Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Look What I Found Dept.

Weather-permitting, I walk up to the dead end and back every day (about 1 mile roundtrip according to the pedometer). If I have the time and energy, I take a detour into the 5000 acres of woods that surround my neck of the woods. Since I have plenty of time these days (don’t we all), more often than not I take the detour instead of the boring dead end route.

I seldom encounter wildlife in the woods (a pheasant, red tail hawk and bald eagle were recent exceptions). Seems that the deer and black bears prefer my back yard to the woods!

I do encounter the remains of motor vehicles. A rusted out Hudson Hornet and the chassis of a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle were my most recent vehicle sightings. (I know it was a ’59 “Bug” because the part number on its transaxle told me so.)

“Big deal,” you say.

I would agree with that assessment except that I found these vehicles in the middle of the woods with no roads or trails in sight. It’s as if a helicopter (or UFO) dropped the Hudson and Beetle into the woods from above!

Look at the Birdie Dept.

Commenting on my previous post, some readers asked to see me in my new outfit. Your wish is my command and I promise that after the outfit is delivered, I will do a photoshoot modeling all my recent acquisitions that have yet to see the light of day.

Source: Cynthia Rowley
Wearing Cynthia Rowley

Glamorous Femulations
Glamorous Femulations

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

When life gives you lemons, Shop!

I receive emails everyday tempting me to buy a new dress, a new pair of heels or a new something else. I consider perusing the offerings, but resist because I don’t know when I will have the opportunity to go out dressed to the nines again.

As it is, I have a  backlog of new outfits to wear out and did not need to add to that backlog. So I promised myself that I would not buy anything for milady until the pandemic blows over.

Then I received an email from JustFab advertising a 60% off everything sale. I was a good girl and deleted the email without visiting their website.

But after two weeks without leaving the premises, my bushel basket of lemons was overflowing. I needed a break from the inaction, so when the 60% sale arrived in my inbox again, I took the plunge and visited the JustFab.

The first thing I encountered was the outfit you see on the right: a pink tweed cropped jacket and matching tweed high-waisted shorts.

“I wish I had the legs to pull off that outfit,” I thought to myself.

Then I reconsidered, “Maybe I do have the legs to pull off that outfit!”

So I added the outfit to my virtual shopping cart, paid the virtual cashier and sipped a glass of lemonade waiting for the man to deliver to milady.

Source: New York & Company
Wearing New York & Company

Sailor femulating aboard the S.S. Caronia, circa 1955
Sailor femulating aboard the S.S. Caronia, circa 1955