Not Your G-Ma’s Wardrobe
Welcome to my wardrobe post!
The weekly gathering where I show you how I am trying my best to
be a stylish grandma while still dressing age-appropriately.
Well, not so much a gathering..
I mean. I gather here.. by myself. And then you guys gather one at a time..
So maybe it is more of a come and go type party.. where I chatter incessantly..
Oh yeah – that is just my life!
Whew – glad I got that off my chest.
You will notice the Instagram picture above is of nail polish.
(side-note, I am on Instagram now if you want to follow me and see pictures of
my exciting days, you can click on the link in my side bar – because it doesn’t get more
exciting than a day in the life of a North Idaho Grandma – edge of your seat action…. 😉
Some of you may remember from this post that I gave up getting
my nails done this year. I am doing my own now, and since I have
always had a french manicure, I was not accustomed to the many colors and brands
of polish available out there. I also did not realize buying just one bottle was equal in cost
to dinner out in a restaurant! For now I have been using OPI, just because it seems to
be on trend and you know I have to be on trend.. My favorite thing about this brand is
the names of the polish – I want that job.. I could come up with some great names!
They already have great names though – so I am probably out of luck.
One of my favorite names is the one on the bottom left of the picture –
‘Did you ‘ear about Van Gogh?’
Of course, I also love
‘Wooden shoe like to know?’
And it doesn’t get much better than:
‘Kiss me on my tulips’
Ok – I’ll stop now! I do have a couple of outfits to show you..
So I rolled up my skinny jeans a notch and brought out my little canvas clogs.
I got them a few weeks ago at Kohls (before my hubby’s layoff – aka- the holocaust..;-(
these shoes are SUPREMELY comfy! They are Kroft & Barrow Sensability Clogs.
I am also wearing a new jacket from TJMaxx-
My daughter gave me a gift card from there for my birthday – and I decided I
wanted a light-weight summer jacket. I have a couple of conferences to go to
in June, and it seems as if I always freeze inside during the sessions, and then I’m hot
when I go outside in between. I am thinking this little guy might help!
Question – do you wear rolled up jeans? And if so how far do you roll?
I generally roll mine up quite a bit higher than this when it is really warm
outside, but this seemed just right for this week. I also love the look of non-skinny
rolled up jeans, but seem to have a hard time getting them to look right.
Ideas? Tips? Suggestions?
Today we actually got to 70 degree’s…
This outfit may look a little warm for that, but I work inside an air conditioned
building all day. I keep thinking that when the magical “hot flashes”
start I might be able to go without a sweater inside!
Still waiting for a hot flash, and I hear they aren’t much fun anyway…
I love these little black pants. They are also a Kohls item.
They were called ‘Ankle Pants’.
Is anyone else out there a total Correct Name Natzi like I am??
Whenever someone compliments me on my capri’s I feel compelled
to correct them with the proper name.. Why can’t I just say thanks??
What difference does it make what they are called?? I drive myself nuts…
Me and the English language go way back.. and I guess I have issues.
(I now predict that you will spend the rest of this post noticing my gramatical errors..)
Anyways…. – I am wearing that good ole jean jacket that I have had for years,
and I threw on a scarf for color. The shirt is sleeveless and kind of a mustard
color. I really like it but that color alone is not the best near my face. The scarf
adds the brown, orange, and green combo that I have been loving this year.
Which leads me to the OPI polish I picked out –
Please ignore the old lady claw clutching the bottle – no idea who that is…
I went with “Are we there yet”.
I loved the color but I must admit I am a little disappointed in the name.
I would have called it-
‘Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana?’
I did find this color on Amazon for a bit cheaper – $5.35 plus $2 shipping