Over the weekend I fully embraced my Eileen Fisher years, though I hope they are more ninja than nanna. I have lowered the hems of all my dresses (regulation convent school length!) The ones that are still too short I am using as floaty moatey arrangements that sort of soften the bingo wings as you hold out your glass of wine to be "freshened" (love the boozing expressions here!) and shield innocent eyes from that inevitable "whale tale reveal" as you bend forward.
|The dress worn as a dress...those days are gone. Four years ago with Cy in Central Park, New York|
|This one did not translate, donated. With Tallulah and Grandma Patty in front of Natural History Museum, 2010|
In The Plan
20-day diet news: I'm a blimin' diet school delinquent. Yesterday, Day Seven, I was sent back to Day Four for not following it properly. I ranted and railed but like an 11year-old arguing with her teacher, but she was right - I had strayed from the course. On top of several misdemeanors (misuse of goat's cheese!) I had drunk a second glass of wine on Saturday - and worse, it was champagne which sent me into a ghastly vortex of queasiness and headspins for two days. Diagnosis: I have an allergy to yeast. Farewell Gold Madame, I knew you well. The broccoli-arama meal plan torture continues.
|What my dreams are filled with. See you on the other side, Ye Olde Cooked Breakfast|
Tallulah and Cy arrived home with Kevin from the East Coast (PA, New York and then Stone Harbor which they all loved.) Jackson stayed behind in Sea Isle with a friend for a week. I think the two weeks Kevin spent with the three kids by himself had its ups and downs "We laughed, we cried" (see our last trip to NY
which will make you feel good about yourself) and he had to ban all sports talk as it left Tallulah out. They found out they all loved Friends so watched a couple of shows a night and spent many golden hours discussing (all ranked Joey as the best, heated disagreement about whether Monica likeable).
|Coming home...Cy and Tallulah so so happy to see Teddy|
Harley continues to learn the cotillion three times a week for a friend who is having her Filipino coming of age. Her party is not until October and the dance practices - there are 16 kids in her "court" - are intense, but he continues to show up when a lot of the others don't... funny what kids commit to.
|Harley, 16, and my bro, Tony, 53, before the tennis match|
My brother, Tony, drove over the bridge on Sunday to visit. Tony is a year old than me at 53, and he's is an ex-professional squash player (once 28th in the world) who needs frequent competition fixes. He whalloped Harley in tennis despite hobbling around on a variety of replaced and repaired joints and tendons. Way to show how AARP rules, bro!
Whatever age those pesky digits tell you - hope you had a youthful weekend?
You can still pull off that dress as a dress! And my does your family age well, both you and your brother don't look a day over 40!ReplyDelete
NNoo..the knees are gone, if you see them iRL you would agreeDelete
You are too fabulous. You are so not in your Eileen Fisher years (although I have a couple of her pieces for days when I feel fragile!) I think I need to embrace this Plan of yours. I was good in France but the seaside vacation with the young uns nearly killed me and I consoled myself with heaps of fried seafood. My wardrobe is not thanking me today. I'm using a large orange leopard print Ferragamo scarf round my neck to distract people from my waistline. Things are quite dire here!ReplyDelete
Think Kevin was in that same space on the east coast with the kids, fried candy. He called it The UnPlan.
THe jury is still out on whether this diet is a good one for losing weight - in seven days i lost just three pounds which I don't think is much for all the agony.
Leopard Ferragamo sounds fabulous and distracting me as we speak
Jen - send scarf to me quick. Have put myself on a regimen. But I am heartbroken about the no champagne thing, Jody and feel I now need to drink for two of us!Delete
Thank you Wendy - that would be the charitable act...have a flute (or two) for me, baby.Delete
I've just been sent a whole website on how to alleviate yeast stuff, so maybe I could still have a glass and then do loads of tablets, though i've always found it surprisingly hard to stick to just that one.
For anyone else who has the yeast thing, here you go!
It has the magical title of : dealing with yeast die-off ....enjoy!
You can definitely pull off that dress as a dress and with those summer frocks you rocked only a couple of weeks ago; I'd encourage you to pull them off (if that doesn't sound too "freshened"). I have a galpal who is on that EF train (and she also still has a fab figure) and my exhortations not to pack it in just yet go unheeded.ReplyDelete
Would Tony be our Cecey's father; sounds like she has inherited his fighting spirit!
Yes! He is that Dad - they have the same pluck and determination!Delete
Oh, Cecy's dad! He can be added to my fangirl roster! Anyone up for an official Cecy and Tony fan club?Delete
The one and only dancing team! You probably didn't recognise him without his bowler hat and sparkly shoesDelete
I actually have purchased two EF pieces in the last year - was searching for simple classic wide legged silk trousers, which, if worn with a tank, look not EF-y at all. Considering how slender you are I am in the GSL camp - shake it baby!ReplyDelete
They do the classic simple look so well. And they are the veritable mistresses of the linen trouser.Delete
Actually there was an article about EF in the NY times a couple of years about how they are trying to shake their own image, In fact they do a lot of things better than Calypso St barth, who have a much groovier image. Not sure how that all works
people who work in big retails stores say EF is still their best seller, so they are doing something, a lot of things very right
I grew up with EF's artistic director (as did my galpal who now wears tons of EF-much to my chagrin) but they really are not as militantly matron as they once were...I suspect my boyhood influence had something to do with this.Delete
Bears don't really know much about fashion, but the clothes looked interesting. Glad your travelling children, and husband, are back. Those kids love that dog; I can tell.ReplyDelete
Blessings and Bear hugs!!
everybody love the dog! He's a bit like Friends incarnateDelete
I just can't do EF...not yet anyway. Although I am continually looking for the perfect housecoat/dress.ReplyDelete
Now... are we talking Ena Sharples on crack or a Slim Aarons character around the pool?
You look so great, Jody, you really do! I am lousy at diets, I love dried fruit and oatmeal, if it indeed is bad for you, I am in trouble!ReplyDelete
Its only bad for some people! dried fruit and nuts not my thing. I love porridge too!Delete
Now I fancy a bacon sarni........ good luck with the diet!!ReplyDelete
My fave - brown sauce?ReplyDelete
An earlier commenter said you don't look a day over 40. I say 35!!! And that breakfast looks totes awesome.ReplyDelete
That breakfast pic has done it for me. Pass me the frying pan...and an extra large kaftan.ReplyDelete
Breakfasting Mrs Roper style.Delete
I know how you feel. Short skirts are a thing of the past for me too except for slobbing about at home alone (or with the DB).ReplyDelete
Your diet regime sounds painful. :(
I thought the dresses looked lovely on you :) Very pretty. I would have given up this diet for sure :) xReplyDelete
diet sounds DIRE! Good luck xReplyDelete
I wish I had known kevin was near me....we have a home in Cape May Point...15 min from Stone Harbor...next time!!! Rachel is visiting soon which will be nice!!! Love your blog...ReplyDelete
Julie from Delaware....
Oh Blow! He was going crazy without adult company too!Delete
Good luck with the diet plan! I have some foods that I should stay away from, such as wheat, but I just can't, for some reason!ReplyDelete
Ack! As everyone is saying, you can still get away with wearing that as a dress!ReplyDelete
Hmmm-- I don't believe that you have to give up on that dress--- but that being said, I think your EF is a much hipper version of the norm....ReplyDelete
Meanwhile, I don't know how you are doing this diet--- too much food heartbreak... and this is coming from someone who raises her kid gluten/dairy/soy/added sugar free :) (notice: I said my kid- not me!)
Wow, that is incredible. I am Hats off to you totally because I know how much work and willpower that takes.Delete
Despite all our rantings and ravings our kids seem to be able to smuggle in sugar cereal and pop tarts all the time. They are hooked on sugar - the more nuclear reactive looking food the better to them
Low hems seem to be always in vogue in almost all places. O, the pleasure in the pursuit of excellence at middle years.ReplyDelete
I wish it was excellence, merely recycling the old modelsDelete
I agree with all who say that you have many years left with that dress length-knees be damned! You have a gorgeous tight (toned, not drunk) little body and the spark to wear it well!ReplyDelete
Eileen Fisher and I are barely on a nodding acquaintanceship as I prefer a more tailored fit.
(I left a comment two days ago but it never published. Blogger is giving me the cold shoulder.)
Bebe, sorry about blogspot (or as I usually type - bogsplot) gobbling your comment - darn because I love your comments, This moderation process is just for the birds isn't it?Delete
Bebe, you're too kind, that Old devil gravity has had his way with my knees,,,,
I suit tailored too, but these days elasticised waists are looking pretty kind. Mind you a friend of mine always said, "we never never give up, we will always opt for a waistband." That was when we were 30 and his words are still ringing in my ears.
You appear to be short two slices of black pudding on that breakfast but looking good all the same.ReplyDelete
Just trying to catch up after my holiday. My goodness, that cooked breakfast looks appetising. I can never be bothered to cook it at home in the morning but we always enjoy it when we're away. I'm sure you could still wear the dress as a dress!ReplyDelete