Hi sweet friend! Maybe this social distancing has done a number on me or maybe I’m just a little fruity. Haha! But I thought it’d be fun if we pretended to plan a fun spring day together. Are you game?
If you were to come for a visit today…in a different time that is…we’d arrange to meet up at a nearby coffee shop. You might recognize me first, but I’d quickly spot you, too. You’d be grinning ear and ear and sporting a really darling outfit. I’d remark on how stunning you look, and you’d compliment my red and black outfit, too, undoubtedly. I’d thank you and gush about how everything I’m wearing is marked down. Yep, every single thing!
I’d ask you to tell me your story, because that’s how I often get to know new friends. So you’d need to be prepared to give me the highlights…and the lowlights if you’re willing…of your life up to now. While sipping occasionally on my no-fat latte, I’d lean in and listen. I’m so thrilled to get to hear all about you!
After we finished our drinks, we’d head toward my favorite mall. It’s got all our favorite stores! Well, actually Talbots is across the street from it. We’d better park the car at the mall and then walk on over to Talbots so you could check out these Hampshire Ankle Pants. They come in petite, long and curvy fit, too, and several other colors, including white and a nice gypsum beige.
Because you’ve fallen in love with my red Everlane loafers, you would decide to try on Talbots’ red driving moccasins. I would have told you that I have two pairs of those and find them to run true to size and feel very comfortable. PLUS, they’re part of Talbots’ Spring Sale!
You and I would browse around Talbots a bit. I’d show you my black and white gingham shirt, pointing out how the fabric is contrasting underneath the collar and cuffs. You’d grab it along with this black and white polka dot version (or maybe this sleeveless rosebud and white gingham shirt…if you’re from somewhere that’s already getting hot!) and head to the fitting room. I might point out my red and white toile scarf and my white bangle, noting that they’re part of the Spring Sale, too.
After playing dress-up in the fitting room for a while (The sales ladies at Talbots know me pretty well by now. They’re use to me taking a while!) we’d trek back across the street to the mall, dropping our packages at the car before heading into Nordstrom. We’d be getting there just in time to check out some of their Spring Sale finds, too.
But first, girl friend, we’d go to the Nordstrom Cafe Bistro for lunch! We could share a pizza, get salads or order different sandwiches and split them. But I’d have to get a cup of their amazing signature tomato soup, too. Yum! By now we’d feel like old friends and we’d be laughing and sharing funny stories and tales about our families. We’d almost forget there’s more shopping to do! Almost that is.
Before heading out into the mall to browse, we might stop by the handbags at Nordstrom, where we’d find my Tory Burch black leather hobo bag. But you’d point out that it’s also available in a few other great shades, including a new brilliant red. Of course we’d check out all the handbags included in the Spring Sale, too! Oh my. So many great finds!
Walking toward the entrance to the mall, I’d point out these Kate Spade sparkle stud earrings I’m wearing. They don’t have them in black anymore, but these clear and gold ones are significantly marked down. And they’re perfect for dressy occasions…or days just like today!
Girl, we’d go from store to store, hitting favorites like Banana Republic (where I love their basic Supima cotton v-neck tees), Ann Taylor (where everything is 50% off + another 10% off with code TAKECARE and I just ordered this hot pink smocked shell and these white shorts as well as these super chill looking easy straight leg jeans), Madewell (where I’d convince you to at least try on these mid-rise classic straight leg jeans), J.Jill and Chico’s (where we’d get 40% off our purchases with code 29336). We’d be drop-dead exhausted when we looked at our phones and discovered the day was getting away from us.
Well, there would be no time to rush home and cook dinner, so we’d just call our husbands and tell them we’d be late. They’d need to fend for themselves on this pretty spring evening! We’d jump in the car, run by my favorite ice cream parlor for cones to go (a scoop of buckeye blitz chocolate chip for me, please!) and then head to a nearby park for a stroll. Well, who are we kidding? Our feet would be killing us at this point, so we’d just sit on a bench and lick our ice cream cones, enjoying the sounds of spring and the sweetness in the air. The perfect capstone to a wonderful day!
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Thank you, sweet gal, for spending the day with me. If only! Well, it was fun to think about. In real life, I hope you have a pleasant day today. We may not be able to meet up with friends, shop in the stores or dine in our favorite restaurants, but we can still spend time outside, eat an ice cream cone and even do a little shopping. If you do shop today, thank you for shopping through my links. And please let me know if you have any questions about the items I’ve shown here. Let’s make today a great day!
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Blessed for My Day
What is your heart set on? Sometimes I mistakenly set my heart on faulty things. I’ve cast my security on people, positions, pay checks and promises of good things to come. But only God is worthy of our complete and total trust. We can know for sure that He alone has the power to make us feel loved, significant, purposeful and secure.
Today let’s check ourselves and see if we are counting on anything or anyone to make us happy and complete other than God. If so, let’s confess that to Him. Then, let’s ask Him to fill us with everything we need to be complete and whole in Him.
Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
according to his work. ~ Psalm 62:12-12