First thing – I am beyond exhausted. I raked my yard for two hours today. Then took a break and raked even more. It hurts right now to even type. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. I have a yard blessed with many beautiful old oak trees, which results in so many leaves it is difficult to keep up with them. I do not mind this because in my last home was in a new subdivision without huge grown trees and character. I am in the midst of trying to refresh my lawn, as the trees aren’t the most conducive to lush grass with all of the shady areas.
Quick side story – when we first moved into our previous home Spencer was 9. He was helping Hunter and me plant Leland Cypress trees along our back border to our neighbors. I was explaining to them we were planting these particular trees because they would grow quickly. As we were working along he was telling Hunter he couldn’t wait until they were tall enough for them to climb. Hunter, my ever practical guy, said “Yes, when we are 90.” I couldn’t help but laugh so hard! Also, my sweet baby is turning 21 today. Goodness, where does the time go? Please excuse me while I go cry…
Alrighty, today our chosen theme is styling a pattern mix with scarves. I do have to share I am really loving small, skinny scarves are back on trend. I enjoy scarves in fall and winter, but until this past year wasn’t sure how to style them for spring and summer. I am glad Jodie selected this particular theme and I was also intrigued to see how she, Nancy, and Charlotte woyld style theirs. They chose to style their print mixes with pants and a little distance between them, while I chose to style mine close together by my face and with a skirt. If you are new to print mixing I can see how the distance with a solid would encourage you to give this a try. However, I like the bold take on it and hope this will also encourage you to be brave with your pattern mixes. Make sure you stop by Jodie’s Touch of Style for a closer view of their individual looks!
Top – Express
Scarf – Old
Skirt – Worthington
Shoes – Nine West
After looking at these photos, I wish I had tucked in my top and added a black belt to the waist of my pencil skirt. The top elongates my torso too much and the belt would have accentuated my waistline perfectly giving this much more flattering fit. C’est la vie and lessons learned.