there was a technical glitch on the blog yesterday. an entire post went AWOL! but my crack tech team resolved the issue, although i did pour a generous glass of wine in the midst of figuring things out. never a dull moment when it comes to blogging. so it’s back to business today with a new ootd (outfit of the day) i think you’re gonna like!
it’s all about shorts stories today; when the temps heat up it’s time to cool down. one of my favorite ways to do just that is with a pair of shorts. wear shorts, you ask? yes ma’am. i indeed love to wear shorts on a hot summer day. shorts can be a controversial topic for women of a certain age, but i have been and continue to be an advocate for them. so much so that not wearing shorts makes my #2 style rule every woman should break.
bermuda shorts are a must-have for spring and summer. and don’t forget beach vacations or any vacay for that matter. this pair is from Ann Taylor, available in regular, petite, and curvy. the length hits just above the knee, which is perfect. i’m wearing black shorts, but they are available in five colors. plus, gingham and chambray. this pair has been in my closet for several years that i reach for again and again. this year i chose a wrap blouse from Anthropologie that adds a little oomph thanks to its playful pattern. Anthropologie is my go-to when it comes to fun, flirty and feminine blouses. ric rac harkens back to my days as a young girl. whenever i see this iconic pattern, i’m immediately drawn to it. these ric rac espadrilles just had to be added to my shopping cart, and i’m glad they came home with me. the neutral color pattern goes with everything! of course, i had to trot out a wicker handbag (old, similar here and here) to complement the outfit. nothing screams summer more than wicker or straw handbags. although this ootd is rooted in neutrals it’s anything but boring thanks to pattern and texture.
happy thursday, ladies. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.