Paisley and gold

Paisley and gold


knit cardigan - petal top - bermuda shorts - leather sandals - yellow gold jewelry - plastic sunglasses

This is a variation on a theme.  It's amazing how happy this print make me.  It's very grown up and complex but very accessible.  Paisley seems to be everywhere these days!  The colors are gorgeous.  The colors are so dark that this puts me in the mind of a fall print.  This will transition into the fall.   I wonder how this will look with a pullover sweater.  Hmmm!  Preview of things to come. 







Too darn hot!

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I am really loving bright greens for the summer.  I think that it is very refreshing and energizing.  White shorts are just quintessentially cool, in my opinion.  There is something about a white short that pulls a look together.  Add some accessories and viola!  One chic girl out enjoy what the world has to offer.   This is my outfit for dinner with my GF who is flying in to town.  We are having Indian food.  So this may not be ideal.  This white shirt and spaghetti sauce and you'll understand.  But I plan to live daringly.  The forecast is for too darn hot.  








Paisley short 1

Paisley short 1


Just another fun outfit for a casual afternoon running errands or catching up with friends.  I live for comfortable flats after a busy work week filled with heels of varying heights.  And a little arm jingle is nice for the weekends.  It's funny since I can't wear bracelets at work (I can, but I end up wearing only one or two at work).  I find myself taking off my bracelets during my time spent at the computer (80% of my time!).  So, taking off and putting on multiple bracelets during the work day just does not work for me.  So, fun bangles is a weekend treat for me.  How do you relax and keep things stylish?






Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'




sweater - printed shorts - ballerina shoes - beach tote bag



Corsica | Rings | Julie Collection

Corsica | Rings | Julie Collection

First day of summer 2012

First day of summer 2012

J Crew j crew cardigan, J Crew printed top, Linen pants

This is my OOTD for the first day of summer.  Not very imaginative.  But I was dressing for comfort - think scorching hot outdoors to freezing air-conditioned office space.  This outfit worked pretty well for both climates.  I adore the print on this blouse.  What did you do to celebrate the first day of summer?




Lovely Day - expanded

Lovely Day

What a wonderful day!  I decided that a dress was in order rather than my usual uniform of pants, top and cardigan.  I have been crushing on the Elinor dress for a while but I have not had an opportunity to wear it until today.  The cardigan is also from J.Crew but from a few seasons ago. 

Lovely Day



Preview of today's outfit. This afternoon is gorgeous! Make time to enjoy the sunshine! I'll be back outdoors after work. Yippee!

Grape and Mint

Grape and Mint



This was another fun day having brunch and window shopping.  I like this outfit - light and airy.  Great for a very warm day.  I think that the colors may be a little over-powering.  I am slowing learning my style and my comfort levels.  I loves these colors, but maybe not in a color block fashion.  





J Crew t shirt

Sunday

Sunday

T-Shirt - Old Navy (similar here), Tank top - J.Crew, Shorts - J.Crew, Sandals - old

I spent the day attending an outdoor birthday party.  We had a great time watching the kids play and catching up on life.  The best part was watching a 2-year old eat multiple cupcakes simultaneously.  The the cute 2-year old would then attach herself to your leg with multi-colored, icing stained fingers.  Dark colored shorts was considered a must for me and this party!  Lol.  Luckily, I did not get tagged by sticky fingers, although my fingers were pretty sticky after having a cupcake.  ;-) 

How do you stay fashionable, cool and child-friendly in your dress during the spring and summer?

Warm jade and royal paisley

Warm jade and royal paisley


Cardigan - J.Crew, Skirt - J.Crew (similar here & here), camisole - J.Crew (similar here),
Bag - Modalu (similar here & here), earring - old, shoes - old (similar here)

I am revamping my wardrobe and adding some color diversity to my closet.  My goal is to stay true to colors that complement my coloring and are appealing to me.   I was helping my friend, J, clean out her closet a few days ago.  We discovered some great color combinations while staying true to her style.  J is trying to infuse more color into her wardrobe.  Do you ever play with color?  Have you fallen in love with items in your closet that you had forgotten? 

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