This bright blue color of the year is one of my favorites to wear, but this week, I wore it with a purpose in mind. In our new social distancing world, families must get creative with family events. In the past, we have had little backyard parties to reveal the genders of grandchildren. But, this week, my daughter-in-law decided to host the latest one on Facebook Live. (You will see in the slideshow below that you can purchase graphics for your online event if you want to get fancy.) They carefully asked each family member what we thought. I really thought it was going to be a boy, so I wore blue for work-from-home-day in honor of my guess. They have the cutest growing family with one boy and one girl, so the guesses wear about half and half.
Well, I should’ve worn pink! The cupcake held a bright pink icing in the middle in order to say, “It’s a girl!” She is due in the fall and currently does not have a name. If my three-year-old granddaughter gets her way, her new sister will probably be named after a Disney princess. Maybe I guessed wrong, but we are all winners here. Can’t wait to meet her.
This will be grandchild #6 and the second girl!
LOVE BLUE ANYWAY
Even though I suppose I should have worn pink that day, I do love this Peter Nygard jacket I have owned for several years and purchased on sale at Dillard’s. When I learned the 2020 Color of the year from Pantone, I was really excited because I love the color and have several pieces already in my wardrobe.
The scarf was sent to me in the past from Chico’s and it pairs really well with the jacket. I have found that the older scarves in my closet are the shorter ones and I like this length the best to wear handing down the front like this with a jacket. It looked perfect for my online web meetings that day.
WOULD I WEAR IT?
It was fun yesterday to have a midweek Would You Wear It pop up on both sites. I loved reading the comments on this blog and on Jennifer’s. I promised to tell you what I thought of the outfit that I posted. I have long been a fan of the clothing in the Artful Home mailer and on their website. The artistic vibes really speak to my creative side.
When I first saw this outfit, I was taken with it and loved it. To me this is a chic, elegant side of warmer weather clothing and would look lovely at so many events (we can’t attend right now, but hopefully soon). I am accustomed to liking fashion that would not look good on me…though I wish it would and it is annoying when it doesn’t. I have large girls on the top and curvy hips so it would only accentuate the negatives and not the positives. I definitely would not look like the woman in the catalog does wearing this. I personally love this color but were I to purchase the outfit, l would select the lighter summery color in sand. It would be fun to try it on, but that can’t happen with the way the marketing is done for this line. So, I would not wear it because I really could not wear it and do justice to me or the brand! It is lovely, though.
Thank you to those who participated and look for more Would You Wear It on Saturday!
Has anyone else attended a family event online since social distancing began? Was it fun? Tell us how it was done!
Today’s slideshows are dedicated to pink and blue and babies and joy!
Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs!
KEEP SMILING….and HUGGING!
By Pamela Lutrell