So today I have a few treats for you. First, a colorful, cubist polar bear?! Haha .. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a fun background for sure!
One of my favorite parts of summer is having time to hang out with and reconnect with my girls. This week I got to catch up with Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista for lunch, chit chat, shopping … and of course photos … we ARE bloggers, after all!
I wore these super comfortable gauze stretch crop pants from Soft Surroundings (c/o). They’re lightweight, yet the gauzy fabric hides any bumps and bulges. They’re cute with scrappy sandals for a lunch out, comfy sandals for every day, or heels and a blouse at the office. I’m wearing the “Vintage Gray” and they also come in “Vintage Khaki.” A great summer staple!
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I’m wearing them with other summer staples that I’ve had forever, this Rag & Bone black tank and these cage sandals.
Also wearing my ASOS square tort sunnies that seem to have become my summer favorite this year.
I added two of my treats to myself from Amsterdam … fun star earrings and this cool color-block crossbody bag from Hester Van Eeghen.
The bag is gorgeous leather, so well-made and with a beautiful unique design. If you’re ever in Amsterdam, you must check out her shop!
My pick from last week is Ashleigh of The Lady About Town in this pretty colorful summer dress!
And if you haven’t already you need to check out my new mix and match pajama wardrobe!
Don’t forget to link up! And and by the way, happy birthday to me! Bring on 52!
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Happiest of birthdays, Dawn!!
That purse really pops so fabulously with that outfit!! And tell Cathy, “hi”
Thanks so much, Jodie, and I sure will!
Happy birthday, Dawn!
I love the clutch bag you picked up in Amsterdam!
I would love to go back to Amsterdam and just shop next time instead of sightseeing!
Yesss! Wish I could’ve shopped and people watched even more than I did!
Happy Birthday and thanks for hosting the linkup. Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thanks so much, Jacqui!
What a fun post! With the cute bag and the awesome background, it’s so colourful and perfect for summer! Your neutral outfit is just the best backdrop for the bag and mural too! 🙂
Thank you for the link up!
Hope that you are having a great week so far! It’s really cold here but I’m enjoying layering up for winter 🙂
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Ooo layering up for winter sounds fun right this minute! 😀
I love everything about this post, Dawn Lucy! I wish you the very happiest of birthdays! That colorful cubist bear has stolen my heart!
Haha … isn”t it cool? It’s a new temporary addition to our local mall, Santana Row! 🙂
What a fabulous bag and great styling! The background is super fun also. I will look for that designer, as I do love her work. Have a wonderful weekend .
I could’ve bought ten handbags easily! 😀
What a fantastic bag. Love the total look, it has a graphic feel!
Yes, good call! It does have a graphic feel! 🙂
Happy Birthday fabulous lady! xx
Thanks so much!! 🙂
Oh my, I totally love the background of today’s post! I think the artist of the mural is Okuda. Love your bag and it matches the wall perfectly!
I’ll look up the artist for sure! You always have the BEST backdrops, Katie!
I think it’s called a nanook, at least up here at the Last Frontier. Your crossbody is so cute. Great styling!
Happy Birthday Dawn Lucy – I 50 next year and I’m excited. 5 years ago I would have been stressed, but thanks to fashion beauties like you I can’t wait to jump in! Love the cube bear what a perfect backdrop for your clutch! xx
Happy Birthday and many more. The bag is gorgeous, great addition of colour pop to you cute outfit. The wall art behind you is a perfect background for a photo shoot
Happy Birthday! Love this look and I am so excited to style some pants like this! Looking fabulous as always!
I love this look! I just bought a pair of linen cropped pants similar to these and they are so comfy and stylish!
I adore this chic look! That bag is amazing. Thanks for the link up!
Happy Birthday Dawn! I love your red bag, lovely memento from your trip.
Welcome home! Your trip looked wonderful! Soft Surroundings has some of the prettiest things. Great summer outfit!
Happy, happy birthday!!! Love this look – so very chic.
Happy birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day!
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I like the color contract between your very nice outfit and the colored bear! Great pictures!
Happy birthday beautiful friend! That is the coolest background and so perfect with the outfit!
First – sending you lots of love and best wishes for your birthday, dearest Dawn!! And second?? Oogling with envy that DIVINE red and black crossbody bag that you brought home from Amsterdam; you have souvenir shopping down to a science!! ;D That little beauty is going to add the perfect “pop” to so many of your looks right through summer and into fall…I can just tell!! And your gauzy capris hit the mark for all the hot weather that’s still (hopefully!) to come; if I remember correctly, you are a “sun-bunny” like I am!! XOXO
Big happy birthday to you! Love these trousers with your cool accessories. Thanks for linking up, xo