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