First, a heartfelt thank you
Hello friends, and thanks for dropping in today. Before we get to today’s fashion post, I’d like to pause a moment to thank you for reading Dressed for My Day. You may not realize it, but I’m very new to fashion blogging. Not that I appear to be a pro or anything! But maybe you’ve just happened upon my blog and assume it’s been operating for a long time.
In fact, I just started blogging here in late March. And you, dear reader, have been vital to my success. This has been a full time venture, and, while I set this web site up by myself instead of enlisting a designer, there were and still are start-up and operating costs. So when you visit the blog, subscribe to it, spend some time here, comment on the posts, click on my affiliate links and even shop through them, it helps me keep this baby going. None of that costs you anything (except precious time!) but it helps me immensely.
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Now, on to today’s fashion post
I have worn this pink and white combo several times recently, and I feel current and springy every time. It’s such an easy but fun outfit. My white skinny jeans are Loft Curvy Skinny Jeans. I had originally bought the Modern Skinny Double Frayed Ankle Jeans in a 6, which is what I wear in most jeans, including jeans from Loft. But in white it is pretty normal to size up because white jeans tend to show more flaws than blue denim. Sure enough, the 6 didn’t work. But instead of sizing up, I just got the curvy fit in the 6. And that has worked really well. They didn’t have the double frayed ankle in stock so I went with the full length.
So the moral of the story is, instead of sizing up with white jeans, considering opting for the curvy fit if there is one. It just gives you a little more room so all the flaws aren’t glaring.
As of Sunday night Loft was running a buy 2 and save 20%, buy 3 and save 30% and buy 4 and save 40% sale.
My sleeveless top is the Stitched Sweater Shell from Ann Taylor. It also comes in baby blue. The viscose, nylon and spandex blend shell has a sort of waffle weave stitch and a boat neck, which is flattering on most people. It fits close to the body without hugging tight, and doesn’t stretch out with wear. You can get 50% off your total purchase at Ann Taylor through Tuesday with the code MYSTERY50. Yay!
My necklace is one I got with my first Rocksbox set. Rocksbox is a subscription based try-before-you-buy jewelry service. For $21 a month, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry that are yours to wear and try out for as long as you like. Then you can use your $21 toward purchasing pieces you like and want to keep. Yes, you read that right. You get to wear the pieces and try them as long as you like. Crazy, right? But I think I am going to buy this Wilde Rio Necklace. And I think I’ll probably return the bracelet and earrings I received, but I will wear them a little while first. If you’re interested in finding out more about Rockbox or subscribing, check it out here.
My earrings are some my son Daniel bought for me last summer when he was visiting Greece. Love.
My bracelet is an oldie from J.Jill and my ring is the James Avery Adorned Hearts ring. I love using a Vera Bradley wristlet during the summer when I can. Now that I have to wear reading glasses and because I always require sunglasses in Arizona, I usually have to use a larger purse. But I can grab the wristlet out of my purse to use for quick runs to the store and such. It’s plenty big for my cell phone, all my cards, cash and even a pair of reading glasses and a tube of lipstick. This one is the All in One Crossbody in Painted Medallions. It’s one of the sale fabrics right now. I like that I can carry it as a crossbody, a wristlet or a wallet with the switch of a strap.
My pink strappy sandals are some I bought at Talbots and have enjoyed for several years now. But they are very similar to their Daisy Nappy Sandals. Talbots’ shoes, as well as their dresses, skirts and accessories, are 40% through Monday.
I get so much wear out of white skinny jeans during the summer. They really are my go-to pants. I wore this outfit to a local ballet performance Saturday night and then to church on Sunday morning. But it’s also a great ensemble for going to lunch with friends or shopping with your daughter. And it’s a good combo to add to your suitcase this summer because the top doesn’t wrinkle and the pants are so versatile.
Do you like to wear white jeans? What brand have you had luck with? And again, thanks so much for being here at Dressed for My Day today!
Blessed for My Day
Last night my husband shared a message with our fellowship group on peace. He reminded us that while peace may often elude us, God truly desires for us to live with peace…not anxiety. So many women struggle with anxiety. I’ve been there, myself. But it breaks my heart that so many of us women are debilitated by anxiety. When I tell myself to stop fretting or worrying, I can’t. Instead, I have to replace my worries with deliberate meditations on God’s character, His ways and His Word. Today, when worries steal your peace, try to list in your mind the amazing characteristics of God. He is good, powerful, able, compassionate, loving, wise… See if this deliberate change of focus helps restore your peace.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3