Good morning from the rainy northeast. I guess London is getting all the sunshine this weekend, which is appropriate, I suppose!
I’ve been watching the BBC coverage of the royal wedding ever since I woke up around 5:30AM. I’m glad I didn’t set my alarm to get up earlier, because I don’t feel like I missed much. As I’m typing, I’m toggling back and forth between the tab with the wedding coverage, waiting anxiously for Ms. Markle to arrive. I’ve only seen the glimpse of her in the car with her mom, and I’m so excited to see her dress.
As I’m watching all of the wedding guests sitting in the chapel, waiting for the ceremony to begin, I can’t help but wonder how anyone sees anything around all of those ginormous hats. That would make me incredibly cranky. Yes, these are the things I think about.
So now I’m watching William and Harry walking in and sitting down in the chapel together. Of course I’m old enough to remember when they were born, their procession behind their mother’s casket, and Harry’s tumultuous young adult years. It’s so incredibly touching to see them talking and smiling at each other like typical brothers would on one’s wedding day. Aren’t you dying to know what they’re talking about?
Meghan’s mother was just escorted out of the car… can you even imagine what she must be thinking and feeling? I mean… her daughter is marrying British royalty. It’s not exactly something most American moms plan for.
Oh, wow. The Queen is wearing a gorgeous green suit. I read somewhere that she always wears bright colors so she can be seen in the crowds.
Okay, so I wasn’t intending to give y’all a play by play, but I can’t stop watching and sharing my thoughts. I’m watching this alone — my girls have no interest whatsoever, which is very telling of the next generation, I think. I grew up idolizing Lady Diana. I even had the Franklin Mint bride doll. I bet my mom still has that packed away somewhere.
How cute are those little bridesmaids??? Omygoodnesss. And funny, no mention at all of Kate’s dress at all. How ironic. She looks lovely, of course, but she wasn’t even mentioned by the commentators on BBC.
Oooooooh, Meghan is arriving now.
Her dress is utter perfection. I absolutely love the simplicity. Nicely done.
What must she be thinking as she walks that long aisle?? I’d be a blubbering mess. I certainly was at my own wedding. My dad had to give me his handkerchief.
And how about the little boy behind her carrying her veil… that toothless grin.
The look on Harry’s face when he first saw her was the best, and I love how they had time to talk before the ceremony started. I would have loved that. I remember feeling like we just jumped right in, and I had no time to even think about what was really happening.
Conversely, Meghan looks incredibly calm and composed. I don’t know how she does it.
Now the Episcopalian bishop is speaking, so I’m going to get on with this post. I had it mostly prepped ahead of time, thankfully, because I got totally sidetracked this morning watching the royal wedding.
I actually have a nice variety of outfits to share with you this week! We had some nice days and some not-so-nice days so I’ve got a mix of spring and summer looks going on here.
This first outfit is what I wore to church last week. The weather was kind of icky (nothing new there) but it was Mother’s Day so I decided to dress up a bit. This skirt is from Stitch Fix, and it’s a really convenient pull-on style. There is some red trim on the pockets, so I carried a red bag.
The sweater is from Ann Taylor, and it’s a nice piece for wearing with skirts or pants this spring and summer. If you need work wear, this is a great pick. It’s lightweight and layers beautifully under blazers and jackets, but you can also wear it as a stand alone top. I really like the white trimmed scallop neckline — details like that make all the difference. I’m wearing the black, but it also comes in pink and blue. For size reference, this is a small.
I wore this out to dinner on Saturday night with my family. We decided to celebrate with an early Mother’s Day dinner since we had to leave the house for our inspection anyway.
For some reason, the link is forwarding to the Lucky Brand home page, so just search “floral wrap top” and you’ll see it.
Monday was cloudy and cool, or at least it started out that way. I switched into shorts before dinner. For most of the day, I wore this collection of oldies but goodies — my all-time favorite cardigan, my all-time favorite jeans (on sale!), my new favorite fashion sneakers, and my new favorite white tee. LOL!
Seriously, though, if you don’t have this cardigan yet, treat yourself today. Unfortunately it is excluded from the promotion at Splendid, but it’s one of the few pieces I have that I think is worth paying full price for. You can see by how it fits me how flattering it is, and it’s so comfortable and easy to throw on and go.
It’s a thermal cotton material, so not a sweater and not a sweatshirt. It’s the perfect in-between. This is the Swan color, and I have it in black as well. For size reference, I wear the medium, so you probably want to size up if you’re in between sizes — especially if you want to be able to throw it in the dryer, which I do.
This top came in the mail earlier this week, and I threw it on to wear for my Facebook Live. It was hot that day, and I didn’t have the A/C on, so shorts were a necessity, but it’s a little long for them. I’ll probably wear it more with white jeans and wedge sandals for church or with cropped bluejeans and flat sandals for casual days.
If you like the Millers but not the price tag, these Sam Edelman sandals are a pretty good substitute, and they come in a nude patent.
Because some days you really don’t want to see my face and hair…
The verdict on these shorts is mixed. I wore them for about an hour and they remained a little too snug for my comfort level, so I definitely need to size up. However, I’m afraid if I size up, they’ll be too wide in the thighs… and so it goes. #notbuiltforshorts
If this shirt looks familiar, it’s because I styled it twice during my spring style series — once with black jeans and then with white. It’s also very similar to the pink top above. I was excited to see a short sleeved version for summer. Both tops come in a ton of colors, and they run true to size. For reference, I have a small in both.
Also, these leopard flats are on sale! I love them; they’re such a classy way to pop a basic outfit.
Finally, I wore this yesterday. I just had some errands to run, and then we had friends over for pizza in the evening, so I wanted to be comfortable but look put together.
This tie hem sweater is a nice piece from Loft — very soft and easy to wear. I feel like it looks and feels more expensive than it is, and I really like the color. It says it’s sheer in the description, but I don’t find that to be true at all — at least not with the pink one. I can’t speak for the grey.
And that’s a wrap for this week!
I have to say, I’m quite entertained by the reactions of the audience to this sermon — that is still going on, I might add. I’m thinking this is probably not the style of preaching typically heard in St. George’s Chapel.
I guess I’ll go ahead and close this post as the gospel choir sings Stand By Me. I plan to continue watching the wedding coverage until I have to get ready for my photo shoot.
Alison is coming out, and we’re shooting for an Olay post I have coming up. I’m excited to share the newest SPF moisturizer I’ve been testing out. If you’re an Olay fan, you’re going to love this one!
Okay, that’s it for me this morning. Over and out! Have a good day, and stay dry!
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