casual style


Not the pink panther

wearing: gold statement earrings / summer lipstick / black tee / pink blazer / black snake buckle belt / light wash skinny jeans / summer nail polish / bold statement ring / soft black clutch / wedges espadrilles (on major sale!) /

Oh heeeeeyyyy!! I’m wearing bold earrings and a blazer outside of a Zoom meeting! Yay! I decided I am tired of my ultra-casual, quarantine wardrobe. It is time to wear outfits again! This outfit made life feel normal-despite being paired with a mask. I couldn’t bring myself to photograph the mask with the outfit. I took these photos in front of my garage door so that I could smile and feel normal; at least in the photos.

Last week was the busiest week I have had since we started our shelter-in-place here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Like the idiot that I am, I was running in my house in socks; we have a hardwood floor. I think you know where this is going. Long story short, I had to go out into the world and get an x-ray. It looks like I injured my leg muscle, but nothing too bad. I know better than to run in the house; I mean, I tell my kids that all the time. Not quite sure what I was thinking, but it happened! haha I guess this quarantine thing is messing with my brain!

I have to admit, it was weird out there! I have only been going to the supermarket near my house, so going several miles away to my doctor’s office, then an imaging office, was weird. Everyone was in masks, and when I entered the building they took my temperature and had me use hand sanitizer. Everything appeared really clean; so I felt safe. Despite feeling safe, nothing will feel normal until businesses can reopen, and people are back to work.

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At least wearing an outfit while going out made me feel good, and normal. Everyone is out and about in sweats and workout clothing. I need to get out of that cycle, and start dressing up a little bit; even if it’s still a super casual look. I’m watching other states and areas starting to reopen. I am looking forward to the day we get there too! How are things where you are?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Happy florals to brighten the day

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pictured: silver and white earrings / lipstick / black tee / reversible floral kimono / soft and slouchy daytime clutch (review here) / black belt / spring skinny jeans / two tone spring espadrilles /

My mom snapped these photos of me the week before we went on a “shelter-in-place” here in the Bay Area. We enjoyed a walk in downtown Saratoga, and we also went out lunch. It seems like such a long time ago, but it really wasn’t. My mom was concerned about the petals on the ground since we both suffer from seasonal allergies; I really wanted to take pictures with the petals. I felt like they were pretty and spring-like.

This reversible kimono is part of my spring capsule wardrobe, and it’s a great way to enhance a casual spring look. Especially now, when we are all at home and only going out in public to buy groceries, grab take-out food, or visit the pharmacy. This kimono can brighten any jeans and tee look. I love clothing which can put a smile on my face. This floral kimono is happy and cheerful; something we all need right now.

I’m look forward to everyone getting healthy, and the shelter-in-place getting lifted. When that happens, I will likely live in this kimono on an almost-daily basis. It’s the perfect outfit enhancer.

I hope you are all doing well, and if you are on lockdown too, check out my tips section! I am alternating between tips and spring coverage during this time.

You can the flip-side of this kimono here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Casual spring day in jeans and a tee

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pictured: blue and silver earrings / spring lipstick / blue and white scarf / turquoise tee / black belt / classic jeans / yellow mini tote bag  (under $400) / spring nail polish / multi-color espadrilles /

Blossoms are blooming, and I am reaching for my spring wardrobe! I wore this casual look while enjoying the spring weather at Santana Row. The espadrilles were super comfortable for walking around. The tee paired with a scarf, was just right for the mild spring-like weather. I even pulled out my little yellow tote bag! I felt so springy! haha

I love elevating jeans and tee with a scarf; but I think you have heard me say that before. haha This scarf is fun for spring since it has a pretty pattern on it, and works well with spring’s color palette. It can be worn with so many outfits! You can see more on my spring capsule wardrobe post.

I’m loving this cute little tote bag in yellow. It feel cheerful, and is just big enough to fit all my essentials. Stay tuned for a review next week!

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Have you started pulling out your spring clothing yet?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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