Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday Was A Two Outfit Day!

Some days are so full of activities I need two outfits!

During the early part of this beautiful warm day, I wore this great Covered Perfectly open collar tunic to brunch with a low slung Chico's belt and old side zip pants from Talbots.

We were thrilled to have temperatures above 65 degrees today!

In the afternoon, we visited Abingdon, Virginia to have a late lunch and do some shopping.

I have a confession to make. I may have an addiction to Michael Kors bags! I bought another one just like this in black yesterday at T.J.Maxx.

The shoes are by DVF last year from Nordstrom.

In the evening, we attended the 50th-anniversary party for very special friends. I knew it would be much cooler later so I wore this wool jacket from Talbots last year with a red Chico's tank underneath. The gold cuff is also from Chico's.

It was such great fun to visit with Susan (Easterly) Coleman and Tim Coleman of Easterly-Coleman on Court in Abingdon, Virginia. They are so friendly and helpful each time we enter their store. This is one of two stores they own in the region. They are a fabulous source for unique items, furniture, and design services.

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this journey through mid-life and beyond.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

One Sunny Day!

Saturday was a rare sunny day here in East Tennessee. 
We have seen rain almost everyday for the past few weeks.

We took full advantage of the beautiful weather by visiting one of our favorite small towns. 
Abingdon, Virginia is about an hour's drive from my home. 

Many Abingdon homes and shops date from 1778. 

You can catch a glimpse of fabulous gardens and moss covered courtyards as you stroll along the tree lined streets.

Breezes were starting to blow in another round of clouds by the end of the day.

Most of the buildings have been restored to their former glory including such details as ordering the handmade glass from Germany to replace windows.

There are already so many wonderful shops and restaurants and more are opening in the coming weeks. Many events and festivals take place here including world class antique shows. Music, artisan crafts and wine which are among the best in the region can be found here in Abingdon.

After our day of shopping we had a lovely dinner at Sisters located in the Martha Washington Inn. The gardens at the Martha are fabulous at this time of year.

Thanks for sharing our fun day with us!

The floral tee is from Chico's. The white Peck and Peck ankle pants are from Stein Mart as is the handbag. The shoes are by Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J.Maxx.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shopping in the Biltmore Village

Mr. Mickey and I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon shopping in Asheville, NC.

The historic Biltmore Village is centered around All Souls Cathedral and the homes that were built for the people who worked for many years to build the Biltmore House. Those houses are now unique shops and restaurants. All of the buildings which have been added over the years must comply with the style of the original buildings so even a nearby McDonald's has the same interesting roof lines and details.

An old clawfoot bathtub was used in the landscaping in front of this linen shop.

We also spent time downtown visiting galleries, shopping, watching people and our usual restaurant crawl.

The flying nun of Asheville (Sister Bad Habit) is one of our favorite characters. He has a very theatrical English accent and he wears horn rim glasses with a couple of days of dark beard growth. He rides this extended bicycle through downtown with the biggest smile on his face. Everyone cheers when they see him pass and they stop to take his picture. This is actually his job! He helps to promote LaZoom tours of Asheville. 

I wore khaki jeans by French Dressing with a cream tank top from Coldwater Creek. The purple linen three-quarter sleeve jacket is old from Coldwater Creek. My sandals are from Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J. Maxx. The faux alligator bag is from Tuesday Morning. The bone and gemstone bangle bracelet has been part of my collection for many years. I love to wear wide bangle bracelets with warm weather clothes.

Thanks so much for all your nice comments on my last post!