Happy Monday! Before we get too far into July, I need to share with you my June 2021 Favorites. These are the fashion and beauty products I’m loving and using, and that I especially enjoyed in June. Some of them have been in my wardrobe for a while, and others were purchased during June. I’m also sharing with you the top 5 purchases BY YOU at Dressed for My Day during the month of June. Let’s get started.
Again, I’m shaking things up a bit this month. I’m also going to share a couple of favorite outfits. I made that decision because a couple of outfits included several of my favorite items. Plus, these are outfits I literally have to refrain from wearing on repeat throughout the week.
I wore a slightly different variation of this first outfit when my kids were visiting and we were stuck inside all day playing games. Well, we were stuck inside all day. We chose to play games. And this outfit was perfect because it’s comfy but also casual chic. Yeah, I wore a variation of this again on Saturday. Ha!
I know that outfit is on the pricey side, but I can’t stop wearing it. The cotton separates are extremely soft and cozy, but I think they look charming, too. I’ve had my silver sandals for a few years now, but Talbots is carrying them again (if they’re not sold out). And that silver Tegan Y necklace worked beautifully with sweaters this past winter, but it looks perfect here, too. Love, love, love this outfit.
Let’s move on to a few of my favorite separate items before we swing back to another outfit. As I type up this post on Sunday afternoon I’m wearing the Fresh Cut High Waist Boyfriend Shorts in light wash with a patriotic tee. They’re comfortable and just the right length. And I especially like that the leg opening is wider than some. I think blue jean shorts look much better when they have a relaxed fit.
Some sweet friends of mine gave me a generous gift card for my birthday in February with which I purchased the Coach Cassie Crossbody. I’ve loved using it for several months. But I’ve definitely used it more since the weather warmed up in June. It’s such a sweet size and has a very modern classic vibe. I think Coach bags got a little dumpy looking for a while, but they have a new designer and, in my opinion, they’re making a big comeback. This Cassie Crossbody is marked down significantly as I type up the post. I hope it still is today!
I hesitated to include my Eileen Fisher Edge leather slide sandals just because I know I have several pricey items in this list already. But truthfully, I’m probably wearing these simple shoes more than any others this summer. Again, I have to force myself to wear other things. They’re just so comfortable and versatile.
I’ve been trying to wear these starfish earrings every chance I get, which is not nearly often enough for me. And I wish I were going to the beach this summer, because then they’re the only earrings I’d take!
I received my order of this L’Oreal True Match Makeup (in Natural Buff N3) the day after I taped my beauty video. Not that I would have switched out the Mary Kay foundation I love for it, but I definitely would have mentioned it as a great drugstore foundation. In fact, I’m wearing this L’Oreal True Match Makeup quite often these days just to save my Mary Kay foundation for nicer occasions. It goes on silky smooth and wears so well. And they have an abundance of shades to choose from. Oh, and I did manage to pick the perfect shade for me on the Internet, so I bet you can, too.
Finally, I’m loving my Leopard Print Gala two strap slides. I’ve actually had these at least three years not, but I wear them no less this year than in previous summers. They’re comfortable, easy, versatile and FINALLY on sale. I paid full price for these things, but you don’t have to.
But wait. I have a few more favorites I want to give a shoutout to. First up, I finally got to wear this beautiful Roller Rabbit embroidered dress to church and I absolutely loved it. It felt comfortable and fresh and feminine.
Of course I’ve only worn it once (I’ve only worn most things once this summer!), but I absolutely adore this simple little sea salt t-shirt. It reminds me of the northern shores, both Oregon and Maine, which are my absolute favorite beaches to visit. It’s soft and fits true to size. I love how it looks with these cropped cargo chinos.
Another favorite outfit is one I shared as a fashion post, but haven’t actually worn in “real life” yet. And that’s my hiking gear from L.L. Bean. I absolutely love these shorts and shirt. I really didn’t want to take them off after modeling them. Sooo soft and comfortable and fun to wear.
Finally, my last favorite for the month is one I get to see everyday, but you haven’t really seen yet…except in the background of my mirror selfies (as seen above). I ordered this Sara 41″ Tufted Round Cocktail with Storage Ottoman from Wayfair and I absolutely adore it. It’s a perfect accent piece for my office. I will tell you that it is very heavy and required assembly, but nothing James wasn’t able to handle easily.
Yes, I absolutely will share more of my office in an upcoming post once I have it fully decorated. It’s well on the way, but I still don’t have anything on the walls.
I have one more favorite I want to share before I move on to YOUR favorites. I was putting this post to bed…and about to put me to bed!..when I remembered that I wanted to share my favorite PJs with you. I have a few pairs of PJs I’m wearing this summer, but I find myself anticipating these coming out of the laundry so I can wear them again. I confess, I do iron them. But they are so lightweight, cool and comfortable.
I wear the slub ribbed tank and the poplin pajama shorts to sleep in. And in the mornings I put on the poplin pajama shirt before going down for coffee. Sometimes I still put the poplin pajama pants (not shown) on in the evenings and mornings. My poplin pajama pants are no longer available, but they still have matching coordinates in other colors/patterns.
Now, let’s shift gears and check out YOUR favorites for June at Dressed for My Day. Of course, I don’t really know if these things are your favorites or not. But these are the top five things ordered through my links in June. In fact, there was a tie for number 5, so it’s really the top 7 items ordered. Here they are!
Interestingly, the top seven items are made up of two fashion items, two beauty, two housekeeping and one electronic. I thought that was pretty cool. Also six of them were purchases from Amazon, mostly during Amazon Prime Day.
In a tie for fifth place, you purchased 30 each of the Lancome Definicils Mascara, the E-Cloth High Performance Microfiber Dusting Glove and the Apple Airpods. I got the Apple Airpods, too, and I’m really enjoying them. I bought this Rifle Paper cover to go over my charging case.
The number 4 honor went to the IXIMO lantern linen pants. I suggested these as an alternative to my pricier Eileen Fisher linen pants. I’d love to know how they worked for you. If you purchased some of these could you let me know what you think?
Good news! The Kut from the Kloth drawcord waist pants have been restocked at Nordstrom. These pants are absolutely perfect for summer, but will also transition nicely into early fall. If you were looking at them before and couldn’t get them in your size or color preference, look again. I’m seeing the Kut from the Kloth drawcord waist pants restocked in every color except white. They fit true to size.
The second favorite among readers was the Shiseido facial razors or dermaplaning tools. I mentioned somewhere along the way that I’m using them to remove the peach fuzz on my face. Evidently many of you want to tackle that annoying fuzz, too. I do plan to produce a video on how to use them eventually. But it may be a few weeks.
Finally, about 80+ of you bought the Mellanni Sheet Sets. I really hope you’re enjoying them as much as we love ours. We have the blue paisley set and a white set. They are amazingly soft.
Well, that was longer than I meant it to be. Ha! Sometimes these posts just get away from me. If you’re still here, thank you! You’re a sweetie! If you purchased or have any of the favorites I mentioned, let me know how you’re enjoying them. I’d love to hear from you today.
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Blessed for My Day
Make no mistake about it, the United States of America is not God’s chosen nation. He set the people of Israel apart unto Himself to be His inheritance, and He continues to have a unique relationship with the descendants of Abraham. As Christians, we have been grafted into that people by the sacrifice of our Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus Christ. So in that sense we absolutely are His chosen people.
But even though the U.S. is not God’s chosen nation, it is a country that has experienced the blessing of His hand. Through the years that we made choices and forged paths based on the precepts of His Word, God blessed America mightily. Can we still receive that blessing? I believe that our country as a whole is no longer seeking God and His blessing. But we absolutely can stand in the gap by humbling ourselves in prayer, crying out to Him for grace and mercy and walking obediently with Him daily. It will get harder and harder to walk with Him and live godly lives in the coming days. We must be strong, persevere and cling to His Word.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. ~ Psalm 33:12