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.

19 comments:

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

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  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.

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  3. Beautiful colors and design. Very classic!

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

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    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. Now...it's sad. 😊

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  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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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
    Myrna

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  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!

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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