Monday, February 12, 2018

Red with a capital R!

During Valentines's week, it only seems fitting to do a post with outfits
revolving around the color red!

This first outfit is the most Valentine inspired. I went all out with a
 red cardigan sweater with ruffle detail, paired with
a black and grey houndstooth check pencil skirt with a flounce hem

More red in a quilted heart shaped bag my sweet husband bought for me last year,
at Valentine's Day.  For jewelry, a silver tone organic shaped cuff bracelet
and red enamel flower earrings

To finish the look, black velvet pumps with pink and red flower embroidery

This next outfit pairs a cheerful black on white polka dot wrap blouse
with a bright red pencil skirt

Shiny black patent leather clutch and jewelry that mimics the dots in the blouse
Double pearl earrings with a gold tone semi circular geometric necklace

Worn with these comfortable wide strap heels by Ellen Tracy that are favorites!

This last casual outfit from back in January, is built around a red plaid flannel shirt
I rarely wear flannel, but I really like this feminine twist on the classic
with it's sharkbite peplum hem.  Worn with denim ankle crops 

Gold metallic and perforated cutouts make these chunky heeled slides special
Worn with gold tone hoop earrings and blue stone bracelet

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Setting a pretty Valentine's Day table

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Here are a few ideas for setting a pretty Valentine's theme table
The first one is in red and confectionary pink

Lots of love on this table!
I purchased the cute red heart shaped bowls with "LOVE" stamped
to the bottom at Target

The white heart shaped dish is one of my oven to table serving dishes with a lid
repurposed for the occasion

The small clear glass dish pierced with an arrow with the chocolates 
in it is a vintage find from years ago

Another similar setting, without the bright pink tablecloth,
for a cozy dinner for two,

or a setting for four

The mini cupcakes are so adorable, I'm using them as part of the centerpiece

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day-
spread the love to everyone!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Still loving lace

As you can see, I am still loving all things lacy!

This first dress is from Stylewe, and I found it at a consignment shop, two years ago.
I love the lace bodice with sheer sleeves,
with the different textured shiny satin skirt.
  And of course, the wacky asymmetrical hemline!
I don't wear it often, but it's a keeper for special occasions.

The dress has a lot going on all by itself, so I kept the accessories simple, with a
modern silver metallic clutch and a silver tone cuff and bow necklace

Dark red suede heels with asymmetrical straps to complement the dress

Another styling of my lace sleeved jacket in two shades of wine,
that I wore on the blog a few weeks ago.  This time I paired it with an ivory camisole top
and black and white mini check pencil skirt with wide black waistband

Shiny black patent leather clutch and rose gold jewelry

Black D'Orsey pumps to finish

This last lacy look is from back during the Christmas holidays-lace on lace!
White lace sleeveless blouse worn with red ruffled lace midi skirt

Taking it a little over the top for the holidays with my ruffled clutch,
red and black enameled earrings and gold tone cuff bracelet

Black tie heels to finish

Linking up with Patti at Visible Monday

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cozy sweaters

For those of us living in all but the southernmost regions of the US,
January and February are cold months,
 so it's perfect sweater weather!

This first sweater is a long ivory and grey marled knit, open cardigan. 
I'm wearing it over a royal blue and black color block dress, slightly longer than the sweater.
       This sweater/jacket hybrid reminds me of the boxy collarless coats
 that were popular in the 60's. 

Accessorized with a royal blue tasseled clutch
and simple silver tone geometric jewelry

My favorite black cross strap heels finish the look

Next, is another long, open cardigan, with a very different look
I wore this loosely knit burgundy, navy and white waterfall sweater
over  a white tee with slim black and blue tuxedo trousers

Matching wine suede pointed toe heels and bag
The bag is from the 1940's-I love to mix my decades!

Lastly, a black and white nubby textured pullover worn with rust corduroy pants

Black leather clutch/wallet and an eagle necklace of multiple metals
with a bronze cuff bracelet

This is the time of year when many of us are rooting around in our closets
pulling out the things we haven't worn, yet.
I don't wear these boots very often, because they are really memorable 
They don't go with a lot of things in my closet, but they are real outfit makers,
so I keep them!

Linking up with Patti at Visible Monday 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Things leaving my closet January 2018

I haven't done a closet edit since the beginning of December
when I was editing my summer clothes in the process of packing them up
for the fall/winter season!  So this is a pretty substantial winter clear out for me.
These items are leaving my closet for a variety of reasons.
Some have been worn a lot in past seasons, but are currently getting repeatedly passed over.
I think I am just tired of them.  Others just don't fit quite right, or the style doesn't 
fell right, anymore.  I am editing out some of my wool items, as well.  Even though
 it's definitely cold enough for them, I tend to layer more now,
due to going in and out of overheated interiors.

This is a really cute wool jacket, but the possible weather to wear it here is very short.

I realize, distressed is really not me

This is a beautiful dress but it is just too big for me

These next two jumper dresses have both been worn a lot,
they are part of my wool purge

I love this versatile style, but it is too big on the top, for me,
so on to someone else to mix, match and layer!

I might keep this one, after all

More wool, and brown is one of those colors
 that just doesn't play well with the rest of my closet

Very cool piece by Volcom, but too big for me

Another standout piece, I thrifted this one, but the fun sleeves were 
too overwhelming for my small frame.  It already has a new home.

Love the shape of this, but it's too long in the torso for me

More brown

I love this color and shape, but it is just too heavy and warm for going in and outdoors,
and I could never quite make a go of it as an outerwear jacket

Humm...reconsider this decorated cardigan

The last time I wore this tunic sweater, I felt like it looked like part of a uniform

Great color, I very rarely wear turtlenecks, though

Wore this for the last time recently

This was a hand me up gift, but raglan sleeves rarely work for me

These are very comfortable, but I don't like the knot detail right at my ankle

Not sure why these seem to always get passed over

This gets passed over because it's itchy-I have super sensitive skin!

I thought I would use this 70's style bag more.
It's beautifully handmade, but very stiff and an in-between size for me

That's all for now. 
The next time I do this will probably be when my spring/summer things come out of storage!

Happy editing!