Having titled this blog post, I’m now thinking it sounds like I’m suggesting what to wear when you break out of the nursing home. Ha, ha! No, no, no! We’re not there yet, gals! So…moving on!
But seriously, today’s outfit is simply a great choice for so many of my day outings. Whether I’m walking around our city’s Thursday morning farmer’s market, browsing through an art in the park event or traveling to a nearby Arizona town for an annual festival, these comfy pants and top will keep me comfortable and classically stylish.
Honestly, back to the nursing home thing, I did contemplate these knit pants for quite a while before purchasing. Would they look too old? Old fashioned even? But, agree with me or not, I decided they look “neat” and smart. Plus, they’re oh so comfortable.
No, these are cutting edge or especially youthful looking. But I’m keeping it real today and telling you I totally wear these straight leg yoga pants.
Also, I wanted to let you know that I tried on several versions of these pants from Talbots. And there really are some differences. This pair did not meet my expectations at all. They do feel frumpy and kind of cheap. However, these that I’m wearing in today’s photos have more of a smooth, polished feel.
My knit pullover is no longer available. I actually picked this up several years ago and have enjoyed wearing it year round, depending on the weather. It’s a great style for golf since it’s full of stretch and comfort.
So I found this top that I’m sure is comparable to what I’m wearing in the photos. I’m basing that assumption on the fact that it is made of the same 92% polyester/8% spandex blend. Oh, so comfortable and polished. And it comes in two great color combinations that would look nice with these pants or even jeans.
My nylon tote bag is now out of stock. Phooey. However, they do have this crossbody version, and it might serve better anyhow.
As much as I’ve loved my fig colored sneakers this fall and winter, I was hankering for a more traditional white pair. These Supergas are very traditional indeed, but that’s what I wanted. They’re comfortable, but run a tad large. I kept the 9.5, but you can even see that I have them pulled together with the laces. I’d size down a half size. They also come in navy and gray.
I did throw on a navy beaded bracelet, but the only other jewelry I wore was my tiny gold hoop earrings. I like to keep jewelry to a minimum with an outfit like this.
So, no breaking out of the nursing home! Ha, ha! I admit, this is not the most youthful looking outfit. But I like it. And honestly, I think the keys to looking fresh and vibrant in something like this are keeping it fuss-free (don’t layer on a lot of jewelry), choosing quality fabrics that hold their shape and color and wearing it with confidence and a smile. I can do that.
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Blessed for My Day
It turns out that on Kindle books, the Bible is the most underlined book by readers. And Philippians 4:4-9 is one of the top three most underlined portions of the Bible by Kindle users. Perhaps that’s because so many of us these days are suffering from anxiety and looking for a little peace in our lives.
My husband has been unpacking this portion of much loved scripture at church the past two weeks, and he’ll continue in it this next Sunday. It’s meaty. So I thought I’d talk about it a little here for the next few days. But today, let’s just let the word of God, penned by Paul, speak for itself. Let it speak to you anew today.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4:4-9