Time for another Style Me Bloggers Link-Up and this time we are talking about our summer go-to style. I know my blogger buddies are going to have some incredible outfits to post for this go-round but you can always count on me to bring up the rear.
Literally and figuratively!
So, bearing that in mind, I am going to share my real summer go-to style.
Summer go-to style number one, for the hours between rise and shine:
I have been reading my devotional outside on my back porch this month. I love it. In fact, I am writing this post from same said back porch but now it is evening and there is a storm rolling in over the mountains in the west and over the rooftops from the east.
During devotional time and breakfast I am wearing pjs. Which aren’t really pajamas at all, but I use that as a kind of catch-all word for anything I sleep in. Tee shirt=pajamas, Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts football jersey=vintage collector’s item=pajamas, boxers and tank top=yeah, you get it.
These pajamas are from Target, part of their Gilligan & O‘Malley® collection that I got on the clearance rack. Wouldn’t PC (and my mom) be proud? You, too, can have this look! Very similar, on sale here. It even gets a 4 and 1 tip of a star out of five stars rating. Your husband can thank me later.
Summer go-to style number two, for the hours between up and at ’em:
Once I have stirred around a little, I usually transition from my evening attire into something even more comfortable. Nothing is comfier than my running shorts and tanks or jester pants and tees.
My running shorts have those built-in panties so I can skip underwear altogether (down there anyway). And I will take a sports bra over a lacy, push-up, pull-in-and-over Victoria’s Secret bra any day.
I ask you, isn’t that PC a lucky guy?
Notice that everything in the ensemble matches. That’s no accident, girls! In fact, I had one outfit planned for today but the sports bra didn’t match right with the shorts and my sockies for that outfit were dirty. So, it was back to the drawing board or the dresser.
Accessories for this little number, include Adidas or UnderArmour socks with my New Balance tennies and my FitBit ZIP clipped onto the inside of my sports bra. I am trying very hard to get 10,000 steps a day. I get really frustrated if I do a lot of stuff and walk around a lot while I am still in my pjs because I am not getting credit for it.
I try to get my run in early. Sometimes, PC and I go to the gym before he goes to work. On those days, I jump right out of bed and jump right into go-to style number two, without passing go, without collecting $200.
If I run at home, I am a bit more leisurely…to be pronounced lesh-urly, short E, with a faux, Old Guard accent.
Today is a lesh-urly day.
Summer go-to style number three, for the hours between out and about:
When I do go out, which isn’t every single day. I mean, obviously I go outside for my devotional, I go outside to work in the yard, and walk the kitties but when I go out and about, I usually wear some version of something like this. Which is challenge-based. Sorta.
I never had been in a Loft, not that we had one to go into here in El Paso, until my BFF told me about them. Then I would shop online and then we got our very own Loft and Loft Outlet.
And there went my money.
I mention Loft and the outlet because the outfit above is Loft-wear. Paired with Target sandals. I wore this to one of PC’s games. The ride to the game must have been horrendous because I aged 25 years from the pictures taken at home to the one taken on the bleachers. Need to quit going, I guess.
And this is a Dress Barn dress I had several years before-challenge, bc, similar available here. But worn with a Loft challenge-wear denim jacket and Charming Chuck’s (Charming Charlie’s) statement necklace. Target floral pumps complete the look.
I wore this outfit to volunteer at the El Paso Holocaust Museum (that is so hard to type!) and then to lunch at the Angry Owl restaurant with the other El Paso Summer Style 2015 Challenge participants (that’s hard to say!).
Lunch was such fun, BTW. In the pic above, we lined up according to who was a GYPO challenge participant first…moi! Then beside me is my school (and otherwise) friend, Christina, who joined through me. Beside Christina is Rebecca, who joined the challenges through Christina and then Luna joined the challenges through her BFF Rebecca. Great company and great food. Turkey sammie with guac and steamed veggies.
I have included the pictures of wear I was going in these outfits in an effort to keep things real, because I really wore these out. So to say they are go-to summer looks would be correct because I have gone-to both several times this summer.
Ok, gals, I am going to wind things up. If you are actually reading this post, it is a miracle. Un milagro! I have had no less than 900 things go wrong as I have written it.
Please stop by the beautiful blogs of my beautiful blogging buddies to check out their go-to summer style. You will be glad you did.