Thank you all so much for your kind comments and commiseration. Still feeling UGH today. I think I got a cold on top of a cold (or flu) and that explains the duration. Oh well. It can only get better....
Robin, jeans and jackets are my fave!
Carla, you wear sneakers with everything with the best! And Lisa, you will wear the suit with sneakers look brilliantly -- it actually seems made for you!! Two of your favourite items -- jackets and sneakers!
Taylor, you'd be very welcome but don't come now in case I'm contagious.
Angie, you BET for the regular shopping date!! And thank you for the compliments and thoughts. That Pure Amici sweater was one of my best ever NAS buys -- it is a bit pilled but I cannot get rid of it -- the shape is unlike any other sweater and it often completes an outfit when I don't know what else to wear. It does add a bit of "arty drape" for sure.
So sad about your Aquatalias. Mine still work for me. But I didn't try to wear them in that snowmageddon....they are waterproof but can't take the volume of water that we had last year. Years of east-coast living have taught me how to distinguish one type of "weather proof" boot from another. I guess I should be grateful for that!
LaPed, I bet you'd wear a version of that "downtown reading" outfit brilliantly.
Janet, oh -- stay well!! I hope against hope you don't have the yucky thing I've had.
Bijou, thank you so much -- and YES to those Paul Greens. Lucky they worked out.
Lynn, so true about contrast - -and thank you!
Thanks, Erin, Nemosmom, CityGirl DC, Brooklyn, TG, Liesbeth, Jane, CardiffGirl.