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Fun in the Sun

My Grandbaby - Orion
My Grandbaby – Orion

Over the past week I have found myself in several debates over the virtues of online shopping. While I can appreciate being up close and personal with potential purchases before I became addicted to this shopping method I could not fathom buying anything via the internet for two reasons: 1) trust issues with submitting my payment information into cyber space 2) there’s just something about being able to experience merchandise in person.

My reasoning for not shopping online quickly changed once I was no longer able to drive myself to DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse). Like a baby learning to walk for the first time, my foray into the virtual world of shopping was difficult but this was only due to my sheer stubbornness. Once I got past my initial fears I was hooked.

It doesn’t get much better than turning on the computer, perusing my favorite retailers for those “must-have” items (especially if free shipping is involved, this is all the incentive I need), then hearing the FedEx or UPS truck pulling up to the building. I get chills just thinking of a shiny new delivery – it’s almost like Christmas.

Oh sure, there are those few times I’ve had to return items that didn’t fit or they weren’t quite what I expected but these times are far and few between. Yesterday was one of those days where I had to do a couple of returns but it was all good because it was a gorgeous, sunny day, I got to ride in my youngest son’s new car along with my baby grandson, we dined at Chik-fil-A (one of my favorite fast food eateries) and we stopped by Sephora for my Color IQ (will talk about this on Monday).

I seem to remember years ago, depending on the retailer, just how difficult it was to return merchandise. Thankfully in today’s retail climate it is a process that is almost too easy but I’m not complaining.

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Staying true to my word earlier in the spring, when I began adding a few more pieces to my summer wardrobe, I stuck with mainly corals and turquoise. Of course since black, white and grey are my ultimate go-to colors (I have a lots) I do like to incorporate colors that will bring attention to my outfits and this year, coral and turquoise are my favorites.

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In today’s pictures (aside from my grandbaby, I couldn’t resist posting a photo I took of him) I am wearing white denim Bermuda shorts, coral top, white sneakers and white ball cap. Outfit descriptions are below:

Sleeveless Button-Front Top
I love the mixed-media design of this Rock & Republic Racerback Henley, with a lightweight 3-button placket crepe front and jersey back combined for one-of-a-kind look. The cayenne color looks so nice against the white shorts, shoes and hat.  I bought this top from Kohl’s.
• Raw-edge trim
• 2-pocket
• Trendy drop-tail hem
• Shirred racerback

Bermuda Shorts
With a pear shaped bottom I have always struggled to find denim that fits until I was introduced to Style & Co. I couldn’t resist these curvy-fit, mid-rise denim Bermudas that fit pretty well. The five-pocket style shorts feature a roll-tab cuff, front button closure with zipper fly and belt loops. Bright white in color, these shorts can go with sneakers, sandals or even wedges for a different vibe. I got these from Macy’s.

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Sneakers
I’m calling these shoes sneakers only because one of my friends used to always laugh at my use of the term “tennis shoes” old habits die-hard. At any rate when I was little I had a pair of sneakers that looked just like these canvas plimsolls that I got from Forever 21. At $12.80 a pair you can’t beat the price and they come in five different colors I’m thinking I may also get a grey pair.

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Baseball Cap
Ball caps were really not my thing but since I’m striving for a sporty look throughout this summer I decided to give them a go. I found this White Nike, Legacy Dri-Fit adjustable cap at Macy’s.

My accessories were kinda, sorta, simple with a pair of silver drop earrings accented with a coral stone, silver looking lightweight cutout cuff from Forever 21 and a ring finishes off the ensemble.

“A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.” ~Christian Louboutin

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