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It is official, summer has begun, which means many dinners out with family and friends. Last week a last minute dinner invite to Babalu’s called for a fun summer print. Summer is a great time to experiment with prints. Because of my extremely busy schedule and traveling, and because it can be really hot in the south, I am looking for lightweight, wrinkle-free clothing that I can mix and match. The Traveler’s Collection from Chico’s is perfect.
This year I added to my wardrobe these great Striped Palm Palazzo Pants from Chico’s. Palm prints are HOT this summer and I just LOVE the Traveler’s Collection from Chico’s. The material is an acetate/spandex so it will stretch and is wrinkle resistant, which makes them perfect for travel. I own many pieces from this collection and they seem to be the ones I reach for the most. Oh, forgot to tell you, these pants come in petite, short, tall, and regular lengths. Many pieces in the collection come in petite. WINNING!
Vertical lines are always slimming, and I am wearing Soma Smoothing Shorts to help hide any lumps or bumps and create a smoother look. The palazzo style pant is not as fitted and is quite comfortable and does help create a more balanced look. Bold prints are probably not the best for my body type, but who cares! I love them, I wear them. Go BOLD or go home!!!
Because the pants are so bold, I need a necklace that will balance the look and bring attention up. The Green Stone Circular Pendant is the perfect piece. I got lots of compliments on this necklace and I have had the opportunity to wear it on several occasions. I also added simple gold disk earrings to accentuate my face and the Sole Society Mirrored Bangle Bracelet.
Here is a close up of the Green Stone Circular Pendant. I really like this necklace because it is a combination of pendant and multi-strand beads. The beads are a howlite with gold accents. You are going to see lots of gold this summer. I love the jewelry pieces form Chico’s, keep an eye out when they go on sale, My top for this outfit is also from the Traveler’s Collection from Chico’s, it is the Classic Essential Reversible Tank. I have this tank in several colors and it is my go-to for outfits. Same material as the pants, this tank is actually reversible. You can wear it one way for a higher neckline, or reverse it and wear a lower scoop neckline. Here I am wearing the higher neckline.
Get ready for lots of summer looks and wedding fun. This week I am catching up on paperwork, cleaning out my garage, and looking at a potential new house. My husband is ready to downsize and I love it how he decides this is the time to do it when I am knee deep in wedding prep. Oh, I am building a pool and carriage house at the beach too. Lots of craziness going on. But at this stage in life, you have to embrace the crazy. Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.
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