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You might have noticed that I’ve been a little remiss in updating my fireplace mantle.  I usually change it every few months to coincide with the season or the holidays.  But, my Spring/Easter decor has been up since the middle of April.  What’s even worse is that I grabbed the red, white, and blue decorations out of the storage tub when I got out the Easter decorations so that it would be easy to change out for Memorial Day in May.  But, that didn’t exactly happen.  I don’t have any Summer themed decorations so I generally shift to patriotic for the Summer months since it can cover Memorial Day in May, 4th of July, and stretch all the way to Labor Day in September.

Well, I finally got around to switching it over this past Wednesday.  And, I must have really been feeling the red, white, and blue vibe because it snuck into my outfit, too.

I started with these ankle length khaki pants.  They were lightweight enough to wear while running errands in the 90 degree weather.  I added this tunic length navy blouse with white polka dots.  Then, I added my gold watch, gold stud earrings, and strappy sandals.  I would have worn red ballet flats but I just finished painting my toenails and I didn’t want to smudge them.  Lastly, I went with simple eye makeup and a bold red lip.

Happy Flag Day!

-Carla

Resort Wear

On Tuesday I paired my dark wash bootcut jeans with this flower printed top.  This top is three-quarter sleeve and can easily be worn all year long.  But, it always reminds me of the type of print that you see featured on resort wear.  The flower print always makes me think of vacation and tropical get-away’s.  Alas, I just wore it to work!  I added my red boyfriend cardigan in lieu of a jacket and then went with gold and red earrings and an oversized gold watch for accessories.  My black espadrille sandals finished off the look.

Here are a few other ways that I’ve worn this blouse in the past:

What do you think?  I should pair it with my royal blue blazer and a black pencil skirt next time!

-Carla

Hello!  I know I say this all the time, but I’m sorry that I ghosted for the last 2 weeks.  After the semester ended I took a break from composing outfits and just threw on whatever.  And, “whatever” doesn’t usually make for good blog material.  And then I got busy with getting ready to go on vacation.  Sunday of this week my husband and I returned from a lovely vacation in Santa Monica, California.

I had never been to California and it was wonderful.  A very laid back and carefree vacation.  We rented bikes for the week and spent a lot of time taking in the scenery of the beach and the pier from our bicycle.  Monday was Memorial Day and gave us a nice day to unpack, do some laundry, and pick up the house keys from my Mom who kept an eye on the apartment, got the mail, and fed the cat.  Tuesday was back to work.

I decided to pair this silky sleeveless blouse with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.  Although the forecast was predicting high’s in the 70’s I work in an air-conditioned office so I needed a layer for warmth and modesty.  I had lots of choices for cardigans: red boyfriend, red normal, red short-sleeved, navy boyfriend, royal blue short-sleeved, grey, white short-sleeved, etc.  But, I kept it basic and went with a three-quarter length sleeve black cardigan.  I felt that this tied in the black ballet flats nicely.  Although I wouldn’t have minded going in a different direction with my jewelry I went simple and basic and wore my silver hoops and silver watch.  A basic brown eye and red lip sufficed for my makeup.  I wanted to wear a different red lipstick but I was starting to run out of time so I went with this glossy balm that’s a lot less fussy!

There you have it!  My back to work, back to blogging, back to reality outfit.

-Carla