My husband says it`s a bit annoying when I link to other sites and blather on about how much I LOVE everything. (I am flattered that he reads my stuff and offers both praise and insight–*cough!*) 🙂
The reason why I love my blog though is because I can scrap anything I’ve felt on my heart, or just other stuff that was pretty cool to me this week.
Okay first of all, check out this house. I seriously felt myself getting woosy and all mushy inside. I love the textures and all the beauty.
*G, I didn`t say capital “LOVE!” with an exclamation mark about anything yet.
(Photo found here.)
I am delighted by the hodge-podge of items but yet how they are displayed so lovingly. I love the accents of gold/purple.
(I believe this link was from Sanctuary. A very inspiring site)
The understated statements was what drew me to this shot.
Isn`t this flower breathtaking? If I made one, and tried to wear it to church, I`m pretty sure G would say,
“Uh, you can`t wear that out, it`s OTT, and it`s as big as your head.”
So Over The Top, yes, but… really, really pretty.
She really needs to close her mouth though or Elle might say,
“She looks like a fish.”
Well, that`s what E told me, when I was flopped, stomach-down, onto the loveseat sick last week with my mouth hanging open, trying to breath. So comforting. Three years olds can be so REAL with you, and all the time too. She actually made me cry last week with her words. But that`s another story– not for another day…
Lovely~♥. I love the shade of mossy green, a very peaceful color indeed.
(Photo from J. Crew)
I wish I would have had this vest combo around for my husband to wear on our Christmas pics. My husband isn`t a clotheshorse at all– before he met me, he bought all his clothes at Walmart, Levis, and the Bugle Boy outlet. I actually really love that about him. It`s endearing and I don`t think it`s manly to be too over the top into clothes– but that`s just me. So if you ever see him and think he looks nice, you know who to thank (me). I have talked occasionally with girlfriends about how hard it can be to know what looks good on a man in his lower 30s. You know, you don`t really want the tight T shirts with all the large or loud graphics that the teens wear– but also you don`t want to look like a senior. Okay, I mean like senior citizen, not senior in high school, to be clear. Where do you even shop anymore? It`s hard to know sometimes. I could more easily tell you where we can`t shop. So yes, I clipped this shot from J. Crew because I thought it perfectly captured a nice look for a handsome man in his 30s like my husband. I like it too because we have the shirt, tie, and pants. All we`d need to add is the brown vest. Well, then there would be the bribing and convincing to get him to really wear it…. It`s. A vest. No, your friends won`t give you hash.
Because we are talking about this– I had to think of the Converse flannel shirt I got G for Christmas, and how we both thought it was a score. Comfy, easy on the eyes, not cheesy, age appropriate…
I`d love to hear from you, with tips on dressing men. See, it even sounds funny to say it.
Another Q: would you think it`s cool if your husband/boyfriend/guy friend wore a man purse such as this? It does look quite gentlemanly… dapper…
Call it a satchel and it sounds a whole lot better. Put all your diapers and bottles in this– let him trot around with them for a change– and give your diaper bag a break. Liking it more?
(Random photo found here.)
A while back, we joined a bunch of fun friends to see Chris Tomlin. It was an awesome night– worshiping God and laughing a LOT (actually that was more at Louie Giglio, not CT). But on another more shallow subject– Chris was really rockin` the scarf and skinny jeans.
Which leads me to ask: skinny jeans and a scarf on a 38 year old man– yay or nay? Vote please.
I Wikipedia`d him to find his age and did you know his middle name is Dwayne? Free news you probably won`t use.
I just have to ask because I know you all`s demographic varies and I really like to hear varying opinions. Makes life interesting, I guess.
One more thing on my mind.
I love Chucks–of course mine are knock offs–but my girls and I wear them. I also see guys wearing them and I think they are pretty cool. I think I like them because they give off a bit of a European vibe. I remember reading a blog where the girl said when she was in Italy– that`s all she saw people wearing, with jeans, skirts, trench coats… kids, men, woman, all ages.
Okay, so is it really possible? A unisex shoe– that looks flattering on everyone? Is someone looking dumb? Is it me? 🙂 Adding… I know no amount of struggle would ever get my husband into them.
Nevermind the subject, it`s not the point.
Can we just say– too old for the graffiti? (I mean the shirt)
Edited to add: If you like men and clothes, you really need to check out this blog. Very inspiring and fascinating in so many ways. The Sartorialist…
And one more pretty pic….
I came across this and just sighed. Oh to write like this. You could make mail out love notes and make someone`s day without spending a dime. The stamps are even cool. You could literally write someone a letter and say “I hate your stupid guts” and they would still probably cry, because it was so beautiful…
Ok, I need to be in bed. Just sharing the inspiration in my day… Jenny
PS. Wonder why I`m sleeping in the middle of the day? I never post the day I write, weird, I know.