weekend gear is all about comfort. am i right? what trumps a pair of hard-working sneakers? nothing. so it’s time to dust off my white tennies and put them to the test. several stops on saturday’s to-do list included nurseries as our front porch is coming to life this week. and maybe our patio too if i get my act together. this year, i’ve staked out an area devoted to hummingbirds, but i’m still researching the best plants to attract this charming bird. any suggestions? but if you’ve walked the nursery aisles, hunting for perennials and annuals, you know a comfy pair of shoes is a must.
this pair of Boden chinos is the perfect partner with white sneakers. and who can resist stripes? this tried-and-true wardrobe staple never gets old. especially when it comes in a variety of colors. isn’t this orange rendition bright and breezy? long sleeves came in handy as the weather decided to take a nose dive. that’s when a third layer comes into play, and nothing’s better than a sweater to chase the chill away.
pants | similar tee | similar sweater | keds | similar handbag | bangle | leather bracelet | c/o watch
many of you ask what watch to wear and when. and while the true watch aficionado in our house is mr. style every once in awhile i exchange my everyday watch for a casual look. last christmas i partnered with macy’s and chose this citizen eco-drive white leather strap that i knew would come in handy once summer rolled into town. i have to admit i’m impressed with a watch that never needs a battery. eco-drive watches generates its own power from light.
all right, gang, that’s all i have today. let’s get this week started. happy monday!
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
You are always so cute! I love your classic style.
Classic casual. I almost always have a sweater wrapped over my shoulders–helps even in the air-conditioned summers we have here.
Most any flowers attract hummingbirds, but they love long tubular flowers: our red honeysuckle on our arbor, they love petunias, bee’s balm, cleome, Just remember not to add red dye to the nectar–they are harmed by it, and they’ll find it without the red color. But in all honesty, they like most any flower! We always put feeders out, but I admit, if we have lots of flowers, they prefer to head right there over the feeder! We see them all over our garden. We have a huge, meandering bed, with tons of flowers. We have tons of perennials and always plant annuals, too, and have potted flowers scattered around as well. We’re big bird feeders and gardeners. And our bluebird house has a new batch of 5 babies–we’re psyched! We’re doing our part to save them.
Have fun at the nursery–my favorite thing to do this time of year–all that color and the gorgeous smells!
I love your style! -A lecture I went to on building a hummingbird garden emphasized that we should look for plants that resemble ice cream cones and dinner plates to attract the little guys.
I like the lighter pants! Nice switch.
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