Inspired by Mary

Today’s look is totally and unabashedly inspired by my sweet friend who lives “across the pond” Mary of The Pouting Pensioner .  I’ve given her the nickname of Lady Leoprint and sometimes I boss her around a bit by telling her what to wear.  It’s all in good fun and she handles it so well, we both enjoy the back and forth banter of two witty women.  No matter that we’re on different continents, we seem to enjoy quite a few of the same things.  Connecting this way makes the world seem a little smaller and a lot friendlier too.

Mary published a post titled Channelling Coco and I was so inspired by the outfits she created it got me thinking. Side note: usually when I say this my husband gets nervous because it usually means work for him but not this time! Anyhow, I recalled one of my favorite jackets that I hadn’t worn in awhile and the beginnings of a recreation were born. My darling friend piled on the strands of pearls she’s acquired over the years, so in true copy cat fashion I did too. All two of mine! Ha!

I wore another pair of flare jeans. These are darker and have a low rise. I wore my favorite double strap cami and wedge sandals to work.

Another interesting story that can be woven into this outfit is the fact that it can be worn for more than just work. Case in point on the day that I wore this I had an unexpected golf banquet to attend. Who attends unexpected golf banquets? Apparently I do along with my better half. Let me explain. Thursday morning I’m putting the ingredients for our dinner into the crockpot and chatting with my younger son, Collin. He sees me doing this and says, “oh yeah, I won’t be home for dinner.” I casually asked where he’d be and he says, “oh the golf banquet is tonight.” Say what? I’ll spare you the details but this is what happens when your children are in charge of conveying information to parents. The golf coach texted the information to the team. On October 21. Thanks Collin for sharing the information with your parents! #blesshisheart

Back to the outfit. Everything I’m wearing is old (what else is new), haha pun totally intended. The jacket is INC from Macy’s (back when practically all my clothes came from there) and my jeans are the brand 7 for All Mankind (similar)from TJ Maxx.

I wore my open toe booties (on sale!) to the golf banquet that almost wasn’t since it cooled off at night.  Speaking of the banquet, seems I’m in good company with the golf moms.  When we got to the country club the mom who greeted us had a glass of wine #speakingmylanguage and two other moms had no idea about the banquet until that night! We had a marvelous time and I am grateful my son has an awesome group of young men in his life! Here’s one last picture we snapped at the end of the banquet with our favorite golfer.
That’s a wrap for today, thanks to my friend Mary for the inspiration! I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for a Black Friday Linkup!
Make it a marvelous Monday friends!


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