If you live where the temperatures reach ninety degrees F early in the year, you already know that linen is one of the most comfortable fabrics to wear in hot weather. All of the linen pieces I own are white, and they are always cool and comfortable. The more I wash and wear them, the softer they become.
The first time we had sunny skies and a high of eighty-four degrees, we took the convertible out for a spin. Of course, I wore a hat, but truthfully, the linen tunic saved the day.
If you love linen, you may have pieces that have been in your wardrobe for a decade or longer. The fabric is lightweight and very comfortable to wear, but it is also durable.
I machine wash my linen garments in cold water and never use bleach or detergents with optical whiteners. You can tumble dry your linen clothes or hang them to dry naturally. They don’t need ironing to look good. High-quality linen is wrinkly, but those wrinkles are part of its beauty.
My white linen top is here. None of my other items are from this year, so the links are for similar current items. Pants – Shoes – Hat – Bag – Sunglasses.
Suzanne, the designer of Beauty in Stone Jewelry, is teaming up with me to give away a pearl lariat necklace (shown below). If you would like to win the pearl lariat necklace you’ve seen me wear so often, leave a comment below. I’ll randomly choose a comment and announce the winner on Friday. Pearls are the birthstone for June, so if you were born this month, Happy Birthday!
The magenta top above is here. The pearl lariat necklace is here.
Lazy weekends are the perfect time to serve brunch. Pictured below is a recent brunch meal. I included slices of baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli, lima beans, and a piece of sauteed wild-caught salmon topped with sauteed Vidalia onion and portobello mushrooms. I drizzle olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar over the dish before serving.
I prepare the sweet potatoes by baking them at 375 degrees for 60 minutes. Cover them and turn off the oven to let them cool there, then pull off the peel and discard. I refrigerate the extra potato for later use.