Last Two Outifts for Summer 2016

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that I took a brief break from the blog. This happens occassionally, and I’ve decided that is just the way it is. No apologies, no excuses, no resolving to keep to a regular schedule. I’ll compose posts when the spirit moves me, and if a week or two passes without a post, so be it. This blog’s purpose is to provide a creative outlet for me, and it’s focus is on simplicity. Trying to stick to some rules might ruin that for me ~ ha ha!

Despite not having written anything for a couple of weeks, I have taken some pictures! We must travel back in time, but not too far back. To catch you up a bit faster, I’ll feature two outfits here. Both were worn in mid-September, just as summer was giving way to fall, at least on the calendar. This first outfit was worn to church on a Sunday:

 Outfit details:  Skirt ~ thrifted and altered by me;

Tee ~ JCP; Scarf ~ thrifted; Vionic sandals ~ zulily.com;

Earrings ~ MIL’s collection; Bracelet ~ taken off an old purse.

This is one of my favorite summer skirts; if it had pockets, it would be absolutely perfect! I like that it has pattern-mixing built in. Pattern mixing is not my strong suit, but I did add a third pattern to the mix with the polka dot scarf. I’m thinking of paring down my summer scarf collection drastically, because Kansas weather just isn’t scarf-friendly in the warmer months. Most of my light-weight scarves never see the light of day outside my closet.

And here is a casual outfit, featuring (as promised in my two plus week old previous post) a new-to-me brand of clothing that I am LOVING. LuLaRoe is one of those consultant-based companies, and their clothing line is sold primarily via Facebook “pop-up” sale events. It’s not overly complicated (after all, I figured it out!), but I’m not going to take the time to explain it here.

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Outfit details:  Top and Leggings ~ LuLaRoe;

Belt ~ old; Ed Hardy sneaks ~ yard sale.

Let me tell you the story of how I discovered LuLaRoe….my neighbor Jen came over to see me one afternoon. She was wearing the cutest pair of leggings with BEES on them! After I exclaimed over their cuteness, Jen told me I really needed to pet her leg and see how they felt. OH. MY. That was the softest fabric I’d ever touched that didn’t snag on my velcro fingers! Jen generously loaned me a pair of her LLR leggings to “test drive” for a day…and I was hooked.

I never thought I’d be a legging-and-long-shirt wearing girl, but it’s become my favorite at-home uniform. The skin on my upper legs regularly hurts, so that wearing clothes is painful, but LLR leggings are actually pain-free for me. I recently learned that LLR occassionally makes some of their other items (shirts, skirts, and dresses) out of the legging fabric, so I’ve purchased a couple of shirts, too. The shirt in the outfit pictured is not made from legging fabric, however.

I’ll be hosting my own LuLaRoe pop-up sale event on Tuesday, November 1st, so if you’d like to learn how it all works, send me a message and I’ll add you to the invitation list! I’m hoping the consultant will offer a special deal of some kind, since I’m known for that kind of thing.