Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday Lunch with a BFF

I wore this outfit to lunch with a friend. It is nice to get out and share a meal with someone that you enjoy visiting with. It is easy to lose contact with people after you retire. It seems as though many of the people that you spent time with every day at work just disappear from your life once you retire. Everyone says they will get together with you for lunch, but no one calls. I know they are busy with their own lives as I was when I worked. That is why I cherish the few who make the effort to really stay in touch and invite me to lunch occasionally.

Today I decided to add some holiday touches to my outfit. I am wearing a necklace that I usually wear only during the holidays along with a crushed velvet blazer that seems appropriate only in December through February.

Jacket: Lane Bryant
Top: Chico's
Necklace: Chico's
Jeans: French Dressing Jeans
Shoes: Zeeta (no longer manufactured)

Somehow between the first picture and the later pictures my hair got
messed up. You can sure see the gray underneath by my temples.
I sure wish that all of my hair was that color.

Chico's necklace
 I never really noticed before but the necklace seems to be missing an ornament on the chain by the heart. I think I will need to add something to it to make it look better. Once again a photo shows something not noticed in real life.

While we were taking the pictures, my husband said "I wish we knew who that Indian is supposed to be, because he is always watching over you". I love the picture because he looks so sad yet wise as if he has learned a lot from all of the challenges he faced in his lifetime. At least that is what I imagine when I see the picture.

I will leave you today with a quote about the past that I really like.
What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.  And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.  Right now.  ~Author Unknown


  1. Great necklace, jacket and QUOTE! (you know a therapist is gonna love that quote!) : > You look holiday-ready in just the perfect way.

  2. I hope you had fun at lunch! I love that necklace. I brought a bunch of jewelry making supplies last weekend and I think i could come up with something along those lines.

  3. I love that necklace with the blazer, what gorgeous crushed velvet! Is it just the photo, or does the white top seem a little harsh against those blues?

  4. The velvet jacket is such a great choice...if I had one it would get lots of wear.

    I wondered about that painting...
    does it have a history or do you know the artist?

  5. Fabulous quote, gorgeous jacket, and super cute shoes! I'll admit, I've been checking out your wall's accessories too. I'd love to know the story behind the painting if you know it.

  6. Glad you had a great time at lunch. Sometimes just catching up over dinner can be so much fun!

    Love that necklace :)

  7. Beautiful necklace and a perfect match to the whole...greet...

  8. I love velvet blazers and the color of this one is gorgeous! I hope you can stop by my Friday post and offer your thoughts...would love to have some input!!

  9. I like the white top under the blazer. It showcases the necklace nicely and photographs well with the velvet.

    We're going to lunch with someone who worked with us awhile back. I'm going to resist the urge to ask him about a couple of weird things with modules he worked on!

  10. Such a great post, I enjoyed it so much! Really nice photos!

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  11. I am always trying on velvet blazers in the thrift but none of them is as nice as yours, especially the color. I will continue to search. Have a great weekend Debbie, your husband is funny. Oh, I finally got around to buying colored laces thanks to you darling. Green and pink...lookout! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  12. Isn't it amazing to get to catch up with old friends? I love your blazer and those shoes!

  13. You look just so lovely for a lunch with a friend! Your velvet blazer is lovely and I love your great necklace!