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A Few Bits and Bobs- Things I Am Loving Right Now


I just love that. Bit and Bobs. Very colorful and fun way of saying, “some of this and that” in British slang.

Bits and Bobs- Things I am Loving Right Now

First, that it is officially summer.  Fall certainly is my favorite season, but I have enjoyed summer, especially last year, when we would spend days on “the lazy river”. What I affectionately call my brother and sis-in-laws pool, as we all seem to have a floaty to ourselves! Lounging in a pool floaty and enjoying the day is quintessential summer. I bought a giant 2 person swan years ago and finally put it to use.

I love the eating out, the family times, the trips, the pace. Longer nights. Outdoor concerts.

Don’t get me wrong, sweating profusely is not a love of mine, but I have created a summer wardrobe for the South. I am sure you are now aware of just how much “linen crazy” I went this year.  Looking on-line and Poshmark, I’ve found some wonderful linen pieces to mix and match with your current wardrobe. The relaxed vibe, with a structured look is really appealing to me, with linen suits that you can put together on a budget.

Here is the J Crew Factory Holland Blazer I wore in white, and in green. They currently have it in white, pink and bright red.

These longer linen shorts are on sale from Banana Republic Factory and come in 2 shades.

Paperbag shorts that come higher on the waist are quite flattering, if you are one to wear shorts.

This wide leg pant in 4 colors is on sale until Saturday. A steal at $18.

This high rise linen-cotton pant is tailored and beautful. It also comes in a multitude of colors.

Read my most recent LINEN posts here:

Elevate Your Summer Style- Green Linen Blazer

What to Wear in the South on Those Hot Days

Fashion Accessories I Recommend in the Summer


Third, I just bought a few books for some summer reading. I’ll have to keep you posted on what I think more into the books.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister is a thriller with some twists and turns. Only pages in, I am loving the concept of how do you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles from Amazon

“The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a Showtime/Paramount series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov.

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.”


I mentioned to you that I had set a goal, among three or four, that I would be able to paddleboard this summer, when just last August, Pudendal Neuralgia reared its head. By sticking to my PT exercises, and being motivated to be out on the water, I did just that a few weeks ago. I am sure I mentioned that we have an electric pump which inflates the board in about 10-15 minutes, and I am told to be on the paddleboard for about 20, but it is a goal. It doesn’t mean I will forever stay at 20 minutes, but slowly add increments. It was such a good feeling of doing something I didn’t think I would be able to do right now. It is such a “peaceful, easy feeling” being out there.

I talked about doing something you didn’t think you could on this REEL. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I would love if you would. I post other things there that I don’t always post on the blog.

( my board)

Smoked Salmon – Oh, my hubby makes such a great smoked salmon for picnics and get togethers, or just if we want it for a meal outside on the deck. A few Christmas’ ago, I bought him THIS ONE.

It’s a great price and you don’t have to have one of the large smokers, this box goes on top of the grill.

The recipe he uses includes a brown sugar and brandy rub! HERE it is, if you’d like to try ti! I know I mentioned this, but I could eat seafood every day!

My Clara Sunwoo Outfits

USE MY CODE EDS10 FOR 10% off on the website .

I’ve been changing up my linen wardrobe for my Clara Sunwoo, as the pieces keep you just as cool. I love how they flow, and its just a light, fresh change too. CHECK OUT MY LASTEST REEL. 

I love this dress as it is so flattering, and drapes wonderfully on . The crushed silk fabric and blue floral is so pretty. I write about it in THIS POST

Since the hot pink or magenta color is the color of the year, there is more than one option to get this color in liquid leather, the knit that is washable, and that Oprah loves too.

Fushia Liquid Leather blazer

Cropped Magenta Liquid Leather Tuxedo Blazer

Magenta Liquid Leather Signature Jacket

Like I said… Bits… 

Sally Hansen Insta Dry – The Future is Fuchsia

If you do your nails yourself and you want that bright fuchsia shade, this nail polish dries quickly!

Gel Nails- Essie – if you like to do yours yourself, in a bright pink shade and top coat

GATHERALL – Use code trygatherall for 10% off . I’ve been wearing this strapless bra now for 2 seasons and do love how it looks under clothes, no pinching either. I have amassed a few one shoulder tops this year, and it works well. ( I just laughed out loud to myself) as I have this strapless bra under the heading, “bits”… haha!

What Bits and Bobs are you loving right now? 

Have a great weekend!
Jess xx



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    Posted at 01:54h, 26 June Reply

    […] and look forward to that. I see lots of pool days this summer. If you missed my post on “Bits and Bobs, what I am loving right now”, have a read. I may just have a few book suggestions in there as […]

  • jodie
    Posted at 18:03h, 23 June Reply

    Isn’t the Gatherall bra just so great?? I swear I won’t go back to a traditional strapless. Between it and body tape, I feel like I can wear any summer top.
    And I have those BR factory linen shorts. They are fabulous and there is a less expensive pair almost like them at Old Navy,

  • Leslie Clingan
    Posted at 14:53h, 23 June Reply

    Gorgeous in that blue and white dress. I am so proud of your paddle boarding. Didn’t realize the boards were inflatable. It does feel grand to accomplish something you weren’t sure you could do.

    So guess what? This weekend I am going to find and try on BR linen shorts. Saw a very cute pair online but want to try them on. Fingers crossed they work.

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