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Brunch on the beach

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wearing: hoop earrings / sunglasses / summer lipstick / ruched sleeve tee (under $50) / gemstone bead bracelets (local designer, only $25 each) / basket bag (IT bag under $500) / summer nail polish / black eyelet skirt (under $100) / wedge espadrilles (under $100, classic shoes) /

It’s so nice to be getting back to life! A couple of weeks ago, I drove over to Capitola Beach to meet my friend Laura from Have Need Want for brunch on the beach. It was a foggy day, but not cold, so I was able to wear my favorite summer tee and this cute little eyelet skirt I purchased for casual summer days. It was perfect for the fog, and brunch on the beach!

I loved being able to have brunch with Laura. If you follow her blog, you know she is having a baby this summer. So I was thankful to be able to see her before the baby is born. She will soon be very busy! We haven’t seen each other in person since before the pandemic, so we instantly began chatting away! It was so much fun to talk, and catch up on the last year. We enjoyed brunch at Zelda’s on the beach, and walking around town window shopping while chatting. Loved it!

Although we met for brunch, I decided to order a sandwich. It was delicious, and, as always, Zelda’s fries are out of this world. Yummy!

These wedge espadrilles have been my go-to espadrilles for summer looks I want to elevate a little bit for the past few years. They were super comfortable for walking around, as well as standing in place while we chatted. I also own a darker tan pair, as well as a black pair. If you don’t have a pair yet, I highly recommend snapping up at least one pair. They are under $100, and are easy to walk in. I love how soft these wedges are too. They really are perfect for the beach, as well as really hot summer days. Love!

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What are your go-to items for summer days?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Summer 2021 capsule wardrobe

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Summer 2021 capsule wardrobe from top left: knit top / black tee with eyelet puff sleeves / gold and white drop earrings / coral puff sleeve tee / gold hoop earrings / gemstone bracelets (only $25!) / olive green shorts / ivory twist sleeve tee / basket weave statement ring / butterfly necklace / stripe puff sleeve tee / classic cut jeans (under $50) / black and snake buckle belt /

It already feels like summer outside! Although I am just posting my summer 2021 capsule wardrobe today, I have already started to wear many of these pieces. The weather has been just right! Plus, I really love this capsule for summer. The neutrals and subtle colors just feel right.

The summer 2021 season is still on the casual side as everyone emerges from quarantine, and into a post-pandemic lifestyle. We are all still craving comfort, while at the same time, we want to dress up! It’s quite the catch-22.

In order to achieve a comfortable, yet on-trend look, I picked up a few tee’s with trendy touches such as ruching, puff sleeves, and texture. These tee’s were all priced under $50, and feel like comfortable t-shirt’s from the back of the closet. Love that!

Soft and comfortable tee’s are perfect for everyday wear. Plus, these tee’s look very fashionable and hot off the runway. They can easily be paired with skirts, shorts, and jeans! I have also found they are easy to dress up or depending on how they are styled. I love a comfortable tee with a skirt and heels. It gives a dressed up look, yet offers the freedom and comfort of a good ‘ol t-shirt. Perfection!

Dressy capsule wardrobe summer 2021

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Dressy capsule wardrobe summer 2021 from left: green prairie maxi skirt / knit sweater / hoop earrings / gemstone bracelets (local designer!) / black eyelet puff sleeve tee / gold and white drop earrings / ivory twist sleeve tee / butterfly necklace / basket weave statement ring /

In order to add a little bit of structure to my summer 2021 capsule wardrobe, I added in this beautiful knit sweater. It has a really pretty knit pattern plus wide sleeves. This sweater easily dresses up shorts for a backyard BBQ or looks polished with a skirt for a party or dinner out. It’s the perfect summer knit top! Love!

Most of my jewelry for summer 2021 is from my spring collection with the exception of this cute little butterfly necklace. Butterflies are a huge trend in jewelry for the summer 2021 season, so this affordable necklace, priced under $20, is perfect for rocking the butterfly jewelry trend this season.

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What are looking forward to wearing this summer season?

Stay tuned for my upcoming summer handbag, shoe, and beauty capsules!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


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!

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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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