What's happening with you, my dears?
Here things trundle on. As does my blog format. So many bloggers have changed their sites in recent weeks. Am I the only one not to get the memo on this? I've had this format for nearly two years. It's probably very granny-like, but I like the format and the colour and I think my overall look is in keeping with who I am, so I think I'll stick with what I have right now. I do hope you're OK with it
The Photographer and I had a Date Afternoon recently. We went to our local cinema to see Daddy's Home 2. Hilarious. I looked over at TP a few times as I didn't think the film was really "him", but there he was, snugged down in his seat and laughing his little head off ... phew! It's a great Christmas film and I liked it so much I ordered the first film off Amazon.
So that's a film you might want to catch leading up to Christmas to get you in the spirit of the season.
And what's the season? Well ... 'Tis the season of boughs of holly and sweater dresses.
Yup, this fawn sweater dress from Monsoon was my outfit of choice for a belated birthday lunch with a dear friend. BTW, I hope you're not starting to think I'm a one-trick pony with a queue of sweater dresses coming your way. It's just that, well 'tis the season for sweater dresses.
- Brown boots and opaques, Gabor and M&S respectively.
Tried here with a furry muffler.
The piled on with a brown suede jacket.
Then I tried that dreaded blanket scarf look again.
Did it look any better with a long East cardi, I wondered?
Nah, I'm really going to have to google some blanket scarf tuition, as a helpful reader suggested.
Have you mastered the blanket scarf look? Is it getting any better for you?
I think a few of us are struggling, there's so much of it.
Maybe a little muffler is simpler. Yup, that's the one,
And those were the stages required to dress The Pout for lunch.
I met with my friend in the golf club a 3-4 minute drive away. I'm not going to give you lots of food shots because some may be being careful with calorie intake to fit into something gorgeous for a Christmas party and I don't want to spoil things.
But just gotta say that I've been eating Mrs Fisken's chicken liver pate for about 15 years and it still does not fail to excite my taste buds when I take my first forkful. Served here on a toasted brioche slice and with a beetroot relish. So, so yummy. It's locally made so Guernsey readers may want to dash round to Forest Stores for a slice or two of this lovely yumgrub for a pre-Christmas treat. You're welcome.
My friend treated to my lunch and she gave me pressies.
Some fab Clarins products. It must be obvious to those who know me that I love Clarins products and I was so thankful to family and friends' generosity and thoughfulness, as ever. I have some more products to share with you soon. Such a consistently good brand
Well, that was a lovely lunch with a lovely person.
That's me done, I'm off to chose an outfit to tonight's meal with friends. I hope it's good enough to share photos with you!
A la perchoine.
p.s. I apologise for the abundance of selfies right now. Normal service will be resumed shortly.
I like the muffler you cozy cutie! Nope not changing my blog format either. Go get your festive on my dear friend and have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
Thanks, you little charmer you! Well I only went and changed colour and font a day later, so looks like this Pout speaks with forked tongue.Delete
Hope your weekend is feeling festive, hugs, x
What a lovely friend! I love Clarins products. Enjoy those Mary xxReplyDelete
Yes indeed, Laurie, and it didn't stop there. I've posted today on some more Clarins goodies. Happy weekend, keep warm and cosy, xDelete
I enjoy your blog very much, Pout, and really appreciate your struggles with the blanket scarf. I have a couple, but I've yet to wear them in public because I just don't think I can tie them up properly. If you come across a good video, please share. One thing I'd like to mention is that I find it difficult to read white printing on a dark background. Just some feedback in case you decide to make any changes to your blog. Enjoy the season!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Janet, so glad you enjoy the blog. I'll try to find a good video to share on the blanket scarf challenge.Delete
Now, I hear ya, Janet, and have changed the font colour but had to put it on a lighter colour. I can't work out how to change the titles of the threads on the side bar, so I'm going to have to post a mayday message for that. Weirdly, although I struggle with white font on dark usually, I found it easy to read on my blog. Hope this tweak works for you. Lets see how others cope with it!
Stick with what you like my friend. I have however been trying to decide on a new format for quite a while, so it's coming sooner or later. Sweater dresses are you jam and that's great. Wear what you love! (Seems to be a theme I've got going here) I've seen where one blogger recommends cutting the scarf in half to make it more manageable. 👍🏼 Happy Wednesday Mary! XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Lisa, well so much for me saying I wouldn't change things. Janet above said she had problems reading me and I started playing around and now have a lavender blog with black font. Think I may change it back as it doesn't seem "me", it's not my jam. Good luck with your blog changes, must admit I got a bit lost trying to understand what everything meant. Kellyann's now said she sliced hers in half too. Have fun, lovely Lisa, hugs, x.Delete
You look great in that dress. Nice to see we're wearing the faux again. I've just bought a grey sweater dress. It's too 'nice' for work and warm.ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm all furred up right now and I'm thinking I'll soon be following your lead with the furry neck and jumper soon. Hope you'll show your grey sweater dress soon, young sweetie. Hugs, x.Delete
Is it just me or did the color of the blog change? On my screen it is now lavender. Listen sista, your format works for you so keep it. This girl here? Yeah, hers was a bloody mess (gettin my British speak on) and definitely need some revamping.ReplyDelete
So, the afternoon movie date with TP sounds like fun. Wish I could have joined you, wouldn't that be great to have a 3rd wheel? Ha! I do want to see that movie though, thanks for the recommendation.
Woman you OWN the sweater dress! Good thing you have more than one because you wear them so well. My thoughts on the blanket scarf? Hmmm I cut mine in half because it was too much fabric and I looked like I was wearing a bed spread. Ridiculous. I say cut it in half, you are too petite for all that fabric. You can use the other half for a picnic with TP!
The day is finally here my friend, you can see a bit of the kitchen!!!!
No, it's not the wine working nefariously on your eyes, it me. Janet above said she had problems reading the white font so I went in to see if I could change that but the text disappeared as only white works on a purple background, so I had to change the background colour. I'll give it a day or two and will probably go back because it feels "me" that way.Delete
I'm sure TP would love to have you playing gooseberry in the pictures, but think I'd be the one who felt the gooseberry!
Thanks for making me feel good about owning the sweater dress. Like it! Seems a shame to cut up a blanket. Last year's Zara blanket scarf ended up as a sofa throw. I may be a bit Emperor's new clothes here but just gonna say, I'm thinking they just don't work as scarves.
Off to your site for the much-anticipated post! Yipppeeeee!!! Hugs, hun, x.
You're right, they don't work as scarves on mere mortals such as ourselves! They look good on the girls who are 5'10" and 115 pounds, honestly they're the only ones that look good in them. While I was cutting mine in half I thought how dumb, why didn't I just buy a regular scarf! Ha!!Delete
Oh Mrs R, these gazelles (Susan's term, next post) look good in just about anything whereas my stumpy body struggles to handle a bloomin' scarf! Maybe I should take your clever lead and get out the scissors.Delete
Loving your Britishness, BTW.
That woolly jumper dress is so cosy; I should like to get one myself! I really like the outfit worn with the long East cardigan and the large checked scarf. It screams 'winter, I'm ready for you'. Looking at the lunch photos and the pressies, one person springs to mind and I might have even recognised the crossed arms at the table...our lovely JK? Thank you for the positive notes on Daddy's home 2. I will be going to the cinema to watch it coming Tuesday and already looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
Hi LD, it really is a cosy way to dress and it's just one-step dressing, so easy. Hope you find yourself a nice sweater dress soon.Delete
You are spot on with my lunch date!
The film will give you a warm happy festive hug. I'm now excited about seeing the first film.
Keep warm, hugs, x.
Another wonderful sweater dress! I liked it with all the accessories - I think the blanket scarf looked great with it/ReplyDelete
Hi Vronni and thanks for your kindness. It seems the perfect thing to wear when one fancies wearing a dress and right now I just can't get my head round wearing a fabric dress. I want cosy!Delete
Happy weekend, hope your weekend away was good, hugs, x.
I absolutely love your sweater dresses! I can't find one that fits me like yours. I even googled 'sweater dresses' and there is just nothing that isn't clingy like a body con dress.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy, and know what you mean, there are so many clingy versions around. Good luck with your googling and hope your Saturday is going effectively, xDelete