Versatile Style by Tracey

Maxi Dress Weather!!!!!

Posted on: May 4, 2014

When I woke up Sunday and checked the temperatures and saw 

the high for the day was 78 degrees,

I practically ran to decide which maxi dress to wear!  

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The pink floral one won me over… 


I wore my new starfish necklace and a bracelet with a similar starfish…


It was a beautiful sunny day with a nice breeze and no high humidity yet.. 

My husband said he liked my Navy painted toes…


After taking my photos, my husband grabbed our 18 year old Nicholas and asked for a photo and said he needed photos , lots of them as he will be leaving him soon… College just an hour and a half away within my husband’s territory means he will see him at least once a month… but this kid is a true joy and we will both feel a loss...

Dear Readers this is our future eye surgeon who will be attending Virginia Commenwealth University in the Fall!  I love how close our family is , but boy does it make it hard when they grow up and spread their wings… My oldest just signed a lease on an apartment and is moving out Monday(today) . I’ve had him longer as he struggled to find his way changing his major several times and it is time for him to move on, and he has been talking to me this last week after signing his lease more than he usually does and I am so glad as we are having really great moments and he is seeking some guidance that I am happy to provide and cherish these last days of having him under my roof.  Boy is this going to be tough with 3 of our 4 going away within the next few months… Didn’t know I could be so proud, so happy and yet so sad at all once!!!  


I am grateful that all my hard work as a mother is paying off and I can see my children chosing great paths for themselves…

I am grateful that my adult children all listened to my many discussions on money management and all are well prepared to make budgets and watch things financially.

I am grateful that my oldest is moving out first, as it would have been difficult to see the other two go away and hurtful to his self esteem.

I am grateful that my husband is no longer working 6 day weeks and had time this weekend for some family fun and fun with friends.

I am grateful that I got over my silly fear that maxi dresses don’t work for petite women…


19 Responses to "Maxi Dress Weather!!!!!"

Awwww, I loved your gratitudes post today, Tracey. You’ve got some great kids and you should be proud. It’s hard when they go out to make their own way in this world though. But they won’t be too far away.
Love your pretty maxi dress! Gorgeous colors and print. We’re back to cool and rainy here. blah. haha

Thank you Lisa, wishing you great weather soon!!!!!

Your floral maxi is so pretty, as are you, Tracey. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

How pretty! And you are pretty, not only because of your great sense of style, but because your heart is grateful and happy. 🙂

Thank you, your words touched my heart!!!

I so agree Suzanne!!

Aw Tracey, I am feeling the very beginnings of your pain here in my house. I am glad you are seeing the fruits of your labor pay off in your kids. It is a wonderful testament to your love and care for them.


Tlhank you! Yes the fruits of my labor is a term I use quite often…

You look beautiful and happy. How proud you must be of your focused and bright young son!

This dress looks awesome on you

Love your gratitude attitude. I’m also grateful you got over your fear of wearing maxi dresses because this one looks wonderful on you. Also grateful you took the time to share with us your thoughts on motherhood, its the best job out there.

Hi Tracey! Thank you for commenting at So What to Twenty. I really appreciate it 🙂
You look lovely and happy in your floral maxi. You have a very handsome family. I’m not looking forward to my sons leaving the nest, yet I will be excited for them too. They will always be my babies 🙂

I love your blog!! You look like a ray of sunshine in your dress! So summer-y! I truly loved reading your gratitude section today. Thanks. 🙂

Thank you, that gratitude section really keeps me aware of what is important!

So glad I found your blog! You look lovely in your dress. It’s still too cold here for any summer dresses. Loved the gratitude thoughts. My oldest is 19, youngest is 16 and it’s both exciting and sad watching them spread their wings. I’ll be back to read more!

Beautiful dress…love the colors! And it is sad when they grow up and go out on their own. It’s your proudest and most heart breaking moment all at the same time.

Looking lovely in this pretty dress … yeaaaay for warmer weather. Sweet selection, cute little sweatery-jacket, and the starfish work so well! Cute as a button.
What a good mom to raise such an exemplary son. Lovely boys, both of them, senior and junior!

Thank you! Love all the guys in my life, being the mother of 3 sons has been better than I could ever have expected..One daughter is special in itsel….

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