Tailored in Shorts and an Extra Visible Monday!

Tailored in Shorts and an Extra Visible Monday!
Happy Monday!

If you celebrated Independence Day, I hope you had a great time and a safe holiday weekend.

We made few plans outside of going to our local July 4th parade and decided to just see how the day unfolded once the morning parade ended.

I donned the one and only patriotic thing in my wardrobe, this cute old star pin, and headed down to the festivities.

I just love living in a tiny town.

You’ve got to love a parade that includes dressed-up goats!

Once the parade ended, we went home. With nothing planned, we soon became restless hanging around the house and decided to go watch the fireworks show in Sonoma. We have lived in the Sonoma Valley for 13 years and this was our first time seeing the show. It was a fantastic display!

It was one of our more memorable Fourth of Julys. How did you celebrate? Did you see any fireworks?

Over the weekend, we attended a couples baby shower for some friends of ours. It was warm out so I opted for shorts…seems I live in shorts these days.

I wanted to dress them up so I went for a more tailored shorts outfit than what I normally wear.

I chose a button down shirt that I thrifted for $4 and a leopard J. Crew belt (no longer in stock)

with black trouser shorts from Banana Republic and a pair of Stuart Weitzman croc embossed loafers that are close to 20 years old, still current and still in remarkably great shape.

Don’t you love the simplicity and classic feel of black and white? Throwing a little leopard print just makes it a bit more interesting.

I was in a celebratory mood this weekend, not only for my friends’ growing family but because of this hit the shelves on Saturday:

I’m extra visible for Visible Monday this week. I”m the August issue of Redbook!

Redbook, if you’re not already familiar with it, is a well-known women’s magazine that has been around for 110 years. My mother has been reading Redbook for as long as I can remember. We always had it in the house and I read her issues as often as she did.

It’s full of great articles and interviews, modern and wearable fashions, terrific recipes and they regularly feature real women – like me – in their style sections.

They featured this look that you might recall this pink floral Lily Pulitzer shorts outfit from a couple of months back.

Do you see who is next to me looking darling in her green shorts? It’s my gorgeous friend and fellow blogger, Amy from Denim and Dots!

Thanks for letting me gush about this. When I was a teenager, I wanted more than anything to be a model. I used to dream about being in a well-known magazine and now it’s finally happened, thirty years later.


xo, Adrienne



  1. July 7, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Congrats ADRIENNE!! I am so jealous…Redbook asked me to submit a picture for July and then turned me down…so sad…you look amazing and deserve the honor!

  2. July 7, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome being featured in Redbook. I will have to pick up a copy. I love the magazine anyway, but it’s cool to see a fellow blogger in its pages. I really like your black/white/leopard. Glamming up shorts is a fun look. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

  3. July 7, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    YAY SMOMMA! So proud to be the daughter of a celebrity;) Love you!

  4. July 7, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    How totally fun that you are in Redbook! You da bomb, girl…. Congrats!

  5. July 7, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Congrats on Redbook! You look smashing in shorts, of any kind. Love the parade pics too. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday xoxo

  6. July 7, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    Adrienne, way to go! You look amazing in the issue, can’t wait for mine to arrive. I would be living in shorts also if I sported them as well as you do. Your outfit with the black shorts, white shirt and leapord belt is just plain chic and summer classy.
    As for the 4th (you probably saw my post) but I don’t think it can get any better than an old fashion, home town parade.

  7. July 7, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Adrienne, you look fab in shorts. Congratulations on being in Redbook. What a wonderful thing to have happen and especially since it was a wish you had when you were young. I am so thrilled for you.

  8. July 7, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    Oh, my goodness! Congrats on the Redbook bit, that is wonderful and you’re totally deserving!

    Also, thank you for the photo of the dressed up goats. I love goats and dressed up goats are my favorite!

  9. July 7, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    That is amazing congratulations!! So exciting!

  10. July 7, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    You look darling as usual. I saw you in Redbook and thought, I know that girl! I just started subscribing to Redbook recently; I love the changes they’ve made in the magazine. I used to think it was just for young moms but now it’s appealing to a broader audience; even oldies like me enjoy it! I appreciated seeing the pictures of the parade. Growing up in Minnesota, we spent a lot of summer days watching the various small-town parades celebrating any and all holidays.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  11. July 7, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Congratulations my dear on your huge August Visibility! Boy. if Redbook is wise enough to feature You… I will have to give them another look! Big congratulatory hugs to you my dear!!

  12. July 7, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Congrats! Wonderful feature and you all look beautiful.

  13. July 7, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    So glad I found another Lilly lover in the West coast. Like I’ve learned, you can never go wrong with Lilly!

  14. July 8, 2013 / 12:28 am

    I ADORE both your shorts outfits – you look just wonderful! Congrats!
    When I first stumbled upon your blog, I assumed you ARE a model 🙂

  15. July 8, 2013 / 3:06 am

    You look stunning (not only) in shorts and this feature is well deserved! Congratulations, Adrienne!

    Lady of Style

  16. July 8, 2013 / 3:43 am

    Congratulations!! YOu look fabulous.

    I like your baby shower outfit, too.

  17. July 8, 2013 / 4:27 am

    Congratulations – you look fantastic in Redbook, and I’m not one bit surprised you were chosen. My mother subscribed to Redbook when I was young, and like a lot of things “retro” I think it’s making quite a comeback. Also love your black and white shorts outfit – the leopard belt is a great touch.

  18. July 8, 2013 / 6:17 am

    You look great in both those shorts outfits – with those legs you can’t lose! Classic black and white is always a good choice, and the leopard belt makes it look cool.

    Congratulations on being featured in Redbook! They obviously know a fantastic blogger when they see one!

  19. July 8, 2013 / 8:21 am

    Congratulations on the Redbook feature! Wow! That’s so exciting! I love that look on you, as well as the black and white with leopard belt. I’m glad the Redbook editors had the good sense to see what I always bug you about–you should be a model. See? I am right! XO, Jill

  20. July 8, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Congratulations on hitting the big time and making a childhood dream come true! you do know how to rock a pair of shorts. I’m a small-town girl and our 4th was very similar.

  21. July 8, 2013 / 11:14 am

    You look gorgeous! I love your hair, it looks so wonderful 🙂
    Congratulation on being featured in Redbook! Well done 😉

    Dana, Germany

  22. July 8, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Congrats! You always look wonderful, and you deserve some big-time recognition. Mid life modeling and a second career?

  23. July 9, 2013 / 5:52 am

    Adrienne, Just catching up on my blog reading! Sounds like you had a fun fourth. Congratulations on the wonderful Redbook photo! You are hitting the big time dear!!! Seriously cool. Loved that outfit with the Lili shorts too!


  24. July 9, 2013 / 9:11 am

    Now thats a tiny town when a dressed up goat shows up for the day! Looks like everyone had a great time! It was a relaxing one here this year. A little warm and with only four weeks to go till our first little one is due, I was ready for a low key weekend. Hopefully I will get back in the rythm of blogging when the house starts in a few months. Hope your having a great day! -Tonya

  25. July 9, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    You are beyond fabulous.
    I love the idea of dressed up goats, LOL.

  26. July 9, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    Congratulations on your Redbook debut! That is so cool! You must be chuffed 🙂

  27. July 12, 2013 / 7:52 am

    I’ve always thought you were model material Adrienne – congratulations! I loved this look on you!

  28. July 13, 2013 / 6:00 am

    Dearest Adrienne,
    LOVELY photo of you in Redbook; that is just picture perfect. No wonder you are in there. Keep it up, you of any women can pull this off.

  29. July 27, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    You look beautiful! I am featured in the top left corner. How exciting it was to get the news that I would be featured! I’m sure you felt the same!

    Great blog, by the way. I love the “Two Generations” feature!


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