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Summer floral jumper

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wearing: rose gold earrings / lipstick c/o Estee Lauder / pale pink crew neck tee / rose gold y-necklace c/o Kendra Scott /  floral spaghetti strap jumper (under $50!!) / black leather and rose gold watch / rose gold bracelet (worn with watch) / rose gold cuff / light blue nail polish / pink bow tie tote / black wedge espadrilles

Summer is throwing us some really warm temperatures this year! We had close to a week of high 90’s and low 100’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it was torture! We went from high 60’s and low 70’s to a heat wave in no time flat. It is hard to go to such high temps without a ramp up period in the 80’s! haha

Since the weather has been so warm, I quickly organized my wardrobe to more of a July/August capsule rather then a “June Gloom” mix of clothing. When the weather is really hot, wearing something modest enough for church can be a challenge. I was so happy to find this spaghetti strap dress, which I am using as a jumper, for the summer season.

This pretty floral jumper is easy to throw over a tee and wear to church on Sundays; or any day of the week! The fabric is lightweight, and the silhouette is breezy. There is even a side slit, which doesn’t go too high, on one side. This makes the jumper easy to wear when temperatures soar. Love that!

For more casual days this summer, I plan to wear this outfit with my Cult Gaia bag and flip flops, or even a small cross body bag such as the Chloe Faye. It will also be good for travel this summer since the fabric doesn’t seem to wrinkle. This is all fabulous considering it was under $50!!

What deals have you scored this summer for beating the heat?

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XOXO

Cathy

photos: taken by my cute nine-year-old son in the morning fog

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Girls weekend in a printed maxi skirt

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wearing: rose gold dangle earrings / Chanel sunglasses / Chanel summer lipstick / black v-neck tee / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish c/o / blue printed wrap maxi skirt (order one size up-runs small) / pink tote / white watch c/o Daniel Wellington (use code BAYAREA15 to save 15% off) / pink wedge espadrilles

This past weekend my husband and my son went off to Cub Scout camp. This meant my two daughters and I had a weekend with just us girls! Can you say-Girls Weekend!!

Friday night we watched a movie and ate dinner at home. On Saturday, we did something the boys don’t like to do-we went shopping! I took the girls to Sino at Santana Row for Dim Sum, and we shopped around Santana Row. The weather was warm and summer-like, so it was a beautiful day to be walking around outside. While we were walking around, my cute little ten-year-old snapped these pictures for me. Isn’t she great!

Saturday evening we did some house-cleaning (so not glamorous), and watched another movie on TV. Super fun! On Sunday we went to church, did a Goodwill run, and ran a few errands. The rest of the day my older daughter had some volunteer work to do, and of course, homework! Ugh, cannot wait for school to be over!

All in all it was a quiet, family weekend with my girls. This easy breezy maxi skirt paired with a comfy tee worked perfectly for the hot weather, and hanging out with my daughters.

Are you getting out and enjoying this summer weather?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Casual summer pants

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wearing: rose gold earrings / Chanel sunglasses / Chanel summer lipstick / black linen tee / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish / Mansur Gavriel bag / black leather strap watch / blue printed pants (comfortable-under $100!!) / black espadrille wedges (so comfy-under $100!!)

It is that time of year when the weather gets warmer, and the days get busier! Seriously, May has been crazy! My kids have had irregular schedules with extra activities, end of year events; and don’t get me started on my son’s ever-changing baseball play-off schedule! Ahh! When rest isn’t in my schedule, I need my clothing to be comfortable so that it can move quickly with me!

There is something comfortable about loose, lightweight pants. I love wearing pants which are not constricting, and have the same feel as pajamas; without the warm flannel fabric. These pants are fabulous because they are wide-leg, lightweight, and easy to throw in the washing machine. The big benefit of these pants? They are so comfortable! They are quickly becoming my go-to pants on casual, busy days!

My kids do not finish school until the second week of May. I am so thankful we were able to take a few quick trips during May to Disneyland, and then to Tahoe. The relaxing getaways were exactly what we all needed! Now, when do baseball play-offs end? I have no clue! New games seems to pop onto my schedule with less then two days notice. They may never end! Can baseball last forever? haha

My daughter snapped these pictures for me before we enjoyed a yummy lunch at Sushi Confidential in downtown Campbell the other day. It was the first time we have ever eaten there. To be frank, I never tried it because the name was not in Japanese. I assumed the sushi would taste like a taco at an American burger joint. I was wrong! The sushi is really good, and the fish is extremely fresh! Loved it! If you are local, you must try Sushi Confidential in Campbell! It’s so good!!

How is your May going? Do you find your schedule impossibly busy this month too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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