Lime and Khaki

Lime and Khaki
OOTD inspired by the inset pic of the safari cat skirt.  I am also trying to wear some of the items that I have purchased recently before summer comes to a close.  I am doing a pretty good job now that I have an idea of how many items that have not been worn.  I posted a set on polyvore a collection of items purchased this summer that I have not worn.  My goal is to whittle this number down to nothing.  I'll keep you up-to-date.  Do you have any items in your closet that you were excited to purchase but do not have a place or occasion to wear this article of clothing.  Join me in finding new and inventive ways to utilize every item you own at least once or consider finding it a new home.

Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, anyone?

I attended a tennis tournament with my BF yesterday!  We spent a wonderful time catching up, people watching and trying not to burn in the sun.  It was her first tennis tourney, so I was able to share with her my love for tennis which dates back to the days of Andre Aggasi and Pete Sampras!  Those were the days!  I definitely had more interest in the men's side of tennis.  But the women are wonderful also.  Stefi Graf, Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati were awesome in their heyday.  I especially loved the quickness and cleverness of Martina Hingis.   The Williams sisters have always been a favorite of mine.  This tourney did not have such big names as there is another tourney in progress.  Maybe, you've heard of it - the 2012 Olympics!   All of my current faves are scheduled to play.  I need to catch up on the action there.  But it is always fun to see live tennis.  I hope that you had a great weekend. 

Fall Preview - 2012

Fall Preview - 2012

Thoughts of cooler temps and fun clothes are calling my name.  I can't believe that the summer is halfway done.  But I still have a lot of summer fun planned.  I am just looking forward to the offerings of the fall season.  I'll need to take inventory of my closet and see what additions are needed.  ;-)

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Today's OOTD.  This is the closest item to the Anthropologie top that I have.  I really like this skirt.  It's a great color and very comfortable.  Happy Friday!

Too Darn Hot!

Too Darn Hot!

This is today's OOTD.  It was another 100 degree day.  This is the outfit that I chose to stay cool.  I am a little disappointed in the sweater.  My office gets cold (icebox cold) at times.  So another layer is always necessary.  I think that I would prefer my short-sleeved navy blazer instead of this sweater.  The blazer is more of a swing blazer than a fitted jacket.  The blazer is breathable and the sweater, not so much for triple digit weather.  What do you wear to stay cool and professional?

Afternoon at play

Afternoon at play

I will be attending a tennis match next week and I am thinking about dressier options.  This is just a dream because I hate being hot and dressed up (especially if I do not have to be dressed up).  But this may be a nice cool option.  But I don't think that pencil skirts, heels and bleachers are a good combination.  So this may have to wait for another day. 

Rainy Evening at a Gallery Opening

Rainy Evening at a Gallery Opening

Saturday was a particularly rainy evening.  But it was also very warm.  So, I opted for a sleeveless dress with a wrap.  I never used the wrap as the gallery was very warm.  Hence, it never left the inside of my bag and I forgot to add it to this grouping.  The company was great.  The art was good.  And the wine was free.  A great night!

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

Today's OOTD.  I spent the day catching up with friends.  We met for brunch and had excellent food at a local eatery known for it's popovers.  I still think that the jury is out for me on popovers.  I've made them before and I was not sure that I liked them.  Today's version was good.  But I think that I like more substance to my bread products.  We poked around in some shops and I picked up a cute vase.  A successful day!

Loving Navy

Loving Navy

I think that I will be returning to my one true love - the color navy.  There was a time when navy was my go to color.  Long before I realized that it was fashionable to where all black.  But I fell into the all-black trend with a vengeance.  Given that status of my social and love life at the time, black reflected my mood to a Tee.  But I was reading recently that navy is less harsh than black on certain skin tones.  And flipping through the fashion mags, it appears that navy is making a come-back!  I especially love navys that are so dark that they almost appear black.  Add that navy can be used as a neutral, is flattering on many people, and happens to be my favorite color.  I think that we have a winner for the wardrobe as I attempt to streamline my closet.  

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

This is the top I opted for on this hot and sunny day.  I am gaining a new appreciation for a button-up shirt.    Navy is my favorite color.  So this outfit kept me pumped during the day.   Cool, comfortable and stylish.  What more could a girl want?


Light colors

Light colors


OOTD for today.  I decided to play with backgrounds and presentation.  I love the mix of colors in this blouse from the Limited.  It's a great shell and very comfortable for those warm summer days.  I anticipate getting a lot of mileage out of this blouse. 

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday



 Today is a strange day.  No power due to a recent storm.  And I'm in the middle of a fun sports watching weekend.  This is challenging without power. :-)  Luckily, it is middle Sunday for Wimbledon - no games.  And I'll follow the final round of the AT&T National golf tournament via twitter and updates on line when I am in Starbucks.  Thank God for Starbucks!  Otherwise, I'll be running errands and preparing for the work week.  My gym is open, so I'll get an afternoon workout there.  I walked this morning with my mom.  But I need to make add some strength training into the mix.  I hope everyone is staying cool. 

So, I have recently revamped my shoe collection due to not one but two foot injuries!  The first occurred while running and the second is a foot causalty from wearing too many of the same types of shoes.   So, I need more stylish flat and low-heeled options that look as good as heels.  This will the first in a series of OOTDs.  I love these denim loafers.  I love loafers in general.  But these are comfy and lined with a soft leather.  The top is a find from the J.Crew factory store while visiting the beach a few weeks ago.  The shorts are from last year series but this style is still available in great colors on the J.Crew website.  Blue and green make such a great combination.  I love the braided belt and the canvas - denim of the shoe that shouts summer!  Happy July 1st!






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