Monday, November 20, 2017

Ballet Slipper pink

I have to say, I am a fan of Pantone's choice of Ballet Slipper Pink
as a trending color for this fall and winter

Pink, especially pale pink, is not a color traditionally associated with this time of year
Although I wear most colors all year, regardless of the season or what's trending,
it's nice to have the color available, because what Pantone is promoting
 is what the manufacturers are producing

This first dressy outfit is made up of a pale pink midi skirt 
 paired with an ivory blouse in a sparkly detailed print

I accessorized with a pink and bronze leather bow belt
and dainty gold tone jewelry

The sparkles and bows continue with glittery strappy sandals!

Next a daytime look, with a pink roll sleeve shirt paired with a lux taupe velvet skirt

I accessorized with a multi colored pastel scarf with colors that unite the top and skirt
Silver tone cuff and silver and pink quartz earrings for jewelry
 I love working something vintage into my outfits,
 so today I'm carrying my 1960's reptile embossed box clutch 

Taupe lace up chunky heeled sandals and a wide silver metallic distressed belt to finish

In this last outfit, the two pink pieces unite in one outfit
Pink shirt and pink skirt.  That's a LOT of pink!  

Worn with the same belt as above and silver tone jewelry
 with metallic silver embossed clutch

I was happy to see these tan suede slides when I unpacked my fall clothes
rather later than usual this season

Linking up with Patti at  Visible Monday 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Table

I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is almost here!
Once Halloween rolls around, it's all a blur until after New year's
It's what my husband refers to as Hallow-Thanks-mas.
All the holidays just roll into one

I like to set a pretty table, especially for holidays
so I am planning now, and am thinking about a few possibilities

Warm autumn colors seems to be the way to go,
since very soon our eyes will be full of red and green!

I decided to go with festive fall leaf print plates
and I even found some gold oak leaf shaped placemats

Gourds and mums make an easy and natural centerpiece, in tune with the fall theme 

The lug bowl on top of the plate is 1950's Fire King Lusterware
I use these a lot during the fall and winter for individual casseroles

Another possibility for the table settings, is to go with yellow plates,
with my cute owl motif appetizer plates on top

This setting is a little more subdued, color wise,
with muted color leaf print napkins

A different arrangement for the gourds

I have a glass animal collection, so I think I might add this bird or the squirrel to the mix

Outside, mums and pumpkins

I don't think the mums are going to still be blooming by Thanksgiving 
 but they have been pretty up until now

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wine crops three ways

I don't wear trousers that often, but these wine crops from Candie's 
have been a real work horse for me this fall.
  The transition from summer to fall was wonderfully slow in Maryland this season
But the weather has suddenly turned very cold leaving fall almost completely out
of the picture and moving straight into winter!

Anyway, I wore these pants three times
 from the end of September through the beginning of November

First, a nautical look, with a navy blue and white striped 3/4 sleeve blouse,

and a striped clutch to match.  I've been looking for an opportunity to wear these together!
Worn with a navy blue belt and silver tone tubular necklace

I went super matchy with this outfit,
and added navy blue kitten heel slingback pumps to finish

This next time I wore the crops with an Eiffel Tower print shirt layered under 
a sleeveless black asymmetrical wrap blouse

Black and white striped handle bag with back to front silver tone and grey quartz earrings

Low heeled black pointed toe loafers to complete the outfit

Lastly, I wore these versatile trousers with a pink and wine striped top
under a grey open front draped cardigan

Blingy silver quilted metallic bag with sliver tone geometric earrings and cuff bracelet

And my favorite cross strap heels are out of storage for another season. 

It looks like my morning brain thinks wine cropped trousers must go with stripes,
 because I just noticed all three of these outfits also have something striped in them!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Shopping at Nordstrom Rack

I had a look around Nordstrom Rack this week, 
thinking about holes I have to fill in my fall wardrobe
A lot of the styles and proportions I'm seeing this season are pretty over-the-top,
as they were for spring and summer.  Very dramatic with a lot of glamour!
I had a hard time visualizing what could be worn with what is in my closet, now

First of all, I saw some super cute shoes

This embroidered "love" pair is so adorable-I have also seen them in red
I want to buy these just to gaze at them on my closet floor
 ( I have super high arches and flat shoes are a no-no)

These had a little bit of a heel.  And big bows-need I say more?

Floral party shoes with gemstone encrusted heels-yes please!

The holidays are just around the corner, so I ogled the special occasion dresses
(not necessarily an urgent and practical need, but so much fun to admire)
This one positively glows with all over gold sequins  

This eye popping bright pink shift has festive voluminous ruffled sleeves

Another shift in fuchsia, with special slit bell sleeves, plus unusual cut-outs at the neckline

A pretty shoulder baring sweater knit in black and white

This is my favorite, I should have bought it on the spot
Why wait for an occasion?  If you put it on, and it makes your heart sing, buy it!

Next, a burn-out velvet in rich wine, with a flippy ruffled hemline

I love the exuberant floral print on this basic cut 
  I can picture this dress layered up in several different ways

I saw some sweet blouses and tops, also
I like this light and airy floral spray print peplum with long sleeves
It would lighten up a fall look, since colors tend to get dark in the colder months

A long sleeve ivory tunic, in dotted swiss and eyelet 

A dusty pink polka dot bell sleeve blouse with a deep V neckline trimmed in black lace

In the jackets and toppers 
I found this exquisitely embroidered robe style jacket
  It would look great over a slinky slip dress for an evening event

A cute faux leather jacket in light taupe, dressed up with ruffled sleeves and hem

This cropped zip front jacket is in a versatile black and white print
I can see lot's of layering possibilities, here

An unusual tan jacket with an symmetrical zip closure and draped collar

Texture is all the rage this fall, and here's a soft, fuzzy merlot colored topper

A red and black checked slim midi to wear with it

A short leopard print skirt.  Can't get enough animal print, I think it's here to stay!

A red plaid skirt with a fringed hem-how much more fall-ish can you get?

Lastly, these amazing 70's look wide leg trousers
I'm liking the 70's influence that's popular this season
I like to mix my decades so naturally I'd dig these!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Asymetrical hemlines

Asymmetrical hemlines are very on trend now, and always a favorite with me

All three of these looks feature asymmetrical skirt and dress hemlines,
but many other possibilities exist.  I've seen some really exceptional blouses and tops
 with asymmetrical necklines, sleeves and hemlines
 as well as asymmetrically hemmed pants

First up, is a dressy look featuring a red lace ruffled asymmetrical hem skirt
Paired with a simple black jersey V-neck top, since there's a lot going on with this skirt!

I got this fancy little oriental embroidered bag years ago at a consignment shop
I didn't have a particular outfit or occasion in mind when I bought it,
I just loved it.  I have enjoyed carrying it time and again. 
Other accessories include a vintage rhinestone turtle necklace, a gold tone bow bracelet,
and gold tone and faux pearl back to front earrings   

Satin pointed toe slides to finish

Next, a neutral outfit featuring a collarless pajama style blouse with an ivory and black stripe, 
 paired with an olive green asymmetrical hem wrap skirt 

Tan Dooney & Bourke mini saddle bag with gold tone bar earrings
and gold tone and black enamel bracelet 

Suede studded block heel slides to finish the look 

Last, is a Navy Peony (Pantone's name for the color) asymmetrical hem tie waist dress,
worn under a cranberry colored sweater jacket

Navy and wine mini bucket bag with two toned silver and gold necklace
and criss cross design gold tone cuff

Finished off with navy blue comfortable kitten heel sling back pumps

Happy Monday, everyone!

Linking up with Patti at Visible Monday