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Twirling in tie dye

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wearing: ivory and gold door knocker earrings / lipstick / black tee / spring nail polish / tie dye skirt / Fendi logo ring / train case (back in stock!) / ankle bracelet / black block heel pumps /

OK, so I discovered tie dye blurs when you try to snap pictures of your skirt while in motion, with a point and shoot. As blurry as my skirt appears in some of these photos, it does add a dreamy aspect to the tie dye fabric, don’t you think? After all, tie-dye is from an era when people dreamed of an Utopian society filled with peace, love and happiness. Isn’t that dreamy?

I really wanted this skirt to stand-out, so I paired it with a simple black tee, and black pumps. Since there was also some brown blended in with black, grey, and other neutrals, I pulled the brown out with my fun little train case. This was a great outfit to wear to church last Sunday, which is when we snapped these photos. This outfit will also be ideal for professional meeting this summer, and anytime I want to wear a skirt! Love it!

Tie dye is such a fun trend. It was all over the spring 2019 runways, and it is proving to be a trend that the streets love. People are wearing tie dye everywhere I look! I love the nostalgia of this trend, as well as the artistic value it adds to peoples’ wardrobes. It is very rare to spot the same tie dye twice! Love that!

This tie dye skirt will also look cute with street sneakers and tee on casual days. I always love finding casual ways to wear skirts and dresses in the warmer weather. They are such nice alternatives to shorts!

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What do you think of the tie dye trend for spring and summer? Will you be rocking it? If so, what is your favorite way to wear tie dye?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Casual spring stripes

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wearing: clear plastic hoops / spring lipstick / red/navy stripe boxy tee / jeans / train case / black jade bracelet (bought in Chinatown) / spring nail polish / western style boots /

This has been an interesting spring season so far! We will enjoy high 70’s one day, and then the next day, we have a grey sky with temps down in the 60’s and 50’s. It’s a bit cooler than usual! April usually bring us a steady stream of high 60’s and 70’s!

My go-to, casual look in the spring season is typically jeans, tee, boots or espadrilles, and a cute bag. I thought this go-to look would work perfectly the other day, but alas, I was freezing in my tee! It’s April, and I need a jacket? Whaaaaat?

Despite the chill, I gutted it out and enjoyed a fun little morning stroll with my girl Dawn from FashionShouldBeFun.com. We walked in downtown Los Gatos and then grabbed some brunch at Southern Kitchen on Main St. in Los Gatos. It was really yummy, and so much fun to catch up! I enjoyed the churros waffles with fresh strawberries, and Dawn had a delicious make-your-own omelette. If you’re local, give it a try!

Although I was a bit chilly, I know the weather has to warm up very soon. It’s just plain science! So, I am thrilled to be prepared with this comfy tee, and my favorite pair of jeans. If you’re looking for a classic meets edgy tee, this striped boxy tee is perfect! Plus, it’s at a great price!

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How is the spring weather shaping up in your next of the woods? Are you having cooler temps this year too?

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XOXO

Cathy

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Boho flow

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wearing: bold golden dangle earrings / lipstick / blue boho tunic / brown train case (see review here) / spring nail polish / jeans / black high heel sandals /

Hello spring! While spring doesn’t officially start until this weekend, these beautiful days with high’s in 70’s, have put some spring in my step!

My kids had a teacher-in-service day on Monday, so I brought them up to Stanford Shopping Center for a yummy lunch at the Neiman Marcus Cafe. In addition to lunch, we made a pit stop at the American Girl store. My youngest daughter loves American Girl. She has a couple of dolls, and every book the company has written. She also enjoys their movies!

In the middle of last year, my daughter set her sights on a new doll from the American Girl store. Since she already had two dolls, I felt like she did not need another one. So, she decided to save up her allowance so she could buy the doll herself. I have to appreciate the financial planning and resourcefulness! She cleaned out a jam jar, and began collecting her cash inside the jar. She kept a sticky note with a tally of how much cash she needed for both the doll and the sales tax. Once she had the cash, I promised her we would visit the store so she could buy the doll.

I had no idea how many coins and pennies she had saved! I would have brought her to the bank to exchange the coins for bills, had I known how many she had. There was roughly $30 in coins in that jar! Oooops! She dumped the jar into her purse before we left the house, and when we arrived at the counter to purchase the doll, she dumped out the purse. I was a little embarrassed at the amount of coins. The sales assistant who helped my daughter was unfazed, and spent time counting out the coins for my daughter. My daughter was so proud of herself for saving up the money! She ended up being $0.21 short, so I threw in a quarter so she could buy the doll. I was so happy she saved up! I was also thankful the American Girl sales assistant was patient with my daughter and her coins!

Although she now has three American Girl dolls, which seems excessive to me, I am happy she learned a lesson about saving money for something she really wanted. Hopefully this lesson will continue throughout her life, so she understands saving money is more important than spending it for instant gratification. Always keep your eyes on the financial prize.

For our shopping excursion, I wore this fun and flowy boho top with my favorite pair of jeans, which my daughter photographed for me. It was perfect with the 75-ish degree weather, and glowing sunshine. What a beautiful day! I love spring!

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Have you ever scrimped and saved for what you really want? What types of financial lessons have you taught your kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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