Saturday, April 27, 2013

Since I've Been Gone

Y'all, I have been having some issues with my internet service, so blogging is a slow difficult process right now.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been spending time with my family for the past couple of weeks.

Celebrated Mama's birthday in Sarasota with family...

Stopped off in Clearwater and picked up my Mama-in-Law and we had afternoon tea at the Camellia Rose Tea Room in Plant City, Florida

This is a beautiful tearoom located in the historic district of Plant City--near Tampa.  I failed to make a reservation, so we had to wait almost an hour to be seated.  While we waited...we browsed the boutique shop full of tea accoutrements, dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other prissy loot.

The proper Afternoon Tea was worth the wait...We had "Camellia's Afternoon Tea"...Assorted tea sandwiches, scones, and assorted desserts, along with a an endless pot of apricot tea.

"Here's What I Wore"  The tunic top is by Top It Off and the white denim pants are by Ralph Lauren.  I wore some turquoise jewelry, gold Jack Rogers, and carried a metallic gold Tory Burch wristlet.

I wore this outfit for a casual lunch with my Mama-in-Law...a white shirt with a pink monogram on the pocket from The Snappy Turtle, black denim pants from Ralph Lauren, Lilly 'Spike the Punch' tote, and 'Miller' Tory Burch thongs.

Off to church wearing a pink and white geo print shift by Escapada, a white J Crewlet cardi, white Tory Burch Revas, and pearls.
Last week, we headed down to the casino.  Husband was playing in a poker tournament, so Mama-in-Law and I played the slots!  I love video poker!
"Here's What I Wore"  The black and white tunic is by Royal Standard and the black Bermuda shorts are Ralph Lauren.  I wore Chanel jewelry, carried a black Izod wristlet, and wore white Bonanno sandals.

On the way to take Mama-in-Law back to Clearwater, we stopped in for tea at the Moffat's Tearoom in Dunedin.  This tearoom is in the historic downtown area of Dunedin, full of shops, cafes, and the beach!  Win Win!

This quaint little tearoom was very cute and the tea foods and tea were awesome!  I will definitely return to Moffat's on my next trip to Dunedin!

"Here's What I Wore"  I wore an aqua and pink monogrammed chevron tunic with my white denim paints, carried a cute Mudpie 'flamingo' clutch, and wore my pink Revas.

For a casual dinner, I wore this orchid pink Lilly 'Cassie' dress, with the Lilly Jubilee scarf, gold Jack Rogers, and a gold monogrammed tote from The Snappy Turtle.

Friday was a sad day for me.  It was the one-year anniversary of the death of my BFF Teresa Jane.  I decided to send her some balloons with messages up to her in heaven!  As I released the balloons, I remembered all the good times and vowed to watch until the balloons disappeared.  It seemed like forever until they became little tiny specks and then I couldn't see them anymore.  Y'all, they were not tied together, but stayed together until the end.  Tears were flowing.

RIP Teresa Jane


CeCe said...

I love all your tunics!

And the balloons...bittersweet.

Tammy B said...

Cute outfits. What a nice tribute to Teresa Jane.

Farrah said...

I love your tunics! It sounds like you and your Mamas had a wonderful time.

The Silver Bunny said...

What a lovely post, miss Janice! I always enjoy your "What I wore" and the two pictures of the tribute to your friend are very beautiful.

This American Wife said...

Glad to read about what you've been up to. As usual, you look great. Thanks, Ms. Janice.

aMk said...

What a beautiful tribute to your BFF, very sweet, touching and thoughtful. I love your outfits, as usual! I will definitely be trying to emulate them in the weeks to come :)

Gramspearls said...

Miss Janice,
So touching what you did for Theresa Jane. Every year on my friend'si 'anniversary' I try to do something to commerate her, too. you are a good friend.

Warmly, Kathleen

AngelaV said...

I love it all, Miss Janice.

Seersucker Sass said...

You are just precious, Miss Janice! I love following you on here & on instagram. Hope you have a happy Monday!

Rose said...

Beautiful tribute to Theresa Jane. Glad to see you back on the blog I look forward to it so much!

Sarah Morgan Thompson said...

What a sweet way to honor your friend. I just adore all of your outfits, always so put together! We just moved back to FL, will have to try these tea rooms. I love Dunedin we were at story time at the library there this afternoon!

Donna said...

What a lovely way to honor a sweet lady. Some people will stay in our hearts forever. Thank you for sharing your outfits and activities. You always look adorable. Have you noticed how some people don't bother to look in the mirror before walking out the door? It's a simple matter of common courtesy.