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Georgia is flirting with spring big time this past week. it looks as though she’s broken up with old man winter for good! so long, see you later, until we meet again… later, much later this year. it’s time to do a happy dance and break my grill out of storage. as a matter of fact, i’ll be flipping burgers and brats tonight and enjoying this gorgeous weather – outside. so why not break out a few of my favorite wardrobe staples to boot? a Lacoste tee and chinos are a perfect choice.
today, you’ll catch a glimpse of my backyard. it will be a month or so before the buds burst into blooms, so i’ll hold off on the full reveal until then. anyone notice i’m sporting a new ‘do’? yep, it’s waaaayyyy too short, in my humble opinion. but my hairstylist just loves to get her clippers out especially with me. she definitely went above and beyond with my last haircut, as you can plainly see from today’s photoshoot. me? well, i definitely like it short, but this isn’t my favorite rendition of my ‘do.’ but, hey, hair grows, and i always like to mix things up. c’est le vie!
today’s ootd is super simple to put together and relies on wardrobe staples that help ease us from one season to the next. i’ve been a big fan of Lacoste tee’s for years, and i typically have black and white on hand. instead of reaching for white denim or white chinos, i decided to go with yellow chinos, one of the year’s Pantone colors. the other Pantone color of 2021 is gray, which looks gorgeous with yellow. when we lived in San Francisco, my master bedroom and living room were draped in shades of yellow and gray, which is a happy color combo certain to uplift and give hope. at least, that’s what Pantone claims, and i couldn’t agree more.
but back to today’s outfit, which features a black Lacoste tee and yellow chinos from Anthropologie. a pair of black ballet flats from Tory Burch is an easy choice, but a pair of white sneakers would look fantastic too! if you need a third layer for warmth, a denim jacket would be just the ticket or an iconic black leather moto jacket. as i ease into summer, this ootd will still be a good choice. simply exchange the shoes for sandals add a straw hat and tote. see how important it is to have the wardrobe basics on hand?
this utility pant from Anthropologie comes in several colors and runs tts (i’m wearing size 29) although there was a review or two that said they run big. there is some stretch to this pant but i didn’t feel as if they bagged out after wearing for several hours.