Wednesday, August 4, 2021
It’s Wednesday again and it’s time to link up with The Style Six here. Today’s post is more about some recent purchases, planning for my back to school outfits, and a glasses dilemma.
Well, I dug out my masks in preparation for returning to work. Pomchies brand are the only ones that I can stand for a work day. If you are local, go see my friend Amy at The Prickly Pear. They are two for $10. If you aren’t local, you can purchase them online. I run these through the washer and dryer with my other clothes.
So I am in planning for what to wear back to school mode like most of my teacher friends. I like to wear something new on the first day and I almost always wear a dress. I ordered this from curbside pickup on the recommendation of Melanie Shankle of the Big Mama blog. Now I’m wondering if I should try a size smaller for comparison. I am super happy with the material and the style. I feel like this is a dress I can wear now through spring.
Hear me out… I decided I needed a mandolin vegetable slicer – not the instrument. One of my blog readers suggested it and I have been wanting to try my sweet potato lasagna that I did in the spring. It had great potential but it needed really thin sliced sweet potatoes because these act as the noodles. I looked online but then had the idea to try TJ Maxx. So, I went in and found these two beauties for $16.99. How could I leave them?
Here is me wearing it in Target before wearing it Saturday night to the outdoor concert. Note the prescription sunglasses on my head and the prescription regular glasses on my face. We will come back to this later.
I really like that they both have “fallish” colors in them because I like to have warm weather items that can look more fall appropriate. We can easily still have hot days until November here.
Oh yeah, I also found the mandolin vegetable slicer! Ha!
I was also in the market for black heeled sandals.
These are Corso Como from Nordstrom on sale for $41. I want to be able to wear these out and to school. I always keep an extra pair of shoes in my bag for school and they are usually Birkenstocks.
I want to wear dresses and blouses when school starts. That is the vibe I’m feeling right now.
Now, the glasses issue. Some of you gals of a certain age may be able to relate and may have some advice for me.
Glasses + mask sucks. They fog up. I am near sighted, but my vision isn’t horrible. If I wear my contacts to work, I need readers to see up close. This is what I have been doing for several years when I didn’t wear a mask. If I don’t wear contacts I can read just fine with my naked eyes, but my distance vision is impaired. I am thinking I will leave my contacts out and just use my glasses when I need to see a student further away. Thoughts? My prescription sunglasses have been a game changer. I have hardly worn my contacts at all this summer. When I go out I wear my sunglasses and have the regular glasses as back up. I have only worn a mask twice this summer so it hasn’t been a problem.
What have you been wearing? Are you planning to get back into “real” clothes? This tends to be the time of year that we are tired of some of our summer things I think.
Thanks for reading,