Reading recent threads encouraging us to post more reminded me to share more of myself as so many of you generously do. Honestly, I take many selfies, but I don't post them. So, here are some from the past few months. I've PicStitched some so there wouldn't be as many.
#1-3 I wanted to show my new purchase, a Massimo Dutti sky blue cotton blazer, which I love and plan to use a lot this summer, with jeans and as I wore it in early June with my white Banana Republic ones and my Vince Camuto cage heel sandals.
I also paired it with my old Banana Republic cropped windowpane pants, my Lush white blouse from Nordstrom, coral Vince Camuto cage sandals and a coral and silver necklace that was a gift from a friend.
Any suggestions on how I can enjoy this blue blazer in different ways is greatly appreciated. I may try it with the H & M blue print blouse that Janet, Suz and a few others purchased (shown in #3 with the yellow Halogen skirt).
#4-5 The Stateside striped tee Angie mentioned in the above blog post has been worn often and I wore it on the plane for a trip to the Midwest last week. It's so comfortable. Here it is with my Democracy skinnies and an old pair of blue animal-print Aerosole pumps. I added the navy J. Crew schoolboy blazer for in case I was cool on the flight.
#6-8 While this neckline may not be my best, I had a boho moment and saw this pretty Lovestitch cream and aqua print drawstring blouse and had to have it. I've worn it with jeans and this turquoise Ann Taylor skirt. The sandals are Fibi & Clo and I love the curved feature of the sandal as it camouflages my bunions. These were one of my first purchases from YLF.
#9-10 This cream and blue Boden dress is from last year and I added my Banana Republic cream denim jacket and Fibi & Clo sandals with a J. Crew fedora. I wore this to a car show on Father's Day.
#11 I'm twirling in a blue print Loft dress which is a favorite, as it feels so comfortable any summer day.
#11 Marley inspired me with this sleeveless blue J. Crew blouse I'm wearing with white Banana Republic jeans. I also wear it with my grey American Eagle skinnies.
#12-13 Here are three fun photos from my birthday weekend (June 8) that I celebrated with my twin sister (she's eight minutes younger) and my brother (six years younger) treated us to lunch in downtown Los Angeles. It was a great day.
#14 One more photo biking at a B & B, which always give me great joy and a feeling of freedom. I threw on my Vince tee and American Eagle grey jeans. One of these days (maybe next year?!) I'm going to sign up for a nice, gentle bike tour abroad, like VBT or any other tour company that comes highly recommended. If you can recommend one, please let me know!
#15-16 Okay, saving the questionable for last. I, too, have been considering going natural, aka grey, and letting go of my years of color to embrace the real me underneath. Scary? Yes. But, not overly so, since I like saying "yes" to life as it comes.
Today, I played around with pushing my hair back to see the natural growth and I saw a glimpse of my paternal grandmother. Of course, I wouldn't wear my hair like this, as I prefer fringe or bangs on my forehead to frame my long face. I took the photos to show my natural color as best as I could for you. This is trust, sisters.
I deeply admire the YLF ladies who've shown the courage, grace and beauty to do this. I'm looking in their direction and considering taking the same steps.
After several miscommunicated highlighting appointments (where my hair is too solid and yellow) I hope that I can convey that I want highlights that will work with my natural hair color. We'll see what happens. I would appreciate your thoughts on this, if you have any. Do you think I can wear grey well?
Thank you for taking a look at all of this, if you're still here. I hope this wasn't too long of a post for you. I guess that means I should post more regularly. I value everyone here on this site for your kindness and contributions.
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