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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer Birds


by Heather

So, I'm two weeks into retirement and I've managed to clean out two closets and four cupboards. Haven't accomplished much, have I? I keep thinking that I'm on vacation and I haven't quite adjusted to the fact that it's a permanent holiday. I've had a job of some sort or another since the age of fifteen, so this might take some getting used to.

I have a list of things I want to accomplish during this retirement phase. Zumba and dance classes start tomorrow so I'm getting started on my goal of getting in shape. Hubby and I are reading the book "How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons" so maybe by next week, I'll be a piano virtuoso. Can I do that without practicing? We might need to give in and actually take piano lessons.

And what does one wear when one is not going to work? I thought this might be a good Monday look: sunny, casual, and comfortable.
Anthropologie top; Loft white jeans
Ann Taylor yellow and white bracelets; BCBG yellow ring; Michael Kors white ceramic watch
Vince Camuto white wedges; Coach grey and yellow purse
Ann Taylor white and yellow earrings
Brina Box necklace

High school friend, Candace, is keeping in touch with me (long distance -- she's in Portland, OR) to see what or who I become when there are no outside forces dictating each hour of the day. This could be interesting... We're meeting up next month to "do" Portland and the Oregon coast. Can't wait!

Have a wonderful week and don't work too hard :)

Love,
Heather

54 comments:

  1. Congrats on your retirement and all that you will accomplish! Love your top with the whimsical birds and sunny yellow.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. I am hosting my 1st giveaway, please stop by and enter.

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    1. Thank you, Alice. Hope you're right and that I will accomplish something!
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  2. You look very good in yellow, Heather! It is such a fresh and summery colour.
    And your hair is always fabulous!

    Hugs from Germany,
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Hi Annette! You're too sweet. Hope all is well in Germany.
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  3. Another winner, love this yellow look but I still think orange is the best on you :) Long vacation sounds fun.. I've been on long vacation for almost 9 years now! I miss work sometimes.. sigh!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. C. I think yellow is my second most favorite color, after orange of course! Oohh, that's scary that you sometimes miss work. Wonder if I'll ever feel that way :)
      Heather

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  4. That wonderful white and yellow outfit is so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Marla. What have you been up to lately?
      Heather

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  5. You look fantastic and your accessories are amazing!

    Kim,USA

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I really like accessorizing outfits so I'm glad you like them.
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  6. You do yellow quite well !!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I just love the name of your blog!
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  7. The outfit is just perfect to brighten up the day! I love yellow! I think I'm gonna have to pick up some new yellow pieces now ..lol

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    1. Thank you. I just checked out your blog and the recipe for Cronuts sounds delicious and very dangerous!
      Heather

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  8. Love this outfit. Are you sure you are retired? You look so young! Your hair is gorgeous as always!!!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  9. Okay, keep those comments coming!! LOL! I'm checking into Social Security for my August birthday so I know that I'm old enough to retire. Most people in education retire at a much younger age (mmm, Ann for example), but I got started too late to do that. Thanks for visiting, Janise!
    Heather

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  10. Zoweee... you look great! Rested! Younger! Retirement seems to agree with you in huge ways! I fear I won't join your for some years yet ... very close in age, but clearly can't afford to yet!
    You look beautiful in yellow ... love your style sensibilities, as always.

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    1. You're too sweet, Jan. Rested and younger-looking already? Just got back from my second Zumba class and my body is feeling every bit of its age. I'll see if I can afford this retirement -- if I can curtail my shopping habit, there's a chance I'll be okay, but if not, I may have to get a part time job to support the habit :) And hubby will keep working for another 3 years for medical benefits for both of us.
      Heather

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  11. Congratulations on your retirement!! I would love for your to linkup your great neon yellow outfit today with my neon linkup. Next Tuesday's theme is floral. ; )
    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I will definitely link up with your blog!
      Heather

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  12. Gorgeous stripes!! Love them too as you know now!! Yellow is such a lovely colour - think it goes so well here. Congratulations on the retirement and the clean closets! XXX

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  13. Thank you, Claire. How is the remodeling going? Your extension is going to be so grand! Can't wait to see it.
    Heather

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  14. I love the yellow-white combo. You look smashing. Congratulations on your retirement, I am looking forward to that day one day.

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Your retirement day will come along sooner than you think. I remember thinking that is was so far in the future and then, all of a sudden, it was time!
      Heather

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  15. This look is so fun and I love the coral lipstick too! You look beautiful!!

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday www.themummychronicles.com

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. I will definitely go over and link up with your blog!
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  16. oh, I am super jealous and you look absolutely gorgeous as usual. Congratulations and much happiness in this new phase of life!

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    1. Thank you, Antionette, for your kind words!
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  17. SO pretty! I love the orange nails, perfect touch with the bright yellow.

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    1. Thank you, Alison. I loved what you did with 7 pieces 7 ways. Incredibly cute!
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  18. Cute outfit and I ADORE your hair!

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    1. Thank you. Loved your pictures of you and your little one. Too cute!
      Heather

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. I can always find something "cool" at Anthropologie!
      Heather

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  20. I've never seen a coach purse like that, but it's AMAZING. The perfect addition to this outfit!

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    1. The Coach purse is new this spring -- just bought it a month ago or so. I like the fact that they have matching accessories for it, too. Bought the wrap leather bracelet in the yellow (see my past posts on yellow and grey, and also mint and navy) to match this purse, and a mint one to match a mint crossbody bag. Thanks for visiting, Franziska, and leaving such a nice comment!
      Heather

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  21. congratulations! thanks for adding your sunny link to dress for the day!!

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    1. Thanks, Melaina. Hope all is well with you and your lovely family.
      Heather

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  23. Vince Camuto makes nice wedges! Nice ensemble.

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    1. Thank you, Renae. I like his style and the wedges are pretty comfortable, too!
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  24. Congratulations on retirement! I am loving all the yellow! Such a fun and happy outfit! I especially love that bag, your wedges and the arm candy! Thanks for linking up with us again this week!

    xoxo Meghan
    www.everydayfashionandfinance.com

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    1. Thank you, Meghan. I enjoy linking with your blog; keep up the great work!
      Heather

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  25. well congratulations on your retirement!

    love the look you have going on here. very cute.

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I checked out your blog and it was a fun read. Your challenges of finding time together remind me of some of the times I've had in my marriage when both of us were working retail and again when I was a high school administrator. You can make it work and then, some day, you'll both be together ALL the time.
      Heather

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  26. What a pretty color on you and I love the earring and that bag!!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!
      Heather

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  27. Such a cute top and it goes perfectly with your beaded rose necklace! Thanks for linking up with us again :)
    xo Bethany
    www.perfetlycoutured.com

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    1. You're welcome, Bethany. Thanks for stopping by!
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  28. You look so divine in those yellow touches....that flower necklace is so pretty!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  29. Love all the yellow in this outfit. Sounds like you've got some really awesome stuff planned! Thanks for linking up.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
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