Summertime brings lots of opportunities to be outdoors soaking up the sunshine. Whether it's a ballgame, beach, hiking trail or backyard barbecue, this capsule will be enough for all your casual summer outings.
Taxiing my son to a friend's house, the sky caught my attention. Rain clouds scalloped the horizon. A startling shade of blue rolled across it like water. It reminded me of my eldest daughter's eyes ~ eyes that stop people in their tracks when she looks at them. She has power in those eyes, she sees what others don't.
The phone dings and I glance down to see a text from my youngest daughter. She's alerting me that she's leaving babysitting and headed home. I can picture her hair pulled to the top of her head with gorgeous ringlets falling around her temple. She texts dutifully to keep me from worrying. I'm fully aware she did not inherit her responsible, organized ways from me, which makes me admire her more.
My son sits beside me with his knees skimming the dashboard even with the seat pushed back. I have a hard time not talking to him like he's eight instead of fifteen. It's agony to keep myself from reminding him again about drinking enough water or applying sunscreen. We sit in silence as he chooses songs from his phone to fill the car. It doesn't escape my notice he's choosing songs he knows I like. A small thing, but it sends ripples of love my way and I'm reminded he's not eight.
Nothing special or exciting about them. But they offer up something sacred ~ a connection. Each moment strung together into a lifetime of moments. Each person in the world having moments just like this. An overwhelming rush of oneness slides through me and my eyes get watery. It's a tender reminder that ordinary moments are the moments. They are not to be overlooked or forgotten. They are extraordinary.
Maxi-skirts have to be the most comfortable addition to any wardrobe. They can feel like pajamas while looking like you put time into your appearance and actually tried. These magical skirts can go from work to an outing with friends at the movies. Insanely versatile for a capsule wardrobe because they can be paired with a sweater and boots in winter or tank top and sandals in the summer.
One of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is a simple dress. It's the one-stop-all-pulled-together outfit. You don't have to think too much about it, just grab and go! Most of these could be worn at work, an outing and even a pool party. You want dresses that are super versatile to last for all occasions. These would also work well for a weekend trip!
Is there a style you prefer? Which one of these dresses is your favorite?