Summer Blockbuster

Summer Blockbuster

Summer is the busiest season of the year for me so it's nice to spend an afternoon at the movies. In a sea of cargo shorts, black, boxy tees and flip-flops I stick out like a sore thumb in this outfit - and that's fine with me.

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Hat and Tales

Hat and Tales

I'll be honest, this post takes me outside of my comfort zone - and it's all The Style Crone and Spy Girl's fault.

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Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Let's start with what's new. I know I haven't been very sociable this week because I've been busy here. This is a new website with a new name on a new platform - one with an easier url to remember.

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Pattern Mixing: Make My Day

Pattern Mixing: Make My Day

This outfit is brought to you by a happy, undercaffienated accident. 

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Ikat Figure This Scarf Thing Out

Ikat Figure This Scarf Thing Out

I know, I'm really pushing the pun-velope. But seriously, even though I adore scarves I've never quite known what to do with them.

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Let Them Eat Cake

Birthday cake, of course.

It's been a crazy week. I've technically been on vacation, but found myself dealing with important issues that I hadn't planned on for a good chunk of my time. My apologies to my fellow bloggers for my absence in reading your posts last week, but I was determined to have a little fun, too. After all, it was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate in style.

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Here you see wardrobe elements I've always loved. Polka dots, low-cut, body conscious frocks, retro shoes and jewelry. What puts them out of my comfort zone is whether my beloved wardrobe choices still look good on my 50+ body.

I purchased the Mlle Gabrielle dress for less than $20 and had it altered to fit me perfectly. I know I'm very curvy and 20 years ago I would've availed myself of some serious control top action to try to look less round - but I am round and no longer feel compelled to hide it. The shoes are Chelsea Crew Sofia Mary Janes. My skull clutch from Shi is making a return appearance. The lavender pearl bracelet was a birthday gift, as was the turn-of-the-century amethyst necklace.

These photos were taken inside the beautiful Opryland Hotel where I was treated to a fabulous dinner by my better half. I think we look pretty good together, if I may say so myself. In the future I'll be sharing my strategy for healthy eating - but not today. No, not at all. On one's birthday it's only fitting to eat cake. Specifically, a humongous slice of dark chocolate layer cake no sane person would ever attempt to finish in one sitting.

Call me crazy; I didn't leave so much as a crumb on the plate.

Linking up for Visible Monday and Monday Mingle.