Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ready to Do Errands!

I like doing errands when I'm on my own; doing them gives a different structure to my day, and often provides me with that wonderful feeling that I've been productive and busy - a feeling that tends to make me more productive and busy.  Sometimes the best time to do errands for me is as early as possible.  Eager to be on the go, I don't really dress up (after all, I'm buying cat food, doing a quick grocery store run, stopping at the hardware store, the frame shop, the post office).  I often don't even dry my hair if I am really in a hurry!  I pull it back in a messy, wet bun and use one of those large clips in a colour the same tone as my hair. And of course, I have to wear my gold Portuguese cross. With it on, I always feel ready for anything!Photobucket
Just so I'm not too scary, I do put on minimal makeup. I put on a bit of eyeliner and the lightest coat of mascara possible. Lipstick is a must. And yes, my hair is wet here!
   Below, for errands, nothing is quicker than jeans and a white tee.  Low platform sandals are easy to run about in, and cool at the same time.  Mine are Franco Sarto, a brand that fits me well and has the added plus of being very comfortable! Here my cat Cluny decided that he had to get in the picture, too.
On a slightly cooler day I wear a thin cotton, lace-trimmed 3/4 sleeved jacket I bought at Banana Republic over 8 years ago. Underneath, a cotton tee from Old Navy, and cream cotton no waist pants. Photobucket
Perfume for errands? A light spritz of Bulgari's Jasmin Noir, fresh, light, and unobtrusive. Gucci watch.


Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I just discovered your blog via Visible Monday - thanks so much for linking up! I also like your tips for running errands - lipstick and a bit of fragrance really do provide a lift.

Kim, USA said...

Your outfit is super comfy for warm weather. YOu look chic!


Anonymous said...

Yeah, to finding another who sometimes braves the world in wet hair. Your hair looks fabulously thick when it dries! And that BR jacket is most definitely a keeper.

Donnachloe said...

Thanks, all! And yes, I should have mentioned the bonus of having thicker-looking hair when it dries, and lots of body!
Hugs, Donnachloe

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

What a wonderful BR jacket. You look great in all your outfits. I like them all a lot.

Style Mentor™ said...

Love the white lacy jacket! And that pic with the kitty is too cute!