May 23, 2017

Dressing for Summer Parties

It's a fashion "show and share" day.  I am putting clothes together for son's wedding weekend...and this is one of the dresses I will be taking with me. I thought you might like to see this outfit. 

For a June wedding...I thought these bright colors would be fine for one of the pre-wedding parties.  

The lined linen sundress is Talbots from last summer. The sweater is Talbots from several years ago. And I love that the colors are perfect matches. 

I shop Talbots because they have petite clothes...and I am short! Very short! Ladies dresses have long torsos and they do not fit me well at all. It can be very problematic to be short. But I will count my other blessings. :-)

As for my necklace, I started out thinking I would wear some kind of pearl necklace with this dress...but then I found another necklace in my drawer that is better. 

This is a fun Chicos necklace from a summer or two ago and the colors work perfectly.  I can wear some gold earrings as I do not have any turquoise. 

My mom body likes this dress...It has a waist and slim torso, but the skirt is A-line. Yes! I am one size at the top and another size at the bottom. Raise your hand if you understand this fashion problem!

I love bright colors...and I have learned which ones work best for me. I can wear most shades of blue and I believe it is one of those colors which works for most ladies despite hair and eye color differences. 

I really, really want some turquoise flats or sandals to go with this dress, but so far nothing in my size. 4.5B Ugg. I am still looking though!

I went back to my closet and found my neutral shoes and purse...but I still really, really want turquoise sandals/shoes. And a matching clutch would be nice too. :-) 

Some of you have asked me to model my outfits. Well, I am not so great at that. Maybe one of these days. But I am reluctant. :-) 

Until the next time...

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Cute outfit Sheila. Love the colors and choices.

  2. How fun to get a peak at your clothes for the wedding activities. Love the colors and accessories. I think you will look wonderful.

  3. Beautiful colors and design. Very classic!

  4. Very nice for a special weekend! I couldn't help but notice: size 4.5 shoes? Really?
    I feel like Bigfoot!

    1. Sadly 4.5. If I could get up to a 5 my options would be better. In high school I wore a 4B and at the time that was the size of a sample shoes. I had tons.'s sad. 😊

  5. I love the dress, sweater and necklace. I like the black shoes, there is a very dark color in the dress, the neutral ones are too blah, turquoise may be too matchy. Love the sophistication of the black, a sharp contrast. I can't wait to see the rest of your outfits! Gayle as Rollie, my hubby

  6. This is a gorgeous outfit. I LOVE the colors also. The cuff on the sweater is wonderful and classic. Isn't it a great thing that classic never goes out of style. You will look beautiful, I hope you take photos that we can really see you in your entire attire. TFS.

  7. It's going to be perfect for a wedding party. I love the color and think the neutral bag and shoes look wonderful! Happy Tuesday!

  8. I love the colors, including the necklace, and maybe the black shoes. You always look classic and we love your choices.
    The outfit reminded me of a white dress with a turquoise sash I had to have once, because after all, it was on sale. I spent a fortune on accessories, including those matching shoes. LOL

  9. Love this outfit! You will be gorgeous! I can understand why you would want turquoise shoes. The black slingbacks actually look good...they pull out the dark color in the print. You definitely have to shop for shoes in a specialty store. I guess that would limit impulse buying...ha!

  10. Lovely colors and perfect for a southern summer party...or a northern one, too. I love the different accessories you pulled together, too. Have a great night-xo Diana

  11. I feel for you. I'm just the opposite - needing tall, larger sizes in clothing and size 12 shoes. There are no longer any tall clothing stores in my area, so I end up having to order most of my clothes and all of my shoes from catalogs. Things often don't fit and I have to mail them back in order to exchange them. No fun at all!

  12. That's very pretty. Love the springy colours.

  13. Such a pretty outfit and well put together. You will look so fashionable in it.


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