Fewer meetings and less responsibility mean my style is becoming more casual. Warm weather dressing has always been a challenge for me because I have never enjoyed wearing skimpy clothing that clings. Finding tops with coverage and some texture without the bulk can be difficult, but the one I am wearing here fits the bill beautifully.
This knit polo top was a gift from Cali and York here. I also have a black and white version. Both tops will get lots of wear because they are comfortable for three of our seasons here in East Tennessee. I am wearing the top over the cooler version of my favorite Shapeez bra, the Tankee Short here. The white jeans are by Ralph Lauren via Dillard’s. The bag is an old favorite from Express. The silver sandals are from DSW and are at least three years old. The sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana. My lip color is Scarlet – True Red from Beautycounter here.
That’s a Blue Passion Flower above.
When I downsized a few years ago, extensive flower gardens and terraced rock borders that surrounded my five-bedroom home, shown below, were left behind. The work to maintain them required full-time effort from both a gardener’s helper and me. My new garden became a postage stamp size planting near the entrance of my much smaller home. I added mostly perennials that will return each year without much effort from me. Downsizing is wonderful!