I hope this Tuesday finds you well! It is going to be a busy, full day here,
and there is an excitement in the air because rain fell yesterday evening and
we are expecting more today and tomorrow! I tell you, I never tire of rain
and we have all been awaiting the blessing of it falling and cooling us off in
the midst of this still summer.
Over the weekend, I spent a most lovely day out doing two of my favorite things-
spending time with my mom and walking through a historic town to head to my
beloved antique store. It was a fun Saturday of joyous time and relaxing as
we walked, both outside (even despite the melting heat) and inside the antique store.
I enjoyed waking up that morning excited for the day ahead,
as well as to go to my closet and put together a modestly pretty outfit with some
feminine summer flair. This is the ensemble I came up with☺
Embroidered blouse // thrifted
Cardigan // thrifted
Crop pants // Gloria Vanderbilt
Belt // came with a different blouse
Sandals // Target (Merona)
Spoon Bracelet // Boutique in Fredericksburg, Tx
Monogram clutch // PoppyPine on Etsy
There are just some items in your wardrobe that you feel like you
could wear everyday because they're so comfortable and you feel lovely
in them. This embroidered Mexican blouse is definitely one of those pieces for me...
it is so bright and the flowers and resplendence of all the hues within its
embroidery just make me so happy. This blouse actually used to be a dress, about knee
length when I brought it home, but I hemmed it with matching yellow thread to
make it a tunic instead. Being so tall, I often have to do this to "dresses" because
they aren't long enough for me. I just love this piece, most especially for summer.
The cotton breathes so nicely, which is always a plus ☺
I built my outfit around my blouse. It is also kind of funny that it is one of my
favorites because I hardly ever wear yellow because I don't think it looks that good on my
fair skin, but the exact shade of this yellow is just so cheery and has a slight vintage
feel to me because of the delicate intricacy of the embroidery.
I added a cardigan with a very loose stitch because it is very cool, belted
the blouse underneath the cardigan (I'm never quite sure what looks best- over
or under a cardigan), and wore my new monogram bag that I love.
It matches everything and can be dressed up or down and worn for any season.
I paired it all with a deep pink, flowered pair of sandals.
For accessories, I am currently loving the femininity of simple pieces like
pearls, so I wore my dangly, petite pearls and on my wrist my silver spoon bracelet.
I love the antiquated, heirloom-like look of spoon jewelry.
The breeze got the best of my blouse ;)
In these photos (credit to my lovely mama) taken in front of this incredibly beautiful, old
screen door, I was standing on the porch of a historic downtown building that was built
in 1846. It had beautiful, original stone and architectural features on the porch.
The gorgeous blue of the door made for the perfect backdrop in contrast with
my sunny yellow blouse. And I wouldn't even have been on this porch if it weren't
for the kindest lady we met! We got the blessing of meeting her, the owner of this historic
building, which is now her private residence, when we were walking across from her porch as she
was leaving and she said, "Y'all look so cute! Come and take a picture up on my porch!"
So we did. I guess she thought it would make a perfect background for photos and she was so right. We talked to her for awhile and she was just the sweetest and a true
example of Southern hospitality.
We had a wonderful time that day and enjoyed feeling a little dressed up for
our day out together. Mother-daughter time is a true blessing!
I also brought home some antique treasures I'll be sharing soon.
What is your favorite wardrobe piece to wear in summer?
What do you think of my weekend outfit?
Did you enjoy your weekend?
I hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead!