Happy Tuesday! Today, I want to share with you how I enjoy summer over 60!
I live in such a high heat location and friends have fled to cooler states during summer months.
But, with intention I find ways to enjoy summer over 60, and thought you might like to see how its done.
So, get your iced coffee or tea and sit down with me to enjoy summer over 60!
HOW I ENJOY SUMMER OVER 60: HAVE FUN WITH CLOTHES
Summer for me is always hot, humid, and more casual…but that does not mean I cannot have fun with what I wear.
Here is an outfit I wore to a dinner a couple of evenings ago.
I knew the dinner would be inside (heat index with humidity was 112) so wearing ankle jeans was not a problem.
I love a sleeveless tank with a kimono especially during the summer. This is a great way for me to speak my creative adjective and I love this shade of green.
Last week, I joined a friend for lunch and we stopped by one of my favorite home decor boutiques that, sadly, is closing.
They had just put out these kimonos and there was a long and short version of this one….both just $17!
I tried on both for my friend and we agreed that this short one was more flattering…the longer one might be good around a pool.
Last week, a woman on another social platform told me she did not like me in the shorter ORGANIC COTTON PUCKER SHIRT JACKET.
But, right now I feel more confident in the shorter jackets and have wanted to add more to my wardrobe…I have plenty of long ones, but feel l look larger in the kimono versions.
We all must wear what we believe is our confident best style, and that is the first way that we enjoy summer over 60.
The tank is an old travelers tank from way back, and these are my new favorite jeans… Ming Wang Stretch Denim Slim Leg Pull-On Ankle Jeans.
I will be wearing these jeans often on my cruise this summer.
I also enjoy summer over 60 when we go out for summer nights.
This past weekend we attended two dinner parties.
It was fun to get dressed in casual chic attire, and go experience friends and the sounds of summer.
Summer days can be oppressive where I live, but summer nights are always fun and slightly cooler.
Speaking of sounds, make sure you listen to your favorite summer music.
Perhaps because I am Texan, for some reason, I love country music in the summer…it always makes me smile.
I have so many memories of country music playing loud over a swimming pool.
What is your favorite summer music?
HOW I ENJOY SUMMER OVER 60: EAST SEASONAL FOODS
Another way to enjoy summer over 60 is to prepare seasonal foods.
Whether you discover them at a farmer’s market or your favorite grocer, find ways to enjoy summer favorites.
I eat more melon in the summer. Our local grocer, HEB, introduced me to these sweet melons last summer…so good.
And I eat more watermelon. I am a big proponent of eating foods that go with the season to help us enjoy those seasons more.
BTW, try this. Cut up a little watermelon and put in the bottom of a glass. Add a sprig of either fresh rosemary or fresh basil. Pour whine wine over the fruit and top off with ginger ale. So good!!
Yesterday, I roasted veggies including summer squash to go with baked salmon.
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HOW I ENJOY SUMMER OVER 60: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH JOY
Naturally I enjoy summer over 60 because I see my grandchildren more often.
Whether it is grandchildren, family or friends you love, make sure you spend time with them during the summer.
Then you will enjoy summer over 60 more. Plan a trip or get out of the house with friends….move toward relationships.
Summer joy is an attitude choice just like everything else….even in the heat.
We can choose to look for the silver linings….no matter how small.
When I heard that the grandsons were on their way for a stop-over at Gigi’s on the way to the coast, I desired to quickly make some cookies.
A summer perk? Butter softens quickly on the patio table! The dough was ready in time.
Live in the moment, one day at a time, and enjoy summer over 60.
Now, it is your turn…how do you enjoy summer over 60? What are your favorites related to summer? We would all love to know….
KEEP SMILING…EVEN WITH SWEAT ON YOUR FACE!!
By Pamela Lutrell
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