Casual dressing has taken on a whole new meaning these days because most of us are staying at home… all the time. For some, that means shorts, a tee, and flip flops and that’s all.
I know every woman’s idea of at-home casual varies but I’d like to put in a plug for taking things up a notch. I promise if you take the extra time to add simple earrings, pencil in your eyebrows, blow dry your hair and add a swipe of lipstick, you’ll feel better every time you catch your reflection in the mirror.
My outfit of the day isn’t too different than what I wore here. Today I’m showing how to take a casual outfit up a notch by simply swapping out your shoes and outer layer.
The addition of a flowy silk ruana feels pretty effortless. This would be a great casual look for dinner out…if we were going out, but I have to say, it feels pretty good to wear something silk and swishy anytime. I’d even love this ruana over a nightgown to feel that much more put together as I sit drinking my tea in the morning.
This day was so hot my hair went limp and flat (as usual) so I stuck it up with an imitation pearls hair clip. Several of you have asked me how I get my baby fine, poker-straight hair up and this is how.
I have very little hair so one small barrette will hold all of my hair. It’s not glamorous but it allows me to put a hat over it too.
I love all forms of wraps but in the summer, I want something that will stay on my shoulders without fussing and that’s what a ruana does. This one has a pretty watercolor pattern with both warm and cool tones.
Yesterday’s post had a straw bag I could not find a link for so I hunted down a few that are similar for you.
It turns out to be an unusual shape to fine. This one came pretty close. This one is a lighter straw and less slouchy but really nice. And then I found this one which looks very close. This bag is in softer colors but has a similar feel.