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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

Happy 4th of July – Red, White and Blue Looks

If you celebrate it, what are your plans? Ours are to sit in the back yard and watch the fireworks display from the local park and hopefully I get some good photos.  But looking out the window now it is very very cloudy so who knows!  Either way there will be grilling of something.  Haven’t decided on the menu yet will just wing it and maybe even wings for it – get it 😉  All I am sure of is dessert will be raspberries, blueberries and homemade whipped cream.  But what to wear?  Here are a few window shopping ideas to either get or give you inspiration for 4th of July wear.

 

This silk tank paired with some denim shorts in blue or white and add these lace up sandals to complete your look.  Both on sale at Madewell.

   

 

Or this shorts look as it is shown or you could substitute a white or blue tee or go with this blue and white gingham shirt.  Red, white and blue done with just two pieces and both on sale at JCrew!

 

  

 

Going to the pool? Then take this treat with you.  How “cool” is this floatie!  Afterwards, go to a party looking chic in this maxi dress.  Both from Nordstrom.

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And you can top off any holiday look you choose by rocking these decadent sunnies at a price of $1815.00 but it does fit the red, white and blue theme.  Decadence is even part of their name.  You can get these from Neiman Marcus.  Nothing wrong with dreaming.

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Have a happy and safe 4th everyone and see you next time ♥

 

 

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

 

 

Sweater Girl

A cardigan can do more than just go over something else you are wearing.  I didn’t want to wear the ubiquitous white shirt again with this full skirt and sling backs (another pair of easy to walk in Louboutins) so the idea that I had seen before to use a cardigan as a shirt instead came to mind.  This look is perfect for the office especially if you work in one of those oh so cold refrigerated ones  or any time you want to mix up your look some.  One slight problem, if you are the least bit busty you may fall prey to the dreaded ‘gap’ between buttons; it happens, shirts too.  Safety pin to the rescue, wear a cami underneath or if you are feeling daring, unbutton one more button!  And remember, you can always do this look with the cardigan untucked or worn traditionally.

I revert to such a kid when wearing any dress or skirt I can twirl in like this one, hence the one pose.  Hey! fashion can be fun too 😉

Until next time♥

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Cardigan Sweater – J Crew Factory 100% cotton here  similar here

Hugo Boss Full Skirt – Old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Slingbacks – Old mine similar here and here

 

Manolo or Choo?

Once upon a time in a land far far away…  Actually, back in 1998 a show called Sex and The City premiered and my eyes were opened to all of the amazing fashions out there that I did not know about living in the Midwest.  When SATC first came out I was deep into being a mommy and basically wore what worked and was easy to wash.  But watching this show I had dreams of being like the ladies of this show.  Let me rephrase that, I wanted to wear clothes like them not have sex escapades like them.  I did try a Flirtini once and the drink wasn’t half bad.

When the first SATC movie came out I went to see it with a friend of mine and I fell in love with the shoes that Carrie eventually married Big in.  Those gorgeous blue satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ shoes which now come in a rainbow of colors.  Nobody to this day that I know of calls these shoes by their name, they are always referred to as “Carrie’s wedding shoes.”  We all dreamed of owning these shoes and being romantically swept off our feet – blah blah blah.

Today I went shoe shopping at Saks and I HAD to finally try them on.  I needed to go up a full size in them because of the cut and pitch of the shoe.  I feel as though I have finally fulfilled that fantasy of wearing “those” SATC shoes.  The pair I tried on were navy colored but what the heck!  Close enough.

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While I was there I noticed they had their pre-sale racks out.  Uh oh!!  And look at what I found on them.  Normally I cannot wear Jimmy Choo shoes because they are just too narrow for me and I don’t have a wide foot.  But there they were and on a 30% off sale too.  Yeah – had to try these on too and they fit just great!  A first for me and this brand.

 

Sorry if the image is a bit fuzzy, forgot my camera and cell phones were being a bit temperamental.  But I think the pink shoes go quite well with my rolled up boyfriend jeans and my striped pink shirt.  While I could rock these shoes with the jeans I was wearing,  I think I’d wear a silk shirt instead or wear this shirt with some skinny jeans and the shoes.

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In the end I came home with a new pair of shoes but which ones do you think I picked?  Which one would you choose?

 

Until next time ♥

(Big thanks to Lindsey for letting me live out a shoe fantasy.  Could you use a personal shopper who will hook you up?  Get in contact with and follow my girl, Lindsey Drahos.  She is the Saks, Columbus, Ohio lady who can get it done for you no matter where you live!  Follow her on Instagram –  @lookin_so_saksy  or  give her a call – 614-678-4616.  This is not a sponsored post, I just adore shopping with her; she is the best)

 

Manolo Hangisi shoes here

Jimmy Choo Mamey shoes here

Gap boyfriend jeans (old pair mine) Similar here

J Crew shirt (old mine) Similar now on sale here

 

 

Brunch in Style

Let me sing the praises of the shift dress.  It is one of those timeless items that every woman should have in her closet.  They can hide a multitude of things you may want hidden but still be stylish.  And in the case of going out to an Easter brunch as I was this day, you can eat to your hearts content without popping any buttons, loosening belts or having regrets about having worn constrictive undergarments 😉

By the way…never pose under a flowering Bradford Pear tree.  They look pretty but do they ever stink!

Until next time ♥

 

(I may be committing some kind of posting faux pas but this is a corrected post of one I had done earlier – and have since deleted – because I felt I didn’t do justice with the original. Sorry about that)

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Dress:  J Crew Jules.  Purchased a year ago.  Can be found on Ebay now.  Similar: here, here and here

Purse:  No name patent leather clutch purchased on Ebay  (Ebay can sometimes be your friend)  Similar: here and here

Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman Platswoon   Purchased at Zappos.com.  Similar: here, here and here

Hat:  Laurence Leleux.  Purchased at the Hat Gallery in London.

Chilling in my Chucks

I wanted to shoot a different look outside but nature had other plans – other snowy and cold plans the day I did this outfit!  So it was just relax indoors in my flannel and Chucks instead.  What I love most about this flannel shirt from the Gap, besides it being soft and comfy, is the long shirt tail in the back.  I’ve worn this shirt with leggings and boots as well as with denim.  The pants, from J Crew, are stretchy and comfy and can be dressed up or down.  And as I’ve said before, when it’s a look you like and it works for you, get it in multiple colors if offered.  I bought these in 5 colors (mostly on sale).

Now what can I say about the Chucks?  Great shoe and I’m up to four pairs now.

Until later ♥

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Gap flannel Shirt: Similar here and here

J Crew Minnie Pants : Similiar here

Chucks: DSW here