Magenta and lace for the win

Fuchsia / magenta is my favorite color in the world. For one thing, it looks good on me. For another I just love it, okay. So when I ran across this magenta tank top, I knew it had to be mine. Paired with my beige lace shorts and black patent leather peep toe flats, it makes a nice understated classy summer look. You could almost wear this to work, depending on how long your shorts have to be at the place you work.

 

Fuchsia top + beige lace shorts

 

What is your favorite color, and what does that say about you? I found this fun little website where I could see what it said about me if my favorite color was magenta. You can check it out hereI’m not sure I believe all that stuff, but it’s fun to see what the so-called ‘color experts’ have to say about who you are based on your favorite color. They talk about all the basic colors and a few others, but if your favorite color is, for example, chartreuse green, you may have to just click on the link for people who like green.

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace + copper earrings

 

This was such a fun place to do photos. We just happened to decide to go to the back side of MHCC to shoot photos on some of the paths in the woods and discovered instead all of the art buildings – actually covered with artwork on the outside. I may have to go back again some time soon because I’m pretty sure I only saw half of it that day.

P.S. It’s my birthday today. Just wanted to throw that out there. Haha.

 

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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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