12.01.2012

getting my ralph lauren groove on...



if you have been reading my blog for awhile then you know how much i love ralph lauren.
you can read about this love affair here and here.
i think when fall hits i find myself inspired by him even more.
so things are looking pretty rl around here.
if you can stand it, here is a little pictoral tribute to the man.




boots, sweater, scarf all thrifted ralph lauren
except the sunglasses, they cost more than the house.  








the road leading up to my house.












































wishing you a lovely saturday.
i apparently can't stop posting.

xo
janet

32 comments:

  1. Your comment 'cost more than the house' made me chuckle.

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  2. Great boots, and so lucky to have found them thrifted.

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  3. You're spoiling us with all of the posts; I'm not complaining!

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  4. That one of the boots on the porch with the chair! So Ralph, in his non-glossy incarnation.

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  5. I love your posts and should you ever stop I'd be gutted.
    Please do tell us what kind of sunnies you are wearing...

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  6. LOVE Ralph Lauren too! and you wear him so well-! gosh the trees on the road leading to your house are marvelous!

    At my age--over 55-- I love living my life the vegan way; and it's WAY BETTER than taking medications. Most of the people I know who are my age or older are on at least one Rx drug.

    I eat plants & starches & fruits & grains only, not animals. 80% starches cooked PLAIN or with veg broth. 20% veggies and fruits. I eat ALL I DESIRE! And... no added oils. No added oils. NO ADDED OILS. Also, I love my pressure cooker. It's the cheapest way to eat from the supermarket, by a factor of 2 or 3.

    *** MYTH: Meat makes us strong.

    ***NO. Actually, all of the beasts of burden are vegetarian. Since our bodies have to work a little harder to break down meat for its protein, it pulls strength from us to use energy to digest the meat.

    ***MYTH: Humans have evolved into meat eaters.

    ***NO. More likely, our bodies have adapted to what we eat. As survivors, we are like pigeons, roaches and rats. We will eat anything that doesn't kill us immediately.


    All omnivorous and carnivorous animals eat their meat raw. When a lion kills an herbivore for food, it tears right into the stomach area to eat the organs that are filled with blood (nutrients). While eating the stomach, liver, intestine, etc., the lion laps the blood in the process of eating the dead animal's flesh. Even bears that are omnivores eat salmon raw. However, eating raw bloody meat disgusts us as humans. This is why we must cook it and season it to buffer the taste of the flesh.

    If a deer is burned in a forest fire a carnivorous animal will NOT eat its flesh. Even circus lions have to be feed raw meat so that they will not starve to death. If humans were truly meant to eat meat then we would eat all of our meat raw and bloody. The thought of eating such meat makes one’s stomach turn. This is how we as humans were conditioned to believe that animal flesh is good for us and that we were meant to consume it for survival and health purposes. If we are true carnivores or omnivores we would eat animal flesh raw and bloody. Cooking our meat and seasoning it with salt, ketchup, mayo, mustard or tabasco sauce disguise the awful taste of flesh. This is the only way we as humans would eat meat because we refuse to eat it raw and bloody like real carnivores.

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    1. Show me an animal with a Viking range, and maybe I'll agree with you. What a cuckoo you are.

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    2. shell,

      This was a lovely post from Janet. Your comment seems irrelevant & preachy.

      Maybe you could start a blog and stop piggy-backing on this great blog? I read your comments during vegan month. Janet is kind to "feature you so often.
      -Rachel in Abilene, tx (first time commenter, long time reader)

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  7. As you know, I am a faithful follower, and so, I must say, out of all the pictures I have viewed of you, today's picture with your Ralph Lauren sweater, scarf, boots, and sunglasses, well, it is the absolute BEST. You are radiant. Excellent picture. Gorgeous post.
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  8. love,love,love, Ralph Lauren style. and i am not usually a follower of any particular name brand, but i do love his. have an aquaintance who was photographer for two of his kids weddings. wish i could have been a mouse and gone along. his country estate is in my state and hope to travel by someday and get a view of it. you do his style justice! i really do enjoy reading your blog. thank you for keeping it interesting.

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  9. Smart buys & your garden is sooo pretty xo

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful photos Janet.
    Don't stop the posting!

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  11. Pretty pictures. And it's nice to find a post; there usually aren't many on the weekend.

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  12. you're beautiful, as always. love these photos. how about a close up of the pastural print, pretty please?? is it cows? i'm obsessed with pastural prints. :) have a great day!

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    1. haha alicia. it is with cows. i did try to get a close-up pic but the glass is so old and wavy it just didn't come out. i will try again for you though.:)

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  13. Great pictures, love all the different scenes. If you ever get tired of those RL items, I live in Northern Cal, it really wouldn't be too long a drive for me.... ;)

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  14. Oh, please don't stop posting! You have such a lovely way of presenting things that you are passionate about. Because of it, I truly give thought to your words. I would say it is a gift, but I imagine after rearing your sons, you have had lots of practice. Kind, concise and funny!

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  15. You are lovely in this casual RL outfit. And judging from your photos, you live a truly beautiful life. If you ever need a project, feel free to redo my closet and house. I won't mind.

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  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Ralph Lauren!
    Your posting is fantastic, please don't stop!
    Brandi

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  17. What a wonderful post... Pure chic loveliness... and of course my FAVOURITE sunglasses... but you knew that already! XXX

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  18. LOVE Ralph Lauren! I'm so happy my mom happened to be thinking about baby names as she stepped off the escalator in a department store and found herself right in front of the LRL display... ;)

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  19. You are looking quite stunning and "Ralphie" my dear! Just want to know if you actually raked up all of those leaves in the first picture?

    xxx's kelley

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  20. Janet, love this look on you. All your photos are so inspiring here. The patina, the pillows and everything about your porch looks gorgeous. It's lovely in the Redlands right now.

    I just finished all your Thanksgiving posts. Absolutely beautiful how you mixed it all.
    Stopping at your blog is always a treat!

    xo
    Kim

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  21. And I can't stop reading!
    Went to the RL store in Palm Desert on Black Friday...it is so small to be disappointing but there was a grey... silk... velvet... blouse...but I just couldn't...
    Be on the lookout for one...dreamy... with a capital RL!
    Happy day!
    xoxo, Chris

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  22. Janet,
    I wonder if Ralph knows just how much you love him. If not he needs to know.
    I shall plant the seed - so he knows about you. (If he does not already!)
    pve

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  23. You look wonderful! I am more than a little partial to RL myself.
    Thank you for posting the month of veggie-licious food, it really helped me to see how easy going meatless could be. Until I gain more confidence in my ability to cook this way, I will be re-reading these posts. Is your husband a vegetarian as well? I am just wondering (if he isn't) do you cook your meal first and then add meat at the end for your husband?
    I just can't get that statistic out of my mind: forgoing 1 pound of meat has more of an effect on the water supply than not taking a shower for 6 months. That is mind-boggling.
    -Missone

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    1. i only cook vegan here. when we go out to eat my husband will usually order a cheeseburger. but when he is here is always eats what i make.:)

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  24. Janet,

    You look lovely.
    I really favor Ralph Lauren and have a couple of his dresses...that I found in thrift shops.

    Once is a very elegant black floor length evening dress. Its very simple but has a U shaped dip in the back that's laced. Its stunning and classic. It needs to be hemmed but I love it so much I can't bear to leave it somewhere to be hemmed. I'm going to give it a try myself.

    I have two RL silk equestrian print scarves and two leather mini-bags. RL's pieces are definitely a treat for me.

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  25. Janet,
    Very very Ralph...lovely all around! Sending you a pic of the Ralph Lauren store in my town all decked out for Christmas later this week. I think of you every time I walk by.
    xo
    annie

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