Well, when I moved back to Florida, I just knew sooner or later a flamingo would come into the picture...maybe on the front of our Christmas cards, as the centerpiece for one of my tablescapes, on the coffee table on the front porch, et cetera. I sure never thought I would join a book club named "The Flamingo Ladies Book Club!" Well, tonight I attended my first "Flamingo Ladies Book Club...and Social Hour!"
I was actually very excited that the first meeting would be at the home of my neighbor Stacey Gilfillan. Stacey and her husband live in the same model of home we do and the home we actually wanted to buy, but we couldn't do the transaction quick enough. So, I was looking forward to seeing the inside of Stacey's house. Y'all know how I like to look at other people's stuff...
"Here's What I Wore"...
The white blouse is the "Essential White Shirt," from Coldwater Creek, the jeans are my "Saturday Jeans," by Ralph Lauren.
My ponytail was adorned with a cheetah print scrunchie (yes ma'am...still wearing scrunchies). I wore my silver monogrammed drop pendant choker, silver Chanel drop pendant earrings, my "Return to Tiffanys" silver bracelet, and of course, my Cartier roll ring wedding band*. My shoes--cheetah print mules by Van Eli and I carried my tan Chanel 2.55 pocketbook. My lipstick was "Copperglaze Brown," by Revlon and my nail polish was "Tutti Fruitti Tonga," by Opi--very basic, since I've been doing a little gardening this weekend. My fragrance of choice this evening was one of my very favorites--Burberry!
*Note to Kate at AugustVows: I've included a seperate shot of my Cartier roll ring wedding band, just for you! Husband and I have the "his and hers" set--very classic, very Cartier. The jewelry comes with the Cartier Certificate and seal--very timeless...les must de Cartier!
Now y'all know Miss Janice would never dream of arriving at someone's home empty-handed...so I carried along one of my "Friendship Gifts" for September to Stacey--a toile-decorated jar of "Miss Janice's Cinnamon and Apple Tea."
I was a member of a great book club when I lived in California and have since been waiting patiently for the right club opportunity to come along and now, this is definitely my kind of book club. Stacey was an excellent hostess and I had the most wonderful time!
How lovely!!! Skipp and I are looking at Roll Rings to be our wedding bands as well but can't decide. You looked simply charming!
I love your outfit!
Sounds like a fun book club!
It sounds like you had a fun evening. What book did you read?
I looove Flamingos!!
We have one of the tacky plastic ones on our street and in the summertime, she appears in someone's yard all day on Friday and that's how we all know who is hosting Happy Hour that night!! It always cracks us up!
Enjoy! You'll have to keep us up on your reading list.
Sounds like you had a good time. I did not know you had lived in California. I lived in Long Beach for awhile as a child before moving to Oregon. Good memories. I hope you continue to enjoy your book club!
Please share the club's selection with us...I'm always on the look-out for a good read. (I am reading Three Cups of Tea- WONDERFUL.)
I just ordered a white blouse from JJill. Hope I like it and it fits well.
Love your lovely tea gift. I love tea and honey...am sipping Earl Grey as I write this to you. Foggy, wet fall morning here in southern Indiana...I thought "this calls for a little Earl."
Cheryl in IN
love the hostess gift and the outfit, love the his and hers rings even more- didn't know that they did a certificate. now I know where I'll have to get mine and my husbands when that time rolls around! thanks for all of your classy know-how- per the norm!
Thanks Miss Janice... your ring is beautiful! I love the idea of the Friendship Gift also.
I am loving the accessories! Classic!
What book did you read and for next time? My book club just read The Potato Peel Pie Society. Loved it! We are reading The Help for next month. Love your hostess gift! Thank you, too for the sweet note. I went to my friend Arleen's son funeral today. So sad. I'll talk more with her tomorrow night. They are Jewish and will be sitting shivah. xo
Book Club...love 'em! We used to have one in our neighborhood. I never liked the books we read very much, but really enjoyed the social part. :-) Someone left me a nice comment this evening and I stopped by their site and found this article and immediately thought about you, dear friend! Thought you might enjoy it, too.
Miss Janice, you always put together the perfect outfit. I'm trying to adopt similar outfits into my own life.
Y'all, the book for September was "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and the book for October is "Good in Bed."
Oh girl, I am all about the cheetah lately! Can't get enough. I have some cheeta loafers and mules. Recently I got all cheetah kitchen table chairs -- they really Ralph Lauren-ize the room. And I LOVE other people's stuff - ha ha. And I also still wear scrunchies. Great post.
Did you wear the blouse tucked in or out?
Phyllis, the white blouse was made to be worn "out." That's the way I wore it...and was very comfortable:)
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