Sunday, July 27, 2014

Simply white

Sometimes simple does it. A shirtdress and that's it!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shades of blue

Blue is comforting. Blue is calm. Blue is effortless... and I feel my best when wearing blue.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The best tee

This Gap cocoon tee has become my go to for chic and comfortable. since it is so hot, I don't like to wear fitted tops and this tee is nicely loose and breezy. I wish I had bought it in multiples!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

White linen

Loose linen pants are the quintessential summer staple. My only problem (being a mild OCD) is that it wrinkles easily. Getting caught in a quick downpour and completely drenched didn't help either!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wishful white

Wearing all white in 116 degree heat (that's what my car's thermometer was showing. Officially it is only 111degree!) and thinking about all the cool white things: snow, vanilla ice cream, winter skies, snow...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pure white

Another white outfit for my color detox. Extra bonus for giving my extensive collection of white tops a workout!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pretty Polishes:

I liked the raspberry color on my toes so much that I kept it. This intense blue for my tips is a new experience.

Color cleanse

I need a visual cleanse. I feel as if I am repeating outfits. I am in serious need of inspiration. Meanwhile let's take it easy with little or no color.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tangerine tango

It is said that orange and other citrus increase energy and happiness (color, aroma, vitamin C, who knows?). I needed an extra shot of energy last night so I over dosed on tangerine!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Downtown

Did I say something about not wearing prints? I take it back! Sometimes you have to differentiate yourself from the regular beer drinking Downtown crowd and what better way than with wearing a ladylike dress? It stands in solemn contrast against tiny shorts and tank tops or itty bitty bodycon dresses.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

No pattern applied

I have been wearing patterns one way or another for more than three weeks now. I confess to being fed up with busy patterns. I'm changing directions and doing a pattern cleanse, starting today. But... OK, officially stripes are not a pattern. They are a classic!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Go for gold!

I have a nice collection of fine gold bracelets but for some unknown reason, I don't wear them much (or at all!). This summer I have "wear more bracelets" in my summer Bucket List, so I am doubling up!


Point for getting unwanted sun tan in AZ: gold looks great on tanned skin!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dress it up!

If your pants look like pajama bottoms and you are heading out and not to bed, you may want to dress them up a bit. The most structured of tops is peplum in my opinion. To drive the point home, add matching and structured accessories!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Storm

Getting surprised by a storm and drenched in matter of seconds is not a fun experience. Good news: the temperature dropped by 30 degrees! Bad news: it went up again 30 minutes after the rain!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dark mood

Yeah, it's real! I guess I was too tired to think about color coordination and figure flattery. I just wanted something easy to wear!

Pretty Polishes:

What I have on right now:
That Pretty in Punk is a gorgeous raspberry or dark watermelon color that I have fallen in love with.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Substituted pajamas

Wide leg printed pants which are trendy recently are the solution to leaving the house for a late evening errand when all you want to do is wearing your pajamas and ducking into your bed! Of course, I couldn't resist dressing it up a bit with an eyelet button down (still comfy!) and an iconic necklace. I might be schlepping but I do it in style!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Country

This Bermuda shorts have a Down-South Country feel about them and I had to pair them with a chambray shirt to get authentic! Cowboy boots would have been perfect with this outfit although in Arizona's heat, I stick to my sandals, thank you very much!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Double the flowers

I love this silk tunic but I wore it only a couple of times last year since the only way I could imagine wearing it was with black or white jeans. Since it is too hot for jeans right now, I had to exercise my creativity. How about mixing patterns? Tucking in the tunic? .... and it looks good!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Bear Necessities"

There are certain things I can't live without like candles and tea-lights, so I went out to restock. I came back with white candles and clear tea-lights plus white pants, black sandals, a silk scarf and a perfume sample, the necessities of life!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wild card

It is hard fining a top that goes with this pants. This time around I just took my cue from its muted colors and piled up every toned down and soft piece I had! problem solved!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pleated and striped

I snagged this shirtdress Thursday through 4th of July Sales at an extremely low price (bragging!) and thought to honor the Shopping Gods by wearing it soon after. Nothing feels better than a lightweight almost sheer cotton dress in your most flattering silhouette  when it is 108 degree and humid! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Low key

See? I can do low key, a tee and shorts outfit for a fast food dinner! Just have to add a copper bracelet and correlating earrings. Pink shoes or black shoes? None, since I still haven't found the rest of my shoes!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pretty Little Details: Dainty Jewelry

Tiny and delicate these pieces are capturing my imagination right now. I am in the mood for unassuming and understated, not flashy or statement making. I want the comfort of knowing and becoming familiar, of simple joys and of unpretentious elegance. These dainty little pieces show personality and individuality without being vulgar or showy. Right now, I am captivated by a quite femininity.

Friday, July 4, 2014

The fourth

In the spirit of "why mess with a good thing", I didn't over think my outfit for today. I have this ready made 4th of July dress and I wear it! I have worn it before, you say? Who cares!