Basic Outfit On Any Day

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Wearing basic items of clothing has always been my best formula for dressing and building my wardrobe. I almost always wear solid colors but there is always an exception to every rule. I found this black and white print blouse at Chico’s this season. It has become another staple for a go to basic outfit.

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The slacks and belt featured in my outfit are several years old.

They were purchased from White House – Black Market.

My black boots are by Tommy Hilfiger and the small clutch is a from the Michael Kors brand .  Both pieces are several years old.

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Rosemary

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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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Rosemary

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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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Rosemary

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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.

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Rosemary

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Matching Your Handbag and Shoes

The Short and Sweet on Handbags and Shoes

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Lately I’ve been reading in the fashion news that matching your shoes and handbag is no longer the trend.  In fact the quotes that I have been reading say that this look will age you 10 years.  Yikes!

The current trend is for your purse to be a statement piece.

I like the idea of statement accessories. I love bright and colorful or designer handbags.

I also love to play the matching game.

Over the years while building my wardrobe, I have collected a several sets of shoes and purses that match.

It’s my thing.

I love this bright yellow bag by Brahmin. When I found these shoes in the same shade of yellow, I couldn’t resist. They are featured in a previous blog (here). The bright yellow of both the handbag and shoes brings balance to the black and white of my dress.

What do you think? Do you like to play the match game too?

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Rosemary

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

Fall Farmers Market At Haile Village

The Farmers Market On Saturday

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What a delightful Saturday morning we spent at Haile Village Farmers Market!

The temps are finally cooling and the sun was shining brightly. Jake and Rex were more than ready for a morning out. One of our favorite weekend pastimes is going to the local farmers markets.

With fall in full swing there are plenty of fall markets and festivals on the calendar. I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.

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How to Wear Animal Prints

Animal Prints in My Closet

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The news this fall fashion season is lots of animal prints.

As always what is old is new again. Before shopping, I head to my closet to see what I have from prior seasons. Yes, I have found some animal print items. I look forward to sharing them with you.

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