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
Shorts: Merona, Target
Bag: Apt. 9, Kohl's
Barrette: The Tote Trove
Orange bangle: Target
Blue bangle: J. C. Penney's
Yellow bangles: B Fabulous
Ring: Making Waves
Dress: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Jacket: Mossimo, Target
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
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.