The weather is typical spring, so it is hot one day and cold the next. Well, on this day it was blue sky and bright sun. I hung my fuschia so now I get to look at it every time I walk out or in the front door. They are so pretty and so far are even continuing to bloom in this confused weather. And since the sun was out and my flowers were blooming, I got out a sun dress!
I had forgotten about this lovely dress till just recently when I dug it out of the spring clothes box. I tried it on and although I liked the fit, I felt it was pretty blah. So, add accessories! What a difference a belt and good shoes make!
I like the lines of the dress. It is a mid length and the way the layers hang creates a sleek look. Kinda ironic I guess since it has a ruffle and layers and those aren't usually sleek, I guess it's the fabric.
I just want to point out my shadow here. In the shadow world, apparently I am a pregnant ape with stork legs.
Epic hair flip picture. Nice catch, Kanon!
Dress by My Tribe. Belt is hand made and thrifted. Cheap bling. Shoes by Jimmy Choo also seen here and here.
Photography by Kanon Saunders.
I have been working at a little local boutique that sells beautiful natural fiber, nice quality casual clothing. I enjoy working there and I am good at it but it has been a bit of a challenge to dress so very casually for work. The items sold there are beautiful and very comfortable but they aren't my usual style. I think it is good to stretch my style though and I have enjoyed finding a steady attire of cute and casual coverings. It isn't that what I wear regularly isn't ever casual, just not as casual as this, and in particular, shoes.
This is truly an immensely comfortable outfit if there ever was one. The sweater is the softest thin cashmere you can imagine. And the chinos are so stretchy and comfy they pretty much feel like your are wearing pjs. I actually wore these to travel in for my recent Cancun trip and they were great for the airplane. I wore them with a black jacket and stilettos though, see, not so casual as this look. Hehe.
Old school kicks! I got these at the Nike outlet with my best girl while on a road trip to visit her brother.
Striped polo t by Agave Denim. Gray cashmere sweater by Suss. Gray chino crops by Hudson. Coach leather bag. Shoes by Nike. All the pearls, earrings, bracelets, and necklace are from my husband.
Photography by the amazing Kanon Saunders.
It is spring weather here. Rain, hail and lightning. The wind is whistling through our canyon at hyper speed and all the trees are whipping about. Right now, I am thinking of the bright sun and perfect blue water and, well, flan. I ate flan every day in Mexico, so I decided I should learn to make it.
Yup, it is good. Not as good as it was in Mexico though. I will try again. I used cream and milk and egg yolks. Next time I will try condensed milk and whole eggs. This has a more custard like texture. I left out a bit if the sugar so it isn't overly sweet but I think the caramel is a bit too amber. Well, live and learn, right?
However, this will certainly not go to waste! It may not be exactly like what a ate in Cancun but it doesn't exactly suck either.
Waste not want not.
It is so beautiful here with the bright sun when everything is still green. It will turn brown before long and dry out and become dusty. But right now it is fresh and green. Perfect for pictures and perfect for bright colored clothing. Kanon probably wouldn't pick such a bright orange on his own as he leans more toward the neutral black, gray, white, brown type colors. I bought this for him and I love the freshness of it. He has such beautiful skin color and he looks so good in color. What a handsome kid!
Often men lean to the more subdued colors and are less likely to take a chance on standing out, where women often dress to stand out. When a man wears something that is well put together and fun and fresh, I love it! Here in Montana, men's fashion is pretty limited, which leads to men's style being pretty limited. For Missoula, if it isn't Patagonia or Teva, you may never see it. Sigh. My kid looks good though.
T by Zara men's. Jeans by Uniqlo seen here. Shoes by Keds.
Here's to men in fun fashion colors!
This is the last post with pictures from Cancun. At least till I go there again…
Figure hugging dresses in mirror image prints are one of the trends I am loving so I was thrilled to find this lovely at an good price and in my size! And nude, shoes, well, a girl can not have too many pair of beautiful nude sandals as long as they all have differences. These are simple and elegantly chic.
I bought the shoes and the dress in Cancun. Both are from Zara. I kinda love that store. I could have bought lots of clothes these but I was good.
They left towels in pretty shapes every night with notes from the staff. This was one of my favorites.
As you can tell, I loved Cancun and the whole experience. But now I am back to normal life here and that is good too.
I have just a few more pictures I wanted to share from Cancun. It was truly the best vacation I have ever had. Just so relaxing and so beautiful! This is the view from our room. The water is so blue and so warm.
From our balcony…in cutoffs by Paige denim and a T by Velvet.
We went snorkeling for a day off of a catamaran. Lots of fun!
Michael on the spinnaker. I wasn't brave enough. You had to drop from pretty high up and knowing me and my lack of coordination, I would have belly flopped.
Climbing back on the catamaran.
We were pretty hungry after that so we had fajitas and drinks. So yummy!
Drying in the ocean breeze by the open window.
Early evening out the balcony after a long day.
Cut offs by Paige Denim. Green t by Velvet from Clover in Missoula. Rash guard and board shorts by Roxy. Hat by Elements. Swim tank by Patagonia. Beautiful water and perfectly soft sand by Cancun, Mexico.