Navy and Gold (& Tan!) in Late Summer

Okay, what I’m about to say is NOT politically correct, or even healthy, but I don’t wear sunscreen every day. Or even most days. I do put a little on my face after showering (only because it’s in most moisturizers and powders now!), and if I’m going to be going to a swimming pool or beach I’ll slather some on, but on a day to day basis, I really don’t use sunscreen at all. This is not healthy, this is not recommended by the CDC or the AMA or the ACA or any other set of acronyms, but it’s the truth. I don’t lay out in the sun, and I don’t spend hours and hours basking in it either: I just go out to walk the dog, watch a swim meet or football game in the evening, or mow or do some yard work, and I’m usually too lazy in too much of a hurry to do the right thing since I don’t burn that easily. I am aware that spray tans and bottle tans are so much more healthy, and that my skin is probably aging quicker because of my lack of SPF diligence, but that’s just not how I roll. Whew, I feel a little better getting that off of my chest.


Confessions aside, I do really love the way summer-tanned skin looks with navy and gold!


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At first I didn’t quite know what to think of this navy and white floral print top. When you just look at it on the hanger, it’s not much to write home about. But put it on and it’s a whole other story. The cap sleeves cover just enough to be flattering (no armpit blobs hanging out here!), and the split neck keeps you a little cooler in the summer. The material is kind of stretchy, drapey, and gauz-ey all at once. So glad I bought it out of my Stitch Fix set.

Sooooo, don’t be like me. Wear sunscreen. Don’t get tanned by the sun. It’s too late this year, but next summer I’ll do a better job of putting on sunscreen before I go out.

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