My daughter Sara is going on vacation to Hawaii in a few weeks. The purpose of the trip is for her and her husband to attend the wedding of some very dear friends, but if anyone I know needs a vacation, it is Sara. I won't go into all the details, but suffice to say, a relaxing trip to a tropical destination is just the Rx that girl should be prescribed.
The challenge is, she needs vacation clothes, and is on a budget. I still had some Talbots bucks leftover from my stint there, and went shopping for some fun basic bottoms for her---black capris, white capris, roll up cuff jeans, a denim skirt. Then we shopped my closet, which often leads to interesting finds--a cute blouse, a couple of light weight cardigans, a perfect little black and white cotton jacket. I am so good at basics.
Sara arrived Saturday night, and we had a mini shopping spree/try on in my bedroom. Everything I had purchased worked! However, the pizzazz factor was missing. The next day, Sunday, we headed off to the mall in Monterey for pops of color to make these basic pieces come alive. All the young, fun pieces a girl her age needs.
The top shown below goes with the black or the white capris, can be topped with a black or aqua cardigan, and worn with either the black or silver flats. Love it. Basics give you options girls. Add in a fun trendy piece to your basics and you are good to go.
We had SO much fun shopping. She got a few tops and a couple of pairs of flats, and now has her vacation/Spring/Summer wardrobe. She will be starting a new job next week and since the environment is casual, she will be all set for work as well. I missed my calling. I want to be a personal shopping consultant.
My schedule is back to normal this week, so I should be able to venture into my messy sewing room and show you a few things I have been working on. Hope you all had a great weekend!