Versatile Style by Tracey

Favorite Summer Outfit Formula & Kicking the Diet Soda Addiction

Posted on: July 23, 2015

Dressing doesn’t get any easier than finding a silhouette that you love

and repeating it with different pieces. 

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I’ve often talked of my preference for swingy skirts and this Ann Taylor one I thrifted is a perfect one.

It goes to my knee, is a wonderful soft material and has movement when I walk that puts a pep in my step. 

To complete the look a simple tank top , finished off with a wonderful knitted shrug and pointed toe ballet flats. 

If I had more skirts like this, I could wear this silhouette all Summer and never tire of it..

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I am on my way to go shopping with my 19 year old to get somethings for his first college apartment. 

I am carrying a red solo cup of my last Diet Soda for the Summer.  

I am making a commitment to cut this out of my daily life.  

I may still order one here or there if I am out bowling , but I will not buy it to have in the home and I never order it when I go out to eat (I always order water with lemon) . 

I’ve made a plan to be successful this time and that is to switch to coffee and tea. 

I love my green tea and have done well with lessening my diet soda addiction due to that, but sinus pressure headaches always draw me back into that ugly addictive cycle.  

I have a few organizational clean ups I need to do first (like the computer desk), but soon I plan to finally put that silly 1970’s wet bar in my den to good use by changing it into a coffee and tea bar.  

Today, I am switching my fruit smoothie to a coffee with vanilla protein power version for a morning pick me up and to begin adding coffee into my diet.  I will stick with it in the mornings as to not disrupt my sleep, which menopause is already wreaking havoc with, lol! 

Check Out 13 Benefits of Coffee

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I look forward to accomplishing my goal of kicking the diet soda addiction!  

Now just for fun, I couldn’t help but to smile with my Red Solo Cup 

because of the Toby Keith Song and our upcoming concert next month to see him. 

I am tickled pink that after singing that song to me to the point of annoyance, that I told my husband he had to attend the concert and he embraced if fully inviting friends to join us.  

This is a big deal for my Northern born snobby husband who isn’t into country music!  

Gratitude

I am grateful for the fun of getting a coffee maker yesterday and trying a caramel version with my son. 

I am grateful for an afternoon at Walmart getting a few things for my son’s first college apartment, including his very own coffee maker.  

I am grateful for our bowling weekend and the Country Inn & Suites hotel that offered tea and coffee in the lobby, which caused my son to try it and have it several times, resulting in him now liking coffee for the first time. 

I am grateful at  my husband’s willingness to humor me by tasting the caramel coffee despite his total distaste for the beverage and his support of my turning the wet bar into a coffee/tea bar. 

I am grateful that when my husband had an early night, he came home and invited me to go see the Trainwreck movie, as it was a very funny movie, and a much needed night out.  

I am grateful that when the movie ended and I was chair dancing, that my husband joined me when I stood up to dance, I really think this impending 50th birthday is making me not care about making a fool out of myself and bursting into dance more randomly…. 

I am grateful for YouTube and being able to find music so easy, I listened to several Toby Keith song’s as I finished my blog, a great uplifting start to my morning! 

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