Want to Stop Traffic in a Sparkling Coat?

Sequin Coat
Angie on the run!

This coat from Metro Style gets compliments every time I wear it, and so many women have said, “I want that!  I’ve got to get one.  Where did you get it?”  So I am showing it to you now, at the end of January, while the cold winter is still ahead and the coat is discounted as stores begin marketing their Spring clothing.

I had a long, black, faux leather coat from La Redoute that I wore out and replaced and wore out again.  When I looked for it a third time, last year, they didn’t have it.  So I waited until this year, and they still didn’t have it.  I began to Google black faux leather coats online and still couldn’t find one to compare.

The black faux leather coat was a go-to outerwear choice because it was long enough for any length pant or skirt, the color went with anything, and it was even usable as a rain coat!Back of coat

Meanwhile, for the past few years, I have been looking at this embroidered and sequinned coat in the Metro Style catalog.  But I was thinking that it was only for evening and I already have a black velvet evening coat.

When I gave up on finding a replacement for the faux leather coat (I didn’t want leather for humane reasons), it occurred to me that the sequinned wool coat was as close a match as I could find.  My long tweed winter coat was worn thin and I had been looking for a long black wool coat.  This sequinned coat would fit the purpose of both the winter coat and the black leather coat that I was looking for!Coat & scarf

I decided to buy it and wear it as an everyday coat.  And it has ended up being another go-to.  I am pleased with its usefulness and I get constant compliments to boot.  It’s a win-win situation!

As Marie Antoinette said when the poor needed food, “Let them eat cake.”  In my case, when I needed a discontinued coat, I decided “Let them wear sequins!”

The coat also comes in red embroidery.  If you want to get one for yourself, you can get it here.large red embroidered coat

This is my opinion about this coat, and has no connection with Metro Style.  I do not participate in any sponsored or affiliate programs.  I would appreciate it if you would sign up to receive my posts every week by e-mail.  Also, please share this blog with your friends and family.  Thanks, Angie

Lasagna Recipe

lasagne plated

My lasagna specialty of the house is Kathy’s Lasagna vegetarian style.  I skip the beef and often use tofu instead.  However, you can choose to make it with beef, you can make it with spinach, you can make it with eggplant…various versions are included in the recipe below.  When I make this lasagna, everyone loves it because the sauce is cooked from scratch.  The secret is in the sauce! Continue reading “Lasagna Recipe”

How to Find the Jeans You’ll Love

7 for all mankind
7 for All Mankind

My last article was “How to Make Jeans and a Tee Look More Interesting”.  Now I am presenting ideas to help you find the right jeans for you.

Old Navy

One day I was working on a project with a group of twenty-somethings.  One of the young women gasped at an alert that came on her cell phone and said,  “Old Navy is having a sale!  I’m going to have to go there after work.  They are the only place that has jeans that fit me.”  Her body shape was totally different than mine, but I decided I would also go after work and see if they had the magical perfect pair of jeans for me, too.  She said they had lots of different styles and cuts.  Jeans are a basic classic item that goes with anything.  Age doesn’t matter; I consider a pair of jeans to be essential to every wardrobe! Continue reading “How to Find the Jeans You’ll Love”

How to Make Jeans and a Tee Look More Interesting

pink and grey jeans and tee
Dressed up jeans and tee

My most popular post of 2016, my first year of blogging, was the American classic:  jeans and a t-shirt.  Easy, comfortable, casual and versatile!  You can change this basic duo into an infinite number of looks, and can wear it just about anywhere.  It’s like a painter’s canvas:  you are the artist.  By changing the colors and shapes of your t-shirt and jeans and adding the accessories that you like best, you could wear this every day of the week to just about any event and always look different. Continue reading “How to Make Jeans and a Tee Look More Interesting”

How Your Friends Make It Easy To Stick With Your Goals

Fruits & Vegetables, Wines & Beers

Chris dish in Paris
Salad at a Parisian restaurant

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a new goal each month is an effective way to improve your health.

In December, my goal was to make half of each plate fruits and vegetables.  Chris’ goal was to enjoy trying the wines and beers of his European tour.  😉 Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy To Stick With Your Goals”