Thanks for joining me for another edition of The Blended Blog‘s “Summer Style” series. When I got dressed to run errands today, I had every intention of putting together a put-together outfit. I planned to intentionally use a combination of the descriptors in the “Summer Style” graphic. Also known as these little cuties right here.
What I actually put together was more like an accidental clown costume. Nothing planned or intentional going on at all!
I started with a lemony-lime green tee from Loft Outlet. Every great outfit begins with something green. Threw on a pair of Old Navy cropped boyfriend jeans that I carefully cuffed ever-so-unevenly. Going for that casual-chic effect.
Grabbed a Merona navy and white patterned cardigan because even though our afternoon temps are in the triple digits, I still get cold. And then I get really, really hot.
I thought my Kohl’s mossy green shell and stone earrings were just what I needed to complete the look. But I was wrong. Something was missing. That pop of color.
My friend Martha hosted a “Hobbies for the Cure” event recently and gave all of the participants a breast cancer goody bag. Poorly worded sentence. Not a goody bag full of breast cancer but a goody bag full of cancer prevention goodies. Well, that’s not right either. The goodies themselves don’t prevent cancer but promote cancer awareness. Let’s try this again.
My friend Martha hosted a “Hobbies for the Cure” event recently and gave all of the participants a goody bag full of items promoting breast cancer awareness. Where was I going with this? Oh, pop of color. Yes, in the goody bag was the cutest hot pink bandana that says “The Hospitals of Providence”.
I rolled that baby up so that the wording was hidden and tied it around my neck. And my clown outfit was complete. I couldn’t decide between my gray Chuck Taylors or my DSW black gladiator sandals or my huge red clown shoes. Went with the gladiators because everyone knows you shouldn’t wear pink with red. My Prince really doesn’t get gladiators at all. But he wasn’t going to see me in this get up. Thank goodness because he also doesn’t understand wearing a scarf and cardi in the summer.
Ready for the reveal?
Just call me Bozo.
Yeah, good call on the gladiators. The red clown shoes would have been too much.
Here’s a close up of my Providence Hospital bandana.
I like the way it hides my double chin and crepe-y neck. Not to mention my neck scar. I might need a few more of these.
Finally, here is the whole ensemble. I think this navy cardi is the pièce de résistance, if you will. How ’bout you?
How do you like that unfussy cuff-job. Cuffed ’em with my eyes closed. And I think I took these pictures with my eyes closed, too. Cause I walked all over El Paso today with them uneven as can be. Never noticed.
So, let’s revisit those descriptors. Scroll with me back to the top of this post. Which descriptors did I use?
Fuschia + fun print + scarf = almost
Green + monochromatic + tee shirt = thinking that’s not what they meant by monochromatic because this outfit certainly isn’t that
Navy + striped + tunic (not an exact synonym for cardigan) = cardigan isn’t on here for a reason – it’s summer
Looks like this outfit is a bust. I flunked The Blended Blog‘s “Summer Style” series this week. But be sure to check out some of the looks of the other gals who hit it out of the ball park. And join me for this fashion circus. Link-up with us or snap an Instagram pic of your Summer Style look and add #theblendedblogstyle.
Enjoy your Thursday!
Hugs and kisses,