankering after the Juste un Clou ring. I love it in silver – it’s an iconic 70s piece and looks fabulous with a little bit of ice:) He reads my blog occasionally so nothing subtle about this ‘hint’!
Keeping with the ice theme I took Poppy to see ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ at the movies yesterday – cute as kids movies go, but I know I must be getting old when I sit and dissect a movie analyzing all the bits that have been stolen from other movies – there were the ubiquitous pirates and even Guinea Pigs that resembled Eewoks. Ah well – Poppy isn’t to know yet and she seemed to enjoy it. Knowing it was going to be icy in the movies with the crazy air conditioning most public places have I opted for another scarf. This one is a gorgeous H&M scarf – great colors – really nude pastels – a little green, peach and pink in a very subtle rose print – I love it. I wore it with my Top Shop asymmetrical t-shirt and Boden quail egg skinnies – these jeans are just fabulous and fit me perfectly. The quail egg is like a mint color without being too green. For a bit of neutrality I added my Tory Burch tan Emmy sandals. Oh and two pieces of great news for us shopaholics – Top Shop is opening in Nordstroms throughout the country and H&M will start selling online in the US in October!
Today I know I am definitely flogging a dead horse with the scarf thing – this is a new scarf from H&M. I nearly didn’t get it as I rarely wear blue but the blue in this scarf is so vivid and contrasts well with the nude/peach in the scarf – plus it’s animal print – so as with my addiction to all things grey marl I had to have it. The photos show me wearing it with my new Boden Florence tunic from the sale. Now I love these linen knit tunics, yes they are a little sheer but they’re not indecent and here in the heat and then frigid air conditioning they work a treat. A bargain to boot at $26.40. Again worn with my Tory Burch Emmys.