Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jumpsuits


It's no secret, I'm a big fan of jumpsuits!

I very rarely wore a jumpsuit until their resurgence in popularity
a few seasons back, and now I'm hooked
Since they have come back around to be in fashion again
 there are a lot of different styles available to choose from

This week seems like a good time to post a few of the ones I have been wearing, lately

I worn this denim jumpsuit back in June for a post I did featuring wide leg cropped pants
Back then, I wore a printed top under it,
 this week I'm layering a lace sleeved pale pink jacket over it-
this is a pretty versatile denim jumpsuit


Carrying a little round vinyl handle bag I found at Target, this spring
I have gotten a lot of use out of it this season, since I'm loving pink, now


For accessories, I chose some sparkles!
A rose gold tone cuff bracelet with rows of tiny rhinestones
and a gold tone choker necklace of rhinestone star bursts


Wearing strappy platform sandals with this outfit
They are soft leather with a washed gold metallic finish,
perfect for the sunny summer!



Next is a black and white windowpane check jumpsuit with an attached waist tie sash


You can't really see it in the photo above, 
but it has a tan ribbon stripe down both sides


I wore this jumpsuit with simple geometric shaped gold tone jewelry
An often chosen bracelet than goes with almost everything, and long bar earrings


Carrying a round rust color suede trimmed handle bag
This bag also has a detachable cross body strap which is tucked inside


Rust faux suede pumps it finish the outfit



Lastly, a re-wear of this pale lilac jumpsuit that I wore on the blog  
back in June, also, in a post focusing on the pastel colors of the season
This time, I layered a 3/4 sleeve white V-neck tee underneath


Simply accessorized with a
burnished gold tone choker and a leather cord and pink stone bracelet


Carrying my white vintage 60's mini bag


Snake print block heel sandals to complete this look


Linking up with Patti at Visible Monday



Sunday, August 11, 2019

Halter style dresses


Summer is the season for bare shoulders!

Halter style dresses are great for special occasions
especially during the warmer months 
 A shoulder less dress can be layered 
under a jacket or sweater when a more covered up look is needed

The only drawback-the need for a strapless bra
Still looking for the perfect non-slip, no fuss version!

The first dress is a midi length one, with a full skirt and handkerchief hem 


I like the mixed print of flowers and stripes
It's bold and fresh, but the pastel color 
keep it from being over the top loud


Carrying my round, pink vinyl handle bag 


Delicate accessories include a leather cord wrap necklace,
gold tone cuff bracelet and half daisy earrings


Pale lavender ankle tie heels to finish the look



Next, a red and black dress in a subtle animal print 


It has a sweet ruffle around the neck and arms
and a deep ruffled hem



I'm using the waist tie that came with the dress as a hair accessory 
Wearing the same gold tone bracelet as the first outfit
with faux pearl and rhinestone earrings


Carrying my oriental design embroidered fabric covered box bag

Sparkly bow ankle strap heels to finish



Last, is a lavender lace dress that I recently posted 
wearing with a jacket layered over it


The lace is a pretty field of flowers and foliage outlined in black


Wearing a pastel colored scarf as a belt


Carrying my 1950's white beaded clutch


Rhinestone bow choker necklace with
1950's aqua plastic bead bracelet to accessorize 




These are the same sandals as the last outfit
These are pretty, but not very comfortable
I do not wear them if I'm going to be standing a lot!


This week has been a welcome relief from temperatures in the 90's
The slight cool off serves to remind me to enjoy the summer weather 
because autumn is just around the corner
I can't believe it's the middle of August, already

I hope everyone is enjoying the rest of summer!

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and Ada at Thursday Moda 








Sunday, August 4, 2019

Summer whites


White pieces of clothing are the unsung heroes of my closet
 Now, during the height of summer, it seems like a good time 
to sing the praises of this often overlooked color,
 or I guess I should say, lack of color!

  I wear white most frequently during hot, humid weather
but it's perfect for layering in any season  
Also, white really lightens up the darker hues
that usually dominate the fall and winter palettes  

 White reflects light and helps to keep us cool
 and even if we are wilting on the inside
white gives the illusion that we are cool and comfortable!

Here are three outfits that I have worn recently
that use white as a main component

First, a warm weather basic in my closet is this white linen skirt
It has an easy button front style and two roomy flap pockets,
 pocket are always a plus!
I paired the skirt with a coral and white striped and floral printed shirt


I like that the print mixing is done for me
in perfectly coordinating colors


An orangey-red belt turns out to be an unexpected match
and a good accessory for this outfit
I'm carrying a silver metallic clutch with modern hardware closures 


Wearing summer themed silver tone jewelry-
a double dolphin bracelet and flower shaped earrings 


Red woven cork sole platform sandals to finish the look



Next, a summertime favorite for me is white jeans
I wore this cropped pair with a pastel pink, peach and white striped jacket
 I don't wear this lightweight blazer often, it is a little difficult for me to style
so it was nice to get it out of the closet and wear it
to see if it's still a keeper.  "Undecideds" populate my closet
because I like to be certain before I let anything go 


Carrying my pink round vinyl handle bag


Wearing a white 50's vintage plastic cuff bracelet
and half daisy earrings for jewelry


Soft gold wash metallic sandals with juke platforms to finish
These are really quite comfortable and cushy to wear





Lastly, what could be cooler in the summer heat than a loose white shift dress?


With this simple minimalistic dress 
 I'm carrying a 60's vintage orange plastic handle bag 


The belt is also vintage, from the 70's with a brass butterfly buckle
Wide brass cuff bracelet for jewelry


Grommeted suede sash belt repurposed as a hair band


Multi colored sandals add more texture





Mother nature provides some beautiful whites




Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and Ada at Thursday Moda 



Sunday, July 28, 2019

Lively prints on summer skirts




  I love a fun, colorful print and a full, flowing skirt
Summer seems like the perfect time for both
The current popularity of the longer midi length
  means there's more skirt to swish around!

This first printed midi skirt is part of a two piece set
  I prefer to wear the pieces separately, as the all-over print is big and bold
 Worn together the pieces completely swallow me up!
Today I'm pairing the skirt with a solid red short sleeve roll tab top


I'm carrying my white wicker and lucite 60's vintage handle bag
I love the psychedelic printed lining inside


For jewelry, I chose a favorite 50's red plastic expandable bracelet
with a brushed gold tone choker necklace and gold tone and rhinestone
leaf shaped earrings


Red woven cork sole wedges to finish this red and white outfit


Next, is a navy blue full linen skirt with a white oversized batik paisley print 
Worn here with a white top with puffy elbow length eyelet sleeves 


Carrying my white 60's mini leather pouch bag
It has a long cross body strap tucked inside


For jewelry, I chose a vintage gold tone free form hinged bracelet
and dangling hoop earrings


Taupe suede block heeled sandals to complete the outfit


Lastly, a knife pleat floral midi skirt in a wild color combination of various shades 
of green on a vivid orange background
I picked a subdued black grommeted V-neck top to pair with this busy printed skirt


Carrying a bright red-orange ring handle convertible bag


Wearing a green embossed belt with simple silver tone geometric shaped jewelry 


Black D'Orsey pumps to finish the look


It's the season for vivid color
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!





Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and Ada at Thursday Moda