Hello All,

My plan was to continue my series on styling jean jackets. I have a lot more ideas of things to show you!  BUT, life has a way of going in a different direction sometimes, and this week was one of those times. One of our daughters lives in Florida, and happened to be right in the path of the predicted hurricane. After a bit of back and forth, she decided to leave her husband there to keep an eye on things, and piled their daughter and their dog into the car and she and her best friend headed north to our house where they waited out the storm.

After a few a days they headed back. Her husband and her house are fine. Thanks be to God, the storm was not nearly as bad as had been predicted. But as you can imagine, I have not had time to take photographs of myself in jean jacket outfits. HAHA

I’m sure you are sick with disappointment, but don’t worry, I will get back to that soon. In the meantime, I did manage to snap a picture of what I wore to church on Sunday. And again, just to encourage you to keep trying, here is a before and after:

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Thanks for reading, and thanks always for your comments. They really make my day.

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20 thoughts on “THE BEST LAID PLANS”

  1. I have noticed that a great many of your outfits look really spiffed up with you add a jacket or sweater. I like that but I live in Hell’s anteroom. That is to say, a very hot climate for months out of the year. It’s beginning to dawn on me that I need to move to a cooler place to live out my maximum fashion potential.

    1. HaHa. 🙂 I hear you. We lived in Florida for over 30 years. But I have learned that I can add a lightweight sweater in almost any season, as long as there is air-conditioning!

    2. In the worst heat and humidity, can you make it to an air-conditioned car and then into a restaurant or church? Many of us get too cool once inside.

      The third piece requires careful attention to material and style. An acrylic sweater might cause you to faint and fall out even in a crochet style.

      A thin cotton or blend will not add that kind of discomfort. Short sleeves or elbow length cover up the upper arms and give a finished look.

  2. Good Morning Susan!
    Hope all is well with the family and friends. A sweater and a dress is really your signature look! Looks great, nice and colorful and can go anywhere stylishly! By the way, those sandals are definitely “my kinda sandals”! They go with everything and they make your feet look pretty! Have a great day! Raining in Delaware!

  3. It is for sure! Hides several of my figure flaws and adds some color. I also love the sandals. They are a nice wedge. Just bought another pair in navy 😉

  4. Glad to know Beth was safe. It was a nightmare!! Somehow God spared us, but so many without power and with damage makes me very sad.
    Love your outfit today. The sweater makes all the difference!!

  5. Thank you! And yes, very thankful that the storm was not worse. Makes you realize how much damage even a tropical storm can do. Can’t even begin to imagine a Category 4 or 5.

  6. I am going to Croatia next year so I have been reviewing your packing suggestions. I would like to know the name of the luggage you recommend.

  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This dress has a great print. The many colors permit so many styling options as you showed with the 3 examples. I like the one with the wide tan belt best on you. You can pull wide belts off.

  8. I always love how you show the before and after photos. Kind of like a house renovation project! You definitely have a knack for dresses and sweaters. Plus your cute haircut! I’m glad your daughter is safe but I’m sure that was nerve wracking!

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