Sunday, November 10, 2019

I love a good wrap

The wrap style is a perennial favorite of mine, whether it be a dress, blouse or skirt
 I have quite a few wrap and faux wrap pieces in my wardrobe and I wear them often
 so this seems like a good time to devote a post to this style!

I love a wrap because it is a universally flattering classic
 that never goes out of fashion or season

My first outfit is a merlot red midi dress with a handkerchief hem
This dress is actually a faux wrap with a waist tie sash

The swirling Psychedelic black and white print scarf in my hair 
is vintage, from the 1960's

Circle design silver tone jewelry
to harmonize with the pop art scarf

Black leather wallet clutch for essentials

Black suede tie heels to finish the outfit

Next is an ivory and black pinstriped sleeveless wrap blouse
layered over a sheer lace short sleeve top of the same color combination
Worn with a classic knee length pencil skirt

This blouse is a true adjustable wrap with a sweet little gathered peplum

Red accessories to add color to this conservative look
The red tie should not be in the picture, it was abandoned 
as it kept sliding right out of my hair
I'll try another time, maybe secured with Bobby pins!
Red enamel flower shaped earrings and silver tone heart charm and link bracelet

Carrying my red quilted square clutch

Finishing the outfit with red patent leather pumps

Lastly, another true wrap and tie blouse in bright cobalt blue,
this season, it is called "Galaxy Blue", by the designers at Pantone,
paired with a black lace overlay full skirt

Gold tone bling, this time,
a blue triangular fossil stone bracelet, bow earrings
and rhinestone starburst choker necklace 

Carrying a tiny vintage 1940's  box bag 
in black satin with metallic gold polka dots

Low heel animal print sling backs with sequins
to complete the outfit 

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and #iwillwearwhatilike 
 and Elegance and Mommyhood Linkup.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Blazer and jacket weather

The temperature has taken a swift downward dip into the 40's and 50's,
here, and it looks like autumn weather is truly here to stay!
November certainly did come in with a blast of cold air
and layering up is a good way to combat the chill

Choosing a blazer or jacket for an added layer of warmth
 at this time of the year is a great option
 Plus there is the versatility of being able to shed it
if needed, when entering an overheated interior

Layering jackets and blazers with trousers has been a go-to choice
for me, during the past few weeks,
 so here are a few the combinations I have been wearing recently

First is a soft, unstructured blazer in a dark floral print
 The jacket mixes both of the Pantone reds of the season,
Merlot and Chili Pepper Red
Layered under the jacket is an ivory bow blouse
Worn with black slim cropped trousers

Carrying my favorite 60's vintage red vinyl box bag

Accessorizing with simple gold tone 
faceted stud earrings and a hinged knot bracelet

I reached for more of my favorite red accessories in these suede
bow ankle strap heels to finish the outfit

Next, a longer shawl collar 3/4 sleeve jacket in gray

The sleeves of this jacket are perfectly pre-scrunched for you

Carrying my peach box handle bag

Wearing this colorful floral and geometric print scarf
 that I also wore in a post a few weeks ago
I think scarves are a great way to accessorize and bring together
blocks of color in an otherwise basic outfit
Wearing my gold tone hinged cuff and square stud earrings for jewelry

Gray faux suede woven block heel slides to finish this look

Lastly, a classically tailored blue and white pinstriped blazer
that works for all seasons
Worn over a coral top with ivory trousers

Always love a couple of nice, large pockets

Wearing a tan woven leather belt
and carrying a faux woven box clutch to accessorize 

I've really been using my scarves this season!
 This one in multiple shades of blue and white stripes
Wearing the same work horse gold tone bracelet as the outfit above
with long bar rhinestone accented earrings 

Camel tan faux suede pumps to complete the outfit

Stay safe and warm and have a great fall season!

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and  #iwillwearwhatilike

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everyone!
I thought it would be fun to dress with a seasonal theme this week

First, a favorite Hell Bunny dress that is just right to wear near Halloween 
layered under a short sleeve black turtleneck

The perfect print for the season:  Sculls, bats and red roses!

Accessorizing with a red chiffon vintage neck scarf
and silver tone jewelry
The chunky expandable cuff  bracelet is from the 50's,
the earrings are black enamel drops with rhinestone posts

I'm carrying my red square quilted clutch
and wearing a black leather pyramid stud belt
that had been all but forgotten in my closet
This is the perfect time to wear it!
Belts take up so little space that I tend to hold on to them
even if they are not worn very often 

Dark red T strap pumps to finish the look

Next my black and white beetle print blouse 
worn with an orange skirt trimmed with black braid and buttons
This skirt screams "wear me in October!" 

Bold gold tone jewelry to accessorize
A black leather and metal bar bracelet
and big heart shaped stud earrings

In the spirit of Halloween, some more black,
in a hair tie and leather wallet/clutch

Leopard print tie oxfords to finish the outfit 

Lastly, some major animal print!
I'm thinking of possibly using this leopard print knit jumpsuit
as part of a costume

It zips up the front with two little pockets

Carrying a black fold over envelope clutch

Wide distressed studded leather belt and silver tone choker-
not much accessorizing needed with all this print going on!

Tan suede chunky heeled slides to finish the look

Enjoy the ghosts and goblins!
Our neighborhood has an annual Halloween party
that was held on Saturday this year
with trick or treating afterward for the kids
It was so fun to see the kids, dogs and adults in costumes!

Love these vintage wooden cut out ghosts
 on a neighbor's lawn

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday and #iwillwearwhatilike 
and Elegance and Mommyhood Linkup.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Pantone Fruit Dove cardigan three ways

Pantone came out with this bright pink color called Fruit Dove for autumn
It seems an unlikely choice for the fall season
but I am enjoying this cardigan in a color that is a cheerful counterpoint
to the normally muted and darker shades of the season

Here are three ways I have worn this versatile lightweight sweater
in this popping color this September and October

In the first outfit photo I am wearing the open cardigan tied in a knot at the waist 
and layered over a purple top with gray high waisted slim cropped trousers

Accessorizing with an oblong pink polka dot neck scarf tied in a bow
My shiny gold tone jewelry consists of a chunky open cuff bracelet
and double link clip earrings

Carrying a bright pink bag with gold tone bow detail and chain handle 

Gray faux suede woven chunky heel slides to complete the look

Next, I am wearing the Fruit Dove pink cardigan open
over a black and white print sleeveless sheath dress  
This dress can be worn an endless number of ways, including layering under or over it
It has been a versatile staple in my closet for years!

Gold tone and rhinestone bangle
and concentric circle drop earrings for jewelry

Carrying the same bright pink bag as in the previous outfit

Black suede and patent tie heels to finish 

Lastly, the pink cardigan is put to work again
 layered over a floral print blouse with navy blue cropped pants

A pretty floral print in shades of pink and blue tie the 
elements of the outfit together 

For jewelry, a 1980's vintage blue rope choker
blue enamel and gold tone bow bracelet and pink faceted stone stud earrings
 Sometimes I love a good matchy-matchy look!  

Carrying a navy blue quilted chain handle bag

Last wearing of these taupe suede cage sandals before I put them away for the season

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday  #iwillwearwhatilike,
and Ada at her  Linkup