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. 🙂
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!
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
I do think your neutral and monochrome outfits are my favourites because you look so very chic (I am quite sure this is not just the camera!) and so well put together. Love the shoes – thanks for adding a close up because I wanted to see some more too.
Thank you! I’m most comfortable in black…does this mean anything? In your professional opinion, of course. 🙂
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?
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.
So classy but with a little more attitude with the leather jacket!
Thanks for sharing the the bravery of the captain.
Thanks!! I hadn’t looked at it that way but I like it! I’ve got ‘tude!
Glad you liked the story.
Happy St Patt’s day!
oh your shoes…! wow
I kinda like it, too!
Have a great weekend!! 🙂
thank you for checking out my blog. funny how random things turn out to be not so random.
I’m happy to have found you. I’ll be visiting!
So true, we need to pay tribute to our solders. It is a sad that we care more about celebrities than real heros.
I was quite upset that I hadn’t heard of this gentleman until now….
We need to hear more about the true heroes than what’s going on with Kardashian family!
Love that jacket!!! 🙂
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!
LOVE this outfit and you look so darn hot!! That Chanel is really TDF…
Thanks Anne Marie!
I think this Chanel is my all time favorite! I’m in love with the color…so unexpected.
Hi, I only discovered your blog today, I love your style and will be checking back here for inspiration! Thanks for posting all your lovely pictures 🙂
Thank you so much Hazel!
I hope I won’t let you down. I think you have a wonderful and inspirational blog!
Thank you for visiting, and hope to see you around.
You are adorable and an inspiration. Get it girrrrl!
Haha! Thank you! 🙂
Hi Grace! It’s elegantly neutral. I love it 🙂
Thank you Diane!! I do love neutral colors…I’m kinda boring that way.
Haha…these photos are more flattering than the real me.
Just telling it like it is… 😉
thank u and ur pictures awesome
pet is nice and pctures
Thank you Vasu! 🙂
love it! Very chic. By the way, you look fabulous for 50, great job 🙂
Thanks hottabb! 🙂
So glad I came across your blog! You are my new obsession!!
I’m glad you found me too!
I’m so flattered!! Thanks!
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/
That’s funny about cycling in heels…really?
I whole heartily agree with you about being healthy!
Thanks for your visit!
I am “wowed”!
^_~ I like how you carry yourself.. I am just a two-day old blogger and I am thankful I wandered off your lovely pieces.
I’m glad you found me, too!
Welcome to the blogosphere! I hope you have a blast blogging!
great colors – simple, but bold! love that jacket. you look great!
You nailed it…I like simple, and it WAS bold cuz the dress is so dang tight! 🙂
Va Va VOOM Sexy Lady! xxx
Where have you been? How are you?
Thanks for making my year! I’m sexy!! Jen said so! 🙂
Just busy with life, you know how it is. Always have time to check your blog though! xxx
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
Oh my goodness Miranda!
Thank you so much for this! You have no idea what this means to me…I’ll do my best not to disappoint.
Thanks again for your sweet comment!
wow ! This jacket is awesome ! You’re always sooooo elegant !!!
Aww…thank you Christel!
You are such a sweetie! 🙂
WOW. you look amazing!
i hope I’ll look like you when I turn 50!!!!
That’s the sweetest complement anyone could have given me. Thank you!
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*
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.
Love love love the jacket… and c’mon, I’m sure the camera is not lying! 😉
Haha! Yes, it’s all about the angles! 😉
Love the outfit!!
THANK YOU for posting about this hero. Brings tears to my eyes! We need more people like him!
Glad you liked the story….yes, he was special…a true hero!
one of my favorite color palettes even if i don’t wear it that often
that jacket is just fabulous
I do love this jacket very much! It’s a great transition piece.
Love the jacket and the look. Your husband is a great photographer, no doubt (he really knows how to frame a shot). But if you’ll forgive me for saying this, the fabulousness is all yours, my dear. Own it! 🙂
Haha! You are so funny!
For you, I’ll own it! Thanks for the awesome compliment!
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. 🙂
Great post, inspirational and you look fabulous. Love the neutrals.
Red Soles and Red Wine
Glad you like the story. I’m most comfortable with neutral tone colors, but I’m trying to branch out more…
You look fabulous…this look is perfect in so many ways…I love it!! You are my style icon!
Oh my! Thank you Pam!
I copy this in my blog
That most beautiful jacket! The beige and black combination is superb. I love the result. Beautiful …
Thank you Josep!
The jacket is quite luscious…I do love it.
I really appreciate you posting my photo on your blog. I’m so flattered!
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.
Your sweet comment means so much to me. I hope you’ll get one…they’re absolutely my favorite. Thank you again for taking the time to come visit. 🙂
You look great, as always! Great figure there girlfriend! Thanks for the story. Why are these people not celebrated enough, if at all.
Haha…these photos are more flattering than the real me.
I’ve not heard this story until now…we SHOULD celebrate and honor the real heroes!