These days, we often forget to bring our camera when we go out, or if we manage to bring the camera, then we forget the memory card, so there are no fresh outfit pictures. But there are the photos from late July which I haven't shared yet. It was a warm day with a cooler evening, as usually happens here in the Pacific Northwest, and Justin took me by surprise when he offered to spend it on Bainbridge Island which we both love.
Funny that I was thinking about going to BI (1.5 hours from our home) because I really love the pizza in this little restaurant in Lynwood Center called Threehouse Cafe, but I felt silly to drive all the way there just for pizza.
"For pizza and romance," corrected me Justin,
and if you still don't know this man, then let me tell you - he is the one who really knows how to put things into perspective. For pizza AND romance! It does make so much more sense and sounds just lovely!
Some of you might be familiar with this colorful funky sundress that I bought at Goodwill last year (post A Little Love from July 2015). It is one of those items that when you see it you really hope that it fits! It is beautifully made from a great quality soft cotton, not to mention the lovely feminine design and gorgeous pattern and choice of colors. There are no labels on it whatsoever, so I have no clue as to where and when it was made. If only I knew, I'd buy more dresses from this maker.
The fabric is thin and the dress takes very little space in terms of packing, which makes it another great option for a Summer vacation wardrobe. It's really a pleasure to wear on a hot day - so light and breathable, it also makes a statement on its own. But I love more complicated looks, so I accessorized it to create another charming old-fashioned summer outfit. I'm all about old time charm this Summer. I think I found my most favorite fashion decade - the 1930s. If you have any recommendations on books or web-sites about this decade in fashion, I will appreciate your advice very much.
And as the evening cooled down, I was happy to wear my favorite-of-the moment cardigan over the sundress. I think this cardigan is a real beauty with the thoughtful design of bell sleeves, shawl collar and handkerchief hem and all the details. It combines well with everything, from jeans and shorts to dresses, and lifts up all the Summer looks. I just can't have enough of it.
And finally, I am happy to announce that Midlife Fun will continue this month! We will open the link up on August 28, and the theme is "Rock That Vintage!" You are welcome to participate with your own vintage clothing, shoes or accessories, including "new vintage" (items from 1990s, or some even consider early 2000s vintage too, especially designer pieces). Or just come as you are! It will be great fun!
Sundress - thrifted via Goodwill (maker unknown)
Cardigan - Torrid Insider
Hat - Old Navy
Sandals - Robert Zur via Nordstrom Rack
African basket via local corner shop
Earrings via Turkish rugs shop on Bainbridge Island
Sunglasses - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant
Linked to Anna's My Red Carpet
Tina's Pink Friday (look at Tina's gorgeous dress and necklace!)
* * *