Summer is finally here! Well, according to the arrival of Memorial Day we can finally say that we’re on the heels of a new season. So let’s talk about Memorial Day fashion on a dime today. When it comes to the summer holidays, I love to turn to a great nautical theme. Blue, white and a pop of color always seems to fair well when dressing for a barbecue or a date night under the fireworks.
The dress is a beautiful stripe that’s perfect for most body types. The stripe isn’t too big or too small and I love how brilliant the blue color is. Also? It’s only 23 bucks from Target! Because it’s a classic pattern, you’ll be using it as a base to many outfits over the years.
For the daytime outfit, I paired the dress with a pair of orange hoops from Target and a flat gladiator sandal from Charlotte Russe. These are perfect for running after kiddos at the park or in someone’s backyard during a barbecue. The hoops provide an unexpected pop of color. If you aren’t a hoops gal, try wearing a bauble necklace in the same color.
For the nighttime outfit, I sassed it up with some silver drop earrings and a cute red low wedge from Target. If you and your honey want to sneak away for a Memorial Day date night, this would be perfect. The wedge is low enough to walk in a field while watching the fireworks (and not having the danger of tripping and falling on other gazers).
The best part? All of the shoes and accessories are under 20 bucks!
So what’s your Memorial Day fashion going to look like this year? Have you found any good fashion deals for the summer?
It was the last day of our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and we were on our way to Georgia. For years, my Mother insisted, almost to the point of threatening, that we all needed to get back to Georgia to see my Great-Grandmother. She’s 98 and hasn’t been doing well health-wise. My mother wanted her to be able to meet MY family before she passed. With my Grandfather passing away almost a year ago, I knew that this was very important to her, and held a place in her heart. It was important to me as well; having my children meet their Great-Great-Grandmother is something that not all parents can experience so I understood the blessing that it was. Little did I know that the person who would be most affected by our meeting would be my own Husband.
My Husband is a born and raised Ohio boy. His entire family lives in various parts of the Buckeye state, and when he moved away from them all to marry me, I knew it was very difficult for him. I especially knew how hard is was for him to move away from his own Grandmother. She’d had a hand in raising him and he’s lived with her most of his life. She’s a feisty and wonderfully awesome lady in her 80s, and even I get upset when we have to leave her during our many trips to visit. I often think about how this takes a toll on my husband; how leaving one of the most important women in his life can sometimes create a depression that I can’t fix.
As we entered my Great-Grandmother’s home and he saw her for the first time, I saw the shock in his eyes. I couldn’t put my finger on why he was so in awe, until we sat down for dinner and I saw the tears in his eyes. My Great-Grandmother looked exactly like his Grandmother, right down to their hands. My husband has always adored his grandmother’s hands. Even when they began to be stricken with arthritis, he marveled at them and loved to hold them anytime he could. When we sat alone at the dining room table later in the day, he whispered to me “she has hands like her.” That’s when I knew. That’s when I understood that this trip wasn’t just for my Mother. It was for him too.
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