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A Nod to Patriotic Pride

Posted on: May 27, 2013

I felt like doing what I call a Nod to Patriotic Pride yesterday for Memorial Day.


We had beautiful temperatures in the mid 70’s which is my favorite weather!  

I began with a patern mix of red and white with checkered jeans and tank top and topped it with a white cardigan then added hints of blue in my sapphire necklace and navy watch band.  I always wear two sapphitre rings.  

I think it turned out well without screaming red, white and blue! 


Can you believe there was time where I didn’t wear red?  

This pose is fast becoming my 13 year old son’s favorite one and angle to take my photo.  He is the one that told me to stand this way and instead of taking it in front of me, taking it from the side.  I love his creativity and not just being a drone and taking my photos, but being part of the process and the pride he feels when he sees the results and when I post them online.


I still can’t get over my luck finding this red purse at a thrift store after months of searching and these shoes are thrifted  as well.  

It never ceases to amaze me how many brand new shoes are available at thrift stores. These are by Madline Stuart and in brand new condition, I mean there is no way they were ever worn.  I find that quite often…For anyone thinking all the shoes at thrfit stores are not something they would want due to someone else wearing them, I challenge you to see if your stores have what I have  found.


One last side view photo to really showcase my shoes…

Dear Readers, I hope you all had a wonderful extended weekend and refreshed your spirit.  I love havng the extra time with all the children home.  I am so going to cherish this time as I know my oldest plans to move out soon and my daughter will be back in graduate school next year.  I do have to say it has been kind of fun having just the two  younger boys and it feels very much like it did when we were first married and had just the two kids (my oldest was adopted by my husband).  I love how we spread the kids out every four and a half years.  Dear Readers, have you ever done what I did and mistakenly think that a color like this red doesn’t work for you only to discover later that you were wrong?  Looking forward to tomorrow and weigh in day and the inevitable dress outfit that will result…

PS. I eventually fixed them but initially put up yestesteday’s post with several typos due to the migraine I had when I wrote it…

Gratitude:  I am grateful that I had migraine medicine available and that it worked to eradicate my headache.  I am grateful that the boys helped my daughter with rearranging her bedroom, so she can set up a desk for her new computer (graduation gift).  I am grateful that this Memorial Day weather was so beautiful.  I am grateful that my husband who worked on this holiday only did so for a very short time and had the remainder of the day off.  I am grateful that we initiated the new grill and had a cookout for dinner(and that I didn’t cook!)  


1 Response to "A Nod to Patriotic Pride"

I love red! It’s such a vibrant color and it looks great on you. What a great score on the shoes and purse too. Glad you enjoyed your long weekend with your family 🙂

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