LOTD

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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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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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

What’s old is still new(ish) – Full skirt, button down shirt and Gucci’s

I have had this skirt since 2011!  Then I had to stop wearing it for awhile when the scale started to inch up – boo!  But I’ve been trying to be good and guess what? It fits again!  This day I decided to get out of my denim wearing habits – almost – and wore this skirt instead of my usual jeans.  I paired it with a white button down (another timeless piece to have and have several of them) and a pair of Gucci espadrilles that I got in 2007.  Which leads me back to the title of this post.

I wore these shoes for awhile and then stopped for some reason and they were relegated to the back of the shoe closet.  Then one day  I was looking at shoes (it’s a weakness, what can I say!) online when I found their descendant and thought – bring them back out!  What goes around comes around.

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Until next time♥

Here are a couple of outtake shots from this look.  It was a little windy and then it became a lot windy! Hair and skirt went… 🙂

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Skirt – Talbots old mine (love that it has pockets) similar here and here

White button down – Jones of New York that I got at Marshall’s

Gucci Espadrilles (old pair mine) current version here

Distressed Jeans and Gingham Heels

Sometimes when it’s hot and humid like this day you just want to be comfortable, so for date night with hubs I wore this outfit of a nice crisp long button down shirt, distressed jeans and a pair of heels I love but don’t wear nearly enough.  When I bought these Louboutin heels I had the choice of his usual sky high with a platform ones or these.  Some days I wish I had bought the really tall ones but it’s nice to have a pair of his shoes that I can walk in comfortably.

By the way, what would you wear these gingham heels with?

Until next time ♥

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Jeans – Gap Distressed Boyfriend old mine similar here (currently on sale)

Shirt – Banana Republic old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Gingham heels old pair

White Jeans and Off Shoulder Top

It’s now unofficially the start of summer and we are all ready for warmer weather and what better thing to wear with warm weather than an off shoulder top and white jeans.  Off shoulder tops are a great look for the season but they sometimes have a tendency to drift up.  This top stays in place very well unless I raise my arms above shoulder height but let’s be honest, haven’t we all worn an item at one time or another that while wearing it we needed to straighten, adjust, smooth or do something like that to it?

A great thing about this top to me is that it is long; I really like that!  That means it can be worn comfortably over shorts or jeans – be they high rise or not – half tucked or not tucked at all.  I think the tucked look is less casual and a bit sexier.

Until next time ♥

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Top:  Banana Republic here

Jeans:  H&M Kick Flare Ankle Jeans here

Sandals:  Old pair of Born no longer available

Nail Polish:  OPI Rich Girls & Po’ Boys from the New Orleans Collection (love!)

Culottes and Saint Laurent

When I first saw culottes as a “new” trend my first thoughts were I didn’t like them that much the last time around.  So none for me.  Time went on, I saw how they were being styled in stores and by those wearing them so I changed my mind from no way to maybe I should give it a try.  As you can see, I tried and I liked!

Until next time ♥

 

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Culottes – Madewell on sale here

Shirt – J Crew similar here

Shoes – Saint Laurent (old pair mine) similar here

Purse – Fossil Emerson Medium Satchel here (some other colors are currently on sale)