Sunday, June 26, 2022

Loving the Color Coral

Hello, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Today I am styling two outfits with the beautiful color coral 
Shades of coral are always popular during the months when the temperatures rise,
and this summer is no exception
I am seeing a lot of bright and muted versions of red-orange and pinkish-red
The dress I am wearing for my first photo is by the Knox Rose
 It is a company that focuses predominantly on flowing Boho styles
for all seasons, with lots of flowing pieces and embroidery
 This dress is whisper light and so comfortable to wear,
  in a stylized floral print of red-orange and coral on a peach background
The short flutter sleeves, wide smocked waistband and long full style
are all details perfect for hot summer days!
Crochet pieces are really trending for summer so I am
layering a white crochet tank vest with a spray of hibiscuses 🌺 over the dress

Carrying my favorite little pink heart shaped handle bag

I chose gold tone jewelry to accessorize the outfit 
A hinged collar necklace, leather cord and pink stone bracelet
and large hoop earrings

Nude ankle strap wedges to finish the look

My next outfit is another layered look in coral, 
Getting some layered looks in now, because very soon it will be too hot!
A creme longer style blazer layered over a coral top
with mid wash straight leg denim jeans

I think the printed scarf with the colors of all three pieces
 unifies and adds interest to this color block look

The scarf is one of my favorite vintage accessories 
It is silk chiffon and feels very luxurious and drapes beautifully  
The colors are yummy and the bird print is so soft and sweet!

Adding silver tone jewelry to accessorize the outfit
Abstract 50's vintage clip on earrings-I love that they have the look of wings ,
with my dolphin bracelet and feather necklace

I use this blush and nude color bag with scalloped edge flap frequently,
it goes with everything! 
Also wearing a chambray knot headband 

Nude suede stacked heel slides to finish the outfit

Here is an outfit from summer 2020,
a coral and red print blouse worn with a tan high waisted skirt 

A gorgeous summer sunset 🌅 with all the warm coral tones

Hope everyone has a good week!


Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Little Bit Boho

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Long full, flowing skirts and dresses, and comfortable loose tops
are summer season favorites
So I thought I would usher in the summer solstice,
 and the official calendar beginning of summer
with a few Boho inspired summer outfits

A little bit of a Boho vibe seems to surface
in most of our wardrobes during this time of year
Keeping cool is at the top of our agenda, and this style is a perfect fit
This summer season it is especially true, 
with the tiered skirt mega trend still going strong!

Today, I am featuring two Boho inspired looks with pieces I am currently wearing
My first outfit features a midi skirt in a dusty sage green and white ditsy floral print
The skirt has a comfortable wide smocked waist 
and the prerequisite long flowing length and tiers!
It is made of Rayon, and is very soft and lightweight
I am pairing the skirt with a white cotton Batiste top that is a summer favorite of mine
It is cool and airy, and has all of the sweet summer details:
 Eyelet, embroidery and tiny pin tucks 

Carrying a pink canvas tote bag with natural tan leather trim
adding another muted color to the outfit

For jewelry, I chose my 1950's vintage gold tone and tan flower collar necklace
The costume jewelry from this era has such nice details,
The flowers on this necklace have little rhinestone centers 
Other jewelry pieces are a knot bangle bracelet and small hoop earrings

During the 60's and 70's when the Boho look was all the rage,
it featured a lot of natural colors and natural tan leather,
 so I'm wearing a tan woven belt and matching block heel sandals
to complement the look

Next, is a casual outfit featuring the most classic of Boho items ever-flared denim jeans
This pair is a light wash that is slightly whiskered and faded,
 giving them a washed and worn look
 They have a very high waist and came with the matching denim D-ring belt
They look straight out of the 70's-
I feel like I am doing a little bit of time traveling this week!
Worn with a cranberry red knit top with tiny cutouts around the scooped neckline
and little flutter sleeves

I decided to go for an all out vintage look with this outfit,
 and am carrying my vintage 70's fringed suede bag
Also tried tying a wide head wrap with a pink and berry colored floral scarf

I chose 70's reminiscent silver tone jewelry,
with large ornate drop earrings, a multi band cuff bracelet 
and a feather pendant necklace

Platform wedges, to finish this outfit, of course!
These are very easy to wear, by the comfort shoe brand Softt
The jeans are super long and would drag the ground without heels-
(some hemming might be necessary) 

An outfit with a little bit of a Boho look
with bell sleeves and a denim skirt from spring, 2019
I didn't realize it until after I posted this,
 but this outfit from the past has a very similar color scheme 
to the current one, above!

Peace, love and understanding to you all-
 and some garden flower power!

Hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Spring Print Mix-Stripes and Florals

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

This week I am sharing a couple of casual pattern mixed outfits  
 Spring is slowly turning into summer
and my warm weather pieces are coming out of the closet more and more often 

This first outfit is a subtle mix of stripes and florals,  
with aqua and white as colors common to both patterns
Wearing an aqua and white mini  striped scoop neck top
 and bringing my white denim straight leg jeans 
out for the first time this season!

To elevate this outfit I little bit out of the basic,
I added a scarf in a happy floral and paisley print of clear, cool spring colors- 
two shades of pink, aqua, turquoise, white and spring green  

Carrying a bag in another pattern-a step out of the comfort zone for me!
A pink and white gingham check tote with natural leather handles
I also added a shiny pink belt

The sweet silk scarf was a special issue from Lilly Pulitzer in 2004

I picked out silver tone and aqua for my jewelry
Aqua colored stone shape stud earrings
and a 50's vintage atomic motif bracelet

Tan low block heel ankle strap sandals to finish the outfit 

Here is another casual spring look with a stripe and floral pattern mix
 Wearing a blazer style jacket in shades of candy pink and white
over a pink and white daisy printed blouse
I choose light wash mid rise ankle cropped denim jeans
to complement all this pink! 

Carrying a light tan quilted half circle bag

For this outfit, I chose silver tone jewelry again
I tend to wear my silver accessories a lot in the warm spring and summer months 
Chunky chain link heart charm bracelet,
blingy star stud earrings with rhinestone centers 
and a daisy shaped pendant necklace that by chance matches
the daisy print on the blouse
Lots of matchy-matchy style going on in these two outfits!

Light tan braided block heel sandals to finish the look
I love this style of sandal, but have not been able to find a pair
that really fit my narrow feet
These are the best fit I have found
they are a great looking dupe, and are well priced-from Target 

 Stripes and flowers, swirls and polka dots from 2019-
this is one busy mix of patterns!

A colorful late spring bouquet of petunias, dianthus and mint 

Hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Bright pink-Pantone's Innuendo

  • Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Innuendo pink is part of Pantone's chosen color palette
  • for spring and summer this year
  • This shade of pink is a vivid and saturated hue, and of course, I love it!
For this post, I am featuring two outfits I wore recently in this color
paired with neutrals

First, an open cropped cardigan with sweet scalloped edges in this highly visible color
Worn over a black and white geometric print blouse that has a black crochet trimmed collar
On the bottom, a black knee length skirt with a deep hem flounce

  • This little black and white pleated fabric clutch bag incorporates 
    two of my favorite motifs together-hearts and polka dots! 

    Accessorizing the outfit with gold tone jewelry
    A twisted hinged bangle, disc pendant necklace
    and faceted dome stud earrings

    Black flat sandals with fabric pleated ruffles
    I have had these shoes for several years, but don't wear them very often
    I think they are a cute style, and versatile as the ruffled rosette decoration is removable
    But they are completely flat with no arch support
    so not as comfortable as the look!  

  • Oddly, this next dress photographs more red than the bright pink
  • that it is in real life
  • I wore it earlier on the blog, in February
  •  for my Tommy Girl post with the same perplexing color effect
  • Not sure why-maybe it's the sheen of the fabric that makes it photograph this way
  • Anyway, I am wearing it this time layered under an ivory color cropped, 
  • flutter sleeve top with a tie waist to change it up for spring

  • Carrying an off white reptile embossed circular handle bag
  • I wrapped a pink paisley scarf around the handle to add a little print
  • to the otherwise solid color block outfit
  • It sort of emulates the scrunched fabric handle look
  •  that I have been seeing on some bags over the past few seasons
For accessories I chose my much loved gold tone heart 💕  collar necklace,
a bow bracelet and irregular shaped pink stone stud earrings

I have't worn these leopard print sandals in a long time, 
they have spent too long in the back of my closet 
This outfit seemed I good opportunity to get them out
and wear them to see if I like them enough to keep them 
They have an unusual modified wedge heel and the ankle strap comes completely off
I cannot walk in them without the strap, though-
tried it and fell off!

  • An outfit with bright pink from early spring, 2019

    Some bright pink Impatiens that our neighbor's kitty is especially fond of
    I hope you enjoy them, too!

    Hope everyone has a good week!