With Memorial Day behind me, summer’s official start only three weeks away and a heat wave overwhelming the Mid-Atlantic for the past few days, I was more than ready to break out some warm-weather attire for my lengthy commute from Baltimore County, Maryland, to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. via car, subway train and on foot. The humidity has been intense all week, so I opted to forgo long pants and instead chose a vintage pair of white shorts by M.T.C. that flare at the knees much like an A-line skirt. A simple T-shirt by Style & Co. from Macy’s in a sage and cream leopard print added subtle pizazz, which I enhanced with a studded skinny belt from Target and some gorgeous stiletto heels by Guess. I spiffed up my outfit even more with a necklace, bracelet and earrings of freshwater pearls in lustrous green, brown and cream from my favorite of all jewelry stores, Fire & Ice, of Baltimore.
|These pearls, from Fire & Ice Jewelers of Baltimore, are among|
my most treasured possessions
In the end, I decided that my beat-up arms and legs were a symbol of a gardening day well-spent, so I chose not to hide them. Besides, with all those trailing vines gone, gone, gone, my yard looks fabulous. I elected to wear my scratches as a "badge of honor" to celebrate the green of spring!