Stylish Monday and Link Up Party – September 2021
The second Monday of each month I participate in a collaboration with fabulously fashionable women from around the world. We pick a different theme each month. Then we interpret that theme with our own sense of style. I’m always excited to see how each puts her spin on the theme and hope you are as well!
Weekend wear was an easy theme as there are so many options! Truly what I end up wearing is completely dependent on where I’m going and what we’re going to be doing. Therefore; the range is pretty vast in what you might find me wearing. You know that I love to be fancy and that does include the weekends although if we’re staying home or just catching a movie you’ll find me in a t-shirt and shorts or sweatpants and a sweatshirt depending on our Illinois weather.
Saturday Date Night
Recently when Mr. FTF and I went out to dinner and to watch a band. I wore this outfit. White jeans, a tie dye ruffled sleeve top, silk sash used as a belt and hot pink slides comprised my date night look although I also wore this exact outfit to work.
I love to wear my colored contacts on the weekends for a change in my look! I think Mr. FTF likes it too! These are sterling gray (nonprescription) and were a gift to me from Oxie Affordable Optical. To read the blog post, click HERE.
Cheers to Us! I enjoyed my favorite lemon drop martini – no sugar!
Weekend Date Night Look 2
My son-in-law is in a band and plays out regularly. We recently went to see him play at a local establishment. Prior we met with his parents for dinner. My look that evening was this fitted lace top, which was a bold move for me as it’s relatively sheer and side striped jeans. Since the band plays mainly country music and the bar is country and western, I elected to wear my white boots. I need to find a fabulous pair of white cowboy boots especially since western wear is super trendy right now.
We saw the band Circle of Fifths. Bob is pictured in the center and was a former band member in Mr. FTF’s band.
Mr. FTF likes to be silly and strike a pose like me…even though I’m not so good at striking a pose! LOL
Mr. FTF’s shirt was a gift from my girl’s trip to California. To read that blog, click HERE. The back is so much more fun than the front. Would you agree?
We had a fantastic dinner at a Greek restaurant called Basils prior to seeing the band! I’m not a foodie person and don’t usually take pictures of my meals but this feta watermelon salad was so delicious! I’m thinking it will be great for my girl’s pool side chat next summer…of course Mr. FTF will be making it!
Weekend Summer Fests and More Music
Throwback Fest is a Chicago neighborhood fest that we enjoy attending and I’m sure you can figure out why – the music. We love hearing bands and live music. My son-in-law’s band also plays this fest so we attended with our family and friends. Last year it was canceled due to Covid so it was great to be able to go this year. My fest outfit was this Rolling Stones red, white and blue t-shirt and the star and stripe shorts paired with my star tennis shoes.
Southern Draw Chicago – My son-in-law is the drummer!
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Weekend Date Night at the Movies
Mr. FTF and I are big fans of going to the movies! I usually stay pretty casual…my girlfriends and I call it “casually cute”. Many times we go out to dinner first and then the show. We missed when the theaters were closed. So happy that many reopened although our favorite theater didn’t survive the pandemic. These camo joggers are super stretchy and comfy. I love the side stripe and blue color. They are from On Deck, a clothing store in Door County, Wisc. The top is a t-shirt material with sequin shoulder stripes – making this look “casual cute”!
We always share a popcorn! Popcorn is my weakness; and even though I know it’s not good for me I splurge every time we go to the movies! If I was left to fend for myself, popcorn would be a frequent meal choice LOL!
Weekend Lunch Date with Girlfriends
I have a wonderful group of friends that I met through my Scleroderma support group. To see a previous post about my autoimmune disease, click HERE. We recently got together for a lunch date and to catch up with each other. We hadn’t seen each other in person since the pandemic started. This taffeta statement sleeve crew neck top has been a favorite of mine all summer! I have it in white and black. It comes in five colors! The striped shorts have been in my wardrobe for about six years. I originally got them for a Disney Family Cruise. Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of us because we were busy catching up. It sure was great seeing them in person again!
SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS
Weekend Fashions of My Fellow Lifestyle and Fashion Blogging Friends from Around the World
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – “Weekends are all about church, family, and friends for me. This is an outfit I wore both to church in the morning and then later in the evening for an outdoor dining experience with my family in the hills of Buffalo County.”
Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell – “When the weekend comes, I like to throw on a comfortable easy outfit that can take me from running errands to watching the kids events – all in one. If it’s hot, I’ll always opt for a relaxed fitting maxi dress. Otherwise it’s jeans or joggers like this pair by Electric Rose, paired with a tank, and ALWAYS a long cardigan. A weekend wardrobe essential (bonus for pockets!); I’m styling up long cardigans multiple ways, in today’s Style Post.”
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits “Since I have to dress up and show up for work during the week, the weekend is my time to dress down and stay comfy, which usually means a casual dress and sneakers for running my errands and puttering around the house. Comfort is key!”
Nicole – High Latitude Style – “On weekends, I change my outfit several times a day. After breakfast in PJ and taking a shower, I put my old blue jeans on with a Tee, scarf or vest, to mow the lawn with a push mower or do some yard work. Then I change into a dress and sandals for shopping and running errands. In winter, shoveling the driveway, ice picking, and add a down coat and pom pom hat with gloves. For shopping, tall boots and tights plus a down coat or shearling with matching scarf, gloves and hat. However, when going out for dancing on a weekend I wear one of my dance dresses like this velvet beauty.”
Emma – The Style Splash – “Comfort is key when it comes to weekend dressing for me. These loose-fitting trousers have an elasticated waistband so are super comfy, but it still looks like I’ve made the effort thanks to the leopard print. I live in trainers or flat sandals at weekends as I’m often shopping and running errands.”
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “My weekend wardrobe doesn’t differ much from my weekday wardrobe but I do opt for comfort above all things on the weekends. A fun tee shirt dress, sneakers, and a baseball cap is an easy combination for most of my weekend activities.”
Nina – Sharing a Journey – “Everything you need to know about having a wonderful fall weekend–what to wear, what to do and a great recipe to enjoy.”
Lucy – Lucy Bertoldi.com “I don’t really have a particular look for weekends…except that whatever I decide to wear must have some sort of fun or pizzazz to it. Dressing sets my mood- and I definitely need me some good dopamine styling! So here I am in my favourite jeans…the sparkle does it all for lighting me up whether it’s doing the regular Saturday runs, meeting up with a friend, or even a date night. This weekend leisure look is for running errands!”
“A fun weekend look….Florals are coming in strong for Fall! This blouse is so fabulous for $14.00! It can be worn casual or for business! I love it with my gold belt, and red denim jeans.”
Hopefully you’ve gotten some inspiration for weekend wear fun styling! A friendly reminder to always have fun and wear all the things that you love, that brings you joy and happiness and you’ll look terrific! What’s your favorite weekend look? Leave us a comment! We love to hear from you!
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