Too Much Tequila, A Tantalizing Tunic, and Finding My People

Yesterday, we had some friends come over for an afternoon/evening of great food, delicious drinks, and a lot of laughs. Apparently, by the end of the night, I was drucking funk which is actually quite humorous since I am not much of a drinker at all. But these drinks! I found this recipe for the Dialexa cocktail in the June 2016 issue of Redbook. We decided to just make an entire pitcher of this heavenly concoction! Actually, we made two pitchers…and drank it all.


To make this cocktail by the pitcher, we just followed the same ratios but on a grander scale. We muddled a bunch of pineapple and watermelon in the bottom of the pitcher, then added 1 part peach liqueur, 1 1/2 parts gold tequila, and 1 part cranberry juice. Approximating…it was a bottle of tequila, 1/2 bottle of peach liqueur, 1/2 bottle of cranberry juice, and about 1 cup of orange juice. Pour through a strainer over ice and serve. After we finished that pitcher, we just repeated the recipe using the same fruit that was at the bottom. I did not have fresh rosemary, so we just left that out. It was a fabulous drink nonetheless evidenced by the fact that 6 people finished both pitchers! (Yes, that would be an entire bottle of peach liqueur and two entire bottles of tequila!)

And I realized that I had found “my people.” You know, the people you can be 100% genuinely and sincerely yourself with no fear or shame. It’s a great feeling when this dynamic occurs!
So thank you to my good friends for an amazing night! I look forward to many more fabulously fun evenings!

What I wore…it was about a million degrees yesterday and humid. After much drinking, it felt to be about 2 million degrees. I needed to stay cool, so I chose this Simply Vera Vera Wang sleeveless printed tunic that I picked up on sale last year. I like how long the tunic is…almost long enough to be a dress, but not quite, so I added a pair of lace trim denim shorts which barely peeked out. And flat sandals were the only option as I was hosting this party and spent a lot of time on my feet preparing food. The very cool thing about this tunic is that my husband found it quite tantalizing! So a win there, too! Too much tequila and a tantalizing tunic make for a terrific time! (How did you like that alliteration?!)









Outfit details:
Tunic: Simply Vera Vera Wang from Kohl’s (from last year, but similar here, here, and here)
Tank top: Merona Women’s Favorite Tank from Target
Shorts: Mossimo Women’s High Rise Jean Short with Lace from Target
Sandals: Mudd from Kohl’s (from last year, but similar here and here)
Necklace: Small Viking Ship Pendant (I purchased my necklace at a gift shop in Iceland, but this is the exact pendant.)

Have you found your people yet? Who are they and where did you find them? What do you when you get together with your people?

Feeling happy on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

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  1. Perfect summer outfit for a fun evening with great friends. Great colors on the tunic as well! That cocktail looks so refreshing- unfortunately tequila and I don’t mix well – but maybe just one? Fun post!!

    • Thanks, Suzanne! Tequila and I have a long sordid history! And we ended our relationship years ago, but last night we reunited…and it will probably be a long, long time until we meet again!


  2. Heather

    I’m glad you found your people, it’s hard to be without a tribe. The drink and the dress look great. Enjoy!

  3. I love these hues on you! Oh! I definitely trying that cocktail at the next grilling party.
    Red Reticule

  4. Oh That Sounds like a fun night! A night I would looooove! Haha, I know what you mean, being with friends where there is no shame!😁 Its great to have those kind a friends!

  5. Oh look! I finally found the comment box!!!
    You look perfectly dressed for that upstate NY heat and humidity.
    Thanks for linking!

    • Yay, Anne! I’m glad you found the comment box! So funny. There are certain blogs that I follow that I have the hardest time finding their comment boxes or they just don’t cooperate with me when I try to comment. Grrrrr….technology! Thanks for stopping by!


  6. Very chic summer style , i need to get one of those sandals that are so comfy , just like the one you have on here . Great post.

  7. Um….these are my people too! Kids welcome, drinks and food galore, and a slip in slide. So wonderful to have friends that relax enough to let their guard down and just have a good time 🙂 Great post!

    • Yay! Aimee! I was wondering if you would comment on this one! So. Much. Fun. You are totally my people! Next time though the adults need to hit the slip and slide! HAHAHA!

      Love you,

  8. Girl you crack me up sometimes! What a fun outfit for a fun night and also great that your hubby was tantalized by it. I love modeling my outfits for my hubs and seeing him get turned on by it 🙂

    • It is awesome, isn’t it, Alexis? You know it’s a good outfit when the hubs loves it! You know it’s good hubs when he compliments, too! Thanks for reading!


  9. Whoa that looks like a fun night Shelbee – thanks for sharing!!!

    Come see how I welcomed Summer in a boho-inspired look this week at the blog – Happy Monday!!


  10. I wonder if it’s easier to get drunk in the hotter weather? Because I’m afraid you’re not the only one—ha ha!!
    Great breezy outfit Shelbee!!

  11. This is the perfect tunic! I love love love the length!


  12. Those drinks sound good! And I love your tunic, such a fun print!

  13. Sounds like a great Summer evening 🙂 Lovely tunic ..

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  14. that cocktail seeems perfect for a summer party!

  15. Sounds like fun !! I hope you wasn’t Too hung over ! I can’t drink I’m afraid. a major pain in the backside shed load of allergies. I miss it greatly x

  16. Sounds like a fun day! Thanks for joining Good HUES-Day linkup today, I hope you’ll be back next week 🙂


  17. I’m not much of a drinker so it doesn’t take much…lol! You know I love a good tunic and this one is fabulous. I have several that are almost dresses…if I want to wear them as a dress I throw a lace or chiffon skirt extender underneath and voila…a dress!

    • I need one of these shirt extenders you are always styling! They are so fabulous! I am 5’8″ so sometimes I need that extra length on shirts and dresses! Thanks for reading, Debbie!


  18. Sounds like fun! I love those kind of friends and those kind of memories!

  19. Ha! You made me laugh, I do love my fruity drinks, but limit to 2, due to my health. I love that recipe, I think I am going to have to try and make it, sounds simply scrumpcious!! I can see why it was refreshing and you had fun. It is so important to make friends with those people in which you can be yourself. Nothing but! Love your dress, the purple color on you and asymettric hem, looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Thanks so much, Jess! I am not a big drinker either mostly because I just get a headache and feel awful about 2 drinks in, but somehow the tequila got me and I was on a roll. Boy, did we have some laughs that night! So much fun! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!