On this post, some cool happening at the US Open, pretty things on sale, Michelle Obama’s style at the Open -and her stylist and more good things…
I’m writing this post from the little cabin in Tahoe and it’s currently a rainy, blustery day and a cool 45 degrees here tonight! It’s been a nice change and so cozy with the fire on here and I was so glad I brought a sweater. It feels like November and I am not hating it, after the really warm summer.
It’s just Max and I here this weekend, and we are hoping to take a small hike at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Saturday. Today we worked and I fluffed the cabin up a little for fall after doing cobweb duty.. I am sharing a few photos below..
Are you ready for fall decor? I am taking baby steps, but I am really ready for all clothes! I love, love, love autumn and can’t wait to get my jackets back on!!
On My Radar …
I love sweatshirts and this Stacy Pullover is On Sale at Eververe…super soft and I love the puffy shoulder. What a great transitional piece that will work now with long shorts and through fall with so much.
Target has woven pumpkins for $3 and I bought a few for my cabin as I can’t have real ones up here. I found them at the Target dollar area. Online they are $5 . I put them next to the smaller leaf arrangement at my cabin.
Target has these pretty leaves in a vase in two sizes. I grabbed them before they were gone, even though it’s early September.. I bought a small for the cabin and the large one for my family room. ( Both in photos above.)
It was a special night and I am so glad I went. Wonderful to catch up with all my friends from grammar, junior high, and high school. I would share the group photo, but you know some people may not appreciate it.
This is a small snap of the amazing women- Kim, Rosie and Tami who planned it and our group..
It was held in a cute Mexican Restaurant and our party was on the patio with a taco bar and a DJ! We had a photo booth where you could take photos and text the to yourself. That was a great idea and their small business by two local young women is Photo Booth Girlies. If you have a party – a great idea!
The dress I ordered from Rails, did not fit, so I wore a black Ramy Brook dress I have had for years that is easy to wear and I hope flatters. I actually had forgotten it was in the gallows of the closet… This is the only good one I have of the dress, with my dear pal Lance, so I hope he doesn’t mind if I share..
My dress is no longer available, but one is here in blue on Poshmark.
This dress below left by Ramy is similar, and this right, is nearly identical except for the neckline. They are longer than they show. The fabric feels amazing like the finest silk, but they are polyester and wear well and easy to travel and care for. These dresses will be great closet classics.
Bang for you Bucks- Fresh towels
New white washcloths are such an inexpensive thing and tidying up last week I noticed I had a lot of old washcloths.. I love having them stacked bath shelves and and I noticed how shabby they looked.
I popped over to Homegoods and picked up three stacks of sets.. One was from Brooks Brothers, and other Tommy Bahama… and another random brand. All are super soft, absorbent and for under $30, I feel like I’m at a spa with a nice pile for my face and how pretty do they look?
I recommend heading there for washcloths as they get stained and we are pretty hard on them. If you can’t get there – some here.
I’m pickier about the bath and hand towels. My favorite bath towels are these by Serena & Lily with the fringe. They wash beautifully and stay soft and absorbent..and they look pretty!
They are on sale now ( 56% off?!).. I will pick up a couple a few times a year when they are on sale.
The whole Serena & Lily site is up to 40% off , so everything is marked varying percentages off, so it’s a good time to get fresh towels or grab anything you have been wanting.
US Open Stuff..
Are you following the Open? I love tennis so of course I’m watching as much as I can! How awesome is this poster with Billie Jean King made by Brazilian artist Camila Pinheiro? (Love her art you can follow here.)
This poster is part of a special celebration commemorating 50 years of equal pay at the US Open. Billie Jean King led the fight for it after winning the 1972 women’s title, demanding the next year that the women’s prize money equal the mens. She also formed the Women’s Tennis Association in 1973 that year and played the famous ‘Battle of the Sexes’ match where she beat Bobbie Riggs. I watched that with my mom! Do you know that still remains the most watched tennis match ( and top sporting event) ever with 90 million viewers around the world?!
The USTA is pushing for King to get a Congressional Gold Medal as no female athlete ever has and she has done more for women’s equality in sports than anyone. Sadly, it took 34 more years for all the tournaments to follow suit and give equal pay? Hard to believe..
I love this poster. I think Billie Jean is a badass and someone I hugely admire. I ordered one for my office wall. The poster found here, supports the Women’s Sport Foundation which she founded to enable girls and women reach their potential in sport and in life.
By the way, Juliet shared how to make the drink of the tournament the Honey Douce here! So cute with melon balls for garnish..
Michelle Obama Style
I also loved seeing President and Mrs Obama at the tournament…She looks great in her denim dress. I love her style always..
Her dress is an Oscar de la Renta, and she paired it with a cropped sweater. You can find similar dresses here , here and here. Her cute espadrilles are by Chloe here. If you need a cropped sweater to wear over your summer dresses – this is on sale at J. Crew- and so is this cashmere cutie.
I also loved her pretty black bracelet stack and they are Sydney Evan bracelets.
They are lovely and you can find Sidney Evan bracelets here in all sorts of colors and charms. They are fun to collect and wear together.
Mrs Obama is styled by a very talented young woman, Meredith Koop. Michelle obviously loves clothes and together they come up with some fantastic looks…. Great fall dressing ideas.
You can follow Meredith where she posts Michelle’s looks and sources on her Instagram
Well that’s it from my little corner of the world…
If you missed last weekend I shared a fantastic and uplifting book on mid-life and aging, what to wear to a reunion, and the story of Nordstrom did for San Francisco…
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