Toasted Almond. Just the name of this week’s Spring Color Forecast shade is yummy. It’s a peachy caramel neutral that is anything but beige. Toasted Almond. It just gets yummier.Maple Nail Polish // Sparkle Plaid Scarf // Kiel Statement Necklace // Classic Leather Ballet Flats // Floral Lace Top // Buckled Faux Leather Satchel // Quilted Wool Biker Jacket // Crosshatch Knee-Length Skirt // Thermal Elbow Patch Sweater // Scoop Neck Top // Only You Infinity Scarf // Quinn Faux Suede Jacket //
We’re five weeks into the steroid injections with one week to go. We think they’ve been successful so far but will wait for his next EEG to really know for sure. It’s been a challenge. We’ve had to keep him home from all social functions and church. We’ve had to watch him in pain with steroids, teething and constipation. We’ve had many more sleepless nights since he’s had to sleep with us for the second half of every night. And then there’s the constant worry that the seizures will come back.
In other good news, we’ve finally got chairs ALL the way around our table! We sold our old chairs when we moved into our new house and in typical fashion, I’ve survived off of a bench and recently, two knock-off tolix chairs. But it’s been forever that I’ve been searching for an affordable option for the other side of the table. And when Target put out a Windsor chair in several fun colors, I knew I had my winner.
The final of the cool water tones for the Pantone Spring Color Forecast is also the “anchor” color. An anchor needs to have staying power. It needs to be true, clear and steady. It needs to be a classic. Classic Blue is just that. If there was a blue that is “just blue”, not teal or indigo or royal, it is this. Blue with no other undertones. It never goes out of style and never falters. And anchors are exactly what my life could use right now.Jardin Des Plantes Vase // Magical Thinking Adalaj Rug // Velvet Cushion Cover // Blue and Grey Gem Necklace // Near to the Edge Art Print // Haskew Handbag // Empress Embroidered Blouse // Blue and Yellow Crystal Statement Necklace // Genoa Leopard Envelope Clutch // Midi Skirt in Ponte // Bird Print Kimono Cardigan // Geo Pattern A-Line Dress // White, Blue and Teal Ombre Scarf // Waiting for the Weekend Polka Dot Dress //
It is no surprise to anyone that this jadeite minty green is still going to be going strong this spring. (Good thing, because it’s the color of my kitchen!) Lucite Green makes me think of vintage dental cabinets, lime sherbet punch, and 1950s advertisements. Generally, it’s one of my favorites of late. It seems I am not alone.
I recently had a conversation on Facebook with a friend who mocked me about still shopping at Forever 21. Soooo, it IS true that I’m taking the name and running with it. BUT I still hold that if you shop online and look in a discerning way, there are plenty of age-appropriate clothes for amazing prices.
Their most recent promotion is a Shop Your Style and it lists the six fashion styles of women that shop their clothes. I fall squarely in the Minimalist category and I have to say that their curated selection for this style is so excellent. When it’s all put into one place with all the skater looks and cartoon tshirts removed, the clothes look far more expensive than they are. And the description is perfect. I’m such an off-off-duty model. Way off duty. So off that I’m wondering if people lost my number.
Here are a few picks from the collection.
Which of the six fashion styles are you?