There’s not much I enjoy more on a weekday than getting together with a friend or two for lunch. Going to lunch with the gals is a priceless opportunity for girl talk while you munch on colorful salads or share a favorite appetizer and sweet dessert. I don’t know why exactly, but when I think of dressing for a lunch date with a girlfriend, I like to choose something colorful and happy. I want my outfit to look as joyful as I feel…because I’m sitting across the table from a sweet friend who brings such happiness to my life. Here’s a look at what I’d choose to wear to lunch with the gals.
Does something look familiar here? Yep, I just showed you this sweater in yesterday’s post. But the truth is, I’m prone to wear the same sweater two days in a row if I love it as much as I do this one. Plus, I’m doing something a lot of my readers have been asking for. I’m styling one item multiple ways. I love how sporty and cheerful this pink cashmere looks paired with white jeans and a denim jacket.
***Sizing tip: I suggest sizing up one size in white jeans from your normal jeans size. For some reason, that just seems to produce a better fit for most of us gals.
I’m wearing one of my favorite nail polishes here, too. It’s OPI’s Not So Bora Boring Pink in the Infinite Shine formula.
To add to the joy, I wore my gold driving moccasins (no longer available) and carried my leopard print foldover clutch.
This is just the kind of outfit I’d wear to lunch and a movie with my friend Annie. We love to get together and laugh and laugh! But I’d also wear this to my friend Dorothy’s house. We tend to go to each other’s homes for home cooked lunches. Last week she had me over for the best BLTs. And when I go to Georgia, I’d love to wear this to breakfast with Michelle or to meet up with Candy in a quaint southern town halfway between Atlanta and Augusta. Y’all! I just love visiting with my girlfriends!
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Tell me what you enjoy doing with your girlfriends. Maybe you have a favorite restaurant where you always split the same entree. Or maybe you have a group of friends you gather with for a potluck once a month. Tell me about your book club, your breakfast buddy or the pal you walk with every morning. Let’s give a shout out for girl time! And hey! Tell your girlfriends about Dressed for My Day, too. Grin.
I’ve linked this post with some other great fashion bloggers at Style on the Daily. Be sure to check out their looks if you have a moment!
Blessed for My Day
C.S.Lewis is credited with saying that friendship begins when one person says to another, “What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.” Friendship is simply finding another woman who sees something the same way you do. Or perhaps she’s in the same phase of life as you, enjoys the same hobby you do or has experienced the same season of pain you’ve walked through. But when we find “another,” we have to take at least one more step. We have to invite her. Invite her to lunch, to go for a walk, to join you on the bleachers where your grandchildren are playing soccer. Invite her to accompany you to the yarn shop or go for a hike or take a bike ride. I’m as guilty as the next woman of waiting to be invited. But let’s be the woman who reaches out and makes another’s day.
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself. ~ 1 Samuel 18:1