Burgundy polka dot dress

On sunny warm days, we enjoy fall, on cold days, we hibernate like a bear. Last weekend was nice – we went out into the beautiful fall world. This weekend, not so much. We hang out in bed all day and try to stay warm while contemplating sleeping our way through the cold weather… Oregonian life.

Burgundy polka dot dress, Kohl’s, cropped black button up sweater, given to me, black shoes, old, disco ball necklace and earrings, Ann Taylor Loft, beaded purse, Goodwill, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21

I love the vintage 60’s style of this dress! Super cute and fun for a rock-a-billy look or just a retro vibe. I found this on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. ‘Cause I love a good deal!

Add in some fall leaves, and you’re all set for a fun fall day.

Yep. I’m a dork. And proud of it.

 

Keep my mama in your prayers this week. She goes in for another cat scan to see how the evil cancer is doing. More tumors keep popping up. This new cat scan will determine if they need to go after any more spots with radiation or start her on the trial drug she was never on during her time in the OHSU clinical trial group the past two years. For those of you who don’t know, she was in the placebo group the whole time and doing better than everyone else in the group until they finally had to take her out and send her to radiation in February after determining that two tumors that merged together were getting too big.

As always, thank you for stopping by and thank you for any prayers sent this way as we wait to see if, yet again, another shoe, is going to drop off with the cat scan news this week.

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Shopping day – and what I kept and why

Yesterday was my son’s birthday and we took him out shopping for some clothes and then went to the Candy Basket Factory Outlet in Portland, Oregon. While he was shopping, I was trying on various outfits at Marshall’s. You’ll have to excuse the crappy cell phone pics. It’s what I had with me. And I’m not sure why I did the same pose in every single picture. Let’s just call it my fitting room pose. Ha. I ended up leaving with only one item. Can you guess which one?

Here’s what I found:

 

Burgundy Floral Jumpsuit

Burgundy Floral Jumpsuit

 

Black floral jumpsuit

Black floral jumpsuit

 

Blue and white kimono style dress

Blue and white kimono style dress

 

Gingham one-piece swimsuit

Gingham one-piece swimsuit

 

Loved the burgundy jumpsuit on me, but it had a bit of a stain on the bodice. And the material felt like silk, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get it out without taking it to the dry cleaners. What I did like was the built in bra. Nice touch for petite women like me, and with the spaghetti straps, you wouldn’t have to find a strapless bra as it’s built in. Still really like this item. Maybe another Marshall’s will have an unstained one in extra small.

The black one was a size small and fit okay, but I Iiked the fit of the extra small burgundy one with the stain better, and they didn’t have more in that color in my size. Plus, once I saw the stain, I was wondering how easy to clean this item would be. So, neither of those came home with me.

Then there was the blue and white kimono type dress. It didn’t look real flattering on, if you asked me. So a no go for that one.

I loved the gingham swimsuit, though. Still loving the gingham trend, and those little loop-de-loops in the front were a nice touch. The suit is by Jessica Simpson. So adorbs! I’d say it came home with me, but my mom was shopping with me that day and bought it so she can give it to me for my birthday in August. I’ll look surprised. August is a month and a half away, though. Wah. But if I wait until August to get a new bathing suit, there won’t be much to choose from. …Still, I want it now. Le sigh.

What trends are you loving this summer?

 

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