Blue tiered maxi dress and cherry blossoms

Hope you all had a lovely Easter. The rain has finally stopped for a bit here in Oregon. So out we went in search of cherry blossoms that hadn’t been pounded right off the trees by all the rain and wind. If you seek, you may still find some. We did.

Tiered blue dress, turquoise drop earrings, rose gold purse + denim wedge sandals

I found this cute denim blue tiered, smocked waist dress at Ross. I saw it about a month ago, and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so had to retrace my steps back to the Ross I saw it at to see if it was still there. Oh joy! It was. Of course, I have a gift card to spend at TJ Max, Marshall’s or Home Goods, and haven’t been able to find anything there, but found three things at Ross. Isn’t that how it always goes? And this is why I hate gift cards so much. Hate is a pretty strong word. I dislike gift cards. I’d rather spend my money wherever I find stuff. Perhaps another day or another time I’ll find something to use my gift card on…

Tiered blue dress, turquoise drop earrings, rose gold purse + denim wedge sandals

Tiered blue dress, turquoise drop earrings, rose gold purse + denim wedge sandals

Denim blue dress, dusty blue sweater + rose gold accessories

Denim blue dress, dusty blue sweater + rose gold purse and denim wedge sandalsTiered blue dress, turquoise drop earrings, rose gold purse + denim wedge sandalsTiered blue dressTiered blue dress, turquoise drop earrings, rose gold purse + denim wedge sandals

Denim blue dress, dusty blue sweater + rose gold accessories

Here’s to spring blossoms!

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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What to wear for a Memorial Day Barbecue

With Memorial Day coming around the corner, and 4th of July right after that, patriotic barbecues are going to be the thing to do. So, just how patriotic do you want to dress while attending one of these barbecues?

Honestly, that’s up to you, but I thought for Memorial Day, just a touch of patriotism was just fine. I went with a mostly blue and white color scheme: denim star shorts, a China blue and white floral top, blue wedge heel peep toe sandals and just a touch of red with a red and white bandana headband. Slightly patriotic without being over the top. If you want to go over the top, go for it. Or save it for the 4th of July.

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

Denim jacket, given to me by a friend; China blue and white floral tank top, $3 at Rue 21; Denim star shorts, Kohl’s clearance racks, less than $10; Blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Jones New York, TJ Max clearance racks, less than $30, a birthday gift; Gucci purse, knock-off, given to me by a friend who’s husband always wanted to buy a knock of a designer purse; Silver feather earrings, Kohl’s clearance racks, super cheap with sale price + $5 off coupon, less than $5; Red bandana, pack of 3, given to me; Blue druzy pendant necklace, Nordstrom Rack, a birthday gift from my parents. Black cat eye reflective sunglasses, Rue 21, about $5 on a buy one get one half off sale, gifted to me. Whole outfit around $60. Way less than that if you count what I actually spent on it. (Closer to $10)

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Blue Denim tassel peep-toe sandals

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend to all my American friends. To the rest of you, just have a nice weekend. You can BBQ along with us if you want to. We don’t mind.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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