Hi Girls. Happy Friday. Whether you are having a hectic Easter or a laid back one, or whether you don’t celebrate—have a great, great weekend.
Earlier this morning Bonaparte and I ventured out to run some errands on a cloudy and rainy morning. The weather was gray and cool and I wanted a bit of warm and a bit of bright.
I warmed myself up by wearing a scarf over a sleeveless maxi and topped it off with a denim jacket. I hadn’t worn the scarf in a long time. In fact, it’s been well over a year that I’ve worn it. But the scarf has a nice boho vibe. And just enough boho to be age-appropriate for the “older woman” without appearing costumulicious.
My Antik Batik scarf worn with a black maxi dress and denim jacket!
But there is something about this scarf that is special. It’s about 11 years old. It was a gift from Bonaparte’s aunt, Danièle. The first time I met her, we went shopping at Galeries Lafayette. She insisted on purchasing this scarf for me—I was almost taken aback at her generosity. The scarf cost over 150 euros—and that was quite some time ago. It was my first of many visits to Paris and to be with her.
Here’s a better photo of the scarf. It’s 100% wool–but it is sooooo light and sheer. If you look closely, you can see how sheer it is. The wool isn’t itchy either. As great as wool is, if it itches, I can’t wear it. How about you?
The brand, Antik Batik has been around since 1992 and definitely has a bohemian vibe! They have some pretty cool stuff! Since then, I’ve gone seasons where I’ve worn it a lot. Other seasons had this scarf in my drawer, cozy and comfy surrounded by other scarves. I can wear it now and have crystal clear memories of Danièle, her larger-than-life personality, and all the great times we shared together!
I’ll miss visiting Daniele in her office and miss the photos that graced the bulletin board across from her desk.
We had a lot of fun together! Three oldsters being wild and crazy in the streets of Paris!
Remember to keep accessories—especially if they were given to you by someone special. Those pieces that have a history are the best ones!
That was my warmth today. Having the lightweight wool around my neck also gave me a feeling of comfort and the little metallic discs brightened things up.
Speaking of brightening things up….I decided to go with a bright lip color today!
After prepping my lips with my beloved Chapstick, I lined them with this teriffic liner by Mally. Lip Fence. This is a clear waxy stick that prevents bleeding. It really does! I received this couple of weeks ago when I had my Mally makeover.
Mally Lip Fence. This lip liner can also double to keep brows in place. I’ve been getting a ton of use out of this!
To tell you the truth-I have a funny story for you.
I thought this was eyebrow wax and I was using it after I penciled in my brows with my Mally 24/7 brow pencil and powder. After penciling, I would go over the brow with the Lip Fence and then dab the powder over it. What can I say except this Lip Fence is a great multitasker! I found out it was for lips when I went on Mally’s website! Who knew?? But I love when stuff like that happens—don’t you?
As I was saying, I wanted a brighter lip. I decided to use a lipstick that I recently purchased by Wet ‘n Wild. At ninety-nine cents, this lipstick is a find! The color is 503C, Will You Be With Me? It’s also got a name in French on the label: Seras-tu mon chéri?
This Wet’nWild lipstick is a great find. The color is a beautiful bright pink. Not neon, but truly pink!
This lipstick glides on nicely. It’s creamy and not dry. A good choice for a more mature mouth! The finish is a bit of a cross between matte and satin.
Since I was in the mood for a bit of a shine, I applied iT Cosmetics Vitality Gloss Stain over the lipstick. The color is the sheer “Je Ne Sais Quoi” and I like this because it looks like a very pale, pale pinky white in the tube but goes on very sheer and changes to a brighter pink tint.
I’m a fan of the iT cosmetics lip products and this one in particular! Je Ne Sais Quoi is a great color. I have this in stick form as well. Very hydrating.
I’ll tell you, it takes a village of lip products to make those older lips look pretty—but it works!
See how nice the lip colors all look? Bright but not neon bright. I think this is a great color for we older ladies. See how the Lip Fence keeps the color where it is supposed to stay?
Well, that’s about it for today! I’m going to try to organize around the house. It’s a chore!
Oh! I almost forgot! Old Navy has discontinued THE greatest tee on the face of the earth. The Fitted Tee, short sleeved and crew necked is no longer available in the stores. They are selling the remaining ones online. Let me tell you how pissed I am about this. I wrote a review asking why the hell they discontinued a perfectly great tee. Well, the review wasn’t published but I did receive an email from customer service telling me that they are looking into the matter with the merchant. The drama continues!
The packaging was fine. I’m glad ON sent this in plastic upon plastic–I would not want a wet cardboard box due to all the rain. For an even better fit, order down a size! Old Navy has these shirts on their site for $7.00.
This tee is a blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester, giving it a nice fit that doesn’t lose shape–even after multiple washings. I ordered a few and received them yesterday.
I’m telling you, this IS a perfect fit!!
When it comes to memories of people you love, I always thing of this song by Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends—it’s very sweet. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!!