Prada

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 ♥

Pencil skirt, Chambray shirt and Pradas

It was finally a sunny and warm day so I picked this look of a colorful pencil skirt, my favorite (I probably wear it too much it’s that comfortable and versatile) chambray shirt and my peep toe nude Prada heels.  Pencils skirts are another classic piece you should have in your closet as well as a good pair of pumps that can go with everything!  This look also shows that you can wear something from a factory outlet store just fine with something designer.

 

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Until next time ♥

Skirt – J Crew Factory and currently on sale here (also comes in other cool prints)

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt (old one mine) similar here and here

Prada heels (old mine) similar here and here

Maxi dress and cardigan

The maxi dress; that opposite of the mini.  They can be very comfortable and great for when the weather warms up to wear with sandals or heels…or if you are really lucky, to walk barefoot along the beach in.   It was a nice but windy day so I threw on a cardigan as the steady breeze made it a bit chilly for bare arms and it is a deep v-neck spaghetti strap dress.  This maxi is a jersey knit which means excellent for packing.  I have rolled this dress up a few times to take on get aways and it pops right out of my carry on bag ready to go!

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Until next time ♥

Dress – Ann Taylor Loft (old mine) similar here and here

Shoes – Prada cork strappy sandals (old pair mine sold out) try here and here

Cardigan – J Crew (old mine)  here

Sheath Dress with Cardigan and Peep Toe Pumps

Shift or sheath…I get them confused sometimes but I believe that the shift dress has pretty much straight lines while the sheath has more shaping to it which means this happy yellow number is an empire waist sheath dress.  Thank you Google!  But back to the look here.  It was a warm and sunny day for a change and I felt like wearing a dress that made me feel happy and spring like so I pulled this number out of the closet.

I love the bright yellow of this sun dress which I topped with a 3/4 sleeve cardigan, threw on my peep toe pumps and went out for lunch with the hubs.

Until next time ♥

 

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Dress – Trina Turk (mine old) try here and here

Shoes – Prada nude peep toe similar here , here and here

Cardigan – Ann Taylor (mine old) try here and here

Chambray kind of day

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable as well as stylish and this BR chambray shirt and 7 for all Mankind bootcut jean outfit fit the bill for me.  By the way, does anyone know the difference between flare and boot cut?  Curious.  I was going to wear a lighter colored shirt with the jeans but as I was going out to eat I just knew that if I wore a silk shirt or anything lighter in color that I would be a victim of Murphy’s Law and get it messy – never fails.  So I went with this jewel embellished collar chambray shirt instead.

These jeans came ridiculously long and I had to have them hemmed which took away quite a bit of the boot cut but in order to keep some of that I had to leave them a bit long which means heels must be worn so that they don’t drag on the ground.  I actually took these Prada clogs with me to the tailor to wear when they were marking off where to hem the jeans.

 

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Wanting to stay causal I took my little Fendi bag with me.  What I love about this bag is that you can wear it cross body or if you remove the long strap you can wear it as a handbag or even a clutch.  I like multiple usage!

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Until next time ♥

 

Shop the look:

Jeans – 7 for all mankind bootcut   here and here

Shirt – Old one of mine from Banana Republic  similar here and here

Shoes – Prada patent leather blush cork clogs no longer sold  similar here and here

The Prada clogs but in white

Lipstick – MAC Cremesheen Pretty Boy here

Purse – Fendi Zucca no longer sold

Shoe Moments – When is it worth the hurt?

There are some shoes out there that will just put a hurt on you by pinching, rubbing, or causing your feet to swell so that if you removed your shoes getting them back on would require a crowbar and some axle grease.  They don’t have to be cheapo or low end brands either.  Sometimes even the best of shoes, the best of leathers, the best brands can do a number on you.  They’re cut too narrow squeezing your toes into numbness;  the pitch  is ridiculously high and can only be managed by someone with years of training in ballet or you have to walk slowly and carefully for fear of going splat to name a few.  I can see some heads nodding out there.

When it comes to shoes why do we torture ourselves so sometimes?  I can’t explain it other than, speaking for myself, sometimes the shoe is just so darn freaking drop dead got to have it gorgeous that we are willing to suffer for those moments of being fierce, fab, and slightly crazy.  Now if it is an event where you will be sitting down a lot and walking short distances then carry on looking marvelous, darling.  But if  it involves being on your feet for most of the wear time or dancing  – I salute you if you can do it without suffering – but this one hit the wall of can’t do this anymore with one particular pair of Pradas.  That day still brings a tear to my eye.

Hunting for a pair of nude pumps I saw them!  A light from above shone down upon them  (Ok, so it was the track lighting).  Tried them on in the store, walked back and forth with nary an issue and then home we went.  The next day practicing wearing them (on the carpet, I know the rules of return) I  thought “I’m good! Woot!”  The day after tried them on for a little bit longer to see if luck was still with me; luck had packed its bags and left town.  One foot was still great but the other one was sinking  deeper into the pain zone.  I might add that is the foot I fractured a few years ago and since then it hates me and my shoes sometimes.  A few more days of trying this that and the other hoping it would get better only resulted in the sad truth – it wasn’t going to happen without more pain than I was willing to accept.  They were a beautiful pair of Pradas but they had to be returned.  Ow!

So what is your take on the question: When is it worth the hurt?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The Pradas before I had to bid them ciao