THIS WEEK IN REVIEW
Happy Sunday and welcome to our five faves. As usual, I am joining my pals Mary Ann and Annie. This week let’s talk about 5 gifts your man will love, Tory Burch, Peter Penoyer, and much more.
If you missed the post “What’s in Your Makeup Bag” this week. You must read the comments. People are still weighing in. My audience is primarily women over 55, and they know their stuff when it comes to makeup. You will love all the helpful suggestions in the comments. Another post filled with comments was the post How to Wear Combat Boots over 50 that I did with my friend Brenda from 1010 Park Place. I knew this one would be filled with fun, that you would either love them or hate them. I did a poll on Instagram and thought you would enjoy the results 66% yes and 34% no. Several people could not find the link to the “very controversial skirt”. Here it is, It comes in many other colors and it is cheap!
It does come in many other colors by the way. The comments ranged from I would love one to you should leave the skirt for your granddaughter!
MARY ANN’S 65TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Annie is doing an in-depth review of the party with recipes (she is the master photographer), and I have a feeling Mary Ann might be as well. I was too busy to take photos, so I will be brief with the group photo. Never underestimate the power of blogging and the friends you make. I can’t tell you how all of these ladies have enriched my life.
From left to right: Annie from Most Lovely Things, Heidi from Heidi Michelle Art Studio, Mary Ann from Classica Casual Home, Juliet from Make Mine a Spritzer, Elizabeth from the Vintage Contessa and Kim from Northern California Style.
I Have to be honest, I have never been enthralled with Tory Burch’s clothing and accessory line. l I just don’t personally care for items with someone else’s initials all over them. If I want initials on a handbag, I want my own. I don’t condone others who love it, it’s just a personal hang-up of mine. When she came out with her spongeware dinnerware line I stood up and took notice here. I started following her on Instagram and this week I spotted this.
I honestly wouldn’t wear the suit (nowhere to wear it), but the details on the skirt and the jacket are wonderful. You could wear them together more formally or independently. The jacket with the three different buttons GAH! I wasn’t going to do an outfit of the week this week but I couldn’t resist. The jacket is way too pricey for me, but for those of you that want something special for Christmas, you might consider it. Otherwise, just take away the great ideas. Maybe find an old Anthro or J Crew jacket on Ebay and sew on three interesting buttons! I am not a ruffle person but the details on this Ralph Lauren shirt are to die for. I would wear the jacket with jeans or simple black pants, velvet birdies, this inexpensive sterling monogram brooch from Amazon (a great Christmas gift by the way), a silver bracelet, and a simple cross-body bag.
GET THE TORY LOOK
GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM
Apparently, we are all supposed to be shopping early due to supply chain issues. I heard it from “one of the horses mouth” (one of Nordstrom’s suppliers) yesterday. Annie, Mary Ann, and I decided we would start incorporating gift guides (with 5 things) each Sunday (even though it seems so early). This week I am featuring five things Steve either loves or is on my radar for gifting.
Steve loves the Duke Cannon shaving cream and the UGG slippers. His feet get too hot in regular slippers so he likes the open back. He loves having cold water at work, so I think this cup with handle will be great for work or on the go. He really needs a waterproof jacket (hopefully we get a lot of rain this year). This one from Barbour is pricey but a classic and will last for years. This washable merino half zip from Nordstrom is $39.99 a steal! All items linked below graphic.
SHOP MANLY GIFTS
BALLARD HOW TO DECORATE PODCAST WITH PETER PENOYER
If you love Peter Penoyer’s work (you can check out his website here), you will love Ballard’s latest How to Decorate podcast. My friend Roxanne clued me in on this series. They are so good.
Thanks for reading 5 gifts your man will love and all of my five favorites. Now pop over and visit Mary Ann and Annie. I have a feeling there might be some party talk if you are interested!!