Qualities of an Ideal Wardrobe: Coco Chanel


When in comes to an Ideal Wardrobe, I have grown to understand it’s Quality over Quantity…though, sadly, I may have been hoarding black shoes and handbags (not just black), but I did try to hoard quality shoes and handbags, so that must count for something!    Coco Chanel, and she does know a bit about fashion… lists the qualities of an ideal wardrobe.  As with everything, you don’t have to look as this as “the bible”, but perhaps a tip or two will resonate with you.  I happen to be all about: Black & White; Good Shoes; and Dresses.  #Shocking



Black and White

black and white



Good Shoes

good shoes



Plenty of Dresses


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Well-Fitting Clothes



Love her outfit… strongly Dislike her smirk!


Song of the Day: St. Elmo’s Theme Song, by Man in Motion – Mer and I were watching this movie and she said, “I wish they still made songs like this”.  I agree!  Love this song.  As a matter of fact, it’s the first song in my wedding video. 🙂

I can see the new horizon underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future’s lyin’, St. Elmo’s fire

There is a 2016 Book Challenge… I may blog about that in the next week or so, because one of my goals is to read more.  I like to have 2 or 3 books going at once.  While I love reading on my Kindle, or iPad, I do like reading an actual book.  There’s something fulfilling about flipping those pages.  So this year, I think I will post about books I’m reading, lest you are looking for some suggestions, as well as a Favorite Thing in each blog.  And if I’m going to get really crazy, perhaps a recipe I’ve tried which I love as well as What I’m Watching!    Best. Blog. Ever!


Books I’ve been reading

Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll.  4 stars out of 5 (my rating)

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty.  Also 4 stars out of 5

The Girl on the Train.  5 stars out of 5

Bossypants by Tina Fey.  4/5

One of my new Favorite Things:  Canvas clutch from LSULeslie.  Perfect complement to my carry-on bag!


Recipe of the Week/Day

Parmesan Rosemary Crisps

1 loaf of French Bread – cut in thin slices

Butter – I like the Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Parmesan Cheese


Butter slices of french bread.  Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.  Sprinkle Rosemary on top.  Place on small pan in toaster oven and toast for 3 minutes.

It truly is that easy.  You could get all crazy and put on a baking sheet and bake in an oven, but this truly takes 5 minutes and that includes the toasting time.

Bon Appetit!


What I’m Watching – Movies

An Affair to Remember – introduced this classic to Meredith.  She loves it as much as I

Brooklyn – great movie, nominated for an Academy Award this year

The Martian – Loved it!

St. Elmo’s Fire – another one I shared with Mer.  She loved the music more than the movie

TV Shows I’ve binge-watched

Suits – didn’t finish the series.  Finishing it is now on my Bucket List

White Collar – I was so sad when this was done.  So, so sad!

Scandal – if not only to watch how Olivia Pope dresses…

Madame Secretary – and yes, I agree, I’d prefer Tea Leoni as our Secretary of State!


Since we’ve started the new year being Kind, and embracing the 30-Day Kindness Challenge (and Yes, I am still doing this, btw, but since I haven’t been to a drive-through, I’m banking that one to do soon), I like to think it has made a difference. At least for me.  The more you seek Kindness, the more you find Kindness. 🙂  Surround yourself with kind people.  Life is too short to be around people who suck the very life out of you! #TrueWords


Happy Birthday Maxie!  She’s been a member of our family for a year and we are celebrating her 4th Birthday!!  She’s been a true blessing to our family!


Upcoming blogs:  Groutfits; Book Challenge; Things on my mind; Manners; Something Super Bowl related and whatever else happens to tickle my fancy!

Peace out.






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One comment

  1. LOVE that song!! One of my all time fav’s. Just added it to my playlist for my Sunday yoga class, there will be a bunch of happy yogis in the Sun B flow! “My time is nooooowwww, I’m coming alive!!!!!” Love you T!!

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