Candy Land

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Color me Candy!

the scoop

I never want to take this cami and these pumps off! They zero in on the part of my brain that says HAPPY! The colors of these pieces make me think of all the wonderful candies of my childhood. I remember getting a dollar and walking or riding my bike the two miles to the Ben Franklin's store in town and spending it all on candy and then eating it all the way home. Simple joys of childhood never leave me! I remember the candy isle of that store and all the options and decisions. So fun!

Linking up my cami. It comes in lots of colors and they restock often so if you can't find the color you want check back. I am wearing boyfriend jeans and linked up similar ones as well as fun shoe and bag options for creating your own look!

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is how I describe these colors!

my look

This cami is a new staple in my closet. I have it in black, white, mustard, cream and this pink. I have one in black and one in cream that have a fun little panel in the front too. It is lined and fits perfectly and can be worn with everything. I will use them all year long because they are great for layering as temperatures dip.

I wore my cami with ripped jeans that I got a couple of years ago and a old duster along with pumps purchased earlier this spring. See posts with these shoes here and here. I wore my Tuckernuck earrings and carried my thrifted bag to complete this look.

Linking more fun options!

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Softer Side of Both Sexes


While I was out hiking this morning I was thinking about how many people say they love to wear gray and pink together. I wondered why I heard that more than about any other color combination. It just struck that maybe it is because these colors represent the softest side of both the female and male. I think of pinks as the most feminine color and I think of gray as the gentler side of men. Crazy maybe, I don't know. 

For this outfit I wore a pair of what I call vintage jeans. I have owned them for around 12 years and will never give them up. I wore a pastel pink camisole and this gray sweater with big bell sleeves. I wore some silver sandals and carried a leopard bag. The bag is several years old and a favorite that will never go out of style either. For jewelry I wore my giant hoop earrings and a layered necklace. When I was all put together I could see this outfit would be on repeat for fall. 


I have been watching the tragedy in Texas non stop and it is so heart breaking. This flooding reminds me of the time my home flooded in Missouri. Back in the early 90s we had a 100 year flood. We had no warning. Our house was next to a river. Before we knew it water was coming in our doors. We saw our car washed away and huge rail road ties raced by in the water along with everyone's barbecue grills and lawn furniture. We didn't know what to do because the water was up to our knees and the current was so fast we were afraid to try to wade out. Our refrigerator was shorting out and we were afraid of electricution. All our pictures, my sons saxaphone and furniture was being covered in water. We grabbed our cat and went out on the front porch. The city came by in a big front loader or something like that but I guess they didn't realize we were trapped because they just drove by. We (my husband and two sons and cat finally linked arms and started wading through the water and got to higher ground. 

After the water subsided a couple of days later, we went home. Inches of slimy mud covered everything. Water damage was devastating. It was a little overwhelming and to make it worse the media showed up taking pictures. That upset me, they weren't there to help they were there to take video of our heartbreak. It made me sick. Anyway, we got through it all and it is a distant memory. My car was found and totaled and our house was repaired and we soon sold it and moved to higher ground. 

That chapter of our life was closed. But today, I feel deeply for those going through this. All of us looking in the window at them isn't that helpful sometimes. No one wants to see their pain splashed all over for the world to see. 

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