Saturday, July 2, 2016

Red, White and Blue...Fashion, Table Decor and Porch Vignette

Red, White and Blue Spectacular

Getting ready to celebrate the 4th? I'm showcasing red, white and blue today as I share some fashion, table decor and a porch vignette with you in true "this and that"style!  Let's begin by looking at styling for any outdoor activities that come my way this 4th of July weekend. I'm pairing a comfortable pair of blue shorts, with a white pullover top and a vest that adds some "bling" to the look. The scarf adds just the right amount of red to the look. Jean vests are pretty popular right now and I have to admit that I like the look with the shorts and top. 

Here's a look at the outfit without the vest. Which do you like better-vest or no vest? I typically wear capris or knee length shorts but I felt like this pair of shorts was long enough without looking "improper" on a lady of my age. Hope I hit the mark OK. Since I'm 5'4", I sometimes think that knee length shorts cut my legs off and give me a "dowdy" look, especially if I'm wearing tennis shoes. At my height, I border right on the line between petite and regular lengths in clothing. Now, enough of looking at me....let's move on to some table decor, shall we?

I picked up this cute reversible placemat and the two blue goblets at Dollar General the other day. This looks perfect on our little back porch table and adds a festive 4th of July look to the green porch furniture. And, should my glass of iced tea go tumbling it's no problem...the goblets are plastic!

Thought you might like to see the other side of the placemat. Cute, huh? You know I like butterflies!!

And, finally, here's a little front porch vignette I put together using our ancient front porch rocker, ferns and Impatiens. The Americana welcome sign was a gift from my last year's Secret Pal at work. Here's a little interesting trivia about the rocker....we found it on an abandoned airport runway MANY years ago when we were helping some friends move out of their house and it has been a part of our furniture ever since. You can see it needs re-caned on the seat, but that is not part of our expertise. BTW I do usually remove the basket hangers on the ferns, but since I have tended to move them around a lot this summer, I just left the hangers attached. Do you always remove your hangers from plants? 

So, that's a little bit of this and that for today! Hope you and yours enjoy a safe, happy and fun 4th of July weekend! 

Until Next Time,

Clothing Details: (This is not a paid or gifted post)
Vest: Baccini purchase at Stein Mart  (similar)
White top: Purchased LONG ago at Walmart
Shorts: erika brand from Walmart (somewhat similar)
Sandals: BM Bernie Mev,  I think purchased at Stein Mart (not similar but cute)

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Karen said...

I like both looks. The vest is more casual, while the look without the vest seems more dressed up. Really cute. I am also 5'4" and know what you mean about being sometimes petite, sometimes not! Your porch is beautiful, and your placemats and those great "glasses" are very festive! I take the hangers out, but did not notice yours till you mentioned it!

Debbie Styles Life said...

I kind of like both looks, myself. It's nice to have versatility with the look! Yes, our height can be troublesome, I think. Regular pants are often too long and yet the petite pants are usually too short. Aaarghhh!! I might still take the hangers off the ferns, once I decide exactly where I want them to stay! Ha!

Sharon said...

Debbie, your porch vignette reminds me of a quilt shop I used to visit in Burnsville. (It is now closed for business.) The shop was located in a house with a front porch. There was always a rocking chair on the front porch with some flowers in the seat and a quilt laid over the top. The quilt changed with the seasons. I always enjoyed the front porch of the quilt shop, thinking the vignette was lovely, as is yours!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. I would have liked to see that quilt shop!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Dawn Lucy for stopping by my blog! Hope you and your family enjoy the 4th, as well!

Isobel Celine said...

Very cute and adventurous!

Isobel x

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