Coffee Talk 11.06.16

Good morning! Did everyone remember to set their clocks back last night? It was a good night to gain an hour because Paul and I went to a concert last night and didn’t get home till late. The venue was small and laid-back, and it was a fun time. Anyone remember these guys???


They were fantastic. They play so many different instruments, and they have such a great sound. It was my first time seeing them in concert, and I’d totally go again if they’re back in the area sometime.

Before that, we stopped by the mall for a few errands (FINALLY getting a couple of tops tailored to fit better, YAY for the Nordstrom alterations department!) and the grabbed dinner at a steakhouse. It was DEE-licious. I had dreams about that steak. AND the chocolate mousse… I don’t usually indulge in dessert these days, but it sounded SO good, and we split it so it doesn’t really count, right?

Earlier in the day we got some cool outfit pictures down by the river. The fall leaves are about at their peak right now. I keep trying to fit in as many photo shoots as I can while it’s so pretty outside because once winter arrives, everything is going to be so grey. That’s when we’ll head to the city and get street shots.

I’m really looking forward to our winter fashion series coming up. I’ve got some cute holiday looks I’m planning, and I love layering up for cold weather. The only issue is the lack of daylight. It might be hard to get outfit photos for each day, but we’ll do our best. I can always take some mirror selfies if I’m in a bind, right? You won’t take my fashion blogger crown away, will you?

It’s funny because back in the early days, I always took my outfit pictures inside. And with a camera timer, at that!!! My husband wasn’t involved AT ALL. In fact, he thought it was ridiculous and couldn’t figure out why I was taking pictures of my outfits. I felt ridiculous too, but every time I said I was going to drop it, several people told me the fashion posts were their favorites, so I kept going, and here I am. Crazy, right??

I never considered myself a fashionista. I’ve always loved to shop and I knew what I liked, but I was in no way any sort of fashion expert or trend setter. In fact, my style was pretty plain. (Not that it’s anything magazine worthy now, but I’ve come a looooong way, trust me.) Thank goodness for Pinterest, right??

Okay, enough about me. What do you have coming up this week? Tell me what’s going on in your world.

Oh. One last thing. This Blurred Tartan Scarf is temporarily back in stock in the Burgundy Combo. I don’t expect it to last long. They probably had a few returns or something. I am actually featuring it in my post tomorrow, but I am afraid it will be gone again and I wanted to give y’all a heads-up in case you saw it in yesterday’s Instagram Roundup and wanted one.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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20 thoughts on “Coffee Talk 11.06.16

  1. I loved The Hooters back in my college days! I have seen them in concert and they were great. Thank you for the heads up on the scarf. There are a lot of great deals on the Nordstrom site. I’m (patiently) waiting for a TB hobo to be marked down. Have a great Sunday!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening, between the mall, the meal and the concert! Doesn’t get any better than that! Can’t wait to see the new pics. Up here, the leaves are mostly gone, pretty drab looking now……Sunday afternoons are Grammy and Papa time, no grandkids. BUT – those 2 that live up the path have been known to make a few surprise trips down the path! We won’t know how to act when they stop doing that…..Our family/living room is actually a sunroom, so my perfect Sunday afternoon is when it’s all warm and sunny in there, the fireplace going, a book & a cup of something warm to drink. Oh, and a good football game on as well! I’m a fan! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Rats! Scarf’s already sold out again. I love that scarf. Please post if you see it back in stock again.
    It’s still pretty up here in Michgan too. The leaves are at their peak with color and the temps are still in the high 50’s to low 60’s. Unheard of for November. But I’m loving it as I just started back running and hate to run in the cold. Birthday party today for our 3 yr old grand daughter who’s in love with Dumbo! So of course I had to make her a Dumbo cake. Have a great Sunday!

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing your winter fashion even though it won’t be cold enough here for me to wear the heavier clothes. I also am looking forward to seeing the beautiful PA scenery. Nothing exciting this week on tap. Taking our 10 year old dog to the vet tomorrow because he’s having bad hip problems, and I hope to get the MRI done on my right knee and have my mammogram done.

    God bless!

  5. Looking forward to your winter layering posts it’s a chilly 7 degrees here in winchester UK so tips to look great but stay warm much appreciated! Will you also do a party season post? I always wonder how much sparkle you can get away with over age 40!

  6. Sounds like a fun evening!! By mall, do you mean the King of Prussia Mall?? Have you checked out the expansion stores yet? Very high end, but I loved a new little store called “Altard States”. You must check it out!!!! Kind of like Free People or Urban Outfitters but with a faith-based twist. Love!!! Have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. Hey Sue. YES, it was KOP. We did walk through the new section and I noticed that store but didn’t go in. I didn’t know it had a faith component. Now I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

      1. I think the official name is Altar’d State(s?). They have a nice Facebook page as well. Most of their clothing is a little “young” for me, but I did buy a great scarf. My 38 year old daughter bought some great accessories and they have cute home products and gift items. Your daughters may be especially interested!

  7. Having a baby shower for my niece today and then having a sleepover with my daughters-in-law and my 6 grandchildren. They live within an hour of us, but this is how we get quality time with the grandchildren– and the daughters-in-law who have become my daughters. Spent yesterday cleaning and making a cake for the party today. Had intended to go to Meeting (Quakers call church Meeting) this morning, but didn’t get enough done yesterday. So today I’m cleaning, cooking and preparing for guests. Your outside photos are gorgeous, Jo-Lynne, but snapshots in the mirror are fine, too. I look forward to your post every day! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

  8. Hi Jo-Lynn, I stumbled upon your blog when I was looking for a great pair of winter boots (and winter boot outfits) to buy for this year. I’m a New Jersey transplant from good ole’ Bucks County Pennsylvania so I hear you when you talk about Pennsylvania winters! By the way, you totally sold me on Sorel boots! Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a comment and say I so enjoy your fashion posts. You have so many cute casual looks that are quick, easy, and really put together and fashionable. I have enjoyed scrolling through your posts and will definitely shop my closet to put together some of the looks I’ve seen. Thanks for your great blog and fashion inspiration!

  9. We are caring for a 3 week old kitten who wandered up to our door on Halloween. Of course, we are calling her “Boo”. Our two other cats? Not so happy.
    Nordstrom Rack online had a sale on NYDJ jeans this weekend. I picked up a couple of pair as well as a plaid scarf inspired by your burgundy one. Not as pretty but will go well with the camel coat I am searching for.

  10. Hi Jo Lynne
    I’m not getting your emails. They are going to my junk mail. Not sure what is going on. I miss your daily emails. Maybe you have some ideas how I can get your emails back where they belong. I miss following you daily.
    Thanks for your help in this matter

    1. Hi Sherry. Thanks for subscribing! Unfortunately this happens sometimes – the best thing to do is to add my email address [email protected] to your address book and make sure to mark my emails “not junk” or whatever your email provider allows so they will hopefully go to your inbox from now on. 🙂

  11. I’m looking forward to a bike ride! I got my road bike adjusted and can’t wait to how she feels!
    Also enjoying my new skinny Calvin Klein jeans????

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