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Photobombing

Deck, Maeve blouse, Kenar Shorts, Nine West Shoes, Silpada, Anthropologie, Movado Timepiece

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Photos by: josephG

This is my second post where an animal felt they couldn’t just stand by and watch, they needed to photobomb me. The first to nab the spotlight was Morty and, as luck would have it, his attire perfectly matched mine.  This time around her name is Lola and no, she’s not a showgirl; sorry, reference to a Barry Manilow song I grew-up with and loved, please don’t hold it against me!  Lola is a very cute, but very hyper, Pom Terrier.  Unlike Morty who was quite docile during the shoot, Lola had more than enough energy to run around, be my shadow and demand some attention before she would decide to just watch from afar; she cracked me up!

We were fortunate to have amazing weather in Cleveland this past weekend which allowed me to, as my summer mantra goes, find a patio and chill; in this case a deck was a perfectly suitable substitute.

I’m still embracing my blouses which I find myself living in during the summer.  Their lightweight and breezy materials help to keep me cool while still feeling girly and looking stylish.  I had originally planned on wearing white denim with this blouse, however the heat of the day forced my hand and so out came structured and patterned shorts; cool all the way around, literally.

In celebration of such amazing weather I decided to whip-up a batch of my famous Red Sangria and boy did it go down easy; with that I leave you with the recipe and a big CHEERS!

Single batch of Penny’s Red Sangria:

  For each bottle, your choice, of red wine* add:

* I prefer to use Merlot, Rioja or Cabernet; I usually make a double batch and, when I do, usually select two different reds to combine!

                                                                                                                                                 

DETAILS: ​Blouse: Maeve// Shorts: Kenar// Shoes: Nine West// Necklace: Silpada (chain), Anthropologie (charm)// Hair Clip: Anthropologie// Bracelet: novelty// Watch: Movado (similar here)// Ring: Silpada

Nautical

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Another summer and the discovery of another superb patio!  This time in the Larchmere district off of Shaker Square, Bon Vivant.  I’m quite certain I could have stayed there all afternoon; a quaint oasis in the midst of a bustling city street.  The perfect setting to enjoy the company of friends, a cocktail and the warm sun peeking through the foliage and umbrellas of the patio.

I have to admit I’m a lucky girl as I have a good noggin to don a hat. I often wish they would make a comeback, I think of all the time I’d save styling my hair!  For me hats are really more about function as this porcelain skin does not like UV rays, and a hat is instant and stylish sunscreen.

If you’ve been following along you’ve seen a few of my outfit details before, the shoes here and the clutch here.  I know I’ve made a good purchase decision when I get a lot of use out of an item.

I hope you’ve been taking advantage of every ounce of summer.  Thank you for stopping by.

Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                 

DETAILS// TShirt: Banana Republic Factory Store// Skirt: Ann Taylor// Shoes: Armando D’Alessandro// Clutch: Shiraleah (other colors here)// Hat: novelty// Earrings: Silpada// Necklace: novelty// Belt: novelty// Arm Party: Ann Taylor (cuff), Silpada// Watch: Gucci// Ring: Silpada// Lipstick: MAC-Runaway Red