Last Day of Summer!!!

Today was the last day of summer.  According to almanac.com, the autumnal equinox brings the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 2014 at 10:29 p.m. eastern time.  The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.”  The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.  From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights.  These mark the changes in season.

Time to put away the shorts and the sandals until next year!  For the last day of summer, here are a few last outfits with shorts and sandals.  These will have to tide you over until the weather gets warmer in the spring.

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Zunie Pink & Navy Polka Dot Hi-Lo Chiffon Top from Dillard’s and Cherokee Girls’ Shorts in Navy from Target

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GB Girls Pink and Blue Chevron Blouse from Dillard’s and Cherokee Girls’ Shorts in Navy from Target

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GB Girls Cut Out Blouse in Jade from Dillard’s and Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Bermuda Shorts in Olive Green from Target

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GB Girls Paisley Peasant Blouse from Dillard’s and Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Bermuda Shorts in Olive Green from Target

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Disney Inspired Princess Tiana Rhinestone Shirt from Etsy and Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Bermuda Shorts in Olive Green from Target

Easy Breezy Dresses – Great for Summer!

You know how much I like dresses – I like them a lot! I have quite a few dressy dresses, but I also have dresses that are pretty casual too. This blog post is devoted to my casual dresses. They are made of the same cotton as a tee-shirt and I can wear them in lots of different ways – with long sleeve tee-shirts underneath or without, with my Converse or with flats, but ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS with my signature pair of leggings underneath! Hey, that’s my look, okay! And yes, you’re going to notice that apparently I have a thing for stripes. These dresses are so casual that I am going to take them all to Disney World with me. It’s hot where I live, but it’s plenty hot in Florida this time of year too! I have some new leggings and they are capri leggings, so I can keep cool in my casual dresses while I’m riding the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! They are perfect for summer weather.

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Arizona V-Neck Drawstring Waist Dress from J.C. Penney worn with Copper Key Long Sleeve T-Shirt from Dillard’s, Lace Trim Leggings from Children’s Orchard and Dana Buchman Flats from Kohl’s

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Arizona V-Neck Drawstring Waist Dress from J.C. Penney worn with 2-Hip Leggings from J.C. Penney and Converse

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Arizona V-Neck Drawstring Waist Dress from J.C. Penney worn with Leggings from Justice and CL By Laundry Flats from Shoe Gallery

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Speechless Elastic Waist Dress with Built-In Jeweled Neckline Tank from J.C. Penney worn with 2-Hip Leggings from J.C. Penney and CL By Laundry Flats from Shoe Gallery

 

Hot Pink and Covered in Roses!

This is the dress that I wore to the Father Daughter Dance two years ago.  I have always loved this dress.  It’s bold, bright, hot pink again, but this time covered in little rosettes front to back.  It has a satin ribbon at the waist that ties in back.  I wore it with a black open front cardigan sweater with ruffles down the front.

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Sleeveless Dress: Rare Editions – Dillard’s
Open Front Cardigan Sweater: 2-hip by Wrapper – Dillard’s

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Rocking Purple and Reading Judy Blume!

Hi all, I have three new outfits to show you that all start with my dark purple Arizona brand jeans. I got them from J.C. Penney. I also want to share with you my plan for a Judy Blume Summer Reading Challenge.

IMG_1012Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with GB Girls Paisley Peasant Blouse – Dillard’s

IMG_1018Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with Striped Tippi Sweater – J. Crew

IMG_1020Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with Crewcuts Collectible Sequin Painted Heart Tee – J. Crew

You might notice that in two of the pictures above, I am standing in front of a stack of books. Well, all of these books are Judy Blume books. My mom said that she grew up reading Judy Blume’s books and that they are still some of her favorite books of all time. But, whenever we start talking about books and judging from the hundreds of books that we have had in our library my whole entire life and the amount of books that my mom buys from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, I’m thinking that her list of favorite books is really, really long. Anyway, I’ve already read two of Judy Blume’s books in the past, but I really prefer reading the Hunger Games and Divergent series, and books by John Green. You know I love, love, love The Fault in Our Stars! But, when I looked on her website I saw this: “More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.” Hmmmm, I guess Judy Blume is a way bigger deal than I thought. I decided to give her a try. So, I created the Judy Blume Summer Reading Challenge. I am going to read the fifteen Judy Blume books listed below before the end of summer. Apparently, she’s written several more books, but these are the ones my mom has had on the shelf since like forever. They are the same ones my older sister read and she graduated from college last year. For all the tweens out there looking for good books to read this summer, join me in reading Judy Blume. Then check back on my blog for summaries of each book and I’ll also tell you what I thought of them. See you soon.
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      • Freckle Juice
      • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
      • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
      • Superfudge
      • Fudge-a-mania
      • Double Fudge
      • Iggie’s House
      • Blubber
      • Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself
      • It’s Not the End of the World
      • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
      • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t
      • Deenie
      • Just As Long As We’re Together
      • Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson