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Another Day of Temps in the 80’s! 

I decided that I am going to take advantage of this heat wave and take

every opportunity to wear my dresses with bare legs before boot season arrives!

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This dress is one from Ann Taylor Loft that I found on Ebay.

This brand is always consistent and I feel confident in purchasing it without having to try things on. 

The Vest is one I just I recently found at Cato and love to pair with dresses  or tank tops.

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I am wearing a darker brown lipstick here and rather like it!

This combination of the dress with a denim vest really makes dresses more casual and perfect for a Mom on the Go

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The background color in this dress is dark brown, hence the touches of brown in my necklace, belt, shoes and purse. 

Shoes are my Aerosoles mules, such a classic and I love them, easy to walk in…

Dear Readers, I love easy dresses for busy days, just one piece, a topper and accessories makes for a quick outfit. 

When I searched this dress out on ebay, i thought it would layer nicely for winter with my creme moto, brown jacket and a jean jacket.  I could also opt for a long chunky sweater for a less structured cozy look.  

I ordered just such a sweater in the Stone color  from Ebay,  and it’s perfect!  This sweater is very versatile and you may get sick of seeing me in this coming season as I love it so much!  Highly recommend a chunky boyfriend sweater for Fall/Winter.

Gratitude

I am grateful that I didn’t have to take migraine medicine today!!!! 

I am grateful to my youngest who touched my shoulders and saw how tense I was and massaged me!

I am grateful to my daughter for giving the dog a bath.  

I am grateful that I managed to get in a quick walk to the store before the heavy downpour began! 

I am grateful for an amazing opportunity to take a lifetime dream trip next October to Ireland! 

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I have never gone thrift shopping before and found so many dresses in my size with the half price colored tag.   I usually end up loving dresses two sizes too big.  So when this crazy phenomenon arose, I could not do anything but try them on and purchase them all! 6 Dresses cost me just about $22.00.  

Dresses are really a great thing to wear now in the final stages of my weight loss journey.  They are so easy to style and extremely versatile. I hope you don’t get bored with seeing me in dresses and skirts a lot over the next month…

Now on to showing the dresses….

This one is probably my favorite, as it is not so common and really looks fabulous on me.  I am not just saying that based on my own view… It just so happens my husband had a break and was home when I brought the dresses home.  So, of course a fashion show was in order… You can’t see the crossover top,but it looks great on!

A tan shirt dress style is a classic and the ultimate in versatility  The wheels are turning and in overdrive of how many ways to style this one.  This is definitely one of those workhorse items. Doesn’t look like much on the hanger….

This is just a basic shift dress in a fabulous color.  I like the v-split neckline and the detail on the bottom.  This dress really is a four season dress with so many ways to style it with layers for cooler temperatures.

This is just a basic black & white print, but I loved the fit and can see me wearing it in warmer weather with just sandals and with boots and jackets or sweaters now.  I felt sassy in this one. I really like skirts with a little volume for swirling when I walk…a remnant of early childhood..

I loved the fit and just the little ruffle detail on the bottom for an added femininity   I felt like dancing in this one and did so for my fashion show with my husband.  I grabbed a cardigan and styled this right away.  I can see this one styled with a pull- over sweater to look like a skirt and in fact, put the following together as an example. I have to say it was funny the next morning,when my husband was still talking about my fashion show and how quickly I was thinking of ways to style each. He remembered specifics and talked about why he liked it. He listened, he really listened!

The final dress is an Ann Taylor Loft and I think this is multi-seasonal as well.  In the store, I instantly saw this one styled with a green jacket or tan one.  I also pictured this in summer with my short sleeved green sweater and green wedged slingbacks… Of course that little string of a belt has to go and I just happen to have a new green one…

Just for fun, here is a winter sweater over the striped dress , add tights and a boot and it’s winterized…

In the past, I have never owned as many dresses as I currently do.  Since I love wearing them as casual Mom on the Go looks, I will get a lot of use out of  all of these.  I can so picture summer and me at my goal weight….

Linking up with InstaFriday, so go see what everyone is up to… And go see Friday Faves

Gratitude:  I am grateful that my daughter is feeling better since exams start next week.  I am grateful that Ashley’s college is making a ice rink for the weekend and my daughter will have a blast and a much needed break.  I am grateful that Connor is continuing to read his book with enthusiasm!  I am grateful for weekends!

Dear Readers, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and come back and see what I am up to next week.  As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated.  


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