What to Wear When Your Not Sure What to Wear………Casual Style

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In Arizona, Summer seems to last forever.  When the rest of the country is enjoying the beginning of fall and cooler tempetures, Phoenix is still dealing with  another month of 100 degree days!

I am not a fan of summer clothes, I love sweaters, boots and dark colors.  This creates a lot of wardrobe dilemma’s for me, I live in Arizona and wearing shorts, tee shirts and sundresses are the norm for  hot weather survival  for most people.   I tend to only want to spend money on winter clothes but still need to dress for hot weather.

I have found that my go to uniform for going out during the hot months are a nice pair of dress jeans, a dressy white sleeveless top, statement jewelry and pretty high heels.

This is my go to uniform and the best part is this combo will take you from a dressy dinner to a backyard party.  When the weather finally begins to cool down this look is perfect with a blazer or a colorful sweater.

This weekend, we will be going to an outdoor cocktail party and the we are looking at a low of 82 degrees! At least the drinks will keep me cool!

Top:  Anthropology.  Similar Here

Jeans: J Brand, High Waist Skinny Jeans

Necklace:  J Crew, Similar Here

Shoes: Louboutin Pointy Pumps

 

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Perfect Travel Outfit

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Flying on planes these days is like an episode of The  Hunger Games.  Only the strong survive!  Figuring out how much to pack in the carry on, rushing through security, hoping the grumpy TSA agent doesn’t single you out for an encounter that usually requires a drink first, and the endless delays and missed connections are just part of the warm up activities. 

The real competition begins when fighting for overhead space for the carry on you so thoughtfully packed.  Once seated you are usually framed between people who are stressed, forgot to use deodorant or decided to bring their own homemade stinky fish sandwich.  Don’t even get me started about the awkward dance for elbow space on the armrest!

As a matter of sanity, I finally got TSA pre-check  approved and try to upgrade my seating as often as possible.  The one thing I have perfected is being comfortable and wearing clothes that are made for the long haul. 

My favorite travel tops this summer were the short sleeved Athleta Tee’s,   I got one in every color.  They were perfect for layering and easy to wash and wear. 

Comfy pull on black pants (those tiny airplane bathrooms don’t allow for much room to bother with buttons and zippers) made of stretchy material that will not wrinkle are my go to pants.  I love these by Tribal.

As for Shoes, I am sold on Vionics.  I got a black pair and am going to go back and buy them in other colors. They are so comfortable and easy to get on and off.  I walked through Europe in them and my feet never hurt!

A lightweight sweater is a must, I love soft cotton and this summer I used this pretty Pink one by Free People.

  I personally loved my 3 piece  luggage set by London Fog. It was on sale at Macy’s and very well made.  I hate carrying a heavy purse so this super lightweight  Cross body Bag was perfect for stuffing everything I needed into it  and still having both my hands free. 

Stay Tuned for My Pack it Like a  Pro packing tips…………

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RED, My Go To Color

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Do you ever find yourself drawn to certain colors over and over again?  I do depending on my mood. When I have something special going on or a big event where I want to celebrate or be in control  I almost always find myself drawn to the color red.

I think the psychology of color is fascinating. According to  a recent article I red in Color Matters, “Red traditionally symbolizes  extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and ADVENTURE!”.

It is interesting to me that red is the color of adventure because that is my theme for 2018, Say Yes To ADVENTURE!

I have always been drawn to the color red.  I love red lipstick, nail polish, shoes and dresses. A lot of my favorite things are red; sunsets, rubies, cabernet wine, ladybugs, roses, strawberries and the bottom of Louboutin shoes!

What’s your go to color? 

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My Red for Today,

Top: Athleta

Jeans; J Brand High Waist Skinny

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Sunglasses: Etnia Barcelona (Mine are prescription, I ordered through my  eye Doctor)

Lipstick: Trish McEvoy

Nail Polish: Nars