Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Fall Front Porch, and What To Wear?

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

Have you ever been so unhappy with what you were wearing,
that you went out and bought a new outfit in the middle of the day?

I've done it more than a few times.  

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

I'm sure you're wondering what this has to do with my front porch...
and, it's uh, that we both needed something new to wear for fall.
Yeah, that's it!

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

Last week, I promised that I would show you how my five-minute fall flowerpots 
came together on my porch. The pots took me no time to assemble...
I added a bunch of mums...and...

My porch was dressed and ready in minutes.

I call it my Pret-a-Porter-Porch. 

  
Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)
 
I, on the other hand, was finding it much more difficult to dress myself.
This time of year, I never know what to wear,
especially if I'm going to be out the entire day.
 
Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)
 
I was headed into New York City on Wednesday, for my weekly Big Apple fix.
It was going to be a long day, and I was really looking forward to it. 

But...what to wear...what to wear...
that would take me through a chilly morning, warm afternoon and cool night...
from a morning dentist appointment...to dinner at a chic restaurant?
Nothing I tried on made me happy, but I settled on something, and was on my way. 

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

After the dentist, I headed over to Fifth Ave. to Magnolia Bakery
(Remember that from Sex and The City?).
I was picking up cupcakes to bring to my friend's apartment in the West Village.

He invited me and my "how old is sexy" friend, Jacky, for lunch.
We all worked together in our previous lives, and we had a great time catching up. 

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

From there, I took the subway back up to midtown.
I had two hours to kill before meeting my BFF for dinner.
My birthday is in September; hers is in November,
and every October, we treat ourselves to dinner at one of NYC's best restaurants. 

This year, we were celebrating at Marea, on Central Park West and 8th Ave.

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

I was totally miserable with what I was wearing, so I headed over to the nearest department store. I walked in feeling very "NJ housewife-ish," and came out looking a little more "NY stylish."

I felt much better. 

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

Dinner was fabulous.
We started with an amuse bouche of raw mackeral 
(I can hear you saying, "eeeewww!" but it was amazing!), 
shared a raw tuna appy, split a to-die for pasta course,
 and then we each had the halibut.
It's hard to get excited about fish, but we agreed it may have been 
the best fish we've ever had. 

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

 For dessert, we ordered homemade donut holes with two dipping sauces...and then, the waiter brought a scrumptious grape and custard tart with two candles for our birthdays, compliments of the chef. 
It always tastes better when it's on the house, doesn't it?

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

 By then, we had talked our faces off...
not that we couldn't have continued to talk for another 2 or 3 days,
but it was time for me and my new outfit to go home.

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

You know how nice it feels when someone compliments you on your outfit?
Well, today, a friend stopped by and told me she loved how my front porch was all decked out for fall.
My flower pots were flattered...look, they're smiling!
In fact, she asked me to come over to her house, 
and help to decorate hers.
As soon as I finish this post, I'm heading over to give her a hand.
I better go change.

Fall Front Porch  - The flower pots took less than five minutes to make (Ms Toody Goo Shoes)

Junior Goo Shoes just left with his friends for the HS football game,
and Mr. Goo Shoes and I will head out for a bite to eat.

But what should I wear???

Have a great weekend, everyone! 


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27 comments:

  1. Your porch looks wonderful! Dressed so nicely. I absolutely hate to shop for clothes.
    Brenda

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  2. I had one of those what to wear days on Sunday. By the time we left for church my bed was covered with lots of outfits and the one I was wearing was not making me feel anything! I got 2 or 3 compliments on it though so I felt MUCH better! Funny how that is! Love your quickie decorations!

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  3. That has happened to me but I never stopped and bought an outfit. I was uncomfortable the entire time. People would pay me compliments but I still felt awful.

    Cindy

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  4. Dahhhling, your porch is soooo fabulous and I'll bet you looked completely très chic for your amazing dinner too! (which has me drooling btw. I know, I'm so pretty). Of course I assume you had to pick something to work with whatever shoes you were wearing...
    I can't wait until my next trip to the city and we will hopefully get to meet, my friend. Happy weekend!
    xo

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  5. Your porch looks great. I really love the colors. I'd love to see the outfit too ;)

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  6. That's so nice that you can just run into NYC for the day like that. I also enjoyed hearing about how you and your friend celebrate your b-day's each year. That's such a good idea! I love how your porch looks! It's colorful and balanced. It's no wonder that your neighbor loved it. I love a mix of pumpkins and mums. Your Halloween planters are adorable!

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  7. Pret-a-porter porch, I love it! What a lovely display of autumn! And your day in the city sounds like a blast even if it did require a wardrobe change in the middle of the day. Nothing wrong with that!

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  8. WHAT???? You're showing us how your porch is dressed but not showing us your Un-jersey NYC outfit!!!???? C'mon....that's not fair. Anyway, glad you had such a great time with your friends and your day in the city. xo Diana

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  9. Wow! Wonderful, beautiful, cool! Wow!


    Marina from the South of Spain

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  10. Beautiful fall colours in your mums, pumpkins and permanent painted door! Your front porch is definitely decked out for fall!

    Poppy

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  11. These are such great ideas for a fall parch and Halloween...I love them! What great colors...thanks for sharing!

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  12. Your porch looks very inviting. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. You porch is gorgeous, perfect from now all the way to Thanksgiving. The fall colors are just perfect.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  14. Hey! I kept thinking you were going to show us your new outfit! Fess up!

    I think we've been to that restaurant! Sounds like you had a near perfect day with your friends Amy! Good good, good friends, and new clothes. Yup, works for me.

    (Beautiful porch!)

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  15. Oh my- your porch is stunning!
    Pinning :)
    I would love if you share it with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  16. Your front porch is beautiful! I love it!

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  17. Your front porch looks amazing! I always feel over or underdressed. I can never get it just right.

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  18. Love it! Your colors are gorgeous and I just adore your front door -fall or not!
    Thank you for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

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  19. I always love your decorating ideas. Your fall pumpkin topiary is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Pinned. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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  20. Love what you've done, Amy! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  21. This is beautiful! I love the topiary thing!
    Sherry

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  22. Thank you so much for linking up with Big Autumn Bash ! :)
    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  23. Did you spray the pumpkins with something to make them shiny?

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  24. Sounds like the perfect day to me, but let's see the new outfit!!!! Your porch is stunning. (And I bet you were too). Glad you had a good day.

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  25. Your porch looks gorgeous - but now I want to see the Manhattan Chic outfit you bought also !
    And WHERE are the photos of that fabulous meal? Sheesh - what kind of blogger ARE you anyway LMHO !!!
    p.s. Your red door is the color red I should have went with - most definitely - it's just beautiful !
    xxx

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  26. Seriously, we can tell you are a pro---when it is all balanced and yet has that casual look of 'oh, I just threw this together,' LOL. Then you tell the story of the NJ housewife...dressed to die...not die for in NY. Too cute, Love this post, Sandi

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