Twirling into the end of summer

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wearing: gold and white hoop earrings (under $20!!) / lipstick / black and white scarf dress / purple nail polish / black croc stamp satchel-fall 2018 (under $300!) / black patent pumps (old, also love this pair) /

Last Saturday night was so much fun! My friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun invited me to attend the Mimi Tran fashion show with her at Santana Row. I am so happy she did! It was a blast sitting front row with her and seeing Mimi Tran’s latest collection take the catwalk.

I decided to wear my new black and white scarf dress which I bought when I was in Florida visiting the first Chico’s store on Sanibel Island. My original plan was to belt the dress, but the belt wouldn’t stay put, so I took it off and wore the dress sans obi belt; and I loved it! The hemline is so much fun, and the dress construction is really comfortable. This was a no-fuss outfit which is exactly what you want to wear when it’s time to have fun!!

Although summer is still in full swing, I am craving the fall season. The recent evening and morning fog have me feeling fall; and I had my first pumpkin pie latte at a local coffee shop. So, let’s just say I am trying to make fall happen. 😉

This fall dress is easy to wear right now, as long as the temperatures stay under 80 like we have had recently. When the weather cools down, I plan on wearing this dress casually with a moto jacket and western style booties. It will be a great daytime dress! The dress can also be glammed up with a necklace and sparkling earrings. Did you hear crystal chandelier earrings for daytime are coming back? Oh, I need to dig out my old pairs and start wearing them! But I digress. . .

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Are you still feeling summer, or are you craving fall like me?

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*photo credit: Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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The ultimate no iron shirt for women

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wearing: lipstick / convertible necklace (wearing middle tier) c/o Chico’s (last seen here) / white tank top / blue and white stripe no iron shirt for women c/o Chico’s / mixed metal bracelets / Dior summer nail polish / summer tote bag (full review here) / white and silver watch / fall 2018 jeans / black espadrilles (super comfy and on major sale!!)

One of my least favorite activities to do around the house is the ironing. I have to lug the ironing board out of the laundry room, open it (and mine always sticks), then I have to pull out the iron, heat it up, tell the kids not to run in the house because they will knock it over and die, and then I have to iron out all the wrinkles on an article of clothing only to have it re-wrinkle when someone puts it on or sits in the car. It’s like an endless cycle-much like that run-on sentence of mine explaining why I don’t like to iron!

When I was working with Chico’s on my travel wardrobe for my recent trip to Seattle, they suggested I try out their no iron shirt too. I don’t normally wear men’s style shirts, but the thought of a wrinkle free garment sparked my interest, so I accepted it! My husband has a closet full of wrinkle-free dress shirts he wears for work, which I have always envied, so I wanted one too! His clothing is professional, yet it’s all wash and wear. Why can’t women’s clothing be wash and wear too?

This no iron shirt for women from Chico’s is a dream come true. While it can get an occasional crease from sitting in the car, it doesn’t look like it needs any ironing; and it comes out of the wash wrinkle free. Love that!

The menswear trend is still going strong as we head into the fall season. So, I love being able to wear it now. This shirt is classic, and offers both the menswear look, and feminine appeal. I love the 3/4 sleeves and chic button row on the back. It’s like a classic suit shirt with a twist. This shirt can easily be worn under a blazer during the day at work, then when the blazer is removed, it can carry you into the weekend. Love!

I wore this outfit the other day at Santana Row when I met my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun for lunch at Pizza Antica. It was really comfortable and easy to wear in the hot weather. I’m not as tan as I look in the photo of us together, but maybe we can pretend I am that tan?? haha I really wish I was!

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Circles and stripes

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wearing: red and gold earrings / nautical stripe shirt (under $20!) / lipstick / white and silver watch / side stripe jeans / blue circle bag / Chanel summer nail polish / silver mules /

Now that summer is in full swing, my fitness routine has been on track. I’m so excited to be able to announce I have already lost four pounds! Yay!!

Although my clothing sizes haven’t changed, I feel good knowing what I am doing is working. I have been getting in five workouts per week, and counting all of my calories in the MyFitnessPal app. I have also been trying to avoid sweets; although it’s hard with all the kids home from school in the summer. They love getting ice cream to cool down. I have to make sure I watch that; I really love ice cream!

This top is turning out to be my favorite summer tee. It’s a tee with a twist! It has all the comfort of a tee-shirt, without looking frumpy or basic. I love the little front twist. I paired it with my red earrings because I was starting to feel the 4th of July vibe. It also looks cute with white earrings, silver, gold, or rose gold. Love!

There are so many ways to wear this cute little tee. It looks great with shorts, denim skirts, white skirts, and casual trousers. The back of the shirt has a little bit of elastic which keeps the waist in place so it doesn’t flop wide like a crop top. It’s amazing that it is priced under $20! Love that detail!

Nautical stripes are so classic, and front twists are a hot summer trend. I love that this top features a classic stripe pattern with an on-trend twist. Are you wearing the twist tee trend this summer? What do you think of it?

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