Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The new black and other stuff

Ansley needed a “fall ball” dress, so Haley invited me to go dress shopping with them yesterday down in the big city.  We found the ideal dress at a great price on about the 3rd or 4th stop (note STOP, not store…huge difference).  It is a cute, girly, short black dress that will eventually get posted here when said girl is all decked out for the ball.

I wanted to get a black quilted vest for an upcoming trip since I will need to dress in layers for various weather.  I have a white quilted vest, but a gal needs variety, right?, and since the uniform of the day on this trip will be various black pants, I need a black, medium-density vest.  My current one is for COLD weather and is too bulky (and not needed) to take on this particular trip.  Gals will understand that logic.

No vest was found to meet my requirements and within the price I was willing to pay at the first few stores we visited.  Finally, I saw this cute pewter metallic one and the light went on in my head—this would also go with navy blue!  Bingo!  It was reasonably priced, and is now mine…and it had daughter, and more importantly, 16 y/o granddaughter approval!  Triple score!!!


The other bags contain a cute scarf, in addition to some tee-shirt hangars (if you haven’t tried those, get some—they are great for small-neck pullovers and lightweight sweaters), a travel pillow, and other less than exciting stuff. 

Haley needed some new running shoes, so we actually went to a (highly recommended) shoe store that specializes in active footwear, complete with know-how on what shoe fits which activity best.  We both got an amazing education (and help) on feet, shoes, and shoe inserts.  Haley is now the owner of an awesome pair of running shoes…and I will try some inserts to make my feet happy for all the walking I shall be doing.  More on that another day.

I loved spending time with my gals yesterday.  Oh, Macey, Faith, and Lil Haley got home this morning from their fabulous trip to DC with the 8th grade.  They are totally ready for their own beds (and undoubtedly a bit of peace and quiet).  I look forward to hearing all about it…soon.

That’s it from foggy Paradise this morning, other than I’m doing some retirement party planning today (in honor of our park managers).  It’s a busy, gray Toos-day, y’all!  Come on, Sun…


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i LOVE the vest! adorable!

hugs, bee

Sandee said...

I'd wear that vest too. You did really well and your logic was spot on. You can wear that with many different slacks. Awesome.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Haley D. said...

Thanks for going with us! It was a fun and productive day indeed.

Barb G said...

huh... I was thinking all day that it is Monday. srsly. That means I have a little too much busy goin' on.

Love the vest!! Gray is one of my favorite colors and I do not have nearly enough of it. I have about 40 pounds more to shed before I do any sort of serious shopping though. I buy my sports-type shoes/sneakers at Academy Sports. I've had good luck with them, mostly.

Enjoy the day on Paradise with the family and fun activities. big hugs xoxo

Joy said...

I like that vest, too! And am so glad Miss A found "the" dress. Hugs!