Friday, July 31, 2015

Five for Friday 7/31/15: Oak Buff

For today's Five for Friday, I thought I'd highlight another Pantone Fall 2015 color: Oak Buff:

I really like this color.  I'm not too big on camel, but this is a sort of mustard-y camel, so I'm on board.  I am especially on board for the mustard-y camel Oak Buff pieces below:

1. ASOS Sleeveless Jacket - I'd love this jacket layered over a silky long-sleeve blouse for fall.

2. Max Studio Wool Cardigan - This cardigan is both adorable and 100% Mr. Rogers approved.  

3. Donald J. Pliner Mules - I love everything about these shoes.  The color, the mixed texture and the menswear vibe all make me very, very happy.

4. Square Jacquard Scarf - If you don't love this color in large doses, this scarf has just enough in the trim.

5. Boden Audrey Skirt - A-line skirts are just the best.  They're flattering on most everyone and this color will be perfect paired with a sweater and tall boots.

What about you, Reader Friends?  What are your thoughts on Oak Buff?

Happy Friday, All!


Glitter, Stripes and Culottes

As I'm sure you're all tired of hearing me say, I am a huge fan of culottes.  Especially big ol' wide-legged culottes like these ones:

And with a high waist?

I'm in culotte heaven.

I'm also in glitter-and-stripes heaven:

Glitter, stripes and culottes:

Top: vintage (horse option!)  Belt: thrifted vintage
Culottes: thrifted vintage (save, splurge)  Studs: Kate Spade New York
Sandals: Steve Madden (similar)

I'm just not sure it gets any better.

Happy Friday, All!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What I Read: July 2015

So, it was a very slow month reading-wise.  I blame the heat.  No, the humidity.  Actually, probably both; this weather here in PA just sucks the life out of you.

But, I did read two books and, I am happy to report that I loved them both.

The first book I read was The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt:

This book is absolutely fantastic.

The author just happened to arrive in Venice after their famous opera house, La Fenice, burned to the ground.  He spends time in Venice both trying to learn how the fire started, but also learns a lot about Venetian society.  And let me tell you folks, it is frickin' fascinating.  He speaks with artists and poets and wealthy expats and fifth-generation palazzo owners.  I had no idea that Venice was so interesting.  I mean, sure, I knew it looked nice, but it's really, really an interesting place.  Both internally, as well as externally.  I highly, highly recommend this book.

The second book I read, and loved, this month was Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk:

I'm a big Palahniuk fan and my favorite up until now, was Invisible Monsters (so good), but I think Lullaby might be my new favorite.  It's darkly funny, as his work often is, and weird (also a Palahniuk trait) and very good.

It's about an African culling song, which is, traditionally, a song sung to the old and/or infirm, to help them pass peacefully.  But, somehow, someone accidentally (?) included it in an anthology of "poems and rhymes from around the world" and people are reading it to their loved ones.  And it's up to a reporter, a real estate agent and two Wiccans to try to save the world.  Again, a great, great book.

Per usual, I'll have my Link Party up next Tuesday, just in case you read something you'd like to share sartorially.

Happy Thursday, All!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Coral and Navy

Today's outfit is coral and navy:

With a little pink thrown in for good measure:

I don't usually wear a lot of pink, but it's a fun combination paired with my beloved stripes and a bright coral skirt:

Speaking of which, I got this skirt from Goodwill and am madly in love with the color and the length:

Tee: LOFT (similar)  Skirt: thrifted (similar)
Necklace: LOFT (save, splurge) Sandals: Camper via Nordstrom

Also, it's a heavy cotton jersey so it's comfortable like pajamas.  Win-win.

Happy Wednesday, All!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Printed and Vested

Eventually I'll stop wearing these olive sandals with everything:

But, not today, folks.  Not today.

Nope.  Today I'm wearing them with my new printed pants and a vest:

In my defense, they just seem to go with everything I'm wearing this summer.

I mean, just look how well they go with these pants:

Hmm.  Or maybe it's these pants that go with everything.  They're perfect with olive sandals and a navy vest:

Or is it the vest that goes with everything?

You know what?  I've decided that everything goes with everything else and that's why this outfit works:

Vest: Topshop via Nordstrom (more colors)  Pants: LOFT
Necklace: Modcloth (similar)  Sandals: FRYE (similar, vegan)

Yep, that's the key.  Everything goes with everything.

Happy Monday, All!