the perfect casual summer outfit

it’s always a privilege partnering with Ann Taylor. this brand represents the modern woman offering timeless classics with a modern twist. Ann is never dull with a bright color palette always in stock as well as subtle neutrals. if you’re in the mood for a feminine flirty dress, jazzy wide-leg paisley pants, or a pair of Bermuda shorts Ann has your back. but if i’m ever in need of a new pair of shoes Ann Taylor carries everything from sneakers to sandals to a sexy stiletto. Ann Taylor also offers sizing for Petites, curvy and tall. how’s that for catering to the modern woman?  but today it’s all about casual summer ease.  i’ve got the the perfect casual summer outfit for you. 

what’s better than slipping into a cute but comfy pair of pants? this pair of cargo pants has slimming vertical stripes, elastic waistband and a self-tie belt. but the neutral color scheme lends itself to mixing and matching with all sorts of color schemes. today, i chose a simple flutter sleeve shell that’s chic and cool. this is the perfect summer outfit that will take me anywhere i want to go all summer long. both the top and pants are a size Medium and fit TTS.

fresh flowers for summer  

do you love adding fresh flowers to your room as much as i do? tulips are still abundant so I’ll squeeze in every minute of enjoyment. originally grown in the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey) the tulip was introduced to Holland in the sixteenth century. this flower became so popular that Tulip Mania ensued. when the price of tulip bulbs soared it created an economic bubble that then crashed in February 1637. sound familiar? some claim that a single tulip bulb sold for ten times higher than the annual wage of skilled workers.

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book club with style

with all the time at home, i’ve been doing a lot of reading this spring.  now that the weather is warm and my porch is open,  i’m spending a lot of time reading  the latest selection from my online book club – book club with Style.  this month author Samantha Downing joins us to discuss her book My Lovely Wife. join our Facebook book club with Style.  i put together past book club selections below.  

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the perfect casual summer outfit

top | pants | similar shoes

love the small details on these pants. pockets, ladies! and i do love pockets. 


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  1. Jo Anne wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    I’m a new follower from Ottawa Canada. and I luv your style! We have a lovely tulip festival in May to celebrate our long history with the Netherlands when Queen Juliana stayed in Canada during WW2 & gifted us tulips. Unfortunately, this year due to Covid 19, it’s a virtual celebration.
    Hopefully you can come & visit us sometime.

    Posted 5.27.20
  2. You look amazing in this outfit. I wish it would look as good on me!

    Posted 5.27.20
  3. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Your OOTD is a nice look and fresh for the upcoming summer days. I’ve always been able to find clothes I liked at Ann Taylor. I find myself frequently wondering how all the retail stores are faring during this pandemic. It must be tough…

    The tulips are lovely, too–my favorite flower. (My son sent me some for Mother’s Day.) Thanks for the book suggestions–I read lots and am always adding to my list of books to read.

    Posted 5.27.20
  4. Tina wrote:

    Absolutely love this outfit! You look great! I wish I could go into JJill and try it on in person but due to Covid regulations it’s complicated. Their clothing fit on me is hit or miss. I’m slim and petite so sometimes I’m swallowed by the cute clothing.

    Posted 5.28.20

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