Monday, June 5, 2017

Sun Rise/Sun Set, Simmer in Silence My Tangerine Pet

Top:  J. C. Penney's
Skirt: XOXO, Macy's
Shoes: Worthington, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Lily Bloom, J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's

Top: Marshalls
Shorts: Merona, Target
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Apt. 9, Kohl's
Scarf: Express
Barrette: The Tote Trove
Orange bangle: Target
Blue bangle: J. C. Penney's
Yellow bangles: B Fabulous
Ring: Making Waves
Sunglasses: Kohl's

Dress: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Sunglasses: Kohl's

Jacket: Mossimo, Target
Skirt: H&M

Who needs an orange tabby when you've got plush produce that never says peep?  Not this hairball-hating craftista!  So say hello to my furry friend, Etsy-spawned pillow Julius:

Happy Orange Pillow, Bubbledog

I realize that the word "simmer" in the title of this post makes it sound as though I'm cooking a cat a la Alf, but I assure you that no animals were harmed in the making of this post.  Unless you count the spider that skittered out from under my bed when I fished out my shoes.  (I do not.)    

Anyhoo, this week's outfits give a shout-out to Florida's finest in tangy shades of orange and yellow.  One of the purses is even in the likeness of Mr. Ray himself, complete with sunglasses, and another boasts a tropical sunset.  Also, there's a bomber jacket embroidered with palm trees, which, although not technically part of these outfits, is, in addition to having been half off, pretty darn sizzling.  Yep, some like it hot.  But not too hot.  Anyone who's ever had a wicked sunburn knows this first hand (or foot, piggies often being the first appendage to cook).  Which is why I made turquoise-accented jewelry to provide a cool contrast to these smokin' ensembles.  (Not real turquoise, just stuff that's [faintly] turquoise colored.  Hey, this isn't the Phoenix airport!)  Just think of them as the aloe of costume accouterments.  Soothing, day-glo, and fragrant*, they'll cure all your wardrobe woes and wounds.

*Please note that these necklaces don't smell like anything, except maybe metal and spider guts, er, coconut body spray.  But I needed a third adjective to round out the series, and "fragrant" had a nice ring to it.  Also, it met the criteria for the third of the five senses that apply to lotion (tasting it would send you straight to the ER, and hearing it would send you to, well, a whole other branch of medical professionals).  

So until next time, soak up your vitamin C (and D!) and stay on the sunny side of the sweet.

Also, don't drink the aloe.


Samantha Walker said...

I love the way you write! You're so funny. :) I love the ensembles like always, and lately I've been really into yellow. Such a summery color! That necklace is sooo cute with the paint palette! I want that pillow too, that's beyond adorable. :)

Dressed With Soul said...

How wonderful it is not too hot! Love as usual the wonderful colourful looks you wore and how you arranged everything for the pictures!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena