Thursday, September 18, 2014

Feeling Like Fall in Territory Ahead

Some time back, I was contacted by Territory Ahead to select something from their fall line to review.  I found the perfect fall skirt but Oregon has been extra warm so far this September and I haven't had a chance to wear it yet.

But, today, today feels like fall.  And it feels like the perfect opportunity to wear the perfect fall skirt:





The print and the colors are all fabulously fall to me:



I mean, I like this sort of print in other colors, like an unexpected neon mix, but it feels most right to me in colors like these.


Today I paired the skirt with a denim tee and ankle boots, but I know this skirt will take me well into winter paired with a cozy sweater, tights and riding boots.


Top: Old Navy  Skirt: Territory Ahead  Boots: Nine West


In addition to the versatility of this skirt and the great print, I also have to say that I love the longer length.  It's right in my comfort zone.  Also adding to my comfort is the fact that it's not a true wrap skirt so there is no chance of the accidental flash of one's undercarriage.

If you want a cute, comfortable, non-undercarriage-flashing skirt of your own, I recommend Territory Ahead; you can find this particular skirt here.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bright and Paisley

Although I generally prefer my paisley in more subdued tones, especially for fall, I can't resist this bright paisley dress:



Especially because I thrifted it for a mere $7 (maybe $8).  I mean, I'd be a fool to pass that up, right?


It's just so bright.  And happy!  And red.  I don't wear a lot of red (I have exactly two red dresses) but I love me some red paisley.  The red is the perfect background for the amoeba-like shapes of the paisley.

Dress, Belt, Shoes - all thrifted

Red.  Amoebas.  Thrifted.  Seriously, can a dress get any better?


Happy Wednesday, All!

Gracey

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hot Pink & Houndstooth

There is something about this navy houndstooth skirt that makes me want to pair it with the brightest brights.  Last time it was chartreuse.  This time, it's hot pink:




And I do mean hot pink.  It's basically neon in the right light:




But, it's also silk and it was thrifted and so was the skirt, so, aside from the shoes, this outfit cost me next to nothing.  Pretty good for next to nothing, huh?



Happy Tuesday, All!

Gracey


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wearing My Heart on My Sleeve

Well, it's not my heart, it's a lot of hearts and I'm wearing them on both sleeves:


Shirt: Gap  Skirt & Sandals: Thrifted

The big news there is that I'm wearing sleeves.  It's funny, because in spring when the weather gets to 75, I'm breaking out the sundresses and sleeveless tops.  But, in fall, when the weather gets to 75, I break out the button-downs and start layering.

So, why this shirt, other than the fact that the temperature dropped below 80?  Well, today's challenge pattern is hearts so I figured this heart-print blouse was both seasonally-appropriate and challenge-appropriate.

Although, Friend Ferge says the shapes look more like the letter L than like a heart but I told her L was for love so it's basically the same thing:

Shirt: Gap   Earrings: Made by my sister

Right?  Right. (By the way, I love that I can always count on you all for agreeing with my hare-brained logic.)


In addition to my abstract heart/L print blouse, I also wore a denim skirt and my Rieker huaraches:


And it was the perfect outfit for our momentarily fall-like weather before it climbs back into the 90s.  Ugh.

Happy Wednesday, All!

Gracey

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Black, Blue and Bikes

Today's post is all about black, blue and bikes.  Not the bikes you ride, the bikes you wear:




Or, more specifically, the bikes you wear and laugh like a loon in:



The laugh-inducing bikes I wore because the challenge print for today was a conversational print and I think the bikes are a good conversational piece. Especially since I ride a bike and all.


The black skirt and blue shirt I wore because I thought they'd be a nice, simple background for the bike scarf:




And they were.  Unfortunately, for an outfit dedicated to bike riding, this one wasn't very good to ride in.  The skirt just didn't quite have enough give so that attempting to get on my bike was rather pathetic.  Pedaling went okay, but getting up there was not pretty.  At all.

Which is too bad because I otherwise really like this skirt.  It's the perfect length for me:

Scarf: ModCloth  Tee: LOFT  Skirt: Thrifted  Sandals: Steve Madden


And it was thrifted so, you  know, win-win.

Happy Tuesday, All!

Gracey

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