Along Comes August
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.
Reflections of July
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.
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.
And The Winner Is Gingham!
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!
Pink, Purple And The Front Porch
Front Porch Sitting
I just love a front porch. In fact I love all porches period. Since, I was a young girl, there has never been a better place for wiling away a summer afternoon. Friends, family and ice tea while swinging in the front porch swing. Or you could simply rock your troubles away in front porch rocking chairs. Fortunately, I am blessed to have two front porches. And the upstairs one recently got a facelift.
Outfit Of The Day – Take A Look
Today, for Wednesday’s outfit of the day,I am sharing one of my favorite outfits of this summer. As always, I like to keep my look, clean and simple. And so, a nice, neat, grey tank top and white leggings works perfectly for my basic look. Then, I add my signature espadrilles plus a grey handbag. Later, in this post, I add my kimono, which I wore earlier this summer in New York.
The Long And Short Of Summer Shorts
Do You Hesitate About Wearing Shorts?
Here’s the thing: Many ladies of a certain age exclaim, “I can’t wear shorts!” My question is, “Why not?” They’re comfortable, and cool. If you are wearing a walking short, it is basically the same length as your summer skirt. So, the issue is not the shorts; it’s how you’re styling them. Styling them as a woman not a teenager requires a bit more thought than merely throwing on any top and a bottom. Now, let’s take a look at how I recently styled the same pair and top two different ways.
Summer Fashion Gets An Upgrade With Espadrilles
Hi there everyone!
Today it’s about the shoes.
Espadrilles, in particular. By and large they are one of my favorite styles of shoes. I love easy summer dressing with a colorful pair of espadrilles and a simple shift dress. Incidentally, I have learned that one of the easiest ways to give a casual outfit an upgrade is with Espadrilles.
Happy Birthday USA!
Today, as we celebrate our nation’s birthday,on the 4th of July, I would to like share a few photos that fill my heart with American pride. These shots were taken during a recent trip to New York City.