Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013
Our flag is flying today as Americans remember those brave men and women who have given their lives for our country. We're starting the day with a 6:00 a.m. Memorial Day Rally "Flags for Our Fallen." We line Cave Creek Road with 150+ American flags on 10' tall flagpoles, put our 200+ motorcycles between them, and salute the family members going into the National Cemetery for the 8:00 a.m. state sponsored event. It's a heartwarming tribute and something we've been honored to be involved in for many years now.
You can probably guess that the outfit you're seeing below is not my attire for Monday morning. Those wedges are just too hard to wear when I'm riding the bike!
J Crew Factory sweater and shirt; Coach crossbody bag; Chico's jeans
This outfit started with my growing interest in the color "mint" and with what color it would pair well -- a new navy with mint polka dots sweater from J Crew Factory and I was set. My hunt for the perfect mint shoes ended happily with an online purchase from Nordstrom's. I like getting packages left at the front door -- a little like Christmas for grown-ups (only Santa arrives in a brown UPS truck instead of a sleigh). The mint flower necklace from Brina Box (brinabox.com) provided the perfect accessory. Online shopping sure is easy which makes it so much more dangerous!
The mint and white striped shirt was already in the closet and is a nice addition if the weather is cooler. We're getting down to 92 on Monday but still not quite cool enough to wear this outfit outside so I'll save it for summer travel to cooler climes. The sweater is lightweight and works well by itself for our hot summer days with cool air conditioned buildings.
BC wedges from Nordstrom's
Michael Kors watch and gold ring; gold and silver link bracelet; Chico's gold bracelet;
Nordstrom's three gold bangles
You can see that I finally got up the courage to switch from my favorite orange nail polish to mint, but the next time I get my nails done, I'll probably be back to my usual.
Happy 60th (!!) birthday to Gillian, my little sister, on Memorial Day!