They Call Me Mellow Yellow

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when you know a hero

This is a last minute add in. I don't talk much about my immediate family, I respect their privacy and my blog is about frivolous things and not personal things. But I have to share this story. Today my youngest son called me and told me about something that had just happened.

He was driving on the highway in Kansas City where he lives and an older woman had made a move that angered a younger man. The man began trying to run her off the road and finally got in front of her and stopped her. My son pulled in behind her and watched as the man got out of his truck with a small knife. My son grabbed his big wooden umbrella and got out of his car and told the guy to get away. My son is big and strong and the guy stopped immediately and turned to run away but first stabbed the lady's tire. He got in his truck and did a u turn and took off. My son got in his car and followed him and got his license plate number and a picture of the car. Then he went back to the lady who was with her 12-year-old granddaughter and called the police. They came and he gave them all the information he had attained and made sure the lady and her grand daughter were okay before calling me. 

I was so proud of my son and so scared for him. My heart was in my throat as I listened to his story. He was very brave and did the right thing. Too many people would have not stopped to help and he did. He is not stupid, he said he looked at the situation carefully and knew he could take the guy down in a heartbeat. He was furious that someone would try to hurt an older lady and a child. He said he could not stand by and let it happen. I am so proud of my son. He is my hero. He was a hero for someone he didn't even know. She was so grateful and shaken. He said she could barely write his name down. I feel so bad for her but happy that someone was there to help her. No one else will ever know this story but that is what being a hero is, helping others in trouble without thought to yourself. And I know a hero.

the scoop

Yellow has cast it's spell on me this spring. I have never been a fan of yellow. When I was a small child I got lots of ear infections and the medicine I was given was yellow. I still remember the taste and the trauma of being held down while warm ear drops where put in my ears. It was very upsetting to me and I never forgot it and every time I saw yellow the memories came back. And even now I recall those times but I am pretty much over blaming the color yellow. Ha ha!

Linking my top (limited sizing), and several other fabulous tops in yellows.

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feeling mellow

wearing yellow

my look

This top is sort of a light mustard color and the minute I saw it, I liked it. The fact that it had the cold shoulder design and was in a sort of linen fabric made it even more appealing. I wore it with my DIY cut off shorts and my fabulous striped Seychelles mules that I got last year. The shorts are button fly Lucky Brand and very comfy. I plan to cut off a few more jeans this summer. I usually go to the thrift shops for jeans to cut off which is where I got these. 

Linking several options for shorts and mules for creating your own look!

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New Definition of Spring Color in Fashion

When you think of a spring color

What comes to your mind?

I used to always think of spring colors as pastels mostly. Or light and bright colors in pink, blue, green, yellow, purple. But this year I have been seeing so many looks that screamed spring and they aren't in the traditional colors. So I started thinking about my choices for spring colors this season.

For instance this spring I have worn camo, dark yellows, and now the look in this post with army green. I think it is fun to take these non-traditional colors and give them a spring twist. I do that by adding floral, checks, bows and more. In my outfit today I knew I wanted to wear these pants. Alone they are not very spring-like except that they are cropped which I consider a spring trend. So I added this light weight floral top. The floral design and the sheer fabric say spring to me. Then to really give it that spring look I add mules with big bows! My orange bag was my choice for this look. The chain strap reminds me of spring as apposed to heavier leather straps.

My look . . .

Sheer floral top, dark green pants, nude mules and an orange bag and tassel earrings.  

So to recap. To add spring to my style without necessarily using tradition spring colors. 

  • cropped pants
  • floral, checked or striped prints
  • light weight or sheer fabric
  • smaller bags with chain strapes
  • and blows or embellishments on your shoes
  • mules, peep toe, or sandals

All my things are old but I found similar items to link up so you can create you own look.

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Last Ride On The Mules


I titled this post last ride on the mules because this will probably be the last post where I can be wearing mules this year. We had snow again today and although it melted right away it looks like we are going to have an early winter. 

These mules have been an absolute favorite for me this year. I love the bright color, the big bow, and the chunky heels. They seem to go with about anything I wear. For this outfit I wore one of my Johnny Was tunics. I have Johnny Was tunics in Red, this yellow, white and navy. They are favorite tunics for me as I love the embroidery detail and flowy design.  I wore a pair of skinny Levi's and carried an old Dooney and Bourke bag. I was happy with this end of the summer season outfit. 


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Casual Friday

The outfit

I'll admit that everyday is casual day for me now that I no longer have to go in to an office each day. I sometimes miss that part of working at the University. But most of the time I am grateful for my peaceful, slow pace lifestyle. This outfit is about the best of the best in my casual repertoire. Relaxed jeans, soft black shirt, tan mules that slide off easily and a nice bag on standby if I need to run an errand. In this post I am showing my outfit with a couple of different bags. I'm wearing a new layered necklace that I love and new really big hoop earrings. Both will be on heavy rotation this fall I am thinking.

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Casual Summer Hair Style

In my last post (here) I showed you how I wear a scarf in my hair. I had seen it on a few people lately and just loved it so wanted to try it out. I really liked how it turned out. There are not a lot of things I can do with my hair without feeling silly but this feels sophisticated and stylish. For this outfit I used a white scarf. I wish I had a smaller one but this was the only white I had. I plan to get more now that I know how I can wear them. I wanted an old fashioned, sort of old Hollywood look so I wore a maxi dress and lower heeled mules and I carried a wicker cross body bag. I was pleased with the result and plan to wear this a lot over the summer. Now I just need to check out the thrift shops and online for some fun smaller scarves to style in my hair! The dress in London Times, mules are Reaction Kenneth Cole, the scarf is Anthropologie and the bag is Sun N Sand.

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