Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bright Pink












D gave me these pearl earrings for my birthday!!! Sooo sweet...thanks D!


Occasion:

Memorial Day feels like the official start to summer for me...nevermind that the summer solstice doesn't happen until next month. After this holiday weekend it seems that people's attitudes really change. Moods are lifted by the abundant sun, people make vacation plans, tans start to set in...ahhh, summer, how I have waited for you to arrive! Even though the summer is the most difficult season to dress modestly in, it still couldn't come fast enough for me this year! I know that in a few weeks I will be sweaty and miserable in my layers, but after the winter we had in the northeast, I know I can deal with the heat. Yes, it is a bit awkward to get questions about my mode of dress in the summer. Layers are given quizzical looks, sheitals get hot, and I get really tired of my frummy tan lines. But at least I have tan lines:)

The Florida sun was kind to me this weekend...no burn to speak of and some great color! We had a blast swimming, boating, lounging, shopping and spending some time with my wonderful family! We finally got to give them the gifts we got for them in Europe and they loved them. I have to say, I was a bit nervous to take Keppie with us. Not only the travelling, but also the way she would get along with my family's dogs. I was BLOWN away (and I think my mom was too!!). She was amazing on the plane. She layed down underneath our feet the whole time. She didn't like the landing and sat up for most of it...but who really like the plane's landing? NO ONE! She and Tali (my mom's german shepherd became besties and we even ended up leaving one of Keppie's toys behind for Tali and Simi (my sister's golden retriever) since they seemed to like it so much. We got back last night and Keppie was so exhausted that she slept all day today! We are happy to be home and I spent some time today cleaning the apartment and cooking a nice dinner of beef and green bean stirfry...yumm!

I wore this outfit on my birthday and felt great in it:) I need to take my cherry red Longchamp to get it's corners fixed so I needed a replacement for a few weeks. This bright orange purse is a good size and I love that it has an adjustable strap so that I can wear it as an over-the-shoulder bag or just a regular shoulder bag:) It's a great pop of color and I love how it goes with this bright ensemble.

This shirt has a great floral pattern and it goes extremely well with the coral color of the drapey semi-pleated skirt. The coral sandals and bright flower necklace finish off the outfit and it's all topped off with a fun straw fedora and aviator sunnies.

Outfit:

Cream Undershirt: Elzee

Shirt: Banana Republic

Skirt: Banana Republic

Necklace: LOFT

Purse: H&M

Shoes: Aldo

Sunnies: LOFT

Hat: J.CREW


Any big summer plans? What do you look forward to after Memorial Day?

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