WIW: linen blend for the heat

It's a hot and humid day in The Peg so time to bust out linen. I scored this Ann Taylor linen/cotton blend sleeveless floral top at Value Village and it's perfect for a day like today. I love the cheery floral colors, the neckline and the wide straps. I've paired the top with my dark wash slim cut offs, pink Vans and my watermelon handbag. Can't get enough of this purse!

I'm heading out to the pet store to pick up food and them meeting my BFF at her place for lunch on her patio.

DS is recovering extremely well from his surgery and we're all adjusting to Gain no longer being with us, including Dusty Bottom.

Have a great day all :)

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  • replied 3 years ago

    You look fabulous! Glad that your household is getting better.

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    You look so cheerful and ready to take on anything, Shannon! :) I love that watermelon bag - I thought about buying a bag in the shape of a watermelon, but that's another story. Kate Spade has a lemon bag though :)

    I'm glad that your son is recovering nicely from his chipmunk surgery and Dusty Bottom is feeling a bit better. What a cute kitty!

  • Susie replied 3 years ago

    Such fun! I'm glad your family is doing well.

  • Astrid replied 3 years ago

    Love it, Shannon! That top is so much fun. :) I'm glad you're all doing well.

  • kerry replied 3 years ago

    I love the silhouette you create with these just-above-the-knee shorts and flowy top. I'd like to nail down this formula for the summer, which is so hot and humid (maybe much like your summers in Winnipeg?). How do you do it? What are the key elements? Thanks!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    *stroking sweet Dusty Bottom*

    Perfect for a hot and humid day sans a/c. I love the light in this photo, Shannon. Glad that DS is recovering well. Enjoy lunch. xo

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    LOVE!!!! That is just stunning on you. I need some pink Vans, too! Not to mention a watermelon bag. 

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    So cheerful and fun!

  • clearlyclaire replied 3 years ago

    I love your watermelon shirt and bag! The colors are just yummy on you. BTW, are you shrinking? 

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    What a fun top, such happy colors. Great silhouette.

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit!  I love the watermelon colored bag.  You look perfect for a hot and humid day.  Glad to hear your DS is recovering well.

  • sarah replied 3 years ago

    Oh, you are cute as a bug here! And so it kitty ; )

  • Diane G replied 3 years ago

    The colours in you top and your bag make me really happy! I love the watermelon shade. Your shirts are a great length and fit too. Glad DS is on the mend and Dusty Bottom looks adorable.

  • Kristin L replied 3 years ago

    I love that shade of watermelon on you. It looks very bright and summery. I'm glad your DS and Dusty Bottom are doing better. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Hi ladies - I've had such a lovely day....lunch with my BFF in the warm sunshine, working in the garden in the afternoon, BBQ dinner outside with DH and DS...perfect :)

    Lyn - that lemon clutch is so fab!

    Kerry - the slightly longer top over some type of slim bottom (skirt, shorts, cropped pants, full length pants) is a favourite of mine. For me the main element is the fabric in the top. It needs to just skim the waist and hips and the hemline hit my mid hip. Too short a top and the proportions are off and too long, I look like I have no legs.

    Angie - Dusty says thank you for the pat :) It's funny you mention the better light. This outfit pic is taken with my phone instead of my camera and with a new camera app I installed. It doesn't skew my wall colour as much which tended to throw off some if my fabric colours.

    Claire - I'm finally getting back to the gym and getting my eating under control after a stressful winter got the better of me. Thank you for noticing :)

    Thank you all so much for your sweet words. Always appreciated.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Looks fantastic and I feel cheery every time I see your gift shop bag!

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit for a hot day. I just bought a sweater with pieces of watermelon knitted into it. I hope it's not too funky. My son loved it but my husband didn't.

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Stellar cool summer outfit. Your vans are very cute. And hello dusty bottom :)

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Hugs and kisses to Dusty Bottom - he looks so much like my Jasper. And you look fantastic in that outfit - perfect colors for you!

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    Love the colors of the top. Perfect outfit for a casual day. Hope lunch was fun.

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