24 September 2010

Fashion Friday

I cannot begin to tell you how glamorous I felt in these white go go boots we wore when I was in 8th grade. What is it about white boots that make everyone go gaga? Do you remember the song "These Boots were Made for Walking?" I remember that Nancy Sinatra had a picture on her record of herself in white go go boots. Made all the boys crazy.

See more fashion fun at A Hasty Life!

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19 September 2010

Race for the Cure

Bob and I at our first Susan G Komen Race for the Cure!
Today was the 5K Race to the Cure, Susan G Komen race. It was my first Race but I know it won't be my last. It is very powerful to be around people who are long term survivors of breast cancer.

 The vendor booths were great!  I saw my oncologist and her cancer center and got a cute pink bag.  We bought several souvenirs from the Susan G Komen foundation.  Their stuff was so cute!   Gerbes was passing out water and granola bars, there was yogurt being given away and there were all kinds of chips, all bearing the Susan G. Kormen signature running ribbon.

The survivor's tent was awesome.  There was wonderful food, giveaways and things to do.  Whomever was in charge of it did a fabulous job!

The survivor lap started at the survivor tent.  We all had pink balloons and dark pink t shirts on.  We were lead by women who were 20 + years survivors.  Their histories help my treatment what it is today!  God bless those pioneers.

The weather wasn't very accomodating, however.  It thundered and lightning-ed a lot and it was really close.  It postponed the start of the race for a bit but we did get started after all.  I made it 1.5 miles before I gave out and then it poured.  I was glad to be out of the weather.

My friend Marsha was handing out water!  I was glad to see her (for other reasons besides the water!).  We met up with Ashley and Eric and went on to breakfast.

We ate and headed home!

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17 September 2010

Fashion Friday

It is Fashion Friday, hosted by our friend Ashley at A Hasty Life. Go and see her post on accessorizing. Very cute!

Today we are going to focus on Bob. He does have good fashion sense, except in the 80s when he let me dress him in pastel colored sweaters. Here he is pictured in the 70s.

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Bob is wearing a mint green leisure suit with a butterfly bow tie in dark green velvet.  He was styling then and I will bet he could pull it off now!  His printed shirt was cotton.

Ashley likes fashion trends, too.  She's owned a scarf hemmed dress and a couple of other trends.  I think she gets it from her dad!

12 September 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like FALL!

Bob, Ashley, Eric and I went shopping today for some mums and fall vegetables. I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the excursion...
Finding our lovelies at Menards!
It was such a beautiful Sunday! I am finishing out my lovely day by playing BUNCO with the best ladies ever and riding around in the ragtop before dinner. Life is good!

10 September 2010

Fashion Friday

Ashley at A Hasty Life hosts this little gathering (basically me and her!) of folks who have determined that what we wear has lent itself into our memories, much the same way people attach themselves to music or food.

This week I am going to discuss this little number I wore in 1975. I made this dress with fabric from Murray's, one of those delightful small town stores that sold clothes, shoes, linens and many other delights, including fabric. I had purchased the pattern somewhere and decided that I wanted to make my dress to the Winter Dance.

The fabric is a knit with a knobby feel. It was rather clingy and felt good on my skin. I made the dress with help from my High School home ec teacher, Cindy Hoover. I remember having some trouble with the sleeves, getting them just right!

I remember being very proud of my creation! I remember thinking I didn't feel like I had on a homemade dress. I can recall thinking I was like a designer wearing her own creation to the ball.

The cameo was my grandmother Holt's.  I still have it and wear it.  Even though my hair isn't as long as it is in this photo, I still wear it like that (minus the ribbon, but I might start that up again!)

03 September 2010

Fashion Fridays

Ashley at A Hasty Life decided to use Fridays to discuss different outfits and how they have impacted her life over the years. Go visit her site to see her posts.

I want to participate. Not because I am any kind of fashionista, but rather, just the opposite. Even though I don't have a true sense of style, I do have some clothing items that have made significant impact on me. Enough of an impact that I remember specific events surrounding those very clothes.

One of those times was Ashley's wedding.  I wanted something very comfortable, something glamorous and something that wouldn't break our budget.  I looked everywhere.  All the details were done except my dress.  I was looking on the internet day and night trying to find something.  I finally found this top, which I thought went well with a taffeta skirt that I loved and already owned.

I am a black and white girl.  I love wearing white tops.  The combination of the black and white, with the taffeta fabric, felt soft and good on my skin.  It was very comfortable as well.  Recently one of my friends, out of the blue, said to me, I have always meant to tell you how pretty you looked on Ashley's wedding day!  That totally thrilled me!

This dress reminds me that it is possible to feel glamorous and comfortable at the same time.