Remember my story about revisiting JC Penney’s? I bought two items on that shopping trip: a pair of printed jeans and this white dress. I decided to return the jeans because the fit wasn’t quite right, but the frock stayed in my closet. It’s quickly becoming a warm-weather favorite. A large polka dot pattern is woven into the dress material giving the simple fabric a little extra flair. The manufacturer lined the dress in cotton, a nice touch. It helps combat the see-through factor. A well-designed, well-made bargain from JCP and a perfect dress for summer! Continue Reading →
Summer outfits and things worn at the beach
Printed jeans - just the idea seems kind of silly, like some tacky 1980′s trend come back to haunt us. Oh wait, trousers with big floral prints WERE fashionable in the 1980′s. I think I might have blocked that out right along with shoulder pads and really big hair, two other looks that are currently moving back into style.
But the new print jeans seem more elegant than the old ones. First of all jeans fit so much better now that Spandex is woven together with the cotton fibers to create the new, stretchy denim. I remember a time when jeans as tight as the one’s I’m wearing in these photos had to be pulled on with the aid of a pair of pliers. Somewhere, in fact, I have a photo of a teenage me lying down flat on the floor in the hopes of getting a new pair of acid wash Guess jeans to zip. To say they were uncomfortable was putting it mildly, but I didn’t care. I was a teenager and it was The Look. Continue Reading →
I look forward to summer all year. The long, relaxed, sunny days go by too quickly. I want to go back to the beach, dig my toes in the sand, and never say goodbye. But I can’t. The kids are back in school. The days get shorter and darker. Life goes on. Continue Reading →
Every time I wear this dress my mother exclaims “It looks so Italian!” Well, it should. It is Italian. This unusual printed cotton shirt dress was designed and manufactured in Italy by LaVia. I picked it up at a local consignment shop last year. Continue Reading →
The late summer heat wave that hit Los Angeles in early August is continuing into its third week. Even at night it’s too hot for any kind of jacket or sweater. Jeans are out, shorts are in and the best jewelry is a dangly earring that barely touches your skin. I’ve worn some version of this simple outfit almost every day this week. Continue Reading →