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Black and White Simple

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Black and White Simple
Memorial Day weekend is here, and most of you may be thinking red, white, and blue. There's no doubt that I love our country's colors, but sometimes I like to keep it simple. Today's post is about wearing black and white as a simple wardrobe choice. 
My first outfit is black jeans, white tank, white cardi and my favorite white sandals. 

I chose to keep my accessories simple. I'm wearing a statement bracelet but small pearl earrings. No statement necklace because I wanted the bracelet to have the spotlight.

Sometimes I like to toss on a white T shirt with black jeans for running errands. I like to use a black and white purse. Here's a note: When you wear a purse crossed over your frame, it's more casual. If you wear it off the shoulder, it's a more sophisticated look. 

Barb and I enjoy working with black and white when we are creating scarf wraps and kimonos. Here's one of my favorites:

You can see this kimono at our site, Daisy Street B…

Fun Accessorizing

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Fun Accessorizing
Summer weather is here in the South and I know my friends in the North are experiencing warm weather, as well. I love wearing white when the temperatures start to creep up. I have white tops, white capris, white shorts, and of course, white jeans. 
I love to create outfits with white jeans because the possibilities are endless. You can bring out the white jewelry, the white purse, and the white sandals. It's also a great time to showcase simple white sneakers. But don't go overboard with white. Yes, you want to show off those jeans, but try a few white items and then think about adding the unusual for some fun. 
I decided on a white jean outfit that is a combination of white, red, and yes, my animal print sandals. The animal print sandals are unexpected, creating a fun look. 


The jean jacket is perfect with the animal print shoes. If it gets too warm, you still have a nice outfit without the jacket. 
I decided to wear a white bracelet and  necklace for my other ac…

Go With the Bright and White

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Go With the Bright and White
One thing I love about summer is dressing in white along with something bright. Warm weather is here in Florida, so I'm ready to explore color. One of my favorite colors is turquoise. It looks great with white, black, and yes, a bright blue.
My outfit I chose for Mother's Day is based on comfort, as well as color. It's going to be warm, so I'm ready for the heat.

To celebrate the warmer weather, I chose gauze cotton pants that are loose, as well as light weight. You can wear these on a 90 degree day and feel comfortable. I bought these at Cali and York, an online clothing company.
I paired the pants with a royal blue sleeveless shell from Chico's. The shell is one of many I own because they are microfiber, and therefore, comfortable.
My cardi is also from Cali and York and is the same cotton material. I have this cardi in turquoise and in white.
To brighten up my outfit, I added a silk scarf. This is a 40x40 square scarf that I folded in …

Loving the Summer Dress

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Loving the Summer Dress
I have a number of dresses that I rarely wear. I love them when I buy them, but then they hang in my closet. Perhaps, it's because they are basic colors such as denim or black.
My new summer dress is anything but dull. It's actually a water color print created by a Florida artist.
A few days ago, Bealls advertised a sale on dresses. I decided to see what they had and was pleased to find a collection of Florida artist's designs. I found scarves, tote bags, jewelry, and some beautiful summer dresses. I was drawn to the dresses.
It didn't take me long to accessorize my find.



I decided to keep my dress casual. I chose white sandals and a light pink purse. The purse is Prada, many years old but a perfect bag for my artsy dress. I added a turquoise long necklace to emphasize the gorgeous colors in the dress. The long necklace is also casual and flows with the dress.
I have a number of jackets I can wear with my new summer dress. Here's a white cover u…

The Versatile Kimono

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The Versatile KimonoI'm always looking for cover ups for summer. I enjoy wearing tank tops, but I dislike my arms showing. The kimono, ruana, or duster is a perfect solution.
My sister and I have been busy designing light weight cover ups, and we are discovering that are customers love them. So, today I'm sharing some of our designs. If you're interested in any, follow the link. If you prefer purchasing a cover up in a department store, be sure to check out the accessories section. That's where you will find these awesome pieces.


I like a cover up that is just above my knees. I want it light and airy. This kimono is my type of cover up. It's a soft blue and peach pattern against an off white background. You can see it here.

I love color and a kimono that is open enough to tie. It creates a whole new look. You can see this cover up here.


The poncho style cover up is fun, too. I look for colorful and light weight tops that will fit easily over my tank top. You can see t…

Love Those Keds

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Love Those Keds
Do I date myself when I say that I used to have a pair of red canvas Keds with the rubber toe? I guess I do. I remember choosing among three colors: red, blue, and white. When I was older, I had the white canvas Keds without the rubber toes. They were slimmer and less rounded.
I've always loved sneakers and always had at least one pair in my closet. Today, sneakers or athletic shoes come in every color and design imaginable. Needless to say, I was delighted to find a pair of white canvas Keds with an Orthalite insert, perfect for my aching back. I took one look at the shoes and remembered running up the road in my red Keds.
I couldn't wait to try them out. I had to do some grocery shopping, the other day, so I pulled out a pair of capris and my new shoes.

Temps were in the low 70s, a perfect day for sneakers instead of sandals. I decided to create a black and white outfit, building from my Aztec designed capris. The Keds were a perfect choice.
I also wanted to try…

Soft Meets Bold

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Soft Meets Bold
I love that fashion is more forgiving than in the past. It allows us to think outside the box. Who would of thought of wearing a jean jacket with a floral dress, or a T-shirt with dress pants when we were younger? And we never would have worn heels and a lacy top with distressed jeans.
The times have changed, though. We now can combine unusual pieces, so lace and torn jeans are a fashion statement. 
I still find myself leaning towards what is sensible, though. When I first wore my animal print shoes, I would pair them with black or brown. It made sense to me because the animal print is black and brown.
But today, I decided to change up my look. I slipped on a soft peach top and donned my bold animal print shoes. I like the look. It's chic, casual and makes a fashion statement.

The conservative and practical me would have worn a black top or black crops. Or I would have opted for a soft beige shoe. Not today. I took the advice of Chico's recent ad which challenges …