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Beating the Heat

It’s not as hot as it was a few weeks ago, but it’s still warm, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to stay cool. My plants were thirsty so I relaxed in the backyard and did a bit of watering.

Do you see the little bee house on the right? I had mason bees in my garden this spring. They don’t sting and they don’t make honey, but they are great pollinators. After a few weeks, the females fill the house with next year’s bees (in cocoons) and then they die. I’ll take this batch of future bees into the garage for the winter and bring them out to hatch in the spring.

yellow and blue

Top: Target
Skirt: Eddie Bauer via swapped
Cuff: Street market in Florida
Pleather shoes: Luo Luo

Alice and Jean

My cat, Alice, joined me in the garden. She’s blind, so she can’t escape the yard like most cats, but she really enjoys exploring. She’s even started running! If I say “run run run” she knows the coast is clear and she takes off. When I say “careful!” she knows to slow down. She’s smashed into the house, pots, and chairs before so the warning word really helps her. She’s a smartie!

Alice wants down

After making sure all the plants were watered, I poured myself a glass of rosé–that’s seems like the best way to cool off!

I joined Style Sessions at Style Elixir, Monday Bloom at DC in Style and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet–checkout what other bloggers are wearing!


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Denim Skirt for Spring

I actually took these photos late in the fall, on one of the last, nice spring days. It seemed silly to post warm-weather wear after the temperatures dropped, so I’ve been sitting on these pictures.

wine top

Top: Best Kept Secret Sample Store
Skirt: Swapped
Sandals: Aerosoles

The weather is nice enough for bare legs again (depending on the day), and this is an outfit that I’ll wear in spring too. I’ll have to paint my nails blue again too!

blue mani

I found this top at a sample sale and loved the color, softness of the fabric, and the way the neckline draped. The skirt was from a clothing exchange. I was drawn to the vertical panels.

denim skirt

Sometimes I like putting together a unique look; other times simple style does the trick.

Do you have a go-to look for spring?

I’ve joined Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet. Have a look at what all the others are wearing.


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Blue and White Nod to Nautical

As soon as the latest 30 for 30 challenge ended, I ran to Marshalls and treated myself to a few items from their sale racks. This top was one of those pieces. I liked the cut of it and I like how it mixed nautical-inspired stripes with a subtle floral and rhinestones. It’s a denim-y blue so I paired it with a denim skirt, but will go well with skinny jeans too (blue, red, or even yellow ones).


denim and stripes

Top: Marshall’s
Skirt: Dress Barn
Shoes: Bongo

Does a striped shirt and dotted shoes count as pattern mixing? I’m trying to master that trend.

I really love these adorable shoes, but admittedly, I don’t wear them a lot. They’re very comfortable and I”m determined to remix them into my wardrobe more often. They’ll look cute with a red dress. What do you think?

dotty shoes


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Wonder Woman in Red Boots

When I wear red boots I feel like Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (which, by the way, was one of my favorite shows as a kid). I walk a little taller, feel a little braver. Maybe I can leap over buildings and deflect bullets.

These red boots are by one of my favorite designers, John Fluevog. They weren’t cheap, but they were half price. They’re really comfortable and I’m betting, more versatile than they look. Time will tell. denim and red boots red boots reflection

Sweater: Banana Republic
Skirt: Dress Barn
Boots: Fluevog
Belt: Thrifted
Earrings: DIY (for sale on my Etsy page)

What are your “power pieces”?

It’s still April, and that means it’s still National Poetry Month.

Here’s today’s poem:

Love’s Philosophy
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single,

All things by a law divine

In one another’s being mingle—

Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven,

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

If it disdain’d its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth,

And the moonbeams kiss the sea—

What is all this sweet work worth

If thou kiss not me?

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