Monday, July 6, 2015

Backyard Barbecue

This past weekend was simply laid back and relaxed.  I pray your weekend was full of joy as well.  I am thankful and proud to be American!  Freedom comes with a price, and so I honor all those who serve to keep us free and safe everyday.  I enjoyed spending time with my extended family at a backyard barbecue.  Ummm, I kinda caved in to all the things I'm not supposed to be eating right now...like bread, pasta, potatoes...lol.  Mmmm hmmm, evidence still in hand on that balled up napkin you see in the above photo.  Lord, help me!  I can't seem to let go of bread for anything.  Ugh!

Anyway, I wanted to wear something cute yet breathable and lightweight.  White is a trend I wear every summer.  Perfect for reflecting all the sun and heat.  So when I found this cute tank at my local Dollar General,  I had to add it to my wardrobe y'all!  Yes, they sell clothing!  I couldn't believe it either...lol.  I was just purchasing a few toiletries, happened upon the one aisle tucked away and BAM...this cutie peeked out at me.
The design is what caught my eye.  A simple yet intricate detail  and sort of a tribal print.  I'm loving the coral and bluish-gray tint that mesh well together.  The gauzy, flow-y, texture was ideal for my skin to breathe in and it thanked me by not sweating profusely in this...lol.
Let's talk about this skirt!  Oh-em-gee!!  I swooned and pranced in the dressing room mirror when I tried this baby on.  Isn't it just the perfect color?  The turquoise color just pops against my skin tone.  And I'd have to say that shades of blue are my second favorite color besides PINK, obviously.  It has great stretch and hugs my curves in all the right places.  I WILL be wearing this until the threads no longer hold it together, yep!  And check out the texture shot below, it's embossed with a beautiful floral printed design.  Luuuurve it to pieces...lol.
Ummm, one other thing... You see that tiny white item in my hair?  It's a dandelion that my daughter picked for me.  She said, "Here, mommy, I picked this flower for you.  I love you!"  Then she placed it ever so gently in my hair.  Melted my heart.  However, I didn't realize it was there while taking pics for the blog...lol.  But hey, I couldn't hurt my 3 year old's feelings.  Gotta love 'em.
The total cost of this outfit was soooo inexpensive and I'm so proud of saving my coins yet looking fabulous while doing it!

Outfit details
Tank ~ Dollar General $6.50
Skirt ~ It's Fashion $6.99 (clearance)
Sandals ~ It's Fashion (old from last summer)
Handbag ~ Payless $17.00 (clearance)
Earrings ~ Walmart $3.00 (clearance)

Tribal print close up.

Isn't this embossed print amazing?!!

So what about you guys, how was your holiday weekend?  I hope you enjoyed yourselves, you only live once and if you have family and friends who love you, cherish that.  Until next time, stay bold, fierce and lovely. 

xo Kishina xo



29 comments:

  1. beautiful skirt! love the color and the pattern!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  2. Perfect look for a backyard BBQ!! I definitely ate too much if what I didn't need this weekend lol

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    1. Thank you Venessia! Girrrrll! I sho' did eat everything I wasn't supposed to. I paid for it in the gym last week...lol.

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  3. I love the skirt's color and pattern. It's a fun color for a bbq.

    -Ali

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    1. Thank you so much! I had fun wearing this as well.

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  4. Great look! Loving the color of that skirt!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Ahhh, this top is soooo comfortable and breathable. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Love the entire outfit, especially the tank, who knew that dollar general had cute clothes??

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    1. Thank you! I know, I was shocked to see this clothing in DG :)

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  7. Looking good!

    Teresa from https://mamamuseme.wordpress.com

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  8. I am in love with your top, how cute! Sometimes I wish holiday meals would never end. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" yesterday.
    Rachel xo

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Aren't holidays simply the best to spend with family and friends?

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  9. That skirt is so pretty! A great compliment to the top. Love it!

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  10. That's a pretty top. I love the embroidered details. In fact, I am wearing something similar today.

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  11. Glad you had a great holiday weekend! Your outfit looks perfect for a summer BBQ, I really like the colours and you are right, the print in that tank is beautiful :)

    Thank you for joining the Wednesday Pants Link Up I co-hosted!


    Away From The Blue

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  12. Glad you enjoyed the weekend. We had a laid back one too. The embroidery is pretty on your top!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  13. Beautiful XO! Thank you for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA
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  14. Love the pretty colors of this outfit and the subtle pattern mixing!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happpinessatmidlife.com

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