Versatile Style by Tracey

Fourth Of July Outfit

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Today when getting dressed I decided to put together an Inspiration Look for 

My Dear Readers for the July 4th Weekend

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I think I was doing great, til I added the purple purse….

The other elements are great at adding a nod to the Patriotic colors without being overly obvious, which was my goal.

Funny thing is the tank was one I bought from Jane.com  and my daughter didn’t like, so I inherited it and love it!  

My Capris are from my favorite Jean designer, Diane Gilman via HSN 

Funny, I just realized everthing I have here except my earrings are new for the season!

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I found my necklace on Jane.com and I think the vest too…

You might say I love Jane.com, ssshhh don’t tell my husband!  

We had a nice breeze today, so my wonderful plan to create the vertical lines with the white vest went South…. 

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I had the blue and white covered with my jeans, shoes (clearance from Target) and the white in the polk a dots, necklace and vest…

I decided to add a touch of red to the look with the watch for a subtle nod to the Patriotic Holiday.  

Then on the way out, I grabbed my purple purse as we headed to the bowling alley to get my son’s new performance ball drilled!  

Dear Readers,  I am always game for stretching myself and trying new things.  Tonight I did that by going to my husband’s gym to test out the Sauna.   I am happy to report that I stayed in for 15 minutes!   It wasn’t as bad as I thought, once you get past the initial heat and panic of wanting to leave.  I saw this happen to several women , who saw me in there toughing it out and came in to give it a go… I was lucky that my husband was there with me and that he had recommended I bring a large mouth bottled ice water to breathe into.  Once I got use to the heat it wasn’t too bad and I made it easily to the 10 minute mark… Laughing at the  young guy who came in after me stayed for 5 minutes before going out for a breath of cool air before returning.   The final minutes were the hardest, but I had declared that I would last for 15 minutes and once I say I am going to do it, I have to!   

Bottom line, I would absolutely do it again and in fact think it would be great for my sinuses…

Dear Readers, have you ever tried a Sauna? 

Gratitude

I am grateful that the man who drilled my son’s bowling ball had such a great personality and was very thorough in making sure it was comfortable and a right fit.  ( a complete opposite experience from the guy who drilled his first two balls a few months ago) 

I am grateful to my son’s League Coach who recommended the new guy to us! 

I am grateful that after bowling 2 games with his new ball, that my son described it as , “Awesome!” 

I am grateful to my dear mother for her recognizing my “I can’t do it ” attitude and her reading me and reminding me often of “The Little Engine that Could”  and turning me around to an adult who is open to new experiences.  By the time you Read this my Dear Readers, It will be July 2nd, her birthday!  Love you and miss you, MOM!  

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4 Responses to "Fourth Of July Outfit"

Tracey, I love your polka-a-dot top! And I also love your can-do attitude. We share a bond in that my daddy’s birthday was also July 2nd! I had just been thinking about that when I checked my e-mail and read your post that mentioned your mother’s birthday was today. It made me smile knowing that you could understand how I feel today. I feel like we are friends through your blog, and now we share this. Daddy would be 90 years old today. He died when he was 62, a year younger than I am now. He and I were very much alike, both introverted and sensitive, and could spend time pleasantly together just being in the same room without saying a word. He told my mother once that I understood him, which meant a lot to me. He also was very particular about what he wore, often asking me before church if a certain tie matched his jacket. Thanks for the memories!

Thanks for sharing this day of memorial and your story! It helps to know none of us are truly alone!

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