Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer White Skirt with a Bold Color Top

Closet Shopping...and Post #100


Today's post is showcasing the crisp and classic look of summer white paired with a bold color. This white pleated skirt is fully lined and ultra comfortable for a hot July day. 


The bold color top adds just the right pop of color needed to make the outfit sizzle. I'm not sure of the correct color name to give this top. Is it orange, salmon, red? It tends to take on different hues depending on the color I compare it with. I like the look of solid color against solid color and the ruffles on the top add some extra "oomph" to the look. I do think the horizontal ruffle pattern tends to make me look "wider" at the waist, though, so boo on that point.

I like the combination of two textures together....pleats and ruffles. I've already styled these shoes in another post. They are by "impo" and add a dressy and contemporary vibe to the total look. See the exact shoe on sale here. Great price!


The right jewelry also adds to the classic look. I'm going with all pearls today. You can see my multi layer silver and faux pearl necklace in the previous images. Here, I add two faux pearl dangle earrings and the pearl ring my husband gave me for my 50th birthday. Kind of took the "sting" out of turning 50!


This outfit makes me feel happy to look at!  For some reason, the white skirt reminds me of childhood summers when my mother would hang sheets out on the clothesline to dry in the summer sun. When we would remove the sheets from the clothesline they would be crisp and clean and have that delicious summer smell that was a mixture of sunlight, summer breezes and flower petals. Remember that? It's a happy memory to me. We've lost something, I think, with newer technology....like dryers. Although, I'm not planning on giving up my clothes dryer anytime soon!

I also want to take a moment to celebrate my 100th post today! I arrived at number 100 just a little bit before my one year blog anniversary which comes at the end of this month. I'm proud of my blog and the fact that I have made it to number 100....with, hopefully, many more posts to come! Thank you to all of my sweet readers....I appreciate your spending time with me so much.

Hope you will take a moment to leave your thoughts....about summer white outfits, or sheets hanging on a clothesline, or my 100th post, or anything else that you feel like sharing.....

Until Next Time,
Debbie

(Top was purchased at Stein Mart, but I removed the tags and don't know the brand. The skirt was thrifted and is by Focus Lifestyle.)

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your white skirt! Adding the red top was a great choice. I don't think it adds volume around the middle at all. I'll bet you get a lot of mileage from the skirt! Congratulations on your 100th post! And I do remember the sheets on the clothesline at my grandmother's house. Always white! I enjoy reminiscing about childhood summers at her house, seemed to be a much simpler time. While youth contributes to that feeling, in a lot of ways I think it really was.

Karen said...

I love your white skirt! Adding the red top was a great choice. I don't think it adds volume around the middle at all. I'll bet you get a lot of mileage from the skirt! Congratulations on your 100th post! And I do remember the sheets on the clothesline at my grandmother's house. Always white! I enjoy reminiscing about childhood summers at her house, seemed to be a much simpler time. While youth contributes to that feeling, in a lot of ways I think it really was.

Deborah Ross said...

Thank you, Karen, you're so sweet! Yes, it seems like time moved more slowly as a child and now time just zooms by. I like remembering happy childhood memories.

Ginger Wroot said...

The red ruffled top is actually my fav part of this outfit. I'm a huge fan of three-quarter sleeves, and I love the pop of color and the interesting texture. You definitely shouldn't worry about the fit of the top on you--I think its proportions are really flattering on you! --Ginger
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Deborah Ross said...

Thank you, Ginger, for your positive feedback. I do like the top and now I feel that it flatters me more than I thought!

Sharon said...

This outfit is lovely, Debbie. The color of the top is beautiful and is a great color on you.

Deborah Ross said...

Thank you, Sharon! This top has grown on me as I have worn it. The color is really pretty!!

Sue Loncaric said...

You look great and I love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link up. Have a lovely day.