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May 19, 2013

First Garden Party of the Season!

Garden Party...Backyard BBQ...Outdoor Cookout...whatever you call them, we love to party outside in Texas.  I am sure that is surprising since we all know it is really hot down south!  But, we will go anywhere for Country Music, sweet tea, and grilled food!
Saturday was our first one to attend of 2013, and it was a sizzler.  High humidity in the upper 90s...but good food and good friends.  

I am not certain why I chose black, I was just in the mood.  This TRAVELER'S vest from CHICO'S was the star of the outfit.  Running a close second...a necklace I purchased at Stein Mart last year!

There was one other attendee in black, but mostly my friends brought out their color and crops!

I have friends who prefer to wear a cute maxi to outdoor events in the summer, but none were seen at this party! 

What is your favorite style for an outdoor party??

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  1. Wow, that's quiet a humid day! But with great company, I bet nothing matters :) You look as polished as always. In weather like that I'd be happy in loose jeans and a thin t. shirt ready to tuck in the good food!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  2. Beautiful post! And you look wonderful. :-)

    - Dani

  3. Sounds like a scorcher out there. But looks like a good time was had by all.

  4. Hi Pam;

    Hope you had fun--you look mahvelous!

    Not barbecue weather yet here....xoxo

  5. I love this black and white look for a backyard party, Pam! thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday. xoxox

  6. Ooh, I like the necklace! We grilled today for the first time this season--though the party was mostly family and we came as we are.

  7. That vest is the star of this outfit and really makes it Pop! What a great way to spend a day!

  8. We had a bbq as well this weekend for my dad's birthday
    We love bbq in quebec as well
    Where is your gorgeous husband?
    I love wearing dresses at bbq
    Nice outfit you have there Pam

    Ariane xx

  9. What a nice topper, and the necklace is so cool!

  10. Well, I love your black ensemble!
    I usually wear cool maxi dresses for cook outs. Easy to hide a full tummy! :)

  11. Whew, that's hot. Very pretty Chico's vest, Pam.

  12. Barbecue looks like a lot of fun. I like to be cool, cute and comfortable for events when it's warm outside. Your black and white outfit looks really pretty and the red cuff is a nice pop.

  13. If you can't beat it, join it, right? The heat, that is. Right now rain is the constant. It poured all day, and it's supposed to rain all week with highs in the high '80's. Sounds like a tropical rain forest to me. Not sure what the fashion highlights will be, but I'll surely be stopping by to see what you're wearing. As a fellow Goodwill-ista, I know I'll be inspired by your finds!!

  14. We normally never do BB.
    Great to see you though.

  15. Looks like so much fun Pam! Do you make your own sweet tea? Do you have a recipe you can share with us?

  16. You can never go wrong with black! Looks great.


  17. So pretty! I love a maxi-dress also...
    The cuff is fabulous! Happy Monday my friend. xo

  18. You look fabulous Pam!! black and white is always a great choice for any occaison indoors or out!!

  19. Looks like a perfectly wonderful way to spend the afternoon :)

  20. I think you look sleek and elegant with added interest from pattern and the lovely colour pop! What a great day!

  21. That's a good outfit choice Pam - I think black & white looks very chic in summer.

  22. Just found the blog. Love it! I enjoy this time of year, but am trying so hard to get used to the heat and humidity...

    By the way, I am 40, felling 15. ;)

  23. Very, very cute. Adorable friends, but you stole the show.
    Pretty styling, youthful and sophisticated at the same time (something I can never pull off!)

  24. You look cool as a cucumber considering the temperature!

  25. How fun and what an adorable vest
    The other night it was a beautiful night and I told the boys we were eating alfresco
    They looked at me like I had lost my mind, they had no idea what that meant
    Now they keep saying...we need to alfresco tonight. LOL


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