Surrounded By Sunflowers!

Hey everyone! I’m wearing all florals today and decided to photograph in a field of sunflowers. Yes, we really have fields of sunflowers in the midwest!

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I’m wearing my new reversible tank top with the floral side showing instead of the polka dot side. I’m still loving the fit and how it skims without clinging and the size of the armholes. No bra showing when I raise my arms!

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It was a little cooler here this week so I pulled out my cropped, “control top”  jeans that I still love. They are so easy to just pull on and the fabric hasn’t stretched out, neither the denim fabric nor the “control top” fabric. It’s available in plus size here and it’s really on sale now.

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I don’t think I’ve shown these sandals before but I bought them last year and they’ve aged well. Usually the leather stretches out but these have been holding it together really well. Also, I love sandals, but I can’t stand the flip-flops where it rubs in between your big toe and second toe. That has always been a no-go for me and these just have a ring of leather around your big toe and the band of leather over your arch.

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I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow and won’t have any internet so I won’t be able to post your comments after Friday, so I’ll catch up with them when I get back. And, I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m turning 50 tomorrow! How do I feel about it? Hmmmmm. It’s been quite a year, so I haven’t had time to think much about it, even though last year, at 49, I said I was going to start focussing on myself and determine how I want the 2nd half of my life to go. Perhaps I’ll have some time this vacation for quiet contemplation and introspection so maybe I’ll have some insights when I get back. 50 — here I come!


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18 Comments

  1. The midwest is EXACTLY where I would expect sunflower fields to be!!! The ones here on Long Island are dinky in comparison, sadface.

    Still loving the concept of the reversible top! Is it like…two-ply (for lack of a better term)?? I’m just thinking of the breathability in warm weather.

    And yay for properly fitting armholes. I’ve mostly given up on that and am pleasantly surprised when I find armholes that DON’T share my bra (and more) with the world!

    And, last but certainly not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wow, 50, you’re old! Ha ha ha 🙂 Welcome to my world. In too few years I will be SIXTY. It seems unthinkable. But have a GREAT vacation, looking forward to seeing pictures when you return, you always find interesting places to visit.

    Bettye xoxo

  2. Happy Birthday, 50 years is quite young these days. Aren’t you happy and healthy and beautiful? Have fun on your vacation. The whole outfit is great . I do like the flowers. Hoping your vacation is in a cool place

  3. Happy birthday! I hope you have a lovely vacation celebration! My birthday was on the 24th and we just got back from a vacation celebration. Those are the best birthdays if you ask me. 🙂

    Love the field of sunflowers!

  4. You look great. The top is well proportioned and hits at just the right point on your hips. Little things like that make a huge difference.

  5. Such a cute Chico’s top. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday and wishing you many blessings for the second half! Your vacation destination sounds fantastic.

  6. Hi Julia, long time no visit! I don’t know about you, but the more comments I get on my own blog, the less time that gives me to spend visiting other blogs. I’m so busy at work this time of year. Enough already! Here I am, only to discover that you’ve taken yourself off on vacation, typical! I love the field of sunflowers and love the idea of a reversible top too.

    Happy 50th birthday sweetie. 50 is a dawdle, a lovely, lovely age to be, trust me. You’re just coming into your own now, finding time for yourself, finding time to blog, finding time to shop well and make the best of yourself. See, it’s the best time ever. And the truth is, it just keeps getting better.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Love
    Anna x

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