Wear The Summer Whites

Have you been to a summer white party? Last weekend I attended my first as the +1 with my daughter Michelle. The occasion marked the 15th year celebration of Oasis Salon and Day Spa, one of the premier spas in Joplin and the “four state area.” 

Another first for me was styling an all white look. Admittedly, not totally white, because I used metallic accessories. Rather than a dress, I went with three separates and will say that pants were the choice couture for the majority of the “advanced style” (going with Ari Cohen’s term for lack of a more creative description) ladies there. 

My pants are 95% Cotton/5% Spandex bi-stretch Meronas from Target and they are new. I’ve been hunting from some slim line white pants and I liked the look of these. However (and this is nothing new), I had to take them in through the thighs. 

My thrifted under knit top is 65% Viscose and 35% nylon. It is my Cami substitute. It has wider shoulder straps so my bra straps won’t show and goes well under jackets and my topper.

I am saving the best for last. What do you think of my topper?  I feel as if I am floating when I wear it. It is designed by Rachel Anne Gottlieb of Kansas City for her Present line, and I first saw it on her IG feed. The original styling for it wasn’t anywhere near how I could or would wear it, but I immediately saw its possibilities. 

Rachel’s  Shop Fashion Fiction on ETSY is where I purchased this piece. At the moment she doesn’t have one listed, but would probably create it if requested. It’s original listing was: Super Soft White Jersey Draped Handmade One of a Kind Hi Lo Top, listing #279675176

Wrapping up my look will be the accessories I chose. My strappy silver metallic sandals are Bandolinos (eBay) and the clutch is a vintage Koret (eBay). I am guessing that it may be from the eighties. It does have a strap which I can use or remove. Originally, I wanted to collect vintage Koret bags, but then discovered Rodo of Italy, and they have been my bag of choice for the last three years. 

As far as the jewelry, the chunky acrylic bracelet was a find on Ruby Lane. I haven’t gotten a lot from the shops there but loved this bracelet. I did have to re-tighten the elastic and probably will have to replace it someday. The rest of my jewelry are here and there things.

Michelle drafted her dress pattern based on her Crafty class “The Ultimate T-shirt.” It has a slight asymmetrical cut to it.


Closeup Time-Michelle is wearing
Milani Powder Blush 01 Romantic Rose, Everyday Eyeshadow Collection 04 Plum Basics and Amore Mattallics Lip Creme 08 Raving Matte

I was happy when I learned she was wearing Milani. That has always been one of my favorite brands. They have the Leaping Bunny certification (definitely cruelty free) and I can get it at my CVS.

Another view of my three piece


Accessory Closeup


Another photo demonstrating the lightness of this piece
Toasting 15 years with blue sparkly


Michelle with her Message Therapist, Feriyal. I loved Feriyal’s peekaboo chiffon midriff.

I love good stories and this has to be one. Fifteen years ago, the three ladies below; two sisters and their grandmother, decided to go into business with each other. From seeing what Oasis has turned into, these three make an incredible team.

From left to right: Adrian Petticrew, Darlene Shepherd, and Aubree Templeman the visionaries and owners of Oasis
The evening finally came to an end and we had to say goodbye, but what a fun evening!

And one more view of my topper. It just floats when you move and the only way to show it was to do a little “cat walk”. I will add that I can’t get my video to play on either my iPhone or my iPad but it does just fine on my iMac. It’s an iCalumdrumb.

 And with that, it’s goodbye until next week. Take care and I will see you then. Happy Styling!



Today, I am linking up with Cherie’s  Style Nudge’s Shoe and Tell HERE, Catherine’s Not Dressed As Lamb’s I will Wear What I like HERE, Color and Grace’s Link Up Party HERE, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Turning Heads Tuesday HERE, Sydney’s Fashion Hunter’s Fresh Fashion Forum HERE, Living On Cloud Nine’s Style Perspectives HERE, High Altitude Style’s Link-Up HEREElegance and Mommyhood’s Moda Linkup Here, Fashion Should Be Fun’s Fun Friday Fashion Link Up HERE, Shelbee’s Edge of the Week Link Up HERE and Nancy’s Fancy Friday HERE.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.