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Kimonos are so big this Season,

but I’ve been Rocking them for quite a few years now and will probably do so even 

when the trend has faded….

They are a wonderful completer piece for Spring/Summer


I’ve had this kimono for several years and my love for it is still going strong. 

I bought it from Steinmart because of all the different colors that would make it very versatile

Kimonos seemed to stir up the most angst among the GYPO Summer Style Challenge participants.

It was nice to see so many embrace the trend despite misgivings and end up loving it…


Nothing touched my heart more than when one of my regular readers 

sent me a picture of herself in a kimono , recently!  


Still can’t believe I am wearing more shorts this year.

These are 7 inch rise from Old Navy and I love them with the Clark’s Wedges,

The addition of the wedges helps my curvy petite figure.  

A lot of the challengers had great luck with finding Kimonos at Maurices

Check out this how this wonderful blogger styles a kimono for the 50’s , 60’s and 70’s woman! 


Dear Readers , you know I love completer pieces and along with kimonos, short sleeve cardigans, and shrugs, that I also love vests for Summer over tank tops and I bought a new one.

I loved this one by Liz Claiborne NY via QVC

Liz Claiborne New York Snap Front Vest with Eyelet Details

The extra eyelet detail really sold me , as any extra feminine touch suits my style!  

This is going to be fabulous for Fall/Winter as well…


I am grateful for my knee feeling much better today! 

I am grateful that my sons woke up and got to my youngest’s private bowling lesson today, because this insomniac was still asleep!  

I am grateful that my daughter made it back to Boston and that I touched base with her last night…. she found that a mouse had gotten into all her food upon her return. The roommates had the exterminator come that day, so let’s hope this situation ends soon..

I am grateful that Saturday night we begin our fun Summer bowling league!  

I am grateful that both my son and husband are being such troopers as they deal with poison ivy outbreak after their yard work this weekend…




Today we had a wonderful 80 degree breezy day…

For the GYPO Style Challenge outfit of the day, 

the outfit suggested dark jeans, grey t-shirt, bright cardigan,  and floral scarf. 


I at least have the grey top right…

Just kidding,  I opted for Old Navy Pixie pants and since it was too hot for me to want to sport a scarf, 

 the next best thing was to cover the grey tank with a printed kimono from last season. 


I tied the kimono right under the bustline , which is one way I like to wear them. 

I also wore a sapphire necklace that my husband gave me several years ago .  

The lipstick color is a one I recently purchased as a darker pink variety for the season.

And this bucket hat, I’ve had for 10 years, from the days when I had my consignment store…


It was so much fun to wear more summer pieces and sandals today.  

Dear Readers, My thoughts today were “Boston Strong”  as I chatted with my daughter at Boston College, who described all the cheering in the streets, police presence, and helicopters outside her apartment.  She ventured out and was in complete awe of the dedication of spectators who were in 36 degree rain, that could not dampen their enthusiasm.  She felt so blessed to witness this support and be a part of the magnificence of the Boston Marathon and the memory of those who suffered from the tragedy. 


Connor, my youngest ( homeschooler and my blog photographer) on his 15th birthday Sunday with his new bowling bag and ball..


I am grateful for how well the birthday weekend went and the love of my family. 

I am grateful that my husband’s “Boston Strong” t-shirt arrived today, as he wanted to wear it on his Vegas trip tomorrow. 

I am grateful that  my husband was able to fit in a haircut for our youngest today before leaving on his trip. 

I am grateful for a fun trip to the grocery store and planning meals for just the two of us for the remainder of the week. 

I am grateful for a wonderful phone conversation with my sister in law.  


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