When I left you yesterday, I was about to get ready for our Birthday Date Night. By the time I got ready and dressed, I felt back to my normal self.
Yup! I was feeling ok again!!!
I decided to wear a pair of pants that has been hanging in my closet since—late November or early December. Navy brocade pants that I picked up for less than ten dollars on clearance at Old Navy. They were extremely tight when I purchased them and after Christmas didn’t even fit me.
Two weeks on Weight Watchers and the pants now fit beautifully.
My look last night. Casual but simple elegance. A J. Crew Tippi sweater with Navy and Black Brocade pants, black heels and a string of pearls. I kept the makeup simple too. I’m really getting into no eyeliner on my lids and heavier mascara. Wig of choice? Violet by Estetica Designs!
Into the car and protecting the wine, as is my duty when we drive to Spring Mill Café, we enjoyed our drive through the back roads of Wayne and Radnor. I don’t know if you are aware, but BYO Wine is a “thing” in the Philly area. I was not aware of this until I moved here. It’s a great thing as it cuts down on the tab for the dinner.
Champagne, Creme de Cassis and this great red wine. It was my duty to protect the goods!
We arrived at the restaurant and sat at our usual table—in a little nook off the front.
Spring Mill Cafe is such a delightful restaurant–it’s like having dinner at someone’s country home in France!
It’s nice to see that SMC is very well established–40 years young!
Our favorite table awaits us!!
Now, let me make one thing clear. I left my Weight Watchers Freestyle program train of thought at home last night. I wasn’t going to go out to a great dinner to fret and worry about what I was eating. And as I write this I’m back on track. It’s not conducive to any weight loss program to deprive yourself.
Bonaparte is so serious as he reaches for the menu…but he orders the same thing every time. Filet Mignon!
We started with the pate tasting—we always order it. In fact, I ordered gluten-free rolls and boy were they delicious!
No way was I passing any of this up. Our favorite appetizer ever!
We both ordered the Steak Bordelaise –a beautiful filet mignon–served with a mash of celery root and potatoes which was heavenly. My steak was cooked just the way I love it—blue –and Bonaparte had his steak very rare.
The serving size was perfect. And so was the steak!!!!
There is a reason it is called red meat—it should be served red!
Dessert was split between us with me eating most of it. Crème Brulee!
I was definitely in the lead of the “clean plate club” last night. It was a great dinner!
The wine was so good and I drank too much of it (one glass. One LARGE glass). Wine makes me sleepy so as soon as I got home, I was in dream land.
And today my GERD is at an epic rate. I’ve had heartburn all day. Why does wine give me heartburn?
It’s so hard to pass up a wine that smells like dirt and tastes earthy and I drank it because it was soooooooooo gooooooooood. Now I have heartburn!
I’m so happy that the weather on Friday and Saturday was beautiful, sunny and warm because today it is windy, damp, and raining.
That Isla wig I washed yesterday? Turned out even better than I expected. The fibers dropped a bit adding just the slightest touch of length. Isla was money well-spent.
If you notice, this Isla wig from Tony of Beverly, dropped a bit and I love it even more! I’m glad I washed it!!!
Tomorrow being my birthday, I’m planning on attending my Weight Watcher’s meeting but I’m going to pass up being weighed. It’s my treat to myself. The meeting is needed for support and I’ll return to be weighed next week.
In the meantime, here’s what I wore this past week. It’s so hard to choose what to wear during the transitional times. The temperature rises one day and falls the next. There has been absolutely no consistency with the weather. I need to fake tan before taking out my warm-weather clothing because I refuse to wear panty hose and love bare legs—but not pasty white ones.
Yesterday morning I went for a mani-pedi and it was hot outside. You will note that my pasty-fish-belly white legs are in dire need of a spray tan. I had shorts on–it was that warm and I held Patsy Stone close to my heart!
Jeans Friday! In the morning, it was cool enough for a blazer. I wore this Chambray number from J. Crew that was purchased last year. I am beginning to like the Modern Motif wig by Gabor more and more!
I wore heels with my favorite plaid pants on Thursday but gave an edgier look with a denim jacket. One of my favorite bobs, April by Bobbi Boss wigs always makes me happy!
Black and Tan on Wednesday. These pants were unzippable three weeks ago and now they are back to that perfect fit. I love black and tan together. I wore Violet on my head–perfect for the black and tan outfit!
Tuesday’s look–ugh, the skirt didn’t photograph well but it’s a black and white and gray plaid that was tight on me and fits again. I wore Jamison from Estetica Designs. Notice the tights!!
And this was last Monday’s “Quick Change” outfit. I had to wear something that would allow me to change quickly into my WW clothes–and naturally Isla is the lightest wig I own!
Enjoy the rest of the day into evening. I made two YouTube Videos today. This one is my thoughts on turning 63. It’s a bit long but if you have the chance, I hope you will watch it! XOXOXOXO