Just 2 weeks have passed since we all went back to school and work and now we have a long weekend. I respect everything Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished, but I wish he had been born later in the year. Fortunately we have had a weekend full of activities ranging from haircuts to birthday parties to NFL games to walking up mountains.
Friday was very indulgent and 3 hours of it was spent sitting in the hair salon. You wouldn’t believe how much hair came off – when you have short hair it’s still amazing how much shorter it can go!
Saturday started with my ‘free weights’ orientation at the gym. My very buff instructor obviously knew what he was doing. The way he threw the weights around looked easy. I’m glad he is a gentle giant – he genuinely suppressed his amusement when I tried to emulate his moves, and even when I struggled just to change the weights on the bars. Everyone has to start somewhere I guess! He did offer to ‘spot’ for me as it can be ‘dangerous if you get stuck under the weights’ – heaven forbid that level of embarassment ever occurs!
Later that afternoon, with arms still feeling like jelly, we went off to a party for the children. Now earlier in the day I swear I had ballet flats on, but once the sun started to lose its heat my feet were so cold I committed the fashion sin of wearing ankle boots and socks with cropped trousers. Forgive me – I was past caring at this point. So here I am wearing my J.Crew sale bargains that I got in NYC – the herringbone café capris (currently there is 40% off final sale prices using the code Get40). I wore them with lots of Boden including the Must have jumper, the chic leather jacket and the Lightweight scarf in Multi Meadow is from the Spring collection. I love the combination of bright and nude pinks. The boots are the Guess Cardio – currently in the sale on Zappos.com! (Remember to check out the Boden site again this week as there are new items with 20% off from the Spring collection that will stack with the 15% off with my banner ads).
Yesterday the Atlanta Falcons had a major game to play – victory would result in a trip to the Superbowl for the first time in years. Of course we didn’t win – but for a while it was fun believing we might. I enjoyed a couple of beers watching the big screen and holding the sofa down – the game was closer than we thought it would be, which made it harder to lose:(
There’s been a lot of discussion on my friends’ blogs regarding boyfriend jeans recently and the quest for the perfect pair. Kat at Doesmybumlook40 has written a couple of great posts with some good reviews, and Sue at SusieSoSo has also just posted on them – we’ve all added our 2 cents worth in comments. I have 2 pairs of boyfriend jeans, both bought from Gap, bought in the sale about 3 years ago. They still have the ‘sexy’ boyfriend jean – but I haven’t tried them on so can’t compare the cut to the ones I own. I sized down in mine – a US 2 – there is no way in hell I am a US 2 – but it still makes me smile when I put these on:) I just noticed too that Gap here in the US have a 30% off online code that ends today – GAPDEAL is the code. I love my jeans – I roll them a couple of times at the ankle, and they are slouchy enough around the waist and butt without being, in my eyes, unflattering. The Heartbreaker jumper is another J.Crew sale bargain, worn over a Boden Hampton t-shirt. The ballet flats are the fabulous VInce Camuto fawna flats – again a sales bargain from over the Holiday period. The croissant/pink color is still available in the sale in some sizes here at Nordstrom.
Now off to enjoy this extra day at home we have…I’m going to start it with a run then who knows what fun will ensue!