Monday, July 31, 2017

Print blouse three ways

This print blouse from Belle & Sky has turned out to be quite versatile in my wardrobe.
  I was drawn to the lively print and cool mix of pinks and blues on a white background.
  I like the fresh summer color combination and it plays well,
dressed up or down with the colors in my wardrobe.
  The cut is versatile, too.  It can be worn as a wide scoop neckline, or off the shoulder.

Print blouse worn here with a white skirt with eyelet midi overlay

Accessorized with a light blue convertible chain strap bag,
  silver tone open design cuff and big white flowers on my ears!

Loving light blue right now, so blue suede wedge sandals to finish

The blouse in a more casual outfit, knotted at the waist
with light wash raw hem skinnies

Fuchsia clutch with silver tone bracelet and blue and silver artisan earrings

  More blue!  Denim peep toe wedges to finish the outfit

Same blouse dressed back up, and worn off the shoulder
with a bright blue knee length full skirt

Gold clutch and gold wash bracelet
with my 1950's white metal flower and leaf necklace

Sparkly block heel sandals to complete the look

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Friday, July 28, 2017

July thrift

This trip to the thrift shop turned up a surprising variety 
and the store was better stocked than usual.
Let's see what I turned up!

I didn't take these first three dresses into the fitting room with me,
 because they were a size too large, but I love the colors and prints!

I found some cute ones in my size, as well.

This dress with colorful stripes and a bow tie waist,

and this adorable red and white print with a bow in the back.

Some irresistible ruffles to try, too.

There were a few notable tops, also, 
like this silk chevron striped halter neck,

and this sheer black blouse with stud detail.

Some unusual finds that were mixed in with the tops, 
were this white sleeveless vest in the style of a blazer,

and this light tan, short sleeve jacket, with a bit of a military look.
Both would make great summer layering pieces.

In the skirts, I found some goodies, too.
A swingy midi in confectionary colors,

and a white skirt with fringe.
I love this one, but just don't have the hips to do this style justice!

I like the bold black and white geometric dot print on this pencil style,

and this sweet, casual light wash A-line denim skirt.

This high waisted floral print was made of a super soft and comfy Rayon.

I almost never venture into the pants section, because I usually don't have much luck
there, but the store had a lot of new stock on this trip, so I gave it a try.

I found some cute cropped styles in paisley,

pale grey

and a navy and white print,

all "almost's".

It was worth in because I found some denim that fit-
What a surprise!

There were even some nice accessories,
like this big, bright pink scarf

a trendy straw tote in very good condition

these Cole Haan peep toe Mary Janes

and this snake print belt, which was new.

Rarely do all of the sections I browse turn up such good finds.

I hope all of your thrifting adventures turn up some keepers!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bold Graphic Prints

These three outfits may not seem to have much in common, 
but they all have one of my favorite elements, a bold graphic print!

The tunic top is the star of this first outfit.  
One gigantic colorful bloom covers the majority of the front of it.
The V neckline with attached choker collar is a nod to the 70's.
Worn with slim black pants.

I've carried this 60's pink patent clutch a lot this season
(mixing my decades together, again)!
Worn with silver link bracelet and pearl drop earrings
that were a gift from my dear Aunt Naomi.

Shiny silver heels to dress up the outfit 

A very different type of graphic print in this grey and white diamond motif 
with neon neck and hem trim.  Worn under a white belted blazer.

Dove grey quilted chain strap bag
with geometric silver tone jewelry to follow the theme

Strappy grey block heel peep toes to finish

Lastly, a colorful print of circular medallions on a simple shift shape.
Worn over a white eyelet trimmed top.

Fushia clutch and turquoise jewelry 

with sparkly gold block heel sandals

Do you have a favorite print?

Monday, July 17, 2017

The cold shoulder

It seems like everyone is wearing this popular summer sleeve in some variation.
There are so many styles to choose from
it's easy to find one that suits, if you like the trend.
I found the short sleeve version seems to work best for me,
the longer 3/4 and full length sleeves seem to swallow up my small frame.

Don't forget your sunblock when wearing this style,
or you may end up with very warm and sunburned shoulders!

First, a floral print A-line cold shoulder dress.
This style, with the thin and sheer off-the-shoulder ruffle is pretty versatile,
 since it is actually layerable.   
I wore this dress earlier in the season with a forest green cardigan over it.

Worn here with a fuchsia bag with gold tone earrings and cuff bracelet

Neutral pointed toe gladiator lace up flats to finish

This cold shoulder top is made of pink shirting fabric 
with a ruffle across the bodice that extends into sleeves.
Worn with a favorite circle print straight skirt that I have loved for many years.

1960's pink patent clutch
and circular silver tone jewelry to follow the circle theme

Tan suede wedge lace up espadrilles to finish 

This last casual look is made up of a bright rosey pink cropped blouse 
with ruffled short cold shoulder sleeves 

Worn with a pink and white gingham handle bag
and a sea inspired star fish necklace and dolphin bracelet

Denim wedge peep toe lace ups to finish.
I think these are cute, but not very comfortable for me.
  They will probably be consigned before the season is up!

Any tips you have found helpful in wearing the cold shoulder style?

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