Happy Presidents Day. To celebrate, Gretchen and I watched Killing Lincoln last night. Sissy slept through it, but Gg loves sounds and didn’t want to miss a single horsey noise. The Knight was at the firehouse, so he missed our little movie night. It’s based on the biography of the same title, and Tom Hanks was the perfect narrator. It’s also worth noting that the actor portraying Lincoln is from Charlottesville. Kudos, Billy Campbell! I especially liked the way he played Lincoln the father…
For once, albeit as I was going to retrieve my coat from the coat check, I remembered to get a photo. The beauty on the left is a dear past president friend. Her charming hubby snapped the photo for me. It’s also the only photo I have of the two of us, despite a friendship spanning several years!
My dress was a long, sleeveless sheath. If you look closely at my left shoulder (far right), you can see the neckline/arm hole.
My wrap was a happy coincidence. I wore it on Valentine’s Day as a scarf, and realized it had some of the same copper color as my dress. Given that we had snow flurries off and on all day and it was quite chilly for sleeveless dresses and dressy sandals, I was grateful to have a little something about my shoulders. I always marvel at how in dressier settings, men – who in my experience tend to prefer cooler temperatures – are supposed to be decked out in heavy jackets, long-sleeved shirts and ties, while the women – many of whom, like me, are always cold unless it’s 80 degrees in full sun – are in strapless and sleeveless dresses, often with bare toes and/or legs.
Anyway, my heartfelt gratitude to those of you whom patiently suffered through my parade of what to wears, what to wear withs, etc. I was comfortable and enough sweet friends greeted me with kind words about my appearance, so… thank goodness I don’t have to obsess about what to wear again… this month.
As a scarf
Anyway, you need to see this wrap. It was a Christmas gift, and I’m sure it will be worn again and again. This photo is from Valentine’s Day. To wear it this way, I merely looped it around my neck and pulled the fringed ends through the hole.
Above, I put my head through the hole, centered the fringed ends down my back, and pulled it forward as far as I comfortably could. It drifted back and I found myself all but choked several times, but a quick tug and readjustment restored order, even if I do hate an ensemble that requires “fiddling” to stay put.
This is what it looks like all spread out. I haven’t removed the tag, because I wanted to share the information with you, but sadly, it’s in a language that is QUITE foreign to me. I do know my benefactor got it for me at The Cameleer.
I’ve also experimented with wearing it with the fringed ends to one side, where it appears more like a stole. I think there are novelty yarns that would yield a similar result, and I might have to give them a try…
Doubled onto itself left, single layer right
Here is a close-up of the colors. They’re some of my favorites, so again, I see many wears in this scarf-wrap-thingee’s future.
It was a great evening, even if I didn’t win anything other than a few funny money chips at the gaming tables. We had a good time with friends for a good cause, dear to my heart.
Are you honoring Presidents Day in some way, or is it just another federal holiday that isn’t a day off for you?