Sunday, September 13, 2020

Trousers for the bridge season

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!
I hope everyone is doing well

September and October are transitional months, weather wise, 
where I live in Maryland and in many other locations, too
It can be gloriously sunny and warm, but also a little erratic and changeable 

Trousers, long sleeves, light layers and a darker color palette
are starting to creep into our wardrobes, signaling that fall is in the air
For this post I chose to style some trousers outfits 
   to navigate the in-between summer and fall months 

First, an ivory pair from J Crew, that I just love
I have this style in navy blue also, and I wear them both often
 They are very versatile and well cut
For this transitional outfit, I am pairing the trousers with a long sleeve blouse 
in a riotous dark floral print for autumn

I have noticed trouser styles are all over the map for fall
I see everything from cropped wide leg culottes to full length 
 seventies style flairs, and everything in between
There is a lot to choose from this season!  

This blouse has a print for all seasons, really
 with big blossoms in magenta, red and gold with olive foliage 

Carrying a dark pink chain handle bag
with stylized bow detail 

For jewelry, I chose a gold tone open cuff bracelet
and irregular shaped pink stone post earrings

Snake print pointed toe ankle strap heels the complete the outfit

Next is an outfit with trousers for a day when the temperatures swing a little warmer
This pair has relaxed wide legs and front pleats, in a peachy-pink color
Worn with an ivory elbow length sleeve blouse with feminine prairie style details

Ruffled stand up collar, ruffled sleeve caps
and sweet lace trim

Carrying a washed gold beaded triangle shaped wrist handle bag

Dainty jewelry to accessorize 
Birds on a wire gold tone necklace, rhinestone and pearl flower shaped earrings
and a 50's vintage pearlized pink beaded bracelet  

I will be packing away most of my sandals soon
This pair has been a favorite for several spring and summer seasons running 
They are a magical nude color that seems to blend well with everything! 

A casual stay at home outfit from this week, dressed up a bit for a store run
After looking at these photos, I think I look a girl scout-like camp Covid or something!
What was I thinking, this is an outfit not to be repeated
Chambray camp style shirt with light tan straight leg ankle crop trousers

I like the muted blue tones of this scarf, but not with this outfit
Nautical anchor buckle belt and pearl stud earrings

Comfy perforated blush color lace up oxfords for walking 

Here's a transitional outfit from this week, last year
Black and white with a hint of pastels-
it's tough to flip the switch from summer to fall

Stay safe and well and have a good week!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

End of summer transitioning with white

September is my favorite month of the year weather wise, here in Maryland

The intense heat of summer is over, and the winter freeze is still months away
 September weather is (usually) my kind of perfect,
 with warm temperatures in the 70's and 80's
low humidity and balmy breezes

   For me, this month is for basking in the beautiful Indian summer weather
The bridge months of September and October
 can be a little tricky wardrobe-wise, though
    I'm not ready to pack away my summer clothes yet, and
 not really ready for the fall and winter season to begin

Here are a few outfits I'm wearing during the lovely slow-to-transition weather so far

First, a navy blue and white striped blazer layered over a coral sleeveless blouse
Worn with a white denim A-line skirt 

Bridging the summer to autumn weather with light layers

For jewelry, I chose big gold tone heart shaped earrings,
a gold tone wrap choker necklace,
and a 50's vintage white plastic expandable cuff bracelet
I've worn this bracelet a lot this season, as
 I have very small wrists and vintage bracelets usually fit me well 

I see a pattern here, more of my favorite ❤️ motif on an orange dome satchel bag

Navy blue patent leather sling backs with kitten heels to complete this classic look

Going from a white knee length skirt with a single pleat,
to a midi length skirt with a lot of pleats for a different look
Wearing this skirt with a blue and white geometric chevron print sheer blouse
 with a matching solid color royal blue camisole underneath 

All the pleats!

Carryings a silver tone clutch box bag with 3-D pyramid shapes 

Accessorizing with a wide pink belt
 with large silver tone buckle from the 80's, for a pop of bright color

Silver tone tubular necklace and silver and smokey quartz earrings for jewelry

Finishing the outfit with my pink sling back pumps 

Lastly, a white tailored blazer worn over a
 coral sleeveless blouse that has been remixed a lot this spring and summer
Coral is a color that really has the power to brightened up an outfit!
Paired with tan slim ankle cropped trousers

Love this coral color!

For jewelry, a gold tone love knot bracelet
and long gold tone bar earrings

A tan belt with nautical anchor buckle
and a vintage coral floral scarf tied on the bag to accessorize

❤️ bag, again

Cork wedge sandals to complete the outfit

The summer growing season is coming to a close,
but the roses bloom right through until the first frost
so glad to keep some color going in the garden 

These Petunias can be brought inside
and thrive through the autumn, also

Hope everyone has a good week
and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Labor Day is coming

Labor Day is coming up next weekend, already!

Although summer weather usually continues through September in my area
the holiday weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season

 Labor Day is set aside to honor the workers in the US,
 and is especially heartfelt the year
To those on the front line of the pandemic, working to keep us safe and healthy
 I would like to extend a huge thank you and much love and gratitude

 I thought I would post some sunny summertime looks this week
and hope everyone is able to enjoy the upcoming holiday
even if it will be in a different, socially distanced way this year

This first outfit is in red, white and navy blue in fitting with the upcoming holiday
It's a color combination I ❤️ to wear all year round
Today I'm wearing a festive casual red and white striped top with a bicycle graphic print,
  with a perineal summer favorite, white denim jeans 

The bicycle has a basket full of sweet embroidered multicolored flowers

Red, white and blue ribbon belt
with simple white glass ball stud earrings to accessorize

Carrying my quilted denim clutch

Red and white striped lace up wedge heel espadrilles 
to add to this holiday look

My summer clothes will soon be packed up until next spring
so now is the time to wear my favorites one last time
I featured this sleeveless wide leg jumpsuit with matching tie belt
Last week in a post about the color orange
Back then, I wore it with a striped knit top, 
this time its over an extended sleeve white eyelet blouse

I love the look of a jumpsuit
 but have only worn this one a couple of times this season
 It's the issue inherent with all one piece garments-
getting it off and back on and properly adjusted after a trip to the loo!

Buttons and bows

This is another item that has been neglected this summer 
since I have only infrequently been out of the house to merit carrying a handbag
This cute wicker box bag will be packed up soon, 
and hopefully come out of the closet more for the next spring and summer season  

Summer themed jewelry to accessorize-
white flower shaped earrings
with a gold tone choker and starfish cuff bracelet  

Metallic cross strap wedge heel platform sandals
These are very cushy and comfortable to wear 

Lastly, a summery, sunny yellow and white tropical fern print
on a classic button front shirtwaist style dress  

This dress gets bonus points for big pockets!
Also, it's nice to have a matching fabric sash belt
Even if you don't choose to wear it as a belt
 it is great for styling in your hair or as a neck scarf for variety

Accessorizing with the same wicker bag as in the outfit above

Gold tone jewelry in a geometric cutout cuff bracelet, multi-chain necklace
and half daisy white enamel earrings to accessorize 

Tan juke wedge heel sandals to finish the outfit

I will really miss the abundance of garden and farm fresh fruits and vegetables  
The summer growing season is coming to a close to make way for fall
 and pumpkins and mums!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday
and thanks for stopping by! 

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