Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cotton Candy, Anyone?

   Zara- tee-shirt, Chloe- sunglasses, Target- neon bag, Gap- skirt, Soludos for J.CREW- Dali Espadrilles
    Essie neon nail polish in Flirty fuchsia, AVEDA- star coral nourish-mint lipstick  <3
One of life's simple pleasures is going for a nice long walk in the evening.  If you can find a local park with a paved walkway near the water and plenty of beautiful scenery, so much the better.  And, if there's a little shop nearby that sells cotton candy...hmmm -- it's been a long time since I've had cotton candy, so why not?  Among the things I discovered on this evening: cotton candy in the hot sun tends to start melting -- see how fluffy it is at the start?  Well, my advice is, don't take too long eating it! :)  Light and airy is the way to go when you're expending energy outdoors in the summer, even if it's just walking;  you don't want to wear anything that's going to cling to you in the heat.  An oversize tee and a bouncy little skirt like this let the air flow around me and help keep me cool.  And these just may be the most-comfy shoes ever!  As I walked, and stopped here and there to admire the view, I remembered that when we were kids, we were always outdoors all summer long -- hot weather wasn't going to keep us from having fun.  Why should it stop us from having fun now?  And, if you want to feel a little like a kid again...well, you might want to see if there's a place nearby that sells cotton candy!  :)

Hope you're having fun evenings yourself!

Lots of love, 
Shey xoxo

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Community Pride

      T.J Maxx- top, Sans Souci- shorts, Coach- sunglasses, Rock & Republic and DKNY- accessories,
     Gucci- hobo bag, Vera Wang- Sandals, Essie's nail polish- Lime light  

It never ceases to amaze me how many beautiful little treasures you can find in your own back yard...places and things you might pass a hundred times without ever looking at them.  Here, about a mile from my house, I found this pretty little park tucked into the downtown.  You can tell a lot about a community by how they remember their heroes;  people here are proud of their heritage.  It was a perfect spot for an early-evening stroll, and, with the temperature dropping into the mid-80's (and finally bearable!), I decided to pull a few surprises out of my closet.  I bought these lace shorts over a year ago because they were so cute, and, waiting for warmer weather, I put them away -- and then forgot about them, until now!  :)  I love the zipper blouse, which is exactly as light as it looks in the photos and just floats on my shoulders.  And the sandals with the spikes on the heels...well, they were irresistible, and, even though Vera's idea of size 6 is a tiny bit larger than mine, I HAD to have them!  Goodbye for now, Mr. Soldier;  I hope you enjoyed my visit as much as I did.  :)

Love lots, 
Shey :) xoxo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Give Yourself a Break!

      J.Crew- Top, Michael Kors- Belt, Chloe- Sunglasses, Gap- Skirt, F21- Ring, Rampage- Sandals, 
     Chinese Laundry- Hobo Bag

Outdoor shopping plazas are a lot of fun...and a lot of walking.  Even the most-dedicated shopper needs to take a break, sit down and relax once in awhile.  (My advice on that?  Wait 'til your guy decides to "just browse around a bit" in a sporting-goods store!)  So find a nice bench in the sun or shade and settle in with a fun book -- I love Chelsea Handler, and there's never a dull moment reading "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang."  And look, I even found a building whose colors match the ones I'm wearing! :)  Light pastels are perfect for summer because they take on a soft glow in the sun without absorbing all that heat like dark colors do, and they're very easy to match together.  And it helps when your sandals are not only cute but very, very comfy for all that walking.  So you can relax AND be chic and sporty, all at the same time!  A couple of minutes, a couple of pages, a lot of laughs with Chelsea, and then you're ready to jump back into the serious business of bargain-hunting.  Good luck and have fun until next time, my dear blogger friends!  :)