Welcome to the monthly edition of Match made in Seven! This month is my turn to choose a theme! I chose California Dreamin’ to reflect lots of things related to the California lifestyle. The beach. Outdoor living. Casual Style.
We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a color, a movie. Then we each style an outfit based on that theme.
Why this theme?
First of all, Southern California is my home. A big part of my childhood was spent here, so it created that feeling of home for me–you know, that sense you have when a place feels like it’s the right place for you.
So, wherever I am, you can find me California Dreamin’.
California Dreamin’–The Story
My background is a bit crazy. Although I was born in the Midwest–Michigan to be exact– my family moved back and forth across the country several times–starting from the time I was six years old. We ended up back in Michigan for my teen years where I met and became friends with lots of great people. But when I hit my 20’s and that time of life when you aren’t sure what you want to do with your life, I returned to California.
For me, it felt like coming home. It didn’t hurt that my parents and three of my four brothers (two with Michigan brides) also moved out west. It was a homecoming for all of us.
When the theme for Match Made in Seven occurred to me, the song of the same name kept running through my head. Does anyone remember California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas? It goes like this…
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
I’d be safe and warm (I’d be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)
On such a winter’s day
What to wear on a warm summer day? Shorts, of course. With a comfy casual tee and sandals. And to protect the skin–a hat, of course.
The shorts are perfect for summer style. You’ve seen them before, of course, in the post Summer Basics: Shorts and Tees. They have a higher waist and rolled cuff in a medium wash denim.
I have to admit that I like things with pineapples on them–so cute!! So this tee with pineapples was an easy purchase for me. It’s super soft and super comfortable. And very inexpensive!
The Rainbow Sandals
Rainbow Sandals are a no-brainer flip-flop for summer. These sandals have been popular as beach attire for some time here in Southern California. While their home base is San Clemente, Rainbow Sandals have expanded to many places across the country.
The sandals are all leather and honestly, you cannot wear them out. I have a pair that was made to commemorate my son’s graduation class of 2010 with the date on the side! In my closet, you can also find a pair of black with crystals. For today’s casual look, I’m wearing a tan pair with a bit of a platform.
SO, curious how my fellow bloggers have interpreted this theme? Be sure to check out their posts. I know all of their looks will be original and creative!
Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.
Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/
Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/
Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/
Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/
Emma of http://www.style-splash.com/
Nancy of https://www.
Where is the place that feels most like home to you? Is there a special place that speaks to you? Or maybe a special song. Whatever or wherever it may be, enjoy every single day in your special place!