Coral pleats and crop tops

Crushing on pleated skirts and lacy puff sleeve crop tops this week. How fun! Both items were found at Ross, so you know they were a good price, too. Plus a bonus peek at how to style a silk scarf.

Polka dot ruched lace top, Ross; coral pleated skirt, Ross; pink scarf, old; colorful handbag, given to me, old; white flats, Ross.

This outfit is so much fun. The colors are bright and cheery despite the fact that we are now heading into our gloomiest time of the year. Bright colors are my jam! It also has a bit of a romantic feel with the long pleated skirt and lacy puff sleeve top.

I started out wearing the scarf around my shoulders, tied at the waist. There was still a bit of a chill in the air. Then I tied it around my waist. At some point I tried tying it around my bun, however, it is so long, that didn’t work as well as it would have with a shorter scarf. Eventually I decided to wear it like a normal scarf.

What are your favorite ways to wear a silk scarf?

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

What to wear for a Mother’s Day brunch

Do you have a Mother’s Day brunch planned for you mother this year? Or a church brunch, family brunch, friends to get together with for a Mother’s Day tea or brunch? Here’s some ideas on what to wear for a Mother’s Day brunch!

~ Flowers are always in because Mother’s Day is in spring and mother’s love flowers. Or most do. So bring out your floral tops, skirts and dresses.

~ Pastels are still in, because, again, spring.

~ Casual but cute is always a good way to go because brunch is not as formal as a dinner. Why not wear those comfortable jeans with a nice blouse and nice shoes?

~ Cute accessories. Purses, earrings, necklaces, ect. I’m not really big into bracelets because they really bug me flopping around on my arm for some reason, yet I wear my watch every day even though I can now look at my phone for the time, and it doesn’t bug me at all. Huh. Not sure what’s up with that.

~ A maxi skirt or dress is another cute but stylish way to go.

~ Cold shoulder tops and ruffle or bell sleeves are pretty in right now. Just be careful not to get those big bell sleeves in your plate of food!

~ Capri’s and a cute tee are another fun way to go.

~ Throw on a lightweight cardigan or a cute jacket just in case it’s too cool wherever you’re having brunch and you’re good to go!

I’m looking at the skirt in the photos below thinking I would probably end up getting food all over it. Perhaps denim is a better way to go. They say jeans never get dirty, right?  (Unless they’re white or pale colored ones. Ha.)

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Flamingo Pink Kate Spade Handbag

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Gray tassel earrings

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

 

Have I mentioned that I like big buns and I cannot lie?

 

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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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