Have you gone shopping for your summertime wardrobe this year?
I haven't been in a clothing store for ages but did purchase a couple of
items online from J.Jill - linen pants and a really nice very lightweight
linen duster coat which will be a great summer travel piece. We have
planned our annual trip to New England for later in July, having
missed going last year. Travel time will be here soon, I'm excited.
It's odd that I have no real desire to shop for clothing as I usually do
with the arrival of a new season. In all honesty I just haven't been
excited by what is offered this year.
I went through my wardrobe pre-spring, donating a lot of clothes that
I just was tired of, or knew I wouldn't wear. Travel plans were still
undecided - will we go, can we go etc. at that time.
My favorite Summer clothes seem to be pieces I've had for a while,
some which I've liked for a very long while and can't give up yet!
I enjoy the basics for hot, humid days here in the southeast............cotton
or linen tee shirts, loose linen tops, a couple of longer linen skirts - have
you noticed skirts are so much cooler than pants in summer - and
loose-fitting linen pants cropped above the ankle. I now only own one
pair of shorts - they are longer, to the knee - veins are not pretty on older
people so remain hidden where possible!
Linen spray brings out the best in freshly laundered bed and bath linens.
I have to admit that although I really don't mind wrinkles in my linen
clothing, nothing is more special than resting my head on a smooth
linen pillow case, and drying my face with an antique linen hand towel,
both ironed to perfection!
But then there's straw!
Definitely not smooth, but beautifully textured and natural,
a must have for summer.
Bags, hats, even touches on sandals. . . . . . all look good in straw.
Summer accessories crafted from straw are always fun.
With the hot sunny days ahead I often enjoy a woven sun hat.
It used to protect my color when a red head, but even now
as a member of the silver-haired club I'll continue to wear one
when out and about, and in the garden. . . . . hopefully those
wide brims may help to keep the other kind of wrinkles away!
Today I'm remembering fathers everywhere.
Mine was one of the best . . . . . . your dad too!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.