Look of the Day

Happy Easter

I remember getting new clothes for Easter when I was a child and being so excited to wear them.  Today while I still like the idea of getting something new to wear, sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and say – “Have you seen what’s in your closet? Wear some of that!!!”  So everything I wore for Easter was something I’ve had at least a couple of years and in the case of the clutch, over 10 years ago.

The shoes (Prada patent leather kitten heels) came from Saks on a serious after Christmas sale which was so good I got two pairs for less than the price of one.  The dress is a Kate Spade shift dress which is on trend now with the floral print and ruffled sleeves; it came from a Kate Spade outlet store.  The purse was an Ebay purchase and the fascinator came from Harrods in London when we traveled there a few years ago.

Just goes to show that sometimes what’s old is new again and some styles are timeless.  Shop your closet!   Hope your day was filled with joy.

Until next time ♥

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Tunic Top and Distressed White Jeans

It’s still hot out there and for a lunch date I wanted to wear something cool and comfortable.  I purchased this tunic top from J.Crew a couple years ago and it works just great over these white distressed Banana Republic jeans.  The little clutch bag/wristlet was a great buy from the Fossil Outlet.  This bag is one of three that you can switch out merely by taking the wrist strap off and putting it on another bag.  If you wish, you can just use the bag without the strap or put one of the bags in say a larger tote.  Flexibility rules!

Until next time ♥

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Tunic top J.Crew very similar and on sale now here

White jeans Banana Republic here

Sandals old pair of mine try here and here

Fossil wristlet from factory outlet

Striped Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are or should be a staple in every woman’s closet.  I purchased this dress from Banana Republic a few years ago and I love it!  It’s a nice knit material that takes being rolled up and packed like a champ.  The empire waistline is both classic and flattering as are the sleeves and the dress floats over your figure giving you the ideal silhouette.  An interesting thing about this dress is that while it has a high low hem, instead of being the usual high in back low in front it’s longer in the front and back and comes up at the sides.

Floating is the word I’d use to describe how it looks when I walk in it and I’ve gotten compliments on the dress whenever I wear it.  I came very close to wearing a floral headband for the photos since this dress has a bit of a 70’s vibe and all – I was even barefoot in the photos – which seems to be trending but I just couldn’t go there.

Until next time ♥

 

Try these maxi dresses here, here and here

 

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Casual in his button down, shorts and loafers

Afternoon late lunch with the hubs at our favorite seafood place in Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Fish Market.  I was in a be comfortable mood but not as casual as denim and a tee so I put on these Bermuda shorts and a mans white button down with some white patent leather loafers.  Besides this thing I have for pockets in everything 😉 I love white button downs and let me tell you, you can get a sharp name brand shirt in the men’s department at Marshall’s or TJMaxx for less than what you would pay for a woman’s button down at almost any store.  Case in point, I got this crisp white shirt for $14.99!

By the way, we had mussels and ginger crusted salmon for our lunch with salads and a key lime pie for dessert.  Yumminess!

 

Until next time ♥

 

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Shirt – Men’s department at Marshall’s Van Heusen

Shorts – Banana Republic here , here or similar here

Shoes – Cole Haan old pair mine try here

Purse – Old crossbody of mine from Fossil

Gingham Pleated Skirt and White Button Down

Gingham is everywhere this year and who am I to complain!  This skirt can be worn with a tee shirt, tank, or a white button down like I’m doing here.  It is so comfy and light which is a good thing because it is summer and in some areas it is really hot!  It’s gingham, it’s pleated and best of all – it has pockets!

 

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Sometimes when you are wearing something that is fun you just let go!  I was asked to twirl and I happily obliged.

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Until next time ♥

 

White shirt – Old mine from Ann Taylor similar here

Skirt – J Crew on sale now here

Shoes – Old pair mine try these

Shirt Dress and Wedges

Shirt dresses are something you either love or hate and in the case of this linen one from Anthropologie it is love.  It’s great for this hot weather plus it has pockets! I paired it with a pair of old Steve Madden wedges which have and continue to serve me well and my Louis Vuitton bag.  But I will add these caveats about the dress: It’s linen so it wrinkles.  The cut is a little wonky around the bust and arms and by that I mean if it fits your bust then it becomes a bit gappy around the arms and if it looks good around the arms then you get the dreaded button gap in the front right across the girls.  We all know how to handle that, right 😉

The dress color is called raspberry which is one of those colors that depending on the lighting can be either a hot pink or reddish looking as you can see from the photos.  It’s true color is closest to the hot pink(ish).

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Well since I’m here at the mall I might as well go in and see what they’ve got on sale, right?

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Until next time ♥

Dress – Anthropologie here comes in blue and a great white print

Shoes – Steve Madden old mine try here, here and here

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Tunic Dress and Floppy Hat

Went out shopping today at my favorite local mall – Easton  Town Center – and hit up the place where I just happened to buy this chambray dress a couple of years ago.  This pullover tunic dress has camp shirt sleeves but I prefer wearing it unbuttoned and 3/4 length.  This is a versatile dress because besides having pockets, and you know how I am about pockets, it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic over leggings or pants.  And it is floppy hat season.  This one protects my face and back of neck from the hot sun and packs well.

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Until next time ♥

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Dress – Old mine by Cloth and Stone from Anthropologie   You can find similar at Marshals or here

Hat – J Crew similar here and here

Tote – Old mine from Cole Haan similar here and here

Shoes – Old mine Stuart Weitzman similar here and here

Lipstick is Huggable Lipcolor Glamorized from MAC

Nail polish is The I’s Have It Alice in Wonderland Collection OPI