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Spring at last! The time has come for light layers and bright springy colors! And on a more philosophical level, a sort of rebirth for me from all the nonsense of last year, illness and treatments and worry…then ridiculous foot pain all winter into the spring…so many things keeping me indoors and inactive and feeling down. There are also some other personal things that are finally reaching resolution this year, so I’m seeing some light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Sorry to be so oh woe is me but it is what it is. But there’s an end in sight – to sprinter (spring + winter) and to me feeling so MEH. 

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And this outfit is anything but meh. I’ve shared this “bright but dark” top before here and here. You can see how versatile it is in that I’ve worn it with black jeans, medium wash denim, and now white denim. I think the top would also look nice over a white peasant/boho style skirt like this, amiright? How nice would that be for summer evenings on the beach? Oohhhh…summer evenings on the beeeaaacchhhhhh. I can’t wait!!!

It’s still a little chilly early and late in the day and a light jacket is called for, Just in Case. I’m the queen of Just in Case.

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This army green jacket is a couple years old from Target’s Ava & Viv plus-size brand. It’s very lightweight Tencel, a sustainable fabric regenerated from wood cellulose. It’s similar in feel to rayon or bamboo, in that it has that same drapey characteristic.

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I was never really a white jeans gal but now I feel like they go with just about everything! How do you feel about white jeans?

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I’m trying to get away from wearing my plain silver disc earrings Every Single Day, so these little dangly silver and turquoise ones are on frequent rotation. Can’t you just see my hair being a teal blue?? I’m thissssss close.

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Thanks to my pal Linda for taking these pictures. We had a nice dinner after. I took a picture of my food and thought of Nancy of Nancy’s Style, who commented recently that it’s not a great idea to read my blog when you’re hungry (mostly my Week in Review posts) cuz I’m always posting pictures of the places we go to eat and the yummy things we have! So I will refrain. This time. Just so she can get ahold of herself 🙂 (GET AHOLD OF YOURSELF, NANCY!!!) 

What I’m Wearing:

  • American Rag floral border printed tunic, via Gwynnie Bee, 3x. Sold out, comparable here and here in plus sizes and in straight sizes here and here.
  • White Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda tapered jeans, size 22short. From Amazon
  • Pink velcro Vans Ward V sneaker, from DSW
  • Dangly turquoise earrings from Forever 21, no longer available. Comparable here and here and if you prefer gold to silver, here
  • Army green Ava & Viv/Target Tencel jacket, size 24. Old, comparable plus sizes here and here and straight sizes here and here

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10 thoughts on “Rebirth

  1. Love the earrings, love the outfit, love the top. You look happy! I love white jeans, I even own a pair, don’t think I’ve ever worn them. I’m such a clutz I’m always afraid I’ll spill something or run into something. You’ve inspired me – maybe I’ll drag mine out and try them.

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  2. I’m a white jeans lover for every season (ok, ok, I realize that in the slush and mud, they aren’t practical….but just give me my OTK boots to pair with them, and I’m good to go)
    Everything you are wearing is fabulous, Bettye. I’d copy this in a second!!

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  3. I think spring should be the real start of the “new year”. It’s when food gets planted and everything comes out of hibernation, at least here in the north. I always feel like it’s the time to make “resolutions” because so many of my plans have to do with being outdoors. I have a pair of white jeans that I wear year round. I find it really is more about the fabric than the color so as long as the fabric is the right weight for the season then white jeans can be a classic. Are you thinking of dying your hair blue? What a change from a year ago!

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    1. I think you should bring that to The Calendar Committee. It’s interesting that things/rules that were started hundreds/billions of years ago still hold true today when REALLY there might be FAR better ways of doing things…or the reasons for the original rules NO LONGER EXIST.

      Yeah, I’m gonna need some lighter weight white jeans for the summer, these are “winter weight,” quite thick and heavy.

      I feel like my hair ALREADY looks kinda blue! And it’s so short, it would be all grown out in very short time…but I should do it NOW cuz I am going to keep my hair Very Short for summer…and start letting it grow a bit in the fall…after Sweating Season.



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