The dark clouds are evidence that we didn’t have a sunny day for the summer season’s traditional start. There were no backyard cookouts or pool parties this year. A quiet afternoon at my home with wine and cheese was on the list.
I’ve started carrying a leather zipper pouch that fits inside my tote when I run errands. It holds keys, a small cardholder, tissues, and glasses and prevents me from carrying a handbag or tote into stores for now. I tuck it under my arm for almost hands-free shopping. A similar pouch is here.
I wore a pearl lariat necklace here and pearl stud earrings (similar here). A similar ring is here. A similar bracelet is here. (Use the code SAS10 at Beauty In Stone for $10 off any item)
The sandals are from Dillard’s last year. I found a similar pair here.
A variety of olives, French Camembert cheese, warmed just enough to make it soft, a bottle of Malbec from Argentina, and a loaf of warm Focaccia bread makes a lovely light meal.
In honor of the day, I served a traditional American dessert, apple pie topped with Madagascan Vanilla Bean Gelato. I picked up all the items for our meal at The Fresh Market earlier in the day.
This very comfortable lounging at home look included a skirt, which is on sale now (here). My cotton tee is several years old. I much prefer the top here with this skirt.