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The Chic Assignment Check-In | March 2020

Welcome to The Chic Assignment Check-in for March.

Chic Assignment no. 1 Chopin Nocturne in C sharp Minor

This month we listened to Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor and I recommended this video by Yueun Kim. I was amazed to connect with her this month in the comment section. This beautiful and sublime piece has gotten me though many stressful moments this month.

Chic Assignment no. 2 William Butler Yeats

In today's video I read two poems by W.B. Yeats. I also read from his biography on Encyclopedia Brittanica.

The Sorrow of Love
W. B. Yeats - 1865-1939

The quarrel of the sparrows in the eaves,
The full round moon and the star-laden sky,
And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves,
Had hid away earth's old and weary cry.

And then you came with those red mournful lips,
And with you came the whole of the world's tears,
And all the sorrows of her labouring ships,
And all the burden of her myriad years.

And now the sparrows warring in the eaves,
The curd-pale moon, the white stars in the sky,
And the loud chaunting of the unquiet leaves
Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry.

When You Are Old
W. B. Yeats - 1865-1939

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Chic Assignment no. 3 Enjoy your Food
I did a video earlier in the month on the disturbing trend I notice in "What I Eat in a Day" videos on YouTube. It seems that the only purpose for eating in the majority of these videos is to eat to get skinny, with little to no enjoyment of the actual food itself. I like to encourage people to enjoy their meals with a healthy attitude, like we did in Madame Chic's home.

Chic Assignment no. 4 Get your wardrobe ready for spring
Our Southern Hemisphere friends will be preparing for the fall, but either way, we are to prepare our wardrobes for the change in season. I shared my ten-item wardrobe end-of-season check-in with you this month where I shared my thoughts on my past wardrobe and also pieces that are to come for spring. It's a great idea to get intentional about your wardrobe because every year you draw closer and closer to your true style.

Here are some of the new pieces I show in today's video:
New jumpsuit for spring
blue dress for spring
More gingham ideas from Draper James
Gingham tee from Loft (similar)
(My gingham tee is from Loft but sold out)

The Elegant Connoisseurs
Thank you to the Elegant Connoisseurs for bringing us the Chic Assignment check-in. The Elegant Connoisseurs are the top tier in the memberships feature on my channel. Here are these lovely ladies:
All the King’s Morsels – Kristen King
American Blossom Linens – Janet Wischnia
Awesome Possum Powers – Shannon Beers
Azalia Spa Goods – Aimee Flor
Cynthia Rehbein Create Your Own Lookbook
Inspired by Nikki
Nikki's Etsy shop
Julie Kolman – My Confident Closet
Katy Rose, Artist
Not-So Desperate Housewives
Something to Cherish- Cherish Flieder
Katherine Rae
Christine Bolla
Caroline Haydu
Denise Gende
Jet Rowley-Herron
Jenny Candelaria
Linda Eklof
Maria Conder
Mercedes Gilligan

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「あなたが美しい空間で素敵に暮らす価値があるように、あなたの持ち物も然るべき場所にきちんと収納される価値がある」 ・ PICK UP ✴︎何でも新しい物に飛びつかず古い物を大切にする ✴︎ジャンクな食べ物はすぐ手の届くところになければそのうち食べたいと思わなくなる ✴︎心から味わっていただく食事は体にも心にも栄養を与えてくれる ✴︎毎日の食事が充実していたらビスケットやポテトチップスなんかを食べる気にはならない ✴︎毎食、ご馳走をいただくかのように食べる事にちゃんと集中し、心ゆくまで味わう ✴︎食生活が健全になると自然に体に注意を向けるようになり、お腹がいっぱいになる事に気づき食べる量も努力なく減っていく ✴︎ホテルなどのビュッフェでも普段と同じものを食べる ✴︎美しい盛りつけだと目で味わいながらゆっくりといただきたくなるので、料理を味わえ食べ過ぎも防げる ✴︎毎日自分と家族の為に盛りつけにもこだわって料理を作れば食事の時間を大切にできる ✴︎家の掃除をしたり車を使わずに歩いたり階段を上ったりいつも体を動かしているのでジムにいく必要がない ✴︎毎日体を動かす目標を作る、街を探索する、暇な時も活動的に過ごす、家事をエクササイズにする ✴︎座りっぱなしでいない ✴︎家をきちんと片付けておくには、モノの置き場所を決めて使ったあとはかならず戻すという規律が必要 ✴︎フランス人のライフスタイルはとにかく多くの点で質の良さを重んじる ・ ・ #本好きな人と繋がりたい #本 #本好き #読書 #読書好きな人と繋がりたい #ミニマリスト #ミニマリストイック #持たない暮らし#断捨離 #シンプルライフ #minimalist #minimalism #simplelife #minimalistoic #minimalistic #bookstagram #book #フランス人は10着しか服を持たない #ジェニファースコット #jenniferlscott #ジェニファーlスコット#lessonsfrommadamechic #フランス人は10着しか服を持たないコミック版 #ダイエット #ライフスタイル

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Yoya Bear writes, "I just love this so much. People in my city are panicking over bread shortages in groceries. I just put a load of soda bread in the oven in my own lovely, calm kitchen. I was mildly mocked by some for becoming an expert home bread maker. No one is laughing now."

Yoya, I have been preparing to make my own bread too. It's going to be a necessity for many of us right now. Thank you for your comment!

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Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

I really love the Yeats poem you selected: "When You Are Old". I will share it with my mother for her birthday next month. She has been a truly beautiful woman right up until she was 70 years old!

Thank you,

Jenni said...

Listening to this music and hearing the Yeats' poem is an oasis in this crazy month. I really enjoyed hearing about his life. He certainly understood about unrequited love.😊 I happened to watch an old Samantha Brown Places to Love where she goes to Northern Ireland. She met with a Yeats' expert, and it was really interesting to see the places that inspired his poetry. It's available online on her website and pbs.

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