Can't believe it's Friday again! I am Carol, the third owner of Sidney Clark Designs. As I said earlier in my previous 2 blogs, I will be sharing my personal favorites from SCD'S new summer arrivals. Unlike my partners, Lindsay and Mary Lynn, I am unable to wear each item we order. My instincts are always investigating and searching for clothing to service the larger woman. Being a size 12, it is getting much harder to find clothing that not only fits, but looks good and can service my everyday needs. This is where our line, Yana K by Yana Khronova comes in, and it is all made in the "GOOD OLD USA." This awesome line is so versatile and ideal for traveling and perfect for our Memphis/Nashville weather; so naturally it is my first choice! I featured a blog on Yana K back on September 11, 2016.....check it out here. As my first choice and a favorite is the Sonja Mini Dress with Pockets in Poppy Red, making this the perfect piece to wear for the upcoming July 4th festivities. This amazing basic is so simple to dress up or down as a top, as a tunic over pants, jeans, skirt, or as a dress. As you can see by clicking through our photos, this clean and basic piece will become your wardrobe staple. Being a One Size, smaller gals can take one of the sides, gather it up and tie into a knot or tie off with a hair elastic to bring the fullness in, making the shape drape and fall closer to your body. Another wonderful feature to this line is, it's perfect to wear for maternity and also afterwards!!!! If something is spilled on it or your baby spits up, all you need to do is throw in the washing machine and line dry. How simple and easy can you get. This is MY KIND of workhorse basic, which is why it is my favorite and will be my summer staple.
My other choice and just as versatile is the Hurricane Coral Printed Kimono. Prints are so huge right now and what better piece to add to your summer basics than this coral and sage kimono jacket for a "POP OF COLOR." I LOVE how this piece can be thrown over our Grey Frayed Hem Drawstring Shorts with a fun tank, or over our skinny jeans and a t-shirt/tank for a casual and relaxed mood. If you are going to the beach, use it as a jacket over a simple tank dress, or also wear it as your beach cover up, instead of a scarf! I'm all about making my clothing work in numerous and versatile ways, so try turning this kimono upside down. Now it becomes a short unconstructed bolero....so cute and edgy. The options are countless (can also be worn for maternity or afterwards). This jacket is only $35 and another item that can be thrown into the washing machine and line dry, making it another favorite and awesome summer staple. This kimono lends itself to transitioning into the Fall. Now that's what I call "VERSATILITY!"
Hopefully our last 3 blogs have inspired you to make some FAVORITE CHOICES for yourself. May each of you have a wonderful 4th of July and I can proudly say I am glad we live in a country where we have our FREEDOM of CHOICES! Enjoy your holidays and please be careful. We are taking a break all next week. It is Mary Lynn's son, Lindsay's brother, and my nephew, Peyton, that is getting married next weekend, so I will try to post pictures of the rehearsal dinner and wedding. We are all excited for Peyton's fiance, Jill, to become a part of our family.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY FOURTH!