It’s been rainy and cold recently, and although I love the pitter-patter of the rain on the windows I don’t like jumping over the rivers of rainwater which are often a foot high and 6 feet across. (Los Angeles’ storm drain system leaves something to be desired.) The traffic here is notorious and when it rains it gets worse. So when it’s stormy outside you’ll usually find me curled up by a warm fire reading, surfing the web or playing board games with my kids. With the addition of a cozy vest and a cashmere sweater to keep me extra toasty I’m set for an afternoon at home.
When the fur vest trend came around a couple of years ago I really thought it couldn’t last. To me they looked silly and impractical. Then, like so many other fashion trends fur vests started looking cute. Then I had to have one. Now I have two and would love a couple more. I like to wear this longish brown faux fur vest when I’m working in my studio as it keeps my body and back warm while still allowing my arms to be free. If you don’t have a fur vest you might want to consider picking one up. They’re chic yet practical and there are many styles and prices to choose from.
My children’s favorite games are Mancala, Monopoly and a cute little one called “Word Chase”, but when I was a kid I played poker and Canasta with my grandmothers. My grandmas both played Bingo as well. They would drive to the local church and spend the night drinking coffee and eating donuts with their friends, all the while checking over dozens of bingo cards and playing rounds of blackjack during breaks. Now you can gamble on your computer and I often wonder what they would think of the online games available today. For those of you who like your games online check out my sponsor Cheeky Bingo. They offer a number of fun bingo games which you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own home, without having to brave the elements to get to the local church hall in time for the “early bird” game.
- Faux fur vest – Target
- Sweater – L.A. Made
- Leather Skirt – Leith
- Boots – Bandolino
- Bracelets – The two smaller ones were gifts, but the large one is from Wet Seal.
Do you like the faux fur vest trend? What are your favorite at home games?