It’s a Holiday week and things are moving little slow around here. Plus, it’s hot, hot, hot in Atlanta right now. We are needing some rain and the heat is making it very miserable outside, so I’m trying to stay cool and comfy in my clothing choices too.
Today, I’ve got an outfit I wore to church last weekend. It’s all black, which I like, and it’s a mix of linen and lace.
Linen is very comfortable during the hot summer months, but it does wrinkle, so you have to be prepared for that. This is a washable long linen skirt from Old Navy that I got years ago (and I do mean years) and it is still comfortable and casual.
I paired it with a new black lace top that I also got from Chadwicks, who I introduced last week to you, a company that’s been around for 30 years now. The lace top is stretchy is hip length. Lace is fun to mix up and I could also wear this top with jeans. Depending on what you pair it with, lace can be casual or dressy. The top is lined with some stretch to it.
20% off orders over $85 at Chadwicks using code CH56643, through 7/15/16.
I also got some new jewelry to share with you. This pretty and blingy necklace and earrings came from the Happiness Boutique.
Sunglasses from Charming Charlies (affiliate link). I don’t see this exact pair on their website.
Happiness Boutique got in touch with me about featuring some of their jewelry and I chose this pretty set to style. It’s the marble collection and their price points are very reasonable. I don’t think the marble is real stone, but the details are really nice and substantial and I really love this set. It will be versatile with a lot of outfits.
The shoes are new too, Indra from Target. I was looking for a not too high wedge shoe and came across this one at Target and ordered in my size. Target always has trendy, but inexpensive shoes for the season and I’m really liking this style, which is similar to others I have. The wedge is not too high and they zip in the back for ease of putting them on. I like the gold detail on them too.
Indra Sandals from Target (affiliate link)
Summer is so hot and right now I’m just trying to stay cool. I wore this outfit to dinner at the Square and it’s just simple white shorts and a 3/4 sleeve top with sandals.
Simple, cool and stylish. I’ve shared the sandals before, but they are from DSW, gladiator sandals and I’ve really enjoyed them this year. The pewter color mixes with anything.
That’s it for today, folks! Tomorrow the girls (me, my mom and sister) are heading out early for a road trip to New Orleans to see Lauren and the babies for a long weekend. Lauren is getting ready to go back to work after maternity leave, so we wanted to spend a little time with her and the girls before she gets busy again. We are taking mom with us because she dearly loves to see those babies and wants to spend as much time with them as possible. I’m glad Lauren and Philip have a pool in the backyard, because I have a feeling we will be in it a lot!
Joining The Pleated Poppy What I Wore party today.
I love the versatility of the Chadwick’s top and paired with the Old Navy skirt I would have figured it was
from a fancy shop. I think it was appropriate that you gravitated to the marble jewelry since it combines two of your favorite things……home remodeling and bling! 🙂
Rhoda, you are doing such a good thing to take your mom on this trip. My beautiful mother passed away just a few weeks ago at 87. She dearly loved to travel but just wasn’t able the last several years. Treasure these moments and hold them close to your heart.
Thank you, Roxanne, my sincere sympathies on the loss of your mother. I know that has to be so hard. She almost didn’t want to go, but she said that she doesn’t know how much longer she can travel, so better go while she can. We are glad she is going.
You look stunning, very comfortable and stylish. I love your fashion posts because they are so ‘normal’– I would actually wear these outfits– which is not the case with many blogs. Thank you for just being real. Have a great trip, make lots of memories!
Thank you, Sharon, I can’t be anything but my normal self!
Bente Radnofsky says
Love the top you wore to dinner – those are “my” colours and it looks loose and comfortable.
Melesa Garrison says
You look lovely in the black, very becoming! I like your casual outfit as well. I know you will enjoy your girl trip. Have fun squeezing those beautiful baby girls!
Thank you, Melesa, I know we will have fun on this trip!
Sandi Miller says
I live just north of Covington where you have visited. But wanted you all to take Parker to Global Wildlife in Folsom, LA A facility that has exotic animals. As you ride through in a wagon the animals can be hand fed. Might be a little hot but a fun place to take the children. It is located north of Covington. Enjoy your visit. I’m in the TV mRket where I have seen the ads Lauren is in.
THanks, Sandi, I’ll have to mention this to Lauren and see if it’s something we can do this trip. Yes, she is quite the star at her firm & has been on a lot of commercials. Doesn’t hurt that she’s pretty too!
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Love the outfits!!! and love Charming Charlie’s!!
You look cool, calm and captivating!
You look so cute! And happy. I’ve really been enjoying wearing black lately. I kind of take it in spells. Love you in the shorts outfit. Have a great time with your mom and fam in N.O. I love that place!