“Blue skies, smilin’ at me,” is the first line of an Irving Berlin show tune from the 1920’s. “Nothin’ but blue skies do I see.” It’s a classic hum-able song that makes you feel good. Blue skies are a kind of shorthand for that good feeling.
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While I love a blue sky, I don’t often wear pastels, as they wash out my pale skin and hair. But I enjoy the sky blue of this wrap blouse by UNIQLO. I like the neckline too, open without showing a lot of skin. The wrap makes for a defined waistline too.
The deep green eyelet skirt from Loft is soooo great for Florida summer: cooler than shorts or capris and with a feminine hemline. I like to wear it with a simple knit tank top, and no accessories, for a clean look.
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I must say that Uniqlo has been impressing me of late with their range of smart casual pieces. It seems that they’ve successfully transitioned from casual street wear to garments with personality 🙂 I’m especially liking that wraparound sash detail, Patti, accentuates your waist so nicely xoxo
A great background, especially as it suits the entire outfit. I am so happy to lose these eight pictures, the cat and the notes make me laugh, thanks for sharing
I love this song! One of my most favorite! Haven’t heard this version before – it’s great! a little blue, oddly enough 🙂 – but I love a bit of melancholy now and then, my Russian soul needs it…
I adore this outfit on you, Patti! The blouse is so versatile (I ordered one a bit similar to it from LOFT summer sale), And the skirt is gorgeous!
That lace skirt is adorable, love the outfit! Thanks for the linkup =) Kisses
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That top is so pretty on you and I’m loving those blue skies, too – ours have been distinctly grey (my least favourite colour) this weekend! xxx
That’s such a chic wrap top, and I love how you styled it with that pretty eyelet skirt! So feminine but cool too.
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I really love your eyelet skirt and it looks lovely with this wrap blouse, elegant! and your sandals look fab, comfy and cool!
Aw! Willie Nelson’s rendition of Blue Skies is one of my favorites. Thanks for starting my Monday off with a cheery note. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Kitty wants a burger. 🙂
You do look cheery like Blue Skies in your wrap top and lace skirt. I love how you added a little blue sky with PicMonkey. It became an accessory to your fabulous outfit.
Sending sunny smiles your way.
Thank you Sherry. I think Willie’s version is the best too. Thanks for the sunny smiles, they are most welcome, xox
I love that sky blue blouse on you, but I’m head over heels with the green eyelet skirt! What a fantastic combo! xxx
love the wrap top!!!!
Ha ha! Your kitty has the same ideas as my pug apparently. ; P
I think the colour of this top is great with your eyes.
You know I love a wrap top Patti and this one is fabulous! Uniqlo, who would have known? Beautiful color as well!
That background really adds a bunch of mood and feeling to this post. I also smiled from ear to ear as cute but immobile kitty had visions of burgers dancing in her head! 🙂
I’m in love with the eyelet skirt Patti. You look so lively as always!
Thank you Jude! I think all kitties dream of cheeseburgers, right? xo
Love the dark green with the light blue…beautiful combination my friend!
Love the fun filter and your skirt! Now I know what song I will be singing in my head the rest of the day… 🙂
Wow, that blue skies filter completely through me for a loop and i thought you had painted the wall! Which would have been cool! thanks for sharing and hosting.
Love the wrap top on you , so flattering and a pretty color! I love the evergreen eyelet skirt! I saw this too and was tempted. It looks wonderful on you. Great color leading into Fall too!
Such a great look, Patti! Always love a little eyelet and the blue wrap blouse looks so pretty with the green. Great styling and those shoes look so comfy!
I love your outfit and the sky photo edit. And, above all, that song. We are having such perfect, cloudless azure skies, and Willie Nelson’s voice always creeps into my head as I walk about.
Such a pretty blouse. The colour looks quite good on you just tick to the more vibrant pastels. Pretty skirt too
This is a great outfit, and one I would totally wear. I’m checking the link on the skirt.
So pretty! LOVE that top!
I love a wrap top too — that shade of blue is just perfect.
The thought bubble above your kitten made me giggle.
Love that filter, very clever! I can also get a bit washed out by pastels, I always find a strong lippy helps combat that on the rare occasions I wear pastels. Wishing you real blue skies this week!!
Wow Patti! Love this look, especially that wrap top. I own nothing from Uniqlo, I really need to head to Disney Springs and check them out. Such a pretty look on you!
Ha ha you need to feed the cat Patti!
What a lovely blouse, I love wrapped blouses and dresses!
Oh, I love the cut of that blouse, Patti! And that skirt’s details are so lovely. Wishing you peaceful blue skies!
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I love your wrap blouse and eyelet skirt, and they look great together! Thanks for hosting, wishing you a wonderful week!
Patti, your lace skirt is fabulous and the whole outfit is marvelous. Full of details and yet simply elegant, just like you. Thanks for hosting and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.
These are some fabulous summer pieces. I really love your outfit! It is feminine while still being casual and chic. 🙂
So lovely—-ez like Sunday Mornings vibe. Blue is one of my fav colors and love baby blue. I actually think your light coloring goes well with pastels. Baby blue is my fav pastel of all time and I love pale colors with light hair.
What a great color combo, Patti!!
That skirt is so fabulous for the summer!
Ahhhh you had me fooled, thought you had a mural painted on your wall. Love the skirt! I have a similar longer version in teal. You look lovely in sky blue!
My “Blue skies smiling at me” post was with Rod Stewart, but I like Willie’s too.
Such a feel-good song! 🙂
Looking fabulous here Patti! Have a great week xx
You look so summery! And you can wear pastels. Well, darker pastels, like your top. I hope you’re enjoying summer!