The China Baptist Church sits at the head of China Lake in the state of Maine. This is the church I attended while growing up in the small town of China. Sundays were a time of dressing up when attending church. Girls wore dresses or skirts and boys wore dress pants and, usually, a white shirt and tie. On Easter, if you were fortunate, you wore a brand new Easter outfit, which, for the girls, consisted of a dress, spring coat, patent leather shoes, white socks and a hat.
Times have since changed. Some people attend church in jeans, now. I still look to the past, and if I should attend church, I will dress up. It doesn't have to be a dress, but I usually wear nice pants and a nice top with appropriate shoes.
So today, I am presenting an Outfit of the Day. It's an outfit that would work for church, and perhaps, lunch out with someone special. It can go from day to night and is perfect for warmer weather.
The jacket is a statement piece from Chico's. It's a scarf like material with swirls of blue and aqua. Here is the link. It's a great piece for summer.
I added an aqua shell, which is also from Chico's but from the outlet. Here's a similar one, but not in aqua. I was fortunate to find this shell because I wanted to highlight the jacket. In fact, I added an aqua necklace to bring more focus to the lovely aqua color.
The pants are also Chico's from their Traveler's section. They are lined, and yet extremely cool for the summer. You can find them here. They're on sale for $24.98.
My shoes are from Belks Department store. If you can purchase only one pair of dress shoes, these are great in the blush color. They have a stack heel, so you won't warble.
These are Life Stride and are man made material. Normally, I prefer leather, but because they are sandals, my feet don't sweat.
Because I wanted to showcase the jacket, I kept the shoes and pants in basic colors of white and beige.
So there's my Outfit of the Day. I hope your Sunday is wonderful, and, perhaps, a day of dress up.