Versatile Style by Tracey

Vacation Preview

Posted on: February 21, 2013

Wednesday ended up being one of those days… One where I never got dressed or showered, but homeschooled and worked out really hard and talked to a dear friend on the phone.  Before I realized the day was gone and it was dark outside, so what to do about my blog post?

Excuse the headless photos, but like I said no shower, no makeup or styled hair…

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This is what I intend to wear to the airport when I fly out in cold weather and arrive to temperatures in the eighties… I am so happy with this outfit as the top is one I purchased from Chadwicks two years ago while dreaming of my weight loss, so ordered it too small on purpose..  The pants are one I bought in December at Steinmart.  I found them on their red dot clearance for &9.95, but I had a coupon for an extra 50% off, so they were just $4.50.  My shoes are by Grasshopper that I purchased at Burlington Coat Factory  last Spring.  

IMG_2235Had to show a version without the sweater as this is how I will disembark once I reach my Caribbean destination.  Notice my tan here, as I have been going every other day for the past two weeks trying to get a base before the trip.  I am hoping to avoid a bad burn as this has happened in the past.  My husband and I are both very fair skinned and will of course continue our sunscreen vigil…  

IMG_2053This is a tunic I bought in the early fall when I knew this trip was a possibility and it was clearanced priced. I plan to wear it with capris for an evening look.  

IMG_2054This was bought at the same time as the one above for the same purpose and is by Marc Bouwer via QVC.   I tried this on for my husband with my white capris and wedged slingbacks and he loved it!  

Sylvia at 40 Plus Style  has a great post on the Psychology of Color that I highly recommend.  

Dear Readers, the countdown is on and there are just 3 days until I dip my toes into the Caribbean waters!  I am preparing posts for while I am away and apologize for not doing any live ones, but know the reality that I will not have time or more like I don’t want to take time away from the fun…. I will be taking plenty of photos to post when I return.

Gratitude:  I am grateful that my hairstylist who has the flu will be back on Friday and able to do my hair (there was a scare and I had to schedule with another stylist, which after 7 years of this stylist just felt scary)   I am grateful that I had a lazy relaxing day on Wednesday.  I am grateful for wonderfully amazing friends and the anticipation of a lunch with friendships I have neglected these past two years of  homeschooling (something to look forward to once I return from my vacation).  I am grateful to my dear friend who checked a book I wanted to read out of the library and is letting me take it on my trip.  

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5 Responses to "Vacation Preview"

Your blue crops are awesome! Perfect for a sunny Caribbean get away. Enjoy your trip!

I can’t tell what fabric the 1st tunic is but looks like it would be a beautiful swimsuit cover-up too!

Love the outfits! Have fun!!!

I’m loving the pieces you’ve chosen for your trip. Those tops will look so pretty with the capris. Have a great time!

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