Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's scorching hot today.  This is not a dress.  It's a beach cover-up...but the heat has compelled me to wear it as a dress.  It's very cool, comfy and no fuss.  I do need to wear a tank under it...as the neckline is plunging and the arm openings are wide enough to revel the sides of my bra.
My 7 year old son, "the photographer" told me to do a silly pose.  It made him happy that I'm posting it here.

I don't enjoy dressing for summer as much as I do for all of the other seasons.  It's ALL about staying cool; looking cute is a struggle for me in the summertime.  Yeah, I do have body image issues.  I love how my body works, how my body dances.....but I still have areas of self consciousness.


This is the photographer...enjoying an apple

Hello from me to You!  While I am stressing my body issues, I am thankful for sunscreen and relatively happy skin.  I don't use foundation, I use Merle Norman Sheer Defense tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. It looks and feels totally natural and is not shiny like most other tinted moisturizers and beauty balms.   In a few months MN will be changing the Sheer Defense formula to SPF 25.  Can't wait.

My trusty watch....I never leave home without it.  I appreciate that it is an Eco-Drive....no batteries!

Another "trusty" I never leave home without....my Juicy Couture sunglasses.  These were a splurge.  They were 50% off a ridiculous price tag.  Got them from my eye doc's office.  Sunglasses are usually large for my small face and these are as well...but they actually aren't too bad.  I have had a bad habit of losing sunglasses in the past, but this pair goes in and stays in my bag unless I'm outside in the sun!  I never leave home without sunscreen on my face, my lips and I never leave without sunglasses.

Hope everyone is staying cool!  I know a couple of readers live in colder regions......and to you, stay warm!


14 comments:

  1. You look lovely in your summer dress

    Elle

    www.mstylepicturebook.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you....I was very comfortable!

    Thanks for leaving the link to your blog...I will have to stop by...I'm hopelessly addicted to looking at blogs!

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  3. On the rar occasions the sun has been spotted in these regions I have been known to wear abeach cover up as a dress. Have to say mine isn't as stunning as yours.
    My compliments to the photographer - he has captured some wonderful shots.

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  4. Awww...thank you for the compliment!

    I will pass along the compliment to my son..he will just love hearing that!

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  5. Awww...thank you for the compliment!

    I will pass along the compliment to my son..he will just love hearing that!

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  6. Great idea!!! That cover-up looks fabulous worn as a dress.

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  7. Thanks Psyche....super hot weather forces me to get creative with the wardrobe.

    I love summer fun and no classes but hot weather dressing leaves me frustrated!

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  8. Love your blog, and what a great dress for summer!

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  9. The cover up is as good as a summer dress! I miss the heat of summer but I get you- not as fun to dress in- not enough layers to be interesting. Still your tunic is a great and comfy way to go.

    Tell the photog: good advice on the pose. Silly is a great start to a great photo.

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  10. Sarah, Thank You! I enjoy yours as well. I wish I had your determination to maintain high fitness standards!

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  11. Bella, I agree, silly is a great way to start the day!

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  12. It was hot enough here today that I took a late afternoon shower and my wet hair helped me cope. Love the pic of the photographer.

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  13. Well done to the photographer ... love the pics and your new sunnies are gorgeous.

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