Friday, April 15, 2022

A Spring/Summer Dress Outfit


On rare South Florida spring / summer occasions I need to dress nice for an event. Most seasonal events conclude by the end of April, waiting the return of the snow-birds in November. Although there is the occasional cocktail receptions or gallery openings most events here, off-season, are very casual.  When the occasion arises I love to be dressed for it. I have Lilly Pulitzer sundresses and wear them, but typically feel I should be dressed a little more, age-appropriate.  

For several fashion seasons I have seen the blazer / shorts combinations worn as a suit.  Mostly sold a sepretates, one piece or the other is typically sold out in my size by the time I have committed to the look.  Much of my shopping is in the sale after-season arena. 

In Macy's several weeks ago I did find the above Ralph Lauren Striped Linen-Blend Blazer, in my size. It fit beautifully.  So, the question - are there shorts? Yes online, dress Striped Pleated Linen-Blend Shorts.

This is a definite maybe purchase.  It must be justified as an investment item, not an impulse purchase.  Most of the other items in the fashion layout I have and I believe that heels will be a must for indoor and wedges for the outdoor garden parties.  

Maybe a cruise outfit for dinner?  

What do you think?  Is the blazer / shorts combo just a Florida phenomenon or is it something you would wear for summer?  I know, don't wait too long or it will be sold out.

Note today -  The Ralph Lauren site has the Blazer, Shorts, and cap top pumps 25% off with "friend-and-family" discount code.  


1 comment:

  1. This is a great outfit!
    I am totally into pleated shorts with blazer combo. Always a winner.
    Velma recommends a 'buy' and a modeling session.