Happy Valentine’s Day!

Color Me Red Today…It’s Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is definitely the day for wearing red. Hearts and flowers along with lots of red are all part of the universal theme for today.  The outfit that I am wearing is from a small neighborhood boutique, Down To Earth. The top is by Nally & Millie and the leggings are by LYSSE’. Both of these pieces are so very comfortable.

I’m celebrating this day of love by counting all the blessings of love that surround me, family, friends and especially my spouse.

May you all have a beautiful love filled Valentine’s Day!

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Feeling A Little Blue Today

 Today Is All About Blue

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What’s your take on blue?

Not the mid-winter blues, not feeling blue, but wearing and being surrounded by the color blue. I love it! It is my favorite color.

Whether it’s gazing at bright blue skies or deep blue seas, blue is the color for me. Maybe it’s the Baby Boomer in me. I have spend a huge part of my life dressed in denim and blue jeans. Today, when I look into my closet I still see a sea of blue.

This is a classic “Tommy Bahama” polo styled maxi in navy blue.
It is the upmost in comfort and easy to wear. I especially enjoy it for those times at home when I am in need of a break from jeans or slacks. It’s classic, yet comfortable and a perfect choice for me durning the winter months here in Florida.

Well, as you can see, I love the color blue! What’s your favorite color?

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own

Florida Gator Basketball

 

Game Time Inside Exactech Arena at the O’Connell Center

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Saturday afternoon and Florida Gator basketball in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the campus at the University of Florida.

It was an extraordinary fun treat for the entire family.

I always love watching our Florida Gators play.

The newly renovated center is amazing!

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Baking For The Christmas Cookie Exchange

The Christmas Cookie Swap

A Christmas cookie exchange has been scheduled for the December meeting of our community book club. Friends, books, wine and cookies at holiday time and all is well in my world. Oh yeah, I have to bake cookies.

Once upon a time long long ago Christmas baking was a big part of my holiday prep. My Mom, sister and I would gather in one kitchen and bake for a week. Oh what fun we had.

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Simply Sunday and Santa Is Coming

The Christmas Prep Has Begun!

Santa Claus is coming.

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This first weekend of December and I have been busy prepping for the coming holidays! This is a fun and exciting time of year. Also very busy for everyone.

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You may have guessed that I am a collector of Santa Claus. You will find him everywhere through out my home at Christmas time.

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For me the tree decorating is always a time of reflection. As I unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree, I travel back to earlier Christmas holidays with thoughts of loved ones and friends from past years.

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This Santa is always on the very top of our tree. It was my husband’s from when he was a little boy. Like I was saying each ornament tells a different story.

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Santa is keeping a list!

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And here’s that Jolly Old Elf  again. 

Thanks for joining me and stopping by Distinctly Southern Style at this busy time of year.

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

The Gap’s French Terry Kimono Cardigan

Plain and Simple Days

 

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Most days for me are just plain and simple when it comes to dressing. Jeans and tee shirt and I’m out the door. Not hard at all.

Are you looking to step up your casual sweatshirt style? Today is your lucky day!

I’ve found a great solution at the Gap this fall. It’s a soft french terry kimono style cardigan.  

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How I Wear My Long Cardigan

 Lovin’ My Long Cardigan

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My long cardigan is new this year from The Gap.

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The charcoal gray is a perfect multi-purpose color.

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The cardigan is so soft and light weight. I am sure that it will be getting lots of wear as the temps get cooler in North Florida this winter.

I am styling it today by layering it over a slim black tee and jeggings from Chico’s. My high top riding boots are by Ralph Lauren

This is a total comfort outfit.

Lastly, for a splash of color, I am carrying an old favorite. It’s a Coach handbag in a Tartan plaid. My bag was purchased back in 2005.  Happily the plaids are making a big come back again this year.

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How I Wear My

Last summer when I first started my blogging adventure I came across a monthly series  on Facebook called “How I Wear My”.  It is hosted by Adrienne Shubin  of   The Rich Life In Wine Country and Jill Burgess of Every Thing Just So It’s a fun and exciting exchange of styling ideas. Each month Adrienne and Jill feature one current trend and fellow bloggers from across the internet join in and submit their interpretation of how to style the given item. It’s a lot of fun and very interesting. These two girls do a fantastic job of coordinating the event each month. Be sure to take the time and visit their website and check out the “How I Wear My” section.

Thanks for joining me and stopping by Distinctly Southern Style.

You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram or leave me a comment in the section below. I love hearing from you.

Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.