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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 …

Outfit of the Day

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Outfit of the Day
With all the weather changes, it's fun to imagine that spring has arrived and summer is on its tail. I love to dress casual during the warm months, but sometimes I want to have a slight dressy appearance.
One of my favorite classic combinations is white and tan. I find it to be a clean look with a warm tone. When I combine the shades, I usually add accessories that are warm in tone, as well.


This outfit begins with a white cardi and white cotton slacks I bought from Cali and York. The cardi drapes in an asymmetrical line, which always makes us look taller and thinner. The slacks are loose and flowing, so I know I will be cool when warm weather arrives.  
The tan sleeveless tank is Chico's. I rarely wear it unless I'm wearing white or black. Simply, tan is not my best color. I look better in cool tones. Here's a hint. You can still wear those less pleasing shades, if you keep a more appealing color near your face. For me, it's white.
Accessories are …

Violet, the New Spring Trend

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Violet, the New Spring Trend
I love jewel tones, so I was excited to learn that one of the new spring trends is violet. Violet is a lovely color that complements blues, reds, greens, and of course black and white.
It didn't take me long to start searching for a new spring top I could wear all year long. I discovered that Covered Perfectly has a rich shade of violet in their women's clothing line. 
When myFit And Flare Top arrived, I smiled. The violet was exactly what I expected, and I loved the new V-neck style, perfect for statement jewelry.
The slimming effect was evident the minute I slipped on the top. Because it flares out, I was confident I would feel comfortable wearing jeans, jeggings, leggings, as well as my dress slacks. No worry  with bulges showing or bumps created by bulky jeans. This top is going to be my go-to pick for a casual day or an evening out on the town.
Not only is the top attractive, the Micro-Modal fabric is really comfortable. It's a silky fabric t…