Carry On Luggage And Traveling Light

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Leaving On A Jet Plane

 

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 Today’s the day for a new adventure!

Actually, for the remainder of this week I’m heading off to California, Los Angles to be exact!

Definitely, excited for sure! And I’m packing light with carry on luggage for my four days of California sunshine. Checking bags when you travel can be a formula for disaster and a time waster when in a hurry.  In any case, I’m keeping life simple.  I am traveling light with a carry on and tote.

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Dressing For Fall

Hello October – Goodbye September

It’s Time To Start Dressing For Fall

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Happy Fall!

It’s October 1st and the autumn has definitely arrived! And it’s time to change up the colors in my wardrobe… start dressing for fall. I absolutely love this time of year. Now, that the humidity is beginning to subside, you can find me right here on the front porch waiting for my ride. Here’s how it works at my house, “Call me when you come into the neighborhood and I meet you outside.”  No, I’m not nuts! Remember those two Shelties like nothing better that to greet guests at the front door and many times the Grandkids are in the car. “Keep it simple”, that’s  my motto.

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A White Shirt Is The Perfect Basic Top

 Outfit Of The Day

The Simple White Shirt

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I am an avid fan of a white shirt or blouse. For me it is one of the easiest ways to put together a basic classic outfit. The idea that you can dress it up or down depending on your choice of pants or skirt is a total thumbs up.

Most days find me in a rush about town. Consequently, so far this month has been no exception. Starting the month of September with the Labor Day Holiday, my brother’s and grandson’s birthdays and a visit from Hurricane Irma this week, I can say things have been hectic. Nevertheless, when given the invitation for an impromptu birthday lunch for a dear friend, I can be ready in a flash! However, I will note Irma was still three days away from us when I had my luncheon last week. Needless to say, hurricane preparedness was our main topic of conversation.

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Summer Fashion Transforming Into Fall

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It’s Coverup! No It’s A Casual Wrap!

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Summer Fashion Or Fall Fashion?

Are you ready to go from the beach and to step into the fall season? As hard as it is to believe the Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. And my thoughts and style choices are starting to turn toward the fall season. Fortunately, many of  my summer fashion pieces will transition right into fall.

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Case in point, today’s outfit is simple, and relaxed. By simply taking pair of dark jeans plus a white camisole and adding a colorful summer beach wrap, I’ve stepped a little closer to the fall season. All the while, I am remaining cool and comfortable in today’s temperatures.

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This multiway wrap is a custom made and hand dyed by a local artist. You can visit her Instagram page @island_dreaming_sg. It consists of one buttery soft, long length of material. When tied at the back of neck it makes a one of kind flowing vest.

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And so, do you have any special pieces from summer that you are planning on changing up a bit for fall?

I’ll say good bye for now.

Thanks for dropping by!

Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

Rosemary

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Dressing Room Diaries: Talbots

Decisions From The Dressing Room

 

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Ok, now that mid-August has arrived, fashion thoughts tend to turn toward fall. But, when one resides in southern states, we will still be living with the heat regardless of the calendar. So it’s a perfect time to hit the shops and snatch up some end of season sales!

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How To Dress In August

Along Comes August

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Mantra For August Is “Keep It Casual And Cool”

Here comes August and bringing with it is 31 days of sunshine, high temperapture plus plenty of humidity. Aside from the weather, the first half of August here in central Florida is filled with full-fledged summer activies. And then as if by magic the mindset changes to thoughts of fall. Come mid-August the schools are back in session. And, when you live in a college town the community begins to buzz with activity and excitement.  Football fever is in the air. That’s not to say that it won’t still be summertime. But definitely,  the slide into Labor Day is underway.

And so end-of-summer outfits need to be dominated by lightweight fabrics. Thankfully, by adding some seasonal colors with current classics we can easily sail right on through the cusp of seasonal dressing.

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July’s Fashion Review: A Look Back

Reflections of July

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 Fashion Review: July

So far the days of summer are long and sweet, filled with lots of sun, fun and laughter. And now as the end of July is here, I have been working on the blog, looking at posts and taking a fashion review of July.

Truly, July has been a really fun filled fashion month for me. And so, I thought I would take the opportunity and share another look with you too.

Here goes! Now, let’s take a quick look back.

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Denim And White

Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer

 

It’s one of those days. You know what I’m talking about. It’s mid-week, in the sizzling heat of July and I feel like today is the day for nothing special.  It’s truly a lazy, hazy day. After a quick run to the grocery, a hello to you all, I’m going to call it a day. Maybe I’ll finish reading my book for this week’s book club meeting. By the way, we’re reading ” The Women In The Castle” by Jessica Shattuck. It’s a very good read and I would highly recommend it.

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Score Checkmate For Gingham

And The Winner Is Gingham!

 

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Gingham is this summer’s  fashion winner.

Picnic attire? Checkmate!

This preppy black-and-white print is not only classic and comfortable but also stylish.

Easily, it can be dressed up or dressed  down. And the basic black-and-white palette makes it effortlessly versatile.

When wearing a touch of gingham print along with a netrual color, it delivers maximum impact with minimal effort!

 

 

 

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Maxi Dress and the Weekend Southern Style

It’s Maxi Time

 

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Weekends were definetly made for the maxi dress. 

Remarkably, the style and simplicity of a maxi dress can take you from poolside to the dining room seamlessly with style and ease.

Amazingly, the great thing about a maxi dress is that it is the art and the canvas for your look.  When styling it you need only add the accessories.

 

 

 

 

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