Today DH and I went out to do errands together for the first time in about 4 months. The high 80’s (F) and super high humidity of the past week finally subsided and it was in the low 80’s and dryer, so wearing lightweight pants and a sleeved top was possible , especially in the morning. We went to a home reno store, TJmaxx, and the grocery store, all in the same shopping area. DH has done 95% of our grocery shopping for many years, and was completely used to the Covid restrictions, but grocery shopping under Covid was a brave new world for me.

I can wear warm or cool tones but have mostly leaned toward warm ones and darker colors in the last few years. Starting very late last year I’ve been wanting to try some lighter neutrals, and also some cooler colors. I’m not exactly sure why, but it felt right. I can point to a few specific inspirations: 1) Last November Inge posted about this blogger, and I especially liked her last outfit in lavender and toffee 2) Lisa P posted this outfit in early May, of light tan and blush. I started using Instagram a couple of months ago and found an Austrian woman with coloring like mine and styles that appeal to me, who wore a lovely tan/blush outfit.

So…today I wore this outfit of blush and cooler brown tones. The sandals are from last year, but the top, jeans, and bag are new this year. And the mask is new

1. Mask
2. John Paul Richard (Macys) Lace trim top; the “lace” is more like macramé or crochet than traditional lace, which I prefer. Love this top so much I duplicated in two other colors.
3. Levis skinny jeans
4. Sofft sandals. I had to add some self-adhesive padding to the inside of the toe strap to get them to fit right, and I need to add more because they have stretched. This brand of sandals is not so good for low volume feet unless the strap at the front is adjustable.
5. Brahmin cross body. Found this at TJmaxx and combined with rewards coupons cost me $10
6. Watch, bracelet, earrings (no photo), and a gold charm from my Grandmother’s very chunky charm bracelet worn on a chain. This charm is a bunch of grapes, given to her by a friend who got it on a trip to Portugal.

It’s been many, many, years wince I wore pink. I don’t know why my preferences have shifted, but I like it now, especially in softer versions.

Comments, suggestions welcome as always!

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