Thursday, May 18, 2017

There's No Place Like Home! Red Tunic Top and Flats

Home Sweet Home!

Hello, hello!  I'm back from my technology break and so happy to be able to create a new style post for you!  While I was on break, I took a little trip up to West Virginia to see my sisters and extended family members. I enjoyed seeing my family so much, but it was still good to pull into my driveway when the trip was over. 

I'm wearing red today because I feel like Dorothy from, "The Wizard of Oz."  Remember how she clicked her red heels together and chanted, "There's no place like home....there's no place like home?"  That's how I feel when I travel. When I'm away from my home here in Asheville, I miss Mr.thisandthat and my home and routine. But, when I'm home here in Asheville, I miss seeing my other family members. Have you ever read the book, "Sarah, Plain and Tall," by Patricia MacLachlan? There was also a movie made of this children's book. It's such a wonderful story about a mail order bride named Sarah who travels cross country by train to meet Jacob Witting and his two children to see if she can "make a difference." Sarah misses her life in Maine and the children worry that she won't stay in Kansas with them. At the end of the book Sarah reassures the children that she is staying and explains to them that, "there is always something to miss no matter where you are." That's how I feel about my home here in Asheville and my family home in West Virginia. 

One of my accessories today is this cute purse that was thrifted from Goodwill. The cherries and greenery go well with the red theme. 

This purse is handmade and so cleverly done. It contains several compartments and holds a lot for such a small purse. It can be carried as a clutch but also has a strap for over the shoulder. 

Other accessories include this unique silver chunk style bracelet from Target.

And a favorite silver bangle bracelet watch.

My backyard flower garden survived my being away for a few days. Although the bears pulled some of the stones loose and that will need to be repaired. At least the flowers were not trampled!

The porch flowers are doing well, also. This red tunic top is by Cupio and was purchased at Stein Mart. (Similar by Rafaella Studio here). The red shoes are Bandolino flats. (Similar by Kelly & Katie here.)

And now for a surprise. Meet my sisters!  From left to right is Barbara, Joyce, Sharon and Star. Since our Mom passed away 20 years ago, we have what we call a "Sister's Lunch" each time we get together. No husbands, children or grandchildren allowed....just us five sisters. It's always a precious time together when we have a Sister's Lunch and remember the special bond we share. 

I love my sisters and our time together at Olive Garden was a special afternoon indeed. I didn't snap any pics of the food, but it was yummy!

If only my red shoes were real magic shoes that I could click together at will and zap myself between West Virginia and Asheville whenever I wanted! But, alas, I have to be content with visits every so often. When I'm here I think of them there. And when I'm there I think of Mr.thisandthat and our life here. I guess Sarah was right. There's always something to miss no matter where you are!

Until Next Time,


Jodie's Touch of Style said...

Debbie!! How nice to introduce us to your sisters!!
And I think that bracelet from Target is the bomb!! I was just there and had to buy some jewelry---they have the funnest items!!

Sharon said...

Sarah's words from that lovely children's book ring true for me as well. My daughters and I talk about wishing that we could "teleport" from one place to another in order to visit each other more often. I guess that's another form of magical red shoes! Great post, Debbie!

mummabstylish said...

How lovely to have that special time with your sisters, I try and get together with my sister when I can, which is difficult with our families getting bigger each year. Nothing like having a sister to share things with, you are lucky having yours. Jacqui

Karen said...

What a great post Debbie! So nice to see your sisters, and such a special thing to do to have the sisters lunch. It must be wonderful catching up. Do they all live in WV? Your mom is no doubt smiling, because nothing makes a mom happier than to see her children having fun together. I'm sure she is mentioned and missed. I remember the Hallmark presentation of Sarah Plain and Tall. I loved it!! Such a great ending and a really good story. And how true about always missing someone or something.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Jodie. I do like that bracelet. Target carries some cute jewelry!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Sharon. Yes, "teleporting" would be great!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hi Jacqui: Sisters are definitely special, aren't they? I always enjoy when we can be together.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hi Karen:
We definitely do always talk about our Mom when we get together. It's fun to laugh together and remember special family times. One of my sisters lives in Pennsylvania but the other three are in WV. Hope you are doing well! :)

highlatitudestyle said...

This bangle is great! I also like your watch. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

Lay said...

Great tunic and I love the red shoes! And it's so fun to see you with your sisters and put names to faces. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Nicole.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Laura. As you know, my sisters are special to me! Thank you for your support!

Jessica Jannenga said...

hi Debbie, I think we all need a tech break! Love the chunky bracelet and the red lace up tunic is such a great color on you!
Thanks for linking!
jess xx