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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!