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Wearing: black puff sleeve top (on major sale!) / sunglasses / white drop earrings / summer lipstick / summer nail polish / snake buckle belt / basket bag (IT bag under $500) / light wash jeans (similar here) / platform sneakers /

Ah! This black top has so much staying power! I originally purchased it in the summer for 2019 for the fall season. I wore it at fashion week, which you can see my outfit below from NYFW, I am in the green skirt, spinning. I also wore it during the fall season around town, as you can see an example in the long denim skirt. Last fall, I paired it with jeans as life was extremely casual last year. This year, I am pairing it with jeans so far, but I plan to wear this top with skirts as the season progresses. Love that!

Know what else I love? It’s on major sale right now! Plus, the puff sleeves are right on trend. Love that too!

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I wore this black top the other day when I went to Santana Row with my Mom for lunch. We walked around, looked at make-up at Sephora, checked out all the cute new jewelry at Kendra Scott, and enjoyed lunch at Left Bank. I had the Vegan Cassoulet, which was delicious, and my Mom enjoyed the salmon. Yummy!

So, if you have been following along, you know I have been on a doctor-ordered diet. I have lost almost twenty pounds now, so these jeans are new! I wore them at Disneyland, and now I am wearing them often since they are one of three bottoms which fit me. These jeans are comfy, and very on trend for summer. Love! I also plan on getting this pair for the fall season. I love a darker wash in the fall.

Shop my late summer summer look and this puff sleeve top on sale:

If you are looking for a versatile top, which is not basic, this is the one! You can’t beat the sale price too. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Back to life and friends

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Wearing: sunglasses / summer lipstick / I forgot to wear earrings! / stripe puff sleeve top (under $50) / summer nail polish / straw tote bag (under $500) / wide leg jeans / black belt with snake buckle / grey espadrilles /

I am so excited the economy is opening back up! Last week, I was able to meet up with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun for the first time since everything shut down last year. It was so emotional and amazing to see her in person, and to be able to talk non-stop; and talk non-stop we did!

We met up at Santana Row and enjoyed a delicious lunch at Straits. If you are local, and haven’t eaten there yet, what are you waiting for? The food is delicious! It’s an Asian fusion menu with healthy options available. Since I am on a diet, it was really easy to find something healthy and delicious on their menu. I enjoyed the Fuji apple and prawn salad as well as the roti appetizer, which I shared with Dawn.

After lunch, we took a walk around Santana Row and browsed through several shops. It was such a nice day, and we were having so much fun, we walked across the street to Valley Fair!

We took a walk around Valley Fair and window shopped; especially where there were handbags. haha. How fun are these teeny, tiny little handbags at the Jimmy Choo shop! They were literally doll sized. I don’t think a phone could fit inside, just maybe keys and a lipstick? They were so cute! I tried to find them on their website for you, but they aren’t there. If you have a Jimmy Choo boutique where you live, go check them out. They’re so cute and fun!

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The entire excursion was a little over two hours, then I had to go and pick up my kids from school; another fun thing that has reopened! Yay!

In order to ensure I was comfortable, and ready for a lot of walking, I wore these soft and comfy espadrilles. They are a fabulous go-to shoe for warm days; it was in the mid-80’s. The jeans were comfy too, and of course the tee was perfect for the weather! I really am addicted to these puff sleeves! It might be my favorite trend of the year!

Shop my casual shopping look online:

I am looking forward to June 15 when the state officially reopens! Fingers crossed we end our mask mandate soon too. What have you been up to lately now that things are reopening?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Casual in puff sleeves

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Wearing: white and gold drop earrings / sunglasses / summer lipstick / puff sleeve top / snake buckle belt / bead bracelets / chain cuff / summer nail polish / classic cut jeans (under $50) / chunky chain pouch in dark brown / classic black mule loafers /

This pink puff sleeve top is the same top you have seen me wear in stripes. I love my striped top so much, which I purchased last fall, that I decided to get one in another color! This coral-pink hue is cheery and fun for the spring and summers seasons. Love it!

The puff sleeve trend is so much fun. While it is reminiscent of the 1980s, puff sleeves in 2021 are not nearly as dramatic as they were back in the day; making them easy and fun to wear on a daily basis. I love pairing this casual puff sleeve tee with my classic jeans; which happen to be a little loose on me! I have been starting to lose the weight I gained during quarantine. Yay!

Puff sleeves are definitely my favorite trend this year. I love how this simple sleeve adjustment can make any outfit, casual or dressy, look fresh and new. What is your favorite trend this year?

Shop my puff sleeves and denim look online:

I want to give a quick shout-out to this handbag. It’s the perfect size for daily wear; and the chain is surprisingly comfortable and not awkward at all! Stay tuned for my full review later this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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