Closet Shopping...and Post #100
Today's post is showcasing the crisp and classic look of summer white paired with a bold color. This white pleated skirt is fully lined and ultra comfortable for a hot July day.
The bold color top adds just the right pop of color needed to make the outfit sizzle. I'm not sure of the correct color name to give this top. Is it orange, salmon, red? It tends to take on different hues depending on the color I compare it with. I like the look of solid color against solid color and the ruffles on the top add some extra "oomph" to the look. I do think the horizontal ruffle pattern tends to make me look "wider" at the waist, though, so boo on that point.
I like the combination of two textures together....pleats and ruffles. I've already styled these shoes in another post. They are by "impo" and add a dressy and contemporary vibe to the total look. See the exact shoe on sale here. Great price!
The right jewelry also adds to the classic look. I'm going with all pearls today. You can see my multi layer silver and faux pearl necklace in the previous images. Here, I add two faux pearl dangle earrings and the pearl ring my husband gave me for my 50th birthday. Kind of took the "sting" out of turning 50!
This outfit makes me feel happy to look at! For some reason, the white skirt reminds me of childhood summers when my mother would hang sheets out on the clothesline to dry in the summer sun. When we would remove the sheets from the clothesline they would be crisp and clean and have that delicious summer smell that was a mixture of sunlight, summer breezes and flower petals. Remember that? It's a happy memory to me. We've lost something, I think, with newer technology....like dryers. Although, I'm not planning on giving up my clothes dryer anytime soon!
I also want to take a moment to celebrate my 100th post today! I arrived at number 100 just a little bit before my one year blog anniversary which comes at the end of this month. I'm proud of my blog and the fact that I have made it to number 100....with, hopefully, many more posts to come! Thank you to all of my sweet readers....I appreciate your spending time with me so much.
Hope you will take a moment to leave your thoughts....about summer white outfits, or sheets hanging on a clothesline, or my 100th post, or anything else that you feel like sharing.....
Until Next Time,
(Top was purchased at Stein Mart, but I removed the tags and don't know the brand. The skirt was thrifted and is by Focus Lifestyle.)