When we got back from out trip to Alaska the first thing that Joe said when we turned down the road that leads to our house was that it must not have rained at all while we were gone. The grass looked dry and brittle and was starting to turn brown. If you don’t know, we had our entire yard killed last year and replanted the whole thing again. We have had dark, thick, lush grass…..until now.This morning when I went outside on my porch to take my pictures the heat took my breath. Lol! I normally love the heat but it was stifling it was so hot. I hurried as fast as I could and ran back into the house to cool off. I couldn’t believe that I was missing some of my daughter’s cooler temperatures. I literally walked from the front of the house, picked up my things to take to work with me, and then opened the back door. I could smell rain in the air. I went outside, looked down the river and I could see it the rain headed my way. This was no drizzle coming in my direction, this was a downpour and I was fixing to get soaked. I ran to the car and drove as fast as I could to work to try to beat the rain. I just made it through the door at work when the rain started beating down. Everyone started making fun of Joe and I saying that we brought the rain all the way from Alaska and that it hadn’t rained there in over 2 weeks. I told them that they were welcome. Lol!I needed a little brightness in my life after all the grays and browns I wore in Alaska. I still haven’t gotten everything unpacked yet so I was scrambling for something to wear. When at a loss I tend to go with solids. Two solid pieces make it really easy to just add a couple of accessories to pull the look together. This hot pink sweater top is one that I bought at Old Navy the other day. I love bright colors so I knew you would have a lot of choices to wear this with. I aways try to pick a top with wider straps if I can so that I don’t have to worry about my bra straps showing.
The small hot pink ball earrings are a retired piece from Plunder. I never liked this pair so I have never worn them before. Now that I see them on I think they are pretty cute. The dainty necklace is really cute. In fact, I wore this Chrisann necklace here. It has so many colors in the necklace that it will match almost anything. The bling bracelets haven’t been on the blog in a while. I have been wearing other things but I love the Brianna and the Broedrick. The Selma bracelet is one that looks good no matter what season it is. It has pale pink, bright green, and topaz colors in several different and showy designs. This bracelet is adjustable up to 10″ and is a real statement piece.In the past, linen pants were more a dress pant style. What comes to mind for me, is the “elite” and the “rich” wearing those crisp linen pants on their yacht’s and strolling down the boardwalk. For us, everyday gurls, the linen of old was just too hard to wear. We went to work for a living, and we actually sat down occasionally, and those horrible wrinkles made us look disheveled. Now the easy, breezy, linen pants are made with the wrinkles already in them. They are supposed to look this way! Woohoo! This is a great improvement. I can wear this style, I can sit in this style, and I look stylish in my wrinkles. The pant’s wrinkles, not the ones on my face. Lol!
You can’t look at this outfit and not notice the beautiful long scarf. I know a lot of you think wearing a scarf would be too hot in the summer and if you live in Arizona that might be true. However, for the most part, wearing a lightweight scarf like this does not add any additional heat. I love this scarf, it caught my eye from the first time I saw it. I am not sure if I even see any pink in this scarf but it still goes with my outfit. The thing I love about a scarf is that it can really change the look of an outfit and it does not cost an arm and a leg. Look what it did for this dress here. I like to pick a scarf with several different colors in it so that it can go with more items.
Today is the last day to enter in the drawing for a free Active Hydration Serum. I will give the serum away on Saturday’s blog post. If you have not yet entered then you need to go here to this post to see how to enter.
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This is a test to see who reads my blog all the way through. Comment below that you would love a pair of my pink earrings and you will be entered into a drawing for a pair to be given away tomorrow. I am just curious to see if anyone reads everything. Lol! Do you know what my number one referrer page is? It is Pinterest! I truly appreciate every time you “pin” a picture. Heck, pin ALL the pictures if you want. Lol! Also, if you would like to share my posts on Facebook or Twitter, I would appreciate that. It helps get my blog out to more people, and I am sure you just want to spread the entertaining sayings I have. Lol! The comment section is at the end of the post, so keep scrolling. I look forward to reading all the comments, they make my day.