Spring dresses and a formal tea

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wearing: On me: blue handkerchief wrap dress / black high heels / ivory and gold door knocker earrings / bracelets (old, similar here) / spring nail polish / gold ankle bracelet / blue handbag / On my daughters: pink dress (on sale!) / sneakers were worn for the walk to the car, pink dress paired with these flats / blue vintage inspired dress /

How cute are my daughters!! We snapped these photos on our walk back to the car after our annual NCL tea. Isn’t it funny how I always look for a wall? haha, Anyhoo. . .There had been a farmer’s market going on when we arrived, so I ended up parking several blocks away from the tea venue. My daughter was smart, and brought a pair of sneakers for the walk to the car! I think she’s ready to be a commuter!

In case you are wondering what NCL is, it is the National Charity League. It is a Mother/Daughter volunteer organization which also provides leadership skills, leadership opportunities, and it solidifies character building, and etiquette taught at home. It’s a great organization for helping craft your daughter into a powerful lady, as well as give us Mom’s a chance to spend valuable time with our tween/teen daughters. The annual tea is part of the etiquette lessons we teach our daughters. It is also a fun event to share with our daughters!

The theme this year was “An Afternoon in Wonderland” and it was a beautiful, whimsical theme! The centerpieces were adorable and played off the theme perfectly. The tea committee did such a fabulous job! My daughter’s love the annual tea, as it is one of the rare times each year they get to dress up! My teen picked out this pretty pink dress and my tween chose a vintage inspired blue number. I think they both looked like princesses! I love how they put their outfits together all by themselves. It’s so cute!

While my dress isn’t as fabulous against this pastel wall as my daughters dresses, it was very comfortable and worked well for the tea. I wore it in the morning with flats for my teen’s orchestra concert, then I switched to heels in the afternoon for the tea. It’s a very versatile dress! I am looking forward to pairing it with sandals and a bamboo bag this summer on more casual occasions. It’s a great spring/summer dress!

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So, I want to circle back and talk about this all for a minute. Isn’t is beautiful? We found it in downtown Campbell. It’s really pretty and eye-catching in person. I’m so glad someone painted it for everyone to admire!

What is your favorite way to wear a dress on warm days? Do you prefer flats, sandals, or pumps?

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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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Easy breezy summer dress

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wearing: bold silver hoop earrings (under $15!!) / summer lipstick / flowing yellow floral dress c/o ModCloth / white leather and silver watch / fall Chanel nail polish / bold white and gold ring / tan circle bag / slate ankle strap pumps (low heel version) /

There’s nothing like a fun, flowing dress for the summer! I picked up this fun little number at the ModCloth FitShop in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I love the two tiered ruffle back with tie, and the flowing silhouette of the dress. It adds so much interest to the dress!

If I had a wedding to attend, this would be a great wedding guest outfit or dress for a wedding guest. At the moment, I am just wearing it and being overdressed for my daily activities. haha, I walked into the Starbucks attached to my gym like this. I was the only person inside not dressed in workout clothing! Thankfully, I didn’t get any side-eye for being overdressed. haha

The dress has a tie at the top of the back which helps secure the dress properly. There is also a tie at the waist so you can tie it in a comfortable spot. This is a comfortable, great fitting dress. It also comes in plus sizes!!

Side note about my shoes: The black version of my pumps can be found 40% off online here. They are SO comfortable!! I can walk for days in them. I also own a red version in the low heel style.

Do you ever buy a dress because you love it, yet have no occasion to wear it to? I did with this dress! Now, could someone please invite me to a wedding so I can wear this as my wedding guest outfit? Thank you!

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My heels in both heel heights-some colors are on sale!



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