Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No, I Do Not Want To Be Your Friend...Summer!

Worn to work Tuesday, June 21







Worn to work Monday, June 20





Things I learned looking at these photos while preparing this post...
-My boobs are still really big.
-All the weight lifting and working out I have been doing is definitely showing in my shoulders and hips
-I am not petite
-I am ok with all of the above!
-My camera is having focus issues...I have a headache
-It is hot out...summer is finally here...I was covered in sweat by the time I finished taking these photos


I know I have said it before, but I will say it again (side effect of having kids, I repeat myself)... not a fan of summer and the heat.  When the temperature is above 75, I dress for comfort...a dress, or a tank top and a skirt...not very exciting, but I do try to add excitement with jewelry and shoes.

Someone recently commented that I usually wear a colored top with a statement necklace.  At first, I was slightly offended that someone was commenting that I tended to wear the same outfit formula each day...boring!  I know, it was just an observation on the commenter's part, not a negative. Then, the next morning, I found my self standing in my closet, with a bright tank top, looking for a chunky necklace without even thinking...hmmmm.... While style blogging has pushed me to think outside my comfort zone...tucking things in, belts, button downs, layering, maxi skirts...I still tend to go with what got me here...my basics.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

You always dress to look your best, you know what works and that's a good thing.

I love that bright purple tank on you and the dress is fantastic!

LyddieGal said...

We all tend to develop certain formulas for dressing - we find something we like, so it's natural to want to duplicate it.
I think there are enough variations of colored tops and statement necklaces that you could do it forever and not get too bored.

Rebecca said...

There's nothing wrong with sticking to what works and looks great on you. It has been too cold for me lately in MN, but I love the summer heat.

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

looooove this necklace, it's the perfect pop of color!

Allison said...

Glad to hear some positive body talk! I have a love/hate relationship with my boobs. Hope to one day be fully accepting of them haha. As you know, summer is not my friend as well.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I'm kind of a heat wimp too but I'm soooo ready for something other than gray, cool days. I think a lot of us go with what works. I agree with LyddieGal, you could do colored tops and statement necklaces forever . . . :)

Jenn

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm obsessed with tie dye and your skirt! So purdy.

Tysie said...

I'm loving both these looks - you may hate summer but you sure look good doin' it!

Anne said...

That's pretty much how I dress most of the time during the summer too. Thank goodness for cute shoes and jewelry!

Fashion Momma said...

I seriously want to fist fight summer. So you're in good company, but you look amazing! I have that Old Navy dress in goodnight nora (navy blue) and LOVE IT. so comfy!

Tara said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with having a go-to wardrobe pattern that you build off of when you're putting an outfit together. You are a busy woman, so anything to make life easier is a good thing. Besides, I think you always look fantastic, and I hadn't even noticed your 'pattern' until you pointed it out :)

I am absolutely in love with the maxi skirt in the first outfit, by the way.