Home on the island again, after a ferry ride that included an extended orca sighting. A pod swam alongside us, with a few lovely arcing breaches to show off dramatic black and white markings. Oohs and aahs from the passengers that quickly moved to starboard for a sighting. Always experienced with a sense of grace, for me at least. . .
The house is so cold, though, and I'm huddling by the fire I've built, trying to finish my marking. While I do that, perhaps you'd like to know how my Christmas shopping plans worked out. . .
I bought one of these J Crew dolman sleeve sweaters for my daughter on Friday, then had to buy one for me. I'm not sure how they make such a boxy cut so flattering, but they do, and it is, in a very fine merino that feels swingy-comfy-great to wear. Mine's grey, but this teal is stunning on my daughter, very covetable. 30% off, so you could hardly blame me for jumping on the one-for-you, one-for-me program. . .
And then she tried on a pair of pants and I was just waiting around, so. . . Next thing I knew, there I was in the change room with a pair of these, in black.
Unbelievably comfortable. The wool is sweatpants worthy, plush, dense, no discernible itch, but the tailored pintuck down the front centre gives these a surprising polish, and they'll be warm enough for a February deep freeze. Also on 30% off, and it's a good thing I acted first because? Sold out! Watch for a rerun, though, and grab them if you live somewhere that does some cold regularly.
Another item I was lucky enough to grab, on sale, before it sold out was this cute little T. The SA who rang my purchases through wore hers under a black blazer, and I think I'll borrow that simple styling. Maybe with my wool (non) sweats for a you-can't-tell-I'm-really-wearing-pyjamas-at-work vibe....
Why yes, we did decide to split a side order of Fries with our healthy salads. . .
It's all in the spirit of the season, no?