Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day comes Early

You all know how I whine about having no mate to pamper me and buy me gifts; and you all know that I compensate by buying my own special-occasion gifts; and you may remember that I hide these gifts so I can surprise myself on that special day.  Well, that day is here -- a little early perhaps, but Mother's Day begins today for me.  

Okay:  let's open my gift:  I'm so excited!  

What is it?  What's nestled in that tissue paper? 
Wow!  Thank you ME!
It's a hand-beaded necklace from African Threads. 
Isn't it beautiful!  ( I've had the necklace under my sweetly-scented nighties for over 5 months; so I knew WHAT it was but didn't remember what it looked like.  Surprise!)  It was more expensive than I usually spend on myself;  more expensive than the rest of the outfit I'll wear today.  But Motherhood is difficult!  And for me (with all these international children) never ending!

Tonight my good friend Sandy is treating me by taking me to a dinner theatre at her church.  It's become an annual event with us; and although no one will win any acting awards, I know all those silly people so it's always enjoyable.  And then there's the home cooked meal.  Yummy, I'm sure!  

Now, what to wear to work today as I'm not coming home?
This sweet little thrifted Old Navy dress ($6 at the Sally Ann in NL) will make it's 2014 debut, I think.  Cute and comfy ..... and it's loose so it will hide the cheesecake dessert.

And which color cardigan?  The blue will look best, I believe ($12 year-end sale at Reitman's in 2012).
This is my "sac de semaine" --  a thrifted ($16 at Value Village) Clark's leather cross-body bag with the prettiest lining.

Now for the shoe selection.  I have 4 pairs of blue shoes:  a gorgeous pair of faux-snakeskin heels; a cute pair of navy wedges; and 2 flats -- one navy and one periwinkle.  Yeah, definitely flats.  My delicate tootsies demand flats more and more these days.  I think I'll choose these recently thrifted navy pair that I haven't worn yet ($5 at VV).  I love the dark navy color with the bright white polka dots and the figure 8 flowerette

Alright.  Put the finishing touches on me and I'm ready to head out the door, devote 8 hr to "the man" and sit and have an enjoyable evening with friends.

Forgot my lippy!
Oh well, just imagine me with red kissy lips please.

         Happy Mother's Day to you all from me.


My Kurves said...

I enjoyed this post and wishing you Happy EveryDay!! Enjoy it all. . .

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my posts of late while chemo doing its thing! Grief! don't ever get Cancer ok? ok.


I simply love to read your blog. I know I'm always in for a fun read and to see some lovely things you've purchased. I love your finds and love finding a good bargain myself. bet you looked smashing in the beautiful outfit. Good taste girlfriend.
Have a lovely mother's day. As I intend to do.
Hugs from Ohio. Barb

Pamela Gordon said...

You look great in your beautiful Mother's Day gift to you from you and your thrifted clothes. You have to be the savviest shopper I know! Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day.


You looked lovely. Your outfit pretty. The necklace beautiful. Hope you had a great time. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love your outfit and the necklace too! Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!

Gardeningbren said...

Thanks for the heads up on the restaurant. Menu sounds great.

Your really scored on that Clarke's purse. Beautiful.

Happy mothers day.

Aunt Betsy said...

You look beautiful! I love the necklace---it is so pretty! Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day.