I hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Father’s Day!
Today, after a busy weekend at the Symphony and brunch in Ballyntyne, I’m ready for a bit of a more laid back week. This outfit, an off-white sleeveless linen shirt dress from Zara gives off a casual and easy breezy look.
Busy Time with Mom
I am the type that likes to be active and do things. I do consider myself a homebody to an extent, but after a few days of being home, I am ready to explore places. Tonight we are taking mom to the Symphony in the park, we’ve dined at the Ballantyne Hotel for an outdoor brunch this weekend, took her to see Rocketman ( which we both could see again!)
We have eaten well. We’ve enjoyed wine and cocktails. Mom and I made an authentic Spanish Sangria, with Brandy. It was quite delish!
Our area is surrounded by nearly 100 Vineyards in NC, and we spent the day with my mom, sister and niece at Daveste Vineyards. We are ones to enjoy dry fruit-forward wines, and mom loves Rose, so Scuppernong and Muscadine are not our choices. The pond and waterfall, along with the grounds and people at the Vineyard made for a lovely day, along with our packed picnic. We have had a blast!
We will be hitting the pool this coming week and I am ready to begin reading some of these books- Daisy Jones and the Six, and She Was Gone.
I do love color and am also a fan of classic neutrals. I mentioned before that when you wear neutrals, patterns and texture add more interest to the look. Living in the South, and nearing menopause, you could say I have a tendency to sweat a bit. 😉 So, I have really developed an affection for linen over the past 3 years. I know it wrinkles, but it doesn’t bother me now. It really does keep you cool!
This shirt dress is easy to wear, has detailed stitching, and can be worn in several ways.
I love to dress up a shirt dress with a silk neck scarf, in one of my favorite patterns ( snakeskin) and also pieces of gold jewelry.
You could wear this dress open as a duster with a cami and a pair of trousers.
I’ve been quite happy with this belt purchase from mango, as I love the texture, the wood and the rich chocolate brown color. I’ve dressed up a maxi dress here, in my post last week, and added it to this look for a change.
I am big on straw and rattan bags as you know, and this light Mango clutch was from last year.
I’ve styled this look with a gold bracelet( c/o), ring (c/o) and gold ball drop earrings. For a subtle change, I am wearing some blush pink espadrille wedges which is a soft neutral I chose instead of black or brown.
What is on your agenda of things to do this summer? Are you styling neutral looks for summer?
Have a great day!
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