The Rich Life On a Budget

Floral Boho Tunic and a How I Wear My Reminder

Happy Monday! If you celebrated Thanksgiving last week, how was your day? We had a crowd this year with 10 people total. It was lots of work but also lots of fun. When it comes to holiday celebrations, the old saying – the more the merrier – really is true!

I always want to be comfortable no matter what I am doing or where I’m going. Thanksgiving Day was no exception. I chose to wear jeans with my new floral boho tunic – minus the hat and the boots since I was inside all day.


This Free People floral tunic in Scarlet…


was a must-have for me after purchasing the same one in the Pearl color while visiting Seattle.


I love the boho vibe of this tunic. I found myself reaching for the Pearl shade so often that I thought I’d better grab one in my favorite color – burgundy – before it was sold out. It’s a good thing I did because I had a rather hard time tracking one down in my size (wearing a Large).


For this look, I added a wool felt hat from Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley, the You Had Me At Merlot Adora by Adrienne bag (which should be arriving soon to those of you who purchased one!) and tall lace-up boots by Franco Sarto that are at least 10 years old (similar, on sale).


My husband and I both share a love for amateur photography. We live in a such a beautiful and scenic part of the world, it’s hard to resist pulling out the camera and taking a few shots. I love how all the different shades of yellow and green contrast with the deep wine color of the tunic.


And when your neighbor’s Mulberry trees have lost their yellow leaves, why not sneak over for a few shots. They won’t mind!


This top is not only beautiful and stylish but it’s machine washable, which I appreciate. And it’s flattering without being body con – ideal for those of us who like to indulge during the holidays.

I am tempted to buy this tunic in every color as it also comes in Azure (dark blue), Amber (mustard), Electric Orchid (black) and this new floral pattern on a purple background.


On Thanksgiving I wore my grape cluster brooch, a gift from my friend in Paris. I love the way it very subtly adds texture and a bit of whimsy to my tunic. I decided to keep it on my blouse for good.


Speaking of brooches, How I Wear My: Brooch is happening next week! Monday, December 7th is the deadline for submission. Send a photo of you wearing your brooch, along with a description of your look, to For more information, visit the How I Wear My page. Jill and I can’t wait to see how you wear your brooch!

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I’m linking up with Visible Monday, #iwillwearwhatilike and Shoe and Tell today.

Make it a rich day!



Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish those of you celebrating a happy Thanksgiving!

I know I don’t say it enough, but thank you, thank you, thank you, for reading, commenting, and just popping by to visit. I think it goes without saying that if no one stopped by, this blog would have disappeared a long time ago.

I have been looking for a reason to share this video with you and today seems like the perfect time! My husband and I drove through a vineyard in Alexander Valley to take photos of the fall colors and suddenly this murmuration of starlings appeared. I find it not only fascinating to watch but so soothing and calming too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Make it a rich day full of thanks!