My goodness, what a whirlwind the first 6 months of the year have been. It began with promoting my first book (A Place Called Peace), hosting a few giveaways, attending BAM and facing the fear of public speaking, signing on to contribute to other publications (Grand Magazine and Vibrant Nation), the start of my second book (hint: it's about style), began volunteering my time with Dress for Success, getting to know YOU even better, and the grand finale...appearing on the Chico's blog-Inside Chic (click Inside Chic to see the feature!) Phew...this woman has been busy...but in a good way. I'm not complaining. I'm beyond thrilled with all that has transpired over the course of 6 months. Do you remember what I said my statement of the year would be? It was I'M READY (click I'm Ready for the full story). My goodness, I surely didn't miss the mark. Taking on the statement has proven to be apropos.
Though I consider everything I listed as really good fun, I have to be true to myself - It is time to take a small but fruitful break. Yes, my friends, it's vacay time! I have no travel plans, rather, I want to take in some of my favorite Southern California spots. Would you believe I enjoy boogie boarding? Yes indeed, I love the ocean and plan on spending some days at the beach; taking water aerobics; going to a jazz concert; delving into a good book; stimulating my mind at an art talk...oh and yes, my youngest begins football camp - YIKES!!! I'm happy the guy found his niche, but football scares the bajeebers out of me. So as you can see, I have plenty to do in my own backyard. No traveling necessary.
So before I take-off, I thought I share a new outfit that's been in heavy rotation. The top you've already seen in Free Spirit, however today, I've combined it with colorful shorts and fun jewelry that definitely put a taste in your mouth for vacation. The ensemble is fun, spirited, relaxed, and oh so comfortable. I hope you enjoy today's look, and I'll meet you below in the comment section. Also, stay to the end. I have a new inspirational story for you at Bloom, called, Peek Outside the Box.
Outfit Details - Geo Jacquard Riviera Shorts; Petite Chambray Peplum Cami; Feather Cuff Bracelet; Sam Edelman Corey Sandals via eBay; Sunglasses: Chico's (sold out); Feather Ring: Anthropologie (sold out); Blue Stone Bracelet: Ann Taylor Loft (last summer); Polish is Personally Speaking by Nicole by OPI
I hope you enjoyed today's post. I'll return with another style story on Wednesday, June 22nd. In the meantime, here's a special message to all my So What to Twenty friends, whether you're new to the community, or you've been around for some time - I say to you...
Pop over to Bloom and enjoy - Peek Outside the Box
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