Summer Casual Style on Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  I am going to answer a reader question:  what do you wear for summer casual…specifically she asked, what do you wear around the house when nothing is really going on?  What I am showing you today would be typical, around the house wear.

I am not as comfortable in shorts as I used to be, so I like a form fitting cropped look.  These Metro Leggings Crops from Soft Surroundings have been a favorite of mine for several summers.  I often wear them around the house with different tops…like this one from Chicos.  The leather flip flops are new for this summer and are by Clark from Macys’  I have all of these in the slide show below…except the exact top from Chicos.  I love green and wear various shades of green all year long.  For me, when I am around the house, what I wear has everything to do with comfort…but still feeling like I can run to the grocery and not be embarrassed if I run into someone I know.

What my husband and I wear off and on all weekend, are our “poppy pins.”  We wear these to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America…for our freedoms.  We believe it is important for all of us to take a moment today to say Thank You in our own ways to those who serve.

Hope you enjoy your day.  Let Summer 2019 officially begin!



  1. Lol… today I am doing yard work in old jeans and an old shirt and an old exercise bra.

  2. When it’s cool, I wear leggings and a comfy Soft Surroundings sweater. When it’s hot I am always wearing a sleeveless, roomy sundress. I love your poppy pin. Where did you get it? You can wear that more often than the ones I’ve gotten after giving a donation.

  3. I have those sandals and love them. They have lasted for several years, unlike cheaper flip flops that either come apart when you least expect it (I have taken a tumble that way) or get slippery on the bottom. Clark’s also have a cloud stepper flip flop with puffy straps that look a little Japanese meets athleisure. I highly recommend those also. They are called Arla Glison and have something like 5000 positive reviews. They come in several colors (and I have several :)), and are easy (for flip flops) to dress up or down. I wear them both casually and with summer dresses. They are my Emergency-Feet-Killing-Me-Gotta-Walk-All-Day-Anyway shoe.

  4. My husband works for USAA… know for their poppy walls and support for the military. They were founded by the military originally for the military families. Our pins come from them.

  5. These sandals are great! I agree… I have two different pair of Clark sandals right now and I can see wearing them a long time! Thanks Linda!

  6. I also love the color green – but it is hard to find! (And I don’t mean sage green, I mean grass green! ) Your top is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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