Back to neutrals…

Good Wednesday folks!

Well, that didn’t last long for me to wander back to the comfort of neutrals.  Actually, I picked up this ribbed tank dress (for a song) in hopes of wearing it under a sheer dress. It’s made of a soft t-shirt material…fits SO tight but SO comfy!   Throw on my favorite leather jacket and ~ voila! ~  I’m ready  for an evening out.  Dress it up, down or under…it should be a versatile piece for spring/summer.

I’ve got to give a shout-out to hubby for ungrudgingly taking photos for this blog,  and making me appear far better than I really am.  It must be the camera angle or something!?  Thanks hon!

***The last photo of the shoes is for Milla. 🙂

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Now to share another email from my same old friend… 🙂

I think a version of this email has been circulating since 2009.

You’re a 19 year old kid. 

You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .. 

 It’s November 11, 1967.  LZ (landing zone) X-ray. 

 Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the helicopters to stop coming in. 

 You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you’re not getting out. 

 Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again. 

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. 

Then – over the machine gun noise – you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter. 

You look up to see a Huey coming in. But.. It doesn’t seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it. 

 Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you. 

 He’s not MedEvac so it’s not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway. 

 Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He’s coming anyway.

 And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you at a time on board. 

 Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety. 

 And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!! Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm. 

He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey. 

 Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died on August 21st, 2008 at the age of 70, in Boise, Idaho 

 May God Bless and Rest His Soul. 

 I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing, but we’ve sure seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods, Dr. Conrad Murray, Demi Moore, Kardashian’s 72 day marriage, etc, etc.

 Shame on the media !!!

Medal of Honor Recipient: Captain Ed Freeman, a real hero!

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I appreciate your visit and your sweet comments!  Constructive criticism is also welcome. Really! 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria      Jacket: Marc Andrew

Shoes: Boutique 9       Bag: Chanel     Sunnies: Burberry

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68 thoughts on “Back to neutrals…

  1. You look amazing – further proof that neutrals are best! As someone who lives in black, it’s so nice to see you pair the dress with tan/camel accessories. Really a good look – very chic!

    Do your shoes have some detailing? Can we get a closer pic?

    • Hi Milla!
      Thank you so much!! I also am very partial to black.
      Yes, the heels do have a faux zippers in the back and a bit of pleats in the front. I’ll see if I can find a photo for you. I’ll add it to the post.

    • Hi Evani!
      Thank you! You remind me of my daughter…she’s a recent graduate as well trying to make it on her own. You are a beautiful young lady and I wish you well in your future!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You must jog or something. Yes, I know that Asian women still have to watch their weight. Enjoy your brief fashionable moments in life.

    My biggest fashion tip to all women at any time in their lives: stay healthy. You will then be always fashionable!

    I don’t even pay attention the latest chic tip in the cycling world, which is cycling in high heels. (Give me a break.): http://thirdwavecyclingblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/cycling-chic-not-for-me-i-cant-afford-it/

  3. wow! you look so amazing (an inspiration indeed). If i look at least half as good as you do when I am 50, i’ll be blessed. Just discovered your blog & I love it to bits! you are a role model in more ways than one xoxo

  4. You look amazing – you can’t tell the dress is tight at all on you, it looks great!! & such a great perk that it’s comfy too 🙂 … oh please, I’m pretty sure you look fabulous in real life, too! 😉

    That’s a great story to pass on – it is such a shame how much our media lacks actual relevant news. *sigh*

    • Thank you!
      The dress is quite tight…like, suck in your tummy tight!
      The camera angle does help…really! 🙂
      Yes, it is quite sad that stories like this get passed over for other insignificant hollywood stories.

  5. You make me long for a leather jacket…or even a good pleather imitation 🙂

    I’m jealous that you have a great photographer! Taking your own pictures is a huge challenge, although sometimes the results are actually pretty funny.

    • Haha…pleather is just as good!
      I’m very fortunate to have a supportive hubby…it’s not his “thing” but he humors me.
      I tried to take some on my own too…NOT happening! I was cutting off body parts, dorky poses, funky faces….nope, I did not do well on my own. 🙂

  6. A beautiful tribute to this man. Thank you.

    Also . . . I’ve been following your blog for a little while now, and thank you for sharing your elegant ensembles–especially ones like these that show how luscious neutrals can be. The browns of both the jacket and flap bag are a bit unusual. Gorgeous!

    PS: I think if anyone’s modeling would tempt me into Chanel flap bags, it could be you and your pictures. They always look elegant.

  7. You look great, as always! Great figure there girlfriend! Thanks for the story. Why are these people not celebrated enough, if at all.

    Relaxed doggie…….

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