Friday, August 27, 2010

A Little Retail Therapy and a few questions...


I took my daughters for a little retail therapy today. 
My eldest, Miss Christine, is back in town 
and I had the two girls all to myself.
What better time for a little investigative work.
As we stood on the escalator, going up to the next floor, 
I casually drop into the conversation...

I say: "So, do you know if Dad has bought my birthday present yet?"
Daughters reply: "Yes"

I try again: " Are there any stores we should not go into today?"
Daughters: Silence...pretend to look distracted.

I try a different tact: "Does that mean I should not pop into Brora today?
Daughters turn to mother and say in unison: 
"Mom, you are so obvious, nice try. But it won't work".

Ok, I tried. I have to give myself credit for that :)

I love September, not only is it my birthday (11th) month, 
it also signals the start of Autumn fashions.
My favourite time of year.


I am mad about capes at the moment.
 I also love the idea of slinging a sweater
around my shoulders with a brooch. 
Nice touch by Liv here.


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12 comments:

  1. you're the cutest! Hope you had a fun day with your girls!

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  2. Bonjour Jeanne,
    Sounds like you raised two very smart daughters! I'm sure you'll love whatever your honey gives you - a cape would be nice though! And Liz did hit it right.
    Hope you had a great week,
    Mimi

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  3. Oooo I love that cape too. Now I need to go shopping. And Liv, well she is just gorgeous.

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  4. Jeanne, September is a wonderful month to have a birthday and I too am a Fall baby, maybe that's why it is my favorite season as well. Leaves changing, cool air, and the ability to add layers which lends different looks. I am glad your daughter left you hanging a bit regarding your present, besides, half the fun is the anticipation, isn't it? :)

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  5. Does your Beloved read your blog Jeanne. There might be the teeniest hint here of what you would like for your birthday. Do you think he'll twig?

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  6. HI Jeanne
    Well Liv is just gorgeous.. I think she would look great wearing anything... and I do love those capes.. My mum had a fabulous one that of course I thought silly as a kid. but now...love them!!

    Glad you had such a nice day with your girls.. and I'll be putting the 11th in my diary..!!!! Have a great day.. xxx Julie

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  7. How nice to spend time out shopping with your girls, I miss doing that with my mum, she's too far away. I do love capes, they dress up any old outfit & make it look chic..

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  8. Love a spot of retail therapy. Where did you go? Liv Tyler is just too gorgeous. Capes, shawls and wraps - can't get enought of them. Perfect for our Sydney winters when you need an easy layer.
    Have a super weekend.
    Carmel

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  9. Happy Birthday, early! Do you really want to know your present? I like surprises.

    Glad you had a special day with your girls.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  10. Nice try, those girls are too smart for you.

    Love that cape, very chic.

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  11. I shall have to wish you happy birthday EVERY day dearest Virgo friend. LOVE the cape idea as well... Looking forward to hearing what you got for a present. Do keep us informed.
    x

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  12. I'm a September girl too Jeanne, a day after you on the 12th. And I love it for the change of seasons just as much - all the beautiful spring flowers and their delicious scent. Your husband must be very organized. Can't imagine that mine will have given it a moments thought yet!

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