A “what should I wear” dilemma

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What should I wear

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Today, I want to share a recent “what should I wear” dilemma I faced and how I solved it.

Every now and then we will have two events collide that dictate different clothing selections and we have to solve the “what should I wear” dilemma.

That happened to me just this past Sunday.


What Should I wear

Before we left town recently, Mr. B and I made plans to meet up with friends to see Top Gun 2, and go to dinner.

I was all set for a casual summer afternoon outfit, but then we were faced with adding another important event.

Sadly, we lost a family friend last week and desired to attend the memorial service on Sunday.

There would be no time to change before the movie and I did not want to go to the movie in my Sunday best.

Also, since we were returning from a trip, all of my casual summer dresses needed to be laundered.  A dilemma?

What should I wear

I have not attended a service in the past couple of years, and was not sure if old rules held true about wearing darker colors.

After playing in my closet for a little while, I decided to go with a blazer over dark wash denim…which looks very nice and often is not noticed to be denim.

I know the jacket is bright, but I did not feel out of place.

While many still wore darker outfits, there were several in white, florals, turquoise, prints and another in green.

I honestly think I was the only one paying attention to what was worn….we were there to bless and honor the family of a loved one gone too soon.

I will not watch clothing again when this arises because I surmise that the old rules are gone and we are not there to see what we wear.


What should I wear

What should I wear to the movie?  was easy after that.

Once we returned to the car, I simply took off the blazer and my gold loafers and slipped on the comfy BZEES sandals.

I was comfortable and felt confident for the movie and the dinner after.

I am pleased that I decided to go this way with the two events.

The linen green jacket is a new favorite of mine from Banana Republic and the green animal print top is a past find at Chico’s. 

Of course, Mr. B did not give this a second thought…he wore his Sunday best to the memorial and to the movie.

He said he didn’t mind being the “best dressed” at dinner!

I found dressing for the two a bit of a dilemma…but again, enjoyed the decisions I made.

Once my ordered dresses arrive, I will be able to have a fresh one hanging in the closet if needed.


What should I wear

Honestly, Leigh Ann & I are not really worried about what we should wear as we knock off summer fun from the Magnolia Journal List.

We are only concentrating on the fun and the joy of it.

What should I wear

Between the two of us, we hit this section of the list hard this past week!

First, Leigh Ann’s contribution…..

what should I wear

She attended a family reunion in Ohio and one of the events was….fishing….with the family kids there!

Fishing always means summer casual when pondering what should I wear and she nailed it!


Near the village of Fresno, OH which is just northeast of Coshocton in Amish country, they spied this farm stand.

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It was so cute and inviting, Leigh Ann and Mr. T just had to go in!

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It was unmanned on the honor system.  I am so glad to see stands like this still around.

I visited a farm stand on the honor system in Texas years ago and the food was excellent…I was happy to reward them with money in the basket.

She always loves her visit to Ohio, her homeland! 

Tomorrow, I will include my farm stand and my submission to eat a peach!

Hope to see you then…

Have you experienced any “What do I wear?” dilemmas lately??  Please share if you have and how you solved the dilemma!

As I write this,  my heart is full of gratitude for each and every one of you who are here reading, supporting and sharing….you are a blessing to me…more than you know! Now….


By Pamela Lutrell

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