Sunday, November 1, 2009

HERE'S WHAT "WE" WORE

It's definitely been a busy week for me! My friend Joy has been visiting with us all week. Joy lives in Savannah, Georgia and I promise you, the girl loves to shop more than me! Joy and I were once roommates waaaay back when we were both young girls in Augusta, Georgia, where we rented a big two-story home on Central Avenue. Then we both worked on cruise ships together for many years. Joy was a Bridesmaid at my wedding and has been a "true friend" all these years. Here she is dressed very casual, in J. Crew...
Being such a proper Southern friend, she arrived at my doorstep with a gift for moi! A Paula Deen Market tote...

She is lucky enough to be able to eat at Miss Paula's restaurant in Savannah all the time and was sweet enough to give me this cookbook, which features all the recipes prepared for the diners at her restaurant.


Here's Miss Joy's Halloween costume...Miss Fairy Girl!


Good Lord, here's husband Ken, dressed for Halloween as "Beaker!" How ridiculous does he look! He loves to dress up for Halloween...I'm not even sure who this "Beaker" character is...Lord have mercy.
Of course, we had to head to the Lilly Store at the Garden's Mall...my absolute fav store! I was so excited to show Miss Joy the dressing rooms. Here's What I Wore that day... The dress is the "Stephanie Engineered Raindrop Blue Shift" by Lilly, underneath I wore an ivory cotton turtleneck by Ralph Lauren. My ponytail was adorned with a navy grosgrain ribbon bow. I wore my "memory beads" necklace from the 70's, my Cartier roll ring wedding band, and my Rolex Chamaleon watch which has a coordinating green watchband. My navy pocketbook is by...Ferragamo.

I wore these darling "Trunk Up" ballet flats by Lilly, along with ivory stockings...

Here's Miss Joy posing in a beautiful pink casual outfit, with a brown tank top, and brown sandals...tres chic!




Okay, I just had to try on this new shift at the Lilly store...the "Worth Shift--Not So Crabby" pattern. I imagine we are all going to see ourselves coming and going in this one...it is sooooooo cute and so very Miss Janice!
Miss Janice, shopping at the Chanel counter at Sak's...I'm wearing an orange cotton turtleneck and a black Michael Simon cotton Halloween cardigan, a very inexpensive khaki skirt from Target, black Chanel loafers, pumpkin earrings, black and white gingham ribbon hair bow, and carrying my black Chanel 2.55 pocketbook. I'm writing a check from my Louis Vuitton checkbook case...

This afternoon, I drug Miss Joy out to my home-away-from-home--Panera Bread. After lunch, we headed out to see the new Michael Jackson movie, "This Is It!" It was great y'all...he sure didn't look sick, or like he couldn't handle himself...he definitely came across as a remarkable performer. I'm very glad that I went to see it.

Here's what Miss Joy wore...J. Crew--head-to-toe!

Well, it's been a fun week. Now we're sitting down to rest...having a pimento cheese sandwich and some sweet tea, and enjoying Sunday night MUST SEE TV...Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, and Dexter. Good times, y'all!

24 comments:

Beth Dunn said...

You are so fab! I have the same shoes ( I think) but in pink). xoxo

SC

BAH said...

You look so cute in the Lilly shifts! I love that store, too. I'm lucky my boyfriend lives in Palm Beach Gardens, because I get to go all the time! I also have that Paula Deen cookbook - there are some great recipes, you will LOVE it!

Her Preppiness said...

Fabulous!!

Trish said...

You are so wonderful! Glowing as ever in your Stephanie print! You are such an inspriation to all. :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Y'all are too fabulous! I *need* that crabby shift!

Oh and I love Beaker. He's from the Muppets. I remember being a very little girl and watching the Muppets shows before bed. Fond memories!

Marissa said...

FUN!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

It looks like you had so much fun! So glad you were able to spend time with your friend.

Beaker is a great idea, too funny. He was the poor lab assistant on the Muppet Show.

Have a wonderful week!
Valerie

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I adore your outfits! So pretty! You tweeted that your poor puppy was at home pouting because she couldn't go shopping - well, I started pouting too! :-)

You and your friend are adorable. And Beaker! I LOVE IT! Absolutely the cutest outfit I have seen this year (well, other than Lallie of course!)

linda said...

Oh, you look darling!

The 5 Bickies said...

You two look like you had fun! It's great to have a good friend visit for a few days. I love your finds at Lilly - the shift is so cute!

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

what a wonderful visit! love the Crabby shift!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Miss Janice- you are too presh in those dresses :)

PS- you MUST enter my JL cookbook giveaway!

kHm

Teresa Jane said...

Boy oh boy...what I could say. Hahahha. Y'all both look adorable and look like you were having fun.
The Missing Muskateer

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

What a fun weekend with your friends!! You all look fantastic!!

Kara said...

I am just crushed I wasn't there to enjoy the fun!
Yall look GrEAt....love the pumpkin look.

Miss Kara

Preppy 101 said...

You two look darling!! What fun to have a week with a girlfriend! xoxo

2PreppyGirls.com said...

I have several Michael Simon sweaters from the 90's I believe!! I looove them!! Mine are Christmas patterns.

You just look sooo cute and happy in all your pictures! You obviously had so much fun visiting with your friend!!

Ooooh - and I will be seeing Ms. Paula Deen this saturday at the DC Food Show!! I can't WAIT!!!!

XOXOXO-
Margaret

CeCe said...

I love Panera Bread too...the most perfect tomato soup.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

You girls look so pretty. I want to hang out with you and your friends.

Cynthia

bloggerprotectionprogram said...

I'm glad you had so much fun with your dear friend! Any chance you can come North for the Lilly sale? The Northern preppy bloggers would love to have you at our get together Wed. night! xo, T

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I remember "beaker" -- from The Muppet Show. You and your friend look wonderful in all your Florida style fall finery!

Liz said...

You & your friend are so pretty! I love your outfits...so classy and elegant! Simply FABULOUS!!

Hugs,

Liz

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a fun post! I love that cookbook...I have it and use it a good bit! Love your new Paula Deen bag! Your new Lily shift is sooo cute! I love that expression "seeing myself coming and going"...too funny. Joy and her DH looked like a fun couple.
BTW, I was thinking about you when I was creating my recent tablescape post...just praying I had all the flatware and such in the right place. I couldn't find anything online that said where exactly a strawberry fork would go, so I just went by the "work your way in from the outside" theory, and just put it on the outer edge along with the other forks. Guess that made the strawberries an appetizer. I recently found some cute knife rests...little ducks...will be using them soon. Ummm, wonder if it's proper to display the knives on them in the tablescape for the post or if the rests should just be there and visible, but without the knife on it. I'm guessing in real life you wouldn't start out with it on the rest...that would happen after the knife had been used. So many questions! LOL
Susan

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I miss Michael Simon cardigans. I have several, but haven't seen them in stores lately. Is he still designing?