Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday Five

This past weekend was prom (finally) - at least an approximation of one.  There was no dance or meal in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, but Big Sister and her date got dressed up, took part in a reverse Grand March and had a nice meal with friends.  

Her graduation party is on Sunday (this seems to be a midwest/Iowa thing perhaps) and we are busy getting pictures ready to display, decorations finalized and the food has been ordered. Of course with Covid, it's hard to know if people will come.  The food will all be packaged (perhaps not our first choice) so that no one needs to stay if they don't feel comfortable.  Such a strange time in our world right now.

I'm still thinking I will be back at work in a few weeks, which seems almost impossible to believe, but I've found a few things this week that I would actually wear to work/in public and not just while hanging out at home.


1.  Paperbag Pull-on Print Shorts in Linen Cotton - these look like a comfortable pair of shorts and I love a good Hawaiian print

Paperbag Pull-On Print Shorts in Linen-Cotton

2.  Short Sleeve Crewneck Sweatshirt - I know this is a pretty plain piece, but I love the quality of JCrew's clothes and I like that it is short sleeved. It also comes in several color options

j.crew: short-sleeve crewneck sweatshirt in original cotton terry for women, right side, view zoomed

3.  Volatile Division Wedge - I found these on the clearance rack at Von Maur in a size 9.  However I loved them and tried them on anyway.  They were too big, but found me a pair in an 8 at a different store. I am anxiously awaiting their arrival.  

Volatile Division Wedge

4. Bouquet Mixed Media Blouse - just today my youngest daughter commented that floral print looked "old lady-ish".  Unfortunately I really like a good floral print.  This would look great with a pair of black pants.

Bouquet Mixed Media Blouse

5.  Bailey Denim Mini Skirt -I have nowhere to wear this but I tink it's so cute...and it is leopard print

Free People Bailey Denim Mini Skirt (Contemporary)

6.  High Neck Ruffle Sleeve Top - pictures don't show that this is actually a very light lavender color.  I loved the pair of linen pants I saw it paired with as well.

Cloth & Stone High Neck Ruffle Sleeve Top (Contemporary)

7.  Classic Utility Jacket -I already own a utility jacket, and yet, I still love looking at them.  Mine could probably use an update, but I still like it well enough.

Classic Utility Jacket

8.  Chaka Skirt - and this skirt was one I purchased on my only shopping trip since March 13 (aside from the Target/WalMart/grocery run).  I'm hoping I can find a few places to wear it.

Toad&Co Chaka Skirt

9.  Cherie Espadrille Flat - I saw these shoes in person yesterday, too, and may have to buy a pair for myself.  Shoes are tricky, though, because I have narrow heels and it's hard to find things that don't slip off.

Miz Mooz® Cherie Espadrille Flat

10.  Boyfriend Cardigan - when I saw this sweater yesterday, I of course, fell in love with it, but then also realized that it looks like we might need to prepare for cold weather here eventually.  I guess fall is right around the corner.

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That's it for me this week. What's caught your eye?


Kay said...

Great pictures of your girl and her friends! Can't believe you've got one who has graduated! Take care!

Ti said...

I am glad she got to have a prom even though it wasn't what she probably expected. Heck, it was probably nicer than the real deal. Proms are never all that great and always cost so much. Here, they are nearly $200 per person and the food is always just appetizers.

I really love the mixed media blouse.

I think my work is thinking about re-populating before December because today I received a two hour repopulation training course I need to take before December. I haven't done it yet but it will be interesting to see what it covers.

I got an email from HR saying I was way over the vacation max for this time of the year. Since I didn't go to camp or take any other time since January, I have 160 hours that have to be used by a certain date. I just submitted 60 hours of requests for long weekends between now and November and then will use the rest for the holidays. Hopefully. I hate to take time off when I have no place to go.

How have you been? You will be back to work soon, you think? I saw your post about working in the library. I imagine having a place to go feels pretty good but I gotta tell ya, I am gonna need a slow immersion program to get back to work. I run errands and flinch if there is a loud noise or too many people around. I am still all over the place on the freeway because ever since safer at home, people have been driving on average about 100 miles per hour on the freeway. Wide open lanes.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lovely prom photos, your daughters have grown so much. I guess that means we are old older as well LOL