Happy new week, dear friends!
I hope very much that your weekend was wonderful and your week is off to a blessed start.
What a joyful weekend it was with a good balance of work and relaxation.
I think those are the best kind of weekends that I feel like I enjoy most. It seems a weekend
doesn't feel nearly as fun unless I'm working on some sort of project or delving into some
new venture. But lying on the couch with my puppy and watching a good mystery or classic
is so nice, as well. This weekend it was an Abbot & Costello film.
We have several of their films and I love sitting down to watch them because they bring back
memories of watching them years ago and all through my childhood and of eras past.
The one we watched last night had an especially cozy setting and even a cameo from the
Andrews Sisters, which I had forgotten about and greatly enjoyed.
But I guess I didn't sit down to write about that
(although I could (smiles)), so onto the outfit☺
This weekend, as I ran some errands and worked around the house for the
most part, I wore a comfortable yet fun outfit that, for me, had a vintage feel because of my
black ankle pants with white polka dots that felt fifties-esque (reminding me of the cute pants
I remember seeing worn with tunics or button ups by ladies of past eras, like on I Love Lucy).
But this outfit also made me smile because, as I put it together, it had reminders of
a sweet garden with bright floral and colors that felt lovely
and cheery for a summer's day.
With black and white garments, like stripes or polka dots like my ankle pants,
my favorite color to pair along with that piece of clothing is bright pink. I just love
the fun feel of pink, black, and white together. So, I added a plain pink tee and a white, long
cardigan. I love the length of it, as it makes an outfit especially modest with more
coverage in back.
This satin fabric flower is one I made awhile ago. I delighted in making fabric flowers
with my momma and adorning their centers with pins or buttons that were beauties and had
a bit of an old-world feel, and this one is perhaps my favorite. It is both a hair clip and
a brooch/pin that you can clip onto any jacket or dress.
This flower brooch echoed the garden and floral tones I was already loving within
the print on my bag.
The polka dots in my pants were mirrored by a subtle polka dot accent of my hair tie
and the pink throughout my outfit, both in my bag and shirt, was added to with these pink
earrings made from buttons with a surface that seems to glow.
Cardigan // Target- Mossimo
Pants // Old Navy (Pixie style)
Tee // Given to me
Bag // Betsey Johnson
Sandals // Thrifted- Laundry List
Earrings // made by me from buttons
Flower Brooch // made by me
Sometimes you wear an outfit that just feels unequivocally cheerful as you go through
your day and makes you smile inside, and this simple, yet colorful outfit was that
for me when I wore it this weekend. I also love an ensemble that is modest and feminine
while also being relaxed and comfortable, and this felt exactly that to me.
I am also enjoying wearing clothing that is summery before the weather begins
to turn, which I'm very much looking forward to! How about you?
The South has been brutal this summer, but we are praising the Lord for the amazing
blessing of a few cloudy, rainy, cozy days and a high of 80 right now.
I hope that you all have a wonderful week☺
May I also say what a blessing each of you and your friendship has been to me.
Friendship and the loving ladies I have come to know have been on my thoughts
and I just want to thank you for your sweet friendship. This is something that
needs no occasion to mention or be thankful for, but is just a blessing
that is always present when you have a chance to meet blogging friends who share
their Christ-like kindness and their light, like so many of you I have gotten to know.
Are you excited for fall and wearing cozy clothes soon?
Have you ever made fabric flowers?
Are you a fan of old mystery films or Abbott and Costello?
Many hugs, dear friends!