My knee is still healing and I am being very careful to make sure not to hit it on anything. I hope to start back with some cycling exercise this week.
My outfit is inspired from a feature in the April InStyle magazine on wearing Railroad stripe fabrics. I have had my railroad stripe jacket for quite a long time and I have always liked it as an easy layering piece. According to InStyle, you can mix railroad stripes "with other prints large and small--but not against other stripes." I decided to mix it with an eyelet top and my red jeans.
If you have ever wondered why this fabric is called railroad stripes here is a bit of information about it. The general consensus is that a railroad engineer wanted a cap to wear during work and asked his wife to make him one. She used the the only fabric she had available which was blue and white striped pillow ticking. So, what is pillow ticking? It is a heavy-weight fabric, which was often blue and white stripe, that was used to make feather pillows. The weave kept feathers from coming out of the pillow and poking the unsuspecting sleeper. So the engineer's wife used pillow ticking to make the cap which became synonymous with Railroad engineers. My Grandfather worked for the railroad building and repairing box cars for most of his life. I remember him wearing the traditional cap and overalls every day for work.
|Jacket: CJ Banks|
Sandals: Think! Julia
|Bracelet on Left: Vintage necklace worn as bracelet|
On right from top: Michele Watch, Dillard's Bracelet,
Necklace: purchased from local jewelry store.
I want to send a heartfelt thank you to all who sent me good wishes and prayers for a swift recovery. It truly is harder to recover as one gets older, but I believe I am getting a bit better every day. Your support during my recovery meant so much to me.
Please visit the beautiful women on Monday Mingle and Visible Monday who are sharing their stylish outfits with us all. Happy Monday everyone!