Be You, Do You/Style Wise Link Up

Be You, do You

True that!

the scoop

So after a short break, which to me seemed like a long break, I am back. So much came crashing down over the last week and a half I actually thought I would quit blogging. The death of a sibling, a close family member going through a difficult divorce and a beloved senior pet being sick seemed like a heavy load all in one week. But after thinking about all the work and years I have put into this blog and how much I truly enjoy it, I decided I would get back at it. Plus, you all, dear readers, have been so supportive and kind. You helped lift me up and carried me through. How can I ever thank you?

Now things are back on track and life is humming along. My good friends are coming over for lunch this week and life is looking brighter. I love having my friends over. I am making such a fun lunch with finger sandwiches, three kinds: pimento cheese, cucumber and watercress and for those who like more traditional flavors a chicken sandwich. For sides I am making my grandmothers cornbread salad and hearts of romaine drizzled with French dressing and crumbled blue cheese. We will drink Iced Tea and for dessert I made a pineapple upside down cake. I also got some Macaroons and Snickerdoodles from the bakery to serve.


I was playing around with an app called canva and found this layout. I loved the caption, be you, do you. It is a good reminder to always do what makes you feel good. If others don't like it, then that's their problem. Anyway, I thought it was a fun layout.

my outfit

This is an older paisley top with lace trim that always makes me think of summertime. I am wearing wide leg jeans with front patch pockets and pair tan mules. I pulled my hem through a belt loop to accentuate my waist. I'm carrying a navy fringe clutch to complete this look. White tassel earrings, a white beaded bracelet and a silver cuff were my jewelry choices. 

I'm linking up some fun options for you to create your own look. 

As Always thanks for stopping by!


must read blog

I know I am giving you a lot of links today but there is so much blog goodness out there I have to share. If you are not already reading Brenda Kinsel's blog you must stop by! Brenda a leader in the field of image consulting who believes deeply in the hidden power of clothes to express a person’s essence. She is the owner of Inside Out—A Style and Wardrobe Consulting Company based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has been matching people’s clothes to their personalities, passions and lifestyles for over thirty years. She is a best selling author and speaker and her talents go on forever! I love her blog so much and enjoy her wonderful wit! Today I was honored that she used one of my style tips in her post. Please do go read here!

style wise link up

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let the party begin

Thanks to all who participate in the Style Wise link up party! I am so grateful that you join me each week! 

This week's guest Co-Host is Linda of A Labour of Life. I have followed Linda for so long and her blog always makes me smile and her style is so fabulous! Please check out her blog! 

Due to the chaos of last week's events, my newsletters didn't go out and I didn't get to appropriately market our linkup. So I wanted to repeat this feature with Jennie of A Pocketful Of Polka Dots. I love her fabulous style and her blog is so beautifully designed. Please check it out! 

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other link ups

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting! I hope you will join us HERE!

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