Daytime Lace

Hi everybody!

I wore this outfit to an afternoon tea my writing group hosted a few weeks ago. I got the bottoms during the Austin YLF outing. They were capris that I cut and folded to make them clamdiggers. Thanks to Debbie and Sarah for convincing me to pick these up!

Thank you! :)

Top: Nanette Lepore (via The Rack)
Clamdiggers: Ann Taylor LOFT
Shoes: Me Too
Bag: Ann Taylor


A Soft Outfit for a Warm Day

Hi Everyone!

I was finally able to take an outfit photo yesterday. It's starting to get warmer here (high 80s-90s). I wore this outfit to go see a movie at the Paramount Theater downtown, which is one of those old-fashioned theaters that used to stage plays but now they also show old films in the summer too. I went to with a friend and her husband and we sipped gin ricky's and watched "The Sting," then went to dinner afterwards. It was really fun!

I picked up this tunic at TJ Maxx a few days ago. It was on the clearance rack and looked pretty dingy and wrinkled, but I figured for $15 it was worth taking home and seeing if I could clean it up. I like the pleats down the front and the drape. It reminds me of a blouse from the 1920s.

Tunic: Free People
Skirt: J. Crew
Bag: Anthropologie
Shoes: Bass

Comments and suggestions are always welcome! Thank you for looking. :)

P.S. I just got a new phone and the camera in it is supposed to be better than my point and click. I took this photo on the HD setting with my phone, so please let me know how the quality is for all of you, would you? I might be able to do some editing to make it better.


Inspired By Nature Day Four

I really admire those of you who post outfits everyday! It's been really challenging for me to take photos every morning. My husband has been a very good sport though. :D

Here is my entry for day four. I was inspired by the colors in the photograph and also the soft misty quality of the river and trees. These are the shorts I bought at the YLF meet-up last week and you've seen the sweater before. You can't see them in the photo, but my earrings are little silver fish (I bought them in high school). :)

Thank you for looking!

Sweater: Cynthia Rowley
Shorts: Madewell
Shoes: Me Too


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Inspired By Nature Day Three


Here is my outfit for day three of Bella's "Inspired By Nature" challenge. I finally had clothes the color of the picture! So this outfit was the easiest for me to put together. Plus it is perfect for the hot weather we're having this week.

I guess this also falls into Angie's post about gelato inspired tonal ensembles, except I added a navy cardigan. :)

Thanks for looking! Comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'd love to know if you have suggestions for other color cardigans that might work with this romper.

Silk Romper: Rory Beca (via Nordstrom Rack)
Cardigan: J. Crew
Shoes: Clarks
Bracelet: J. Crew


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Inspired By Nature Day Two

Hi Everyone!

Here is my entry for day two. Again, I don't really have anything that matches the color scheme of the photo, plus it's starting to get pretty warm during the day, which limits my options.

I looked at the picture and what I saw after color was movement. The way the lily pad stems snaked through the water and the waving of the seaweed in the background put me in mind of the way fabrics interact with our body. One thing I instantly loved about the silk top was the sinuous, floaty shape it had when I walked. I paired it with the palazzo jeans I got from Ironkurtin at the YLF meetup (thank you, IK). The other thing I liked about the photo was the idea of revealing a hidden world. We can't see everything from shore. I added the bee ring because I love how the bee is under a little looking glass and you can only see it if you look at the ring from a certain angle.

Thanks for looking! : )

Blouse: Elizabeth and James
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (from Ironkurtin)
Shoes: Me Too
Ring: Mars and Valentine


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