Happy Wednesday and hope you are having a great start to June. The weather has been pretty nice here so far due to clouds and rain. It is so sad watching all of the areas devastated by rain and floods. Praying for everyone affected by this weather. I hope you are all safe out there. I am so excited that Bill and I are going to Santa Fe soon and will be having really cool dry weather. No allergies (from what I hear) and it will be a good hair day every day. Very exciting if you have frizzy hair like I do. Maybe I won’t even take my flat iron!!!
MATCHING SETS – J.McLAUGHLIN
I have shared before that I have discovered shopping at J.McLaughlin this season and have found such cute outfits. I featured How to Style Patterned Jeans and then Scallops Are Everywhere This Season recently on Fashionomics blog. I wanted to talk about matching sets – a trend this season. The good news is that it has taken me so long to get these posts written that lots of items are on sale!! Woohoo!! I love this navy floral classic top (on sale $69.90) and matching cigarette pant (on sale $79.90). I especially think I need this long pink cashmere cardigan sweater (on sale $159.90) in Santa Fe! It comes in 7 colors including navy which would also be pretty with this outfit. I am obsessed with this bamboo top handle bag and also this darling bamboo clutch. You will find lots of great looking summer bags in straw, bamboo and leather.
I also found some cute Matching Sets on Bloomingdales site. This one reminds me of Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke show. (this is really showing my age) Or maybe it is a style that Jackie or Audrey wore. So very classic. I really didn’t know that they sold outfits with 2 pieces together for one price these days. This is kind of an interesting collection of different designers. It is definitely a trend this season. A lot of the sets were too young for me, as usual!!
MATCHING SETS – BLOOMINGDALES
I am sure there are a lot of other examples of this fashion trend but I thought Bloomingdales had a good variety and I wanted to share these with you so you get the idea. Of course these can be worn as separates but it is kind of cool that these are sold as a matching set. Many of the ones I did not feature show the midriff and I am way out of that category.
Don’t you think this is the perfect vacation outfit? You could take white or blue jeans, a navy tee shirt, jean jacket, a dressy blouse, a mule and you would have so many outfits for different scenarios on your trip. This is perfect because it is sleeveless for touring in the daytime but you have this gorgeous cashmere sweater for the cool evenings. I don’t know about you but I am ready for a relaxing vacation and Santa Fe is sounding just perfect. I am going to read Where The Crawdads Sing, get a massage, take naps and eat great food!!! Hope you have some fun plans this summer!! XO Debby
SHOP DEBBY’S OUTFIT
PHOTOGRAPHY – Mary Summers Hafner
RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Tara Sparks Jett