Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's Not Polka Dots, It's Whales

I like shirt dresses.  And I like printed dresses.  But I *love* printed shirt dresses.  Like this one:

It's not polka dots, it's whales:

And it's adorable.

It's also blue and white, so I paired it with red:

Dress: eShakti (see similar below)
Belt: thrifted (similar)  Sandals: Fidji V623

Because, of course.

Happy Wednesday, All!


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Monday, July 11, 2016

Flat Pleats Are Good Pleats

Today I'm wearing one of my favorite silhouettes:

The pleated midi.

Pleats can be hard to wear, and so can midi skirts, but I still love this style of skirt.  If you love them too, I recommend looking for flat pleats, like those on this skirt:

Flat pleats help keep the volume down, which is important because too much volume in a skirt can make it look like you're smuggling throw pillows on your hips.  Even if you *are* smuggling throw pillows, you don't want to look like it because that's not very sneaky and smugglers need to be sneaky. #wordtothewise

I paired my flat-pleated skirt with a textured sweater:

Because everything is better with texture.

So, what did we learn today?

Skirt: thrifted vintage (similar)
Sweater: Nordstrom (cute option)  Sandals: Kork-Ease (similar)

We learned that smugglers need to be sneaky, everything is better with texture, and flat pleats are good pleats.  All important things.

Happy Monday, All!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Rose Colored Blouse, Rose Covered Heels

Generally, all things rose are my sister's domain; it's her name after all.  Still I couldn't resist these Topshop shoes with the roses embroidered on the heels:

Fancy, right?!

Fancy, and, I guess, a little busy.  So I kept the outfit I paired them with simple.  Just culottes and a blouse:

Simple. Albeit a little wrinkly.  I love a linen blend pant, especially for summer, but you bend down to strap up your adorable, embroidered shoe and you look a mess.

A well-coordinated mess, in your rose colored blouse and rose covered heels, to be sure:

Blouse: LOFT  Pants: LOFT (similar)
Belt: LOFT (similar)  Shoes: Topshop 

But, still, a mess.

Happy Friday, All!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Almost, But Not Quite

Today I'm wearing another almost, but not quite, red, white and blue outfit:

I mean, make no mistake, this outfit has red, it has white, and it has blue.

Hell, it even has stripes:

But, instead of patriot-appropriate stars, I went with trees.  And some sort of scenery of something or other.  Look, I don't know, it's confusing.

The point is that, yes, at first glance, you see the striped top and the blue in the skirt and you might start humming a little Star-Spangled Banner:

Top: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Skirt: gifted vintage  Sandals: Camper (similar)

But, then you take another look at the skirt, and the humming dies down as you realize that this outfit really isn't that patriotic after all.  Almost, but not quite.

Happy Wednesday, All!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Five for Friday: Turquoise

As we discussed earlier on the blog today, I adhere to the old saying "When in doubt, turquoise."  This is especially true of my earring choices.  I'll pretty much put turquoise, or turquoise-colored, earrings with anything.

So, for today's Five for Friday, I thought I'd share five pairs of turquoise earrings that will go with everything.  Every.  Thing.

1. 925 Sterling Silver Earrings - As you can see, these earrings are turquoise and then some, but that makes them all the more versatile.  Trust me; I was gifted a similar pair and they really do go with everything.

2. Peermont Gold & Pearl Ball Drop Earrings - These earrings are the perfect size when you want a little turquoise, but not too much.

3. Frieda Rothman Triangle Stud Earrings - If the above earrings are still too big for you, we need to have a talk.  And in that talk I'll recommend that you try this Frieda Rothman pair.  They may be small, but the turquoise really pops against the black so they're not boring.

4. Adia Kibur Maya Earrings - Turquoise and fringe are a match made in boho heaven.  And who doesn't want to visit boho heaven?

5. Kate Spade New York Cluster Stud Earrings - If you prefer your turquoise on the sparkly side, these earrings are for you.  The turquoise-colored stones are paired with rhinestones to add the perfect pop of shiny color.

What about you, Reader Friends?  Do you subscribe to the "When in doubt, turquoise" school of thought?

Happy Friday, All!