It was almost sunset on Christmas day when we arrived at the riverfront restaurant to meet friends for dinner. I like the way the remaining sun glow splashed onto my face and clothes. Catch The Light is going to be one of my goals for 2018, both in photography and in every day joy.
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I didn’t try to dress Christmas-y, because I don’t roll that way. But I wanted to look cheery and pulled-together. This favorite Karina “Ruby” wrap dress always makes me feel good. The thrifted cognac suede jacket (similar) picks up the end-of-day glow. And a good (natural) hair day always boosts the spirit.
Doc Martens buckled boots (sim) are perpetually “in”, and a suede patterned bag by Spencer and Rutherford finishes the earth-tone outfit. The best part was dinner with my sweetie, and our friend-of-29-years Dennis, the NASA Space Shuttle historian, and his delightful friend Jen. All topics of interest were covered at the table, and the food and wine were superb. It was as good as any holiday gets.
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I love the warm colours in this outfit Patti, you look radiant! The boots look great with the dress. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Patti! That dress is so pretty. The lighting is beautiful. Love the print and how it looks paired with the suede jacket and Doc Martens. Great colors on you. Casual, but still perfectly festive for a holiday dinner. Sounds like you have some very interesting friends!
Love this outfit, but I have to say, your gorgeous natural curls steal the show! Happy New Year to you!
External wrappings are all fine and dandy but it’s the way we feel inside, and the people we surround ourselves with that really create the spirit of Christmas, I feel. And along those lines, dearest Patti, Happy Happy HAPPY 2018 xoxo
Happy new year to you, and here’s to always catching the light!
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So glad you had a nice holiday…sounds like a perfect evening with good friends and food! I love your jacket and Doc Martens always! Happy New Year and thanks for the linkup!
Love the twinkly dusky light of the outfit and the vibe that radiates from this outfit. The wrap dress is brilliant and yes, I think I have seen enough red and green for a while.
Small gatherings with family and friends is the perfect way to celebrate.
I wish you all good things for 2018!
I love your splash of sun glow! The best lighting there is. Your Christmas celebration sounds perfect, a relaxed get-together with friends over good food and drink, with no dishes to wash afterwards. I love this outfit on you. Thanks for the linkup. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year, dear Patti! You look beautiful and very stylish! And I love your goal – catching the inner light and basking in it is on my plate as well!
You look really relaxed and beautiful Patti and there IS a definite glow going on here! Those boots are wonderful!
Thanks Jude! I really enjoyed Rena’s post about you today, xo
Looking lovely in the evening sunshine, Patti. Will be linking again next week when all’s back to normal 😉 xxx
Natural light is far more beautifying than any filter. You look gorgeous for what sounds like the ideal way to spend the day, good company, great food and plenty of booze!
Happy New Year!
Ooooo! You know I love these colors Patti! I loved this pattern when it came out and the Ruby is my favorite too! Looks amazing on you and that jacket, fab! wishing you the best in Health and happiness in the New Year my friend! I love a chunky boot with a dress too.
Happy New Year
The dress is beautiful, the light is beautiful, you are beautiful! Happy New Year my friend!
happy new year!!! Love that jacket you are wearing!!
You’re wearing my favorite colors in this post! I love earth tones and I love the relaxed chic look of your outfit! Have a great Monday!
I bet there was lots of Space Shuttle talk at the Christmas table.
Looking lovely as usual, especially with the glorious sun on your face.
Happy New Year!
Fabulous as always, Patti! And “catching the light” is a delightful and so inspiring catch phrase (see what I did there) for the new year! Wishing you many blessings and much joy in 2018!
Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us to be more visible as women of a certain age. I have been enjoying your blog all year—it is so inspiring. Looking forward to a light filled new year!
Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings nothing but good things.
Lovely colours in your outfit x
Happy New Year Patti!
You’re so right about catching the light. I find it’s better than any filters! Have a wonderful New Year Patti.
Patti, you look gorgeous and subtly festive. You’ve indeed “caught the light” as you seem to glow from within. I hope that you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and that the year to come is full of joy and prosperity.
I love that—catching the light!!
What a fabulous way to look at the new year…see you in 2018!
Loving the Docs!!! And the meal & company sounds fab <3
It’s so fun to start another year with Visible Monday, Patti!. Have a fun and Happy New Year!