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Summer Fashion Recap … A Look Back

As we drift into an early fall here in Southern California
I wanted to take a look back at what I wore this summer.

I think it's healthy to take the time to reflect on the good in our life.
Especially on days we might be in  a bit of a mental or emotional rut.

For me this summer has been filled with so many highs
to be honest some lows as well
as I continue to adjust 
with a truly empty nest.
This was the first summer in 24 years …
that our lovely nest has completely emptied out.

Some weeks I feel so good
can only relish in all of the beauty at this time in my life.

Then in what feels so often  like completely out of the blue
I feel grief stricken that my kids haves all moved on.

But the good news is
these washes of grief
are fewer
than they were at the beginning.

And I remind myself
Life is a continuum of transitions
happiness is found most often
in gratitude.

So here is a very grateful look back at my summer.

I was so grateful to take the train down to San Diego
to visit my son.

The opening of Newport Beach's expanded Anthropologie was such a fun event!

Events in Beverly Hills called for some versatile pieces.

Having lunch with my dear friend Dorrie from
Senior Style Bible 
is  always an occasion!

We were both in town for the signing of
Arie Cohen of
 Advanced Style
newest book
Advanced Style - Older and Wiser.

Jeff and I discover our beloved Dana Point
has harbor wine cruises!

One of my favorite outfits this summer
easy and chic at the same time.
This chiffon kimono is as light as air
so it's the perfect way to finish an outfit in the summer heat.

My most important dress ever.
I have never been so grateful for an outfit in all my life.
My daughter's wedding  day was a huge challenge for me
but this dress  and velvet flower crown gave me the extra boost of confidence
to show up as the loving matriarch
I wanted to be.

One of my favorite parts of the wedding
be walked down the aisle by my wonderful son Slater.

The joy these two had
was palpable.

Ocean picnics and  more kimonos always a favorite of mine!.

Date Night Dressing

Checking out Huntington Beach's Pacific City.

San Diego visit to The Headquarters.

Sunset at Monarch Beach Resort.

Denim on denim for brunch with the family.

A visit to beautiful San Juan Capistrano.

Dinner out with my love.

Malibu Beach at the newly redone Malibu Riviera.

My favorite restaurant discovery in Malibu.
Malibu Farm located on the pier.

Looking back it has been a summer
I have truly reveled in all the beauty I found.

I have put much effort in
looking for the beauty in my life.

I still am overcome at times
at missing my kids so much
but I know things will eventually settle into this new normal
that is a truly
Empty Nest.

I will continue to search out
and focus on
all the good and beautiful I can find.

I wills wake ups every morning
with a grateful heart.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

linking with
Not Dead Yet Style


  1. The Denim dress and the white Jumpsuit with the red silk kimono....I like most on you. Nobody can wear those like you do.

  2. Thank you Tamera for the beauty your blog has brought to my life! i just recently found you and am going back through your archives to catch up! So much fun and creativity!Loving how much thought goes into your wardrobe. I finally have the time to spend dressing and curating my own wardrobe and you came along at just the right time.Amazing how that happens!! Fondley, Jeane

  3. Dear Tamera, you are gorgeous and inspiring.

  4. Beautiful photography and a lovely overview of a glamorous SoCal lifestyle. Your creativity shines. Looking forward to seeing what Fall brings! xoxoxo