Weekending wardrobe

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Getting ready to pack for my upcoming book tour for THE WEEKENDERS means lots of pre-planning. I’ll be on the road, with only a few days at home, for six weeks off and on. But it’s more fun this year, because I’ve recently lost over thirty pounds. Which means basically I’ve “been forced” to buy a whole new wardrobe–including smaller bras and Spanx. Hooray! When I’m home alone, slogging away on the next book, you’ll usually find me in my wardrobe of black yoga pants and tee shirt. But in public, especially when I’m on book tour, I try to look a little more presentable and put together–even if I’m only standing in the security line at the airport, or eating breakfast at my hotel.

That’s why I was so thrilled when my friend Rhoda at Southern Hospitality reached out to let me know about all the fun casual options available from Glamour Farms Boutique. Working with the fun crew over there, Rhoda asked them to send me some cute, packable outfits suitable for weekending and beyond. I was overwhelmed by all the choices–and the range of sizes available. Nothing is more frustrating than finding an outfit you love, online or in a shop, just to discover it’s only offered in sizes extra small to super skinny.

When that big shipping box from Glamour Farms arrived, it was like Christmas morning. Rhoda came over to my house this week and graciously helped me put together three different looks–although we could easily have chosen half a dozen or more outifts.

We had such a tough time deciding which looked best, we decided to poll her readers and mine. Please feast your eyes on all the options posted here, and vote for the one you thinks looks best on me. And as a reward for your assistance, we’ve got a fun giveaway–on Thurs. May 12 we’ll pick a commenter at random–and she’ll receive a $50 Glamour Farms gift certificate. But wait, there’s more! That same winner will also receive a gift bag of MKA’s favorite things, including a first edition copy of my new novel, THE WEEKENDERS, plus a bottle of OPI Strawberry Margarita nail polish, a Red Currant aromatherapy candle, a leather embossed WEEKENDERS luggage tag, and a DVD of BRIDESMAIDS, one of my fave chick flicks perfect for weekend viewing. But wait–we’re not done yet! My friend Lucy, at LucysInspired, who makes gorgeous hand-crafted jewelry from vintage prisms and architectural salvage, has offered to give away one of her beautiful necklaces, like the one I’m wearing with the Pretty Please tunic, to our lucky winner.

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I’m wearing the Keep the Faith tunic in coral.  How great does it look on Rhoda in blue?

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Pretty Please Tunic

The Pretty Please tunic has all my favorite colors. Cute, right?

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Lucy’s Inspired Necklace
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English Garden Top

The final look is the English Garden top in ivory and teal. What do you think?


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61 thoughts on “Weekending wardrobe”

  1. The first one! Keep the Faith makes you look tiny and the coral color is great on you! Fun give-away!

  2. Outfit #1 it screams Summer and the color looks so good on you. Congrats on your new book.

  3. I think you look fantastic in the Keep the Faith tunic in coral. That is such a great color on you.
    I really need to check out Glamour Farms. The clothes look incredible.

  4. Thirty pounds! Wow! Wonderful. I like all the outfits, but if have to choose, I will pick # 1.

  5. I really like all the tops. The coral is lovely on you! Can’t wait to read the new book!

  6. I love #2, Pretty Please. I think the colors and pattern are modern and trendy. It looks comfortable as well! I can’t wait to read the new book! I love taking them on my beach trip each summer!

  7. Love your books Mary Kay! Congratulations on the weight loss, I am slowly losing some weight and know how hard it is. I love #1, that coral top is gorgeous on you!,

  8. I like the pretty please… looking forward to reading your new book every year..keep it up.

  9. My favorite is the “Pretty Please” tunic, # 2, but they all look great. I love your books and am looking forward to reading THE WEEKENDERS. Its been on my Amazon list in anticipation of its release!

  10. I vote for #2. You look great wearing each one. Congrats on losing those 30 pounds!

  11. They are all flattering, however, I like #3. Congrats on the weight loss! I am, once again, trying WW. Who knows, maybe this time will be the charm?

  12. Congrats on the weight loss! I choose number one, Coral “Keep the Faith.” Love all your books too! P-L-E-A-S-E PICK ME!!! I especially want the autographed first edition book “The Weekenders.” You look wonderful….

  13. DEFINITELY KEEP THE FAITH in Coral. It just pops out and you look so gorgeous in it!

  14. Love them all, but my favorite is #1, because I love the saturated color. Coral or blue, who can choose? So get both!

  15. My pick is the “Keep the Faith” coral top. It’s You! Love all your books and all of your extra curricular activities. Where do you get your energy?!!

  16. Love number 1 and you! So looking forward to your new book. Why don’t you wonder over to Huntsville, Al on your tour too?

  17. Keep the faith, #1, is my favorite outfit. You look fabulous! I want your book too. Can’t wait to read it.

  18. I just want to say I love your books! They are great southern reads. 🙂 Also I love all the outfits, but #1 is my favorite. Great job on the weight loss. That is a tough struggle. I start a new diet every Monday and by Tuesday I have fallen off the wagon. haha. Maybe one of these days I stick with it. Keep the books coming! You look amazing in your new clothes!! Yea Glamour Farms for the great size selection and beautiful clothes.

  19. The coral is beautiful so my vote is #1. You look wonderful in all 3 outfits! They look so comfy!

  20. My favorite outfit is #3 – English Garden. But most important, you look great! Enjoy the tour – I’ll see you in Manteo, NC!

  21. My favorite is outfit #1. Congrats on the weight loss! I am your neighbor in Lake Claire – it’s fun to know my favorite author is so close!

  22. Pretty Please tunic, is pretty & bright, matches your wonderful personality..
    It can go dressy or casual, really very pretty.
    Sue Smith

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