The weathermen finally got it right!A gloomy and wet Memorial Day weekend was predicted, but I packed with a sense of denial that had been bolstered by so many past mistakes in weather forecasting.
It is automatic. A few days before Memorial Day weekend, I dive into my closets and drawers, and fish out assorted summer sundries and cool things to wear. This is the mental image I had in my head as I layered my swimming suit on top of my beach towel and cropped jeans:
Finally, I click the latches of my suitcase close with a satisfying snap, and do a mental tally, making sure than nothing of importance has been left out. I am happily standing in the lobby of my co-op waiting for my hubby to pull the car around.
The next morning I wake up to a dark, angry sky and powerful winds. As I sipped some Golden Pear coffee to try to nudge awake my sleepy brain, my husband slid past me and stared out the window. "What is that shadow in the pool?", he asked. "Oh shit!", was my lovely, charm school retort. " That is our grill." So the rotten weekend had officially started, sheets of rain pelting us everywhere we went. Forget what i packed. I looked forlonly at the dresser drawers knowing that the summery items would not be worn for a while.. Instead, this is what i wore:
No worries or regrets though. It is nice when the family is together, whatever the weather. I was kept warm with thrifted finds and "on sale" items. From the above collage: J.Crew cashmere vest and Burberry hat , both $5.00. Cabled cardigan and cashmere striped bought at Off Saks for under $40.00 each. Wool and cashmere houndstooth Blazer, Made in France, thrifted for $8, (yes eight!) dollars! Handbag from France with gold hardware, $30.00, also thrifted! The sun managed to come out and by Monday the sky was brilliant. Hubby and i went for a walk near the bay, and here I am:
Eyelet skirt- Boscov's children, Stripe tee, H and M children's, thrifted for $4.00, sunglasses Dolce and Gabbana.
Credits: Girl with beach ball, top photo collage, cropped from Dorothy Perkins online ad. Sunshine through the tree branches: Mother Nature.
Now for a new grill! I hope you had a great weekend.
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