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Time to Grill

It's been decidedly non-summer like here in Boston, which means that on nights when Mr. BF and I want to fire up the grill after a crazy day at work (which is one of our favorite things to do), I have been having to wear a sweater. In mid-June. Awesome. While this outfit is decidedly non-fashion-y (is that a word?), this is pretty much my uniform for a weeknight at home with the grill.
On the menu this evening? Corn on the cob, roasted brussel sprouts, grilled chicken and a petit syrah. Simple pleasures, with a kick thrown in with some small details (garlic, butter, red pepper flakes). Like my dinner, my outfit is also casual...the fun is in the details. A stack of bracelets, some decidedly unfashionable moccasins, sunglasses and a smile: that's pretty much the recipe for a (cool) summer night on the balcony.

Sweater: VERA Vera Wang for Kohl's
Shorts: J. Crew
Shoes: Minnetonka
Leather bracelet: Vintage
Cord and chain bracelets: Banana Republic
Turquoise bracelet: gift from my Mom!
Silver necklaces: Tiffany's
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Michael Kors

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  1. I like this casual outfit. I struggle so much with what to wear to relax and still manage to look good. Right now it's usually jeans and a t-shirt, but this is a nice look.

  2. Lady, you've done it again - casual AND chic. Always chic.

    Loving the details on those shoes and am definitely fan of that Michael Kors watch!


  3. @Miss A, Michele Thank you, ladies! I was not going to post this outfit, cause, you know, nothing exciting about shorts and a sweater. But, hey, that is what I wore that evening!

  4. the bright blue top really makes this look!

    dash dot dotty

  5. I love the one of you jumping! You look so pretty

  6. Anonymous6/15/2011

    Gorgeous wrist of accessories, adorable outfit, and a glass of wine on the porch. This is perfect!

  7. Haha loving the shoes.. Grilling in the summer is really one of the best things to do.. Especially late in the afternoon.. Jealous!

    All the best, Angel

  8. Those moccassins remind me of my stay in Arizona. Love them!

  9. That Kors watch is exactly what I have been looking for. I want a watch that has some heft to it. And gold. Maybe vintage. Will keep looking. Love the Minnetonkas BTW, can't seem to stop buying or wearing mine out.

  10. Anonymous6/16/2011

    I love the color of that sweater - so bright and deep at the same time! Though it looks like you may not need it for a while, the weather is getting pretty nice :] at least it is out here in Maynard. Maybe Boston is a little cooler.

  11. @Noelani, Angel, Kavery Much love for the Minnetonkas! Love them!!

  12. @minearebetter, dotty I adore this color - and the relaxed cut of the sweater!

  13. that's pretty much my weekend uniform right there! i love a casual base with piles of bangles to dress it up. great color on you, by the way.

  14. Michael Kors watches are the best! Love your jumping photo!

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