Versatile Style by Tracey

Black & White Oufit for Summer

Posted on: July 3, 2015

Well, Dear Readers, I Must Say that Today’s Outfit,

Made Me Very Happy…

I feel like it is a definite “Tracey”  look, something I have been struggling to find

This Summer…


This had just the right amount of feminine touches like the lace and blinged out vest , 

along with the edginess of the the mostly black to feel the Ying/Yang I crave from outfits.

Sometimes in Summer I feel like the looks are getting too sweet with out the contrast that feels more like me.


The top is one my daughter bought via Burlington online, here and wanted to return but didn’t.  

I rather like it , so glad I could confiscate it , after all I did pay for it…

I knotted it for today with the cropped pants for a more balanced proportion with capirs, but will layer it for fall worn long. 

The  linen Crops  are by Old Navy and my favorite shoes of the season my

Clark’s Wedges are via


It was so nice to finally feel like I was in an outfit that made me feel good and more like myself.  

It seems like maxi dresses and skirts aren’t the only look I can count on.  

I really think adding in the vest for third completer piece is a huge key to my happiness levels, 

as even in sneakers yesterday, I felt better with the white vest.   

Third completer pieces truly are a big part of my style and I want them even in the heat of Summer…


I am grateful that despite my 6am wake up this morning after three hours of sleep that I managed not to go for a nap and have high hopes for an early bedtime and better rest tonight…I never take sleep for granted, lol! 

I am grateful that after trying to go bowling very late in the afternoon and getting rejected for a lane due to league nights, that we opted for Chik Fil A for dinner to at least make something of our outing…

I am grateful for a phone call from my daughter and hearing her positive attitude to disappointment and chaos. 

I am grateful for my insight and clarity about my dependency on third completer pieces, which now gives me a clear plan to move forward for the remainder of the season.   


4 Responses to "Black & White Oufit for Summer"

You look good, Tracey, and you look happy! The happiness makes any outfit look the best!

I took your earlier advice about linen and checked out Old Navy’s linen pants. I ended up buying navy and white pairs of the long, wider leg variety. They ARE cool! Thanks for steering me to Old Navy to try them. A nice feature for me, being tall, is that they have wide, stretchy, fold-over waistbands. I don’t fold them over but pull them down a little which gives me the added length I need. 😊

I appreciate your helpful hints!

So glad that Old Navy worked out for you, Suzanne! I can’t believe how much that store has changed, as I use to not like it at all. Linen pants for the season truly are wonderful, aren’t they?

I REALLY like this one Tracey, for all the reasons you mentioned. I just might need to try to copy it with stuff from my closet!

Happy 4th of July!

Thank you Larissa, have fun finding your own version! Wishing you a fabulous Fourth Weekend!

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