Happy hump day! What?? Yep, just as I predicted. My days are all messed up! It feels like Tuesday, but it is indeed Wednesday. Well, whatever day it is, I have figured out a great style formula for what to wear to lunch and a matinee. And I’ve calculated everything in!
Calculate in the Early Fall Weather
It’s not even officially fall yet, but I’m itching to wear fall colors and textures all the same. And going to lunch and a matinee gives me good reason, since restaurants and especially movie theaters tend to be chilly.
So I’ve created a look that can be layered on…and off, depending on the temperature.
Measure in Practicality
I have a beautiful, graceful friend who wears what she calls her “movie jeans” when she goes to the theater. She claims she’s ruined too many good pieces of clothing with movie theater popcorn grease. Ha! I get it. I have, too.
So I’m wearing my faded, slightly distressed girlfriend jeans (currently $25 off the original price) for my lunch and a matinee look. I certainly hope not to get any popcorn grease on them, but if I do, oh well. Plus, these are such comfortable jeans!
Add in Style
Of course I still want to look stylish and pretty for my lunch and matinee date. Whether my husband and I are going to see Overcomer or I’m viewing Downton Abbey with girlfriends, this jeans, t-shirt and pullover sweater combination will calculate perfectly.
Calculate in Comfort
Of course the most charming thing about this style formula is the ability to look comfortable, casual and chic at the same time. If you’re warm in the car, just wear the t-shirt and wrap the sweater either around your waist or neck.
But if the restaurant or movie theater are chilly, you can easily slip the pullover on. And there’s no need to tuck in the t-shirt. In fact, exposing it under the loose hem of the sweater is part of the charm.
Factor in Accessories
I can’t wait to see both Overcomer and the new Downton Abbey movie (releasing September 20th). What movies have you seen recently that you enjoyed? And what are you planning to see? Does this style formula look like something you would like to wear to lunch and a matinee? I’d love to hear from you today!
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Blessed for My Day
Have you ever used another person’s offensive behavior to justify your own poor response? I sure have. Maybe you blame your bad mood on your children’s constant whines, your clipped words on your husband’s unreasonable requests, your impatience on your boss’ unyielding demands or your binge eating or spending on workplace drama.
It’s time to stop playing the victim. Victims never win; they only dig deeper holes. Today let’s take full responsibility for our thoughts, attitudes, words and behavior. Let’s ask God to help us walk with integrity and grace regardless of our circumstances and despite the way others speak or behave. Let’s raise the bar in any situation or relationship we’re in rather than sinking to the level of the destruction already in progress.
But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. ~ Genesis 37:4