I must say, that was a much longer hiatus from my blogging than usual! I confess that I have been dressing up just as much as ever and simply not grabbing the camera, so now that I recently acquired my first smartphone (iphone 4s) there can be no more excuses.
I’ve always been a sucker for lace and flattering peplum tops. All of the spring shopping to find new clothes for my mother, who recently lost quite a lot of weight, exposed me to numerous lovely pieces at Ann Taylor Loft. Chiefest among these temptations was the following two-tone lace blouse, which the staff was putting out with a bunch of new stock during one of our productive shopping trips. The regular sizes in this top were hilariously long waisted, so I had to wait a few weeks for the petite size which fits my body much better. Add to that the hard and soft aesthetic with leather boots over jeans and some studded accessories, just right for a cool early spring day.
Seed petal earrings by Tangleweeds on Etsy, gifted / Jewelmint brass Pulsar Necklace / Loft black and cream Lace Peplum Shell / We Dream in Colour blue glass bracelet, gifted / La Mer Collections purple studded wrap watch, from ideeli / Levi’s jean leggings / Born distressed patent leather brown Andersyn boots
I’ve started wearing a lot more gold tone jewelry, mostly on the brassy or muted side. Also, some of my universally eschewed colors are creeping into my closet. When I participated in ModCloth.com’s last Stylish Surprise (blind-box style deeply discounted merch) one of the surprise size L items I received was a pink peplum top with loud neon embellishments around the collar. While at first I was put off by the color, it grew on me. Perhaps, as Tim Gunn says, I’ve been in the monkey house too long but I put together an outfit with it anyway.
Anthropologie floral headband / gold Paths of Flight Earrings from Anthropologie / Jewel Have a Ball Top by Alice Moon, from ModCloth / Jewelmint two-tone Double Jaguar Bangle / my trusty ombre Dawned on You Jeans by Angry Rabbit, from ModCloth / red Indigo by Clarks mary jane pumps
In early May it was time again for the spring shows at the Craft Guild of Dallas, and I usually try to present myself well. So when I got home and noticed my cardigan was buttoned crooked, I had to laugh at myself. Good thing I had just fastened it shortly before leaving the event.
Vermeil and ruby jade earrings, handmade / iridescent Austrian crystal choker, heirloom / Effie’s Heart monochrome jersey Dolce Vita dress, from ModCloth / pointelle Shimmer Palette Cardigan by Knitted & Knotted, from Anthropologie / Time Will Rebel Watch from ModCloth / Jewelmint Gold Swan Cuff / red Impulse flats by Fluevog
I love mixing greyscale with red and purple, with a little added sparkle from the crystal choker and silver-shot cardigan bodice. The dress has a bulky waist sash, which I may forego under cardigans in the future, but other than that I rather liked the overall outfit.
I’m the head planner for an upcoming bachelorette party, for which I made a great many decorations and delightful plans. After the event I’ll spill my guts about the sizable artistic contribution in all its glory! TTFN.