Many of us think of light colors and cheery patterns when we think of summer dresses. And while I have worn many frocks that fall into that category this season, I also like to wear black during the summer. This little black summer dress from Stella Carakasi is comfortable, easy to style and it’s lightweight without being too thin. The fabric is an 80% hemp, 20% polyester blend and has a 100% cotton lining (no…

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When I was a senior in high school in 1985, paisley print was all the rage. I distinctly recall my best friend buying the absolute cutest pair of bright red and violet paisley print pants on a trip to San Francisco. I coveted those pants of hers for a long, long time. That must be why, after thirty plus years later, I still remember those pants of hers and why I’m still loving paisley. I…

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Welcome to June’s How I Wear My, the 71st post in this long running fashion series! Athleisure is the sort of trend that seems especially made for the warmer months’ promise of increased outdoor activity so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to kick off the start of summer focusing on this fun fashion phenomenon. Let’s start things off with my stylish How I Wear My partner, Jill. JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “My idea of…

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. My husband and I had a whirlwind three days, attending six events beginning Friday afternoon and moving right through the weekend. It was action packed and included perfect weather, great friends, fantastic food and wine, and beautiful places. I am looking forward to telling you all about it! Before I go through the hundreds of photos Bill and I took this weekend, I thought I would show you…

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Happy June!☀️ Though summer doesn’t technically begin until June 20th, most would agree that since Memorial Day has come and gone and warm temperaures are here to stay, summer is already upon us. This means it’s finally time to put away those coats. heavy sweaters and tall boots until fall and start wearing summer clothes! My summer wardrobe has some new additions that include a couple of pieces from J. Jill’s beautiful and wearable summer…

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We had a quiet and productive Memorial Day weekend. I cooked, marketed, organized a few drawers and cabinets while Bill worked in the yard, planting our vegetable garden in the aluminum troughs he bought me for Mother’s Day. I am so thrilled to have all our starters planted! We are growing cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, lettuce and some herbs. We may also plant some corn in the ground next to the planters, as well as some…

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