When the temperatures go over 105 degrees F, it's easiest to put on a maxi dress for total comfort. Sleeveless is best but sometimes a little bolero or cropped cardigan helps hide jiggly arms and offers a little warmth when the air conditioning is blasting.
We're attending five-year-old granddaughter Peighton's dance recital in the afternoon and this is what I'm wearing. After the recital, we're heading to our nephew's house to catch up with another nephew and his family from Lexington, KY. The nephews and their lovely wives have three boys under the age of six so it's going to be a weekend filled with little people! The maxi dress is comfy, easy to clean, and stretches to allow getting down on the floor to play with the great-nephews and the train set if that's where the action is.
|Chico's black and white maxi dress; J Crew Panama hat; Banana Republic cropped sweater; WHBM black, white and silver earrings|
|New 3-ring set sterling starfish from oceandreamshawaii on Etsy; Michael Kors watch; Roberto Manatelassi eelskin and sterling bracelet; assorted WHBM bangles|
|Silver necklace (old) from Scottsdale Quarter; cleavage (also old) from Mom|
|Kate Sade black patent wedges; Michael Kors black and white Hamilton bag|
A large purse is the ideal container for a water bottle (also a necessity in this warm weather) and my camera.And now, on to the show...
I felt like I was watching an episode of Dance Moms sans the crazy moms and leaving just the great dancers. The youngest dancers were hilarious to watch with the littlest ones showing their style in a dance to the old song "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."
Peighton is in one of the youngest groups and she performed two delightful dances remembering her steps and her smile.
|Little P with her dance buddies graciously posing for their fans|
|Great-nephew Rowan with his dad/my nephew Benjamin|
Things were just as crazy with the nephews and great nephews later in the evening. Three little boys have a lot of energy! Benjamin made a pot of the best pulled pork I've ever had (his recipe: pork loin, root beer to cover, and seven hours in a slow cooker - mix with barbeque sauce when done) and with a little Skinny Girl White Peach Margarita (strong fresh peach flavor, fewer calories), it was time to chill with the out-of-towners until the sun went down.
Nothing quite like family to make for a wonderful weekend!