WIW: To Recover

Finally got to bed just after 5:00 a.m. this morning following DS's grad dinner & dance. I've managed to get some sleep and drink 2 large cups of coffee and am back in the land of the living. So glad hubby and I booked today off as a vacation day! Plus it's a long weekend in Canada so 4 days off - whoo hoo!

Today's outfit is obviously super casual since we're just hanging around the house today. Everything I'm wearing was thrifted last week when I popped into my local Value Village to scope out casual wear - I usually find shorts, tanks and tees via thrifting and since I'm extremely hard on my summer casual clothes, I prefer not to spend too much money in that area.

I'm wearing a pair of bright red Bermuda jean shorts and a fabulous 100% silk coral-red and cream Ikat type print tank. For footwear, I've got on a great little pair of thong sandals - also thrifted last week.

This is pretty much the type of outfit I live in (outside of work obviously) in our hot and humid summers. What do you think? does it work? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Silk tank: Velvet (thrifted)
Shorts: Roadrunner Jeans (thrifted)
Sandals: Christian Siriano for Payless (thrifted)

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Works for me. You look very fresh, red is so fab on you.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Welcome back to the land of the living Shannon :) You look lovely in the bright red! No-one would ever know you only had a couple of hours sleep.

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    You go, party girl!-) So glad that you, hubby and your son had such a fabulous evening!

    Love the happy red shades in this outfit, Shannon. A lovely put-together casual look, really like the sandals with this too.

    Enjoy the long weekend!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Perfect! YLF and breezy :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Perfect for summer vacation! And perfect for Canada Day too :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    WHAT? You thrifted all of that bright, shiny, new stuff? Summer clothes are trashed here before they ever wind up in thrift stores. That silk tank is unbelievable, such a great color on you, and I wouldn't even call that a "very casual outfit". It's a little dressy and really quite nice! The color is smashing on you and everything fits like a dream. You go girl!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Vibrant color in a Summer ready silhouette!  Drink lots of water and get good sleep tonight!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    You look fab!! Shannon, may I just say that you have the prettiest ankles ever? 

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Can't believe you didn't get enough sleep - YLF.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Wow Shannon, you look great! Cannot believe you have had so little sleep:). Good to see you are still successfully thrifting, Beautiful pieces.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I ended up doing more today than I had planned for and was able to run out of the house on errands dressed as I was. Although these pieces are casual, I think Claire is right in that they are a dressier version of casual. I would like my summer casual wardrobe to all work that well. It's nice to be able to whip out at the last minute without having to worry about what you're wearing, you know?

    Claire & Deborah - I guess thrifting is part of who I am and I will never really stop. But I have gotten much pickier and apply the same rules for what comes into my closet via thrifting as I would if paying full price.

    Thanks for your comments ladies - I always appreciate your feedback :)

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Perfect for summer lazing about - love the colours on you.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    An outfit after my own heart!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I'd like to steal that silk tank away from you.

  • Scarlet replied 6 years ago

    Great hot weather outfit!

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    You look ready for Canada Day!

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, you have nailed "at home n casual but ready to go public". I hear you on this and on thrifting forever as well.

  • cheryl replied 6 years ago

    It definitely works. You look bright and cheery. I love it!

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