I actually wanted to wear a dress yesterday. In fact, I have wanted to wear a dress for quite a while now... But there is always something. Either the Pacific Northwest sky with its rain or unpredictable clouds and sunshine, and rain, and thunder, and some more sunshine mixture throughout the day (where did it learn to do so? was our sky on vacation in Scotland or something?). Or I feel as moody as our weather, and just don't feel like dressing up. We had a relaxed out-n-about kind of day, and I knew I needed something to be and feel comfortable all day long. So after a nothing-to-wear kind of morning when half of my wardrobe was out and any combination seemed wrong, I finally picked this new-to-me sheer striped blouse and weekend/boyfriend jeans which are completely impossible to resist 'cause they are like a good old friend, you know, so soft, and comfy, and just perfect in every possible way.
I really liked how this outfit turned out. I consider it quite minimalistic, and you? It is relaxed, simple (as in uncomplicated), and yet still fun and interesting to look at... Now, that is not my bare tummy peaking out on the first photo. Since the blouse is sheer, I wore it with an ivory-colored camisole. Do you think it works, or a navy blue cami would look better?
I don't wear these gorgeous chandelier earrings often because of their weight - they are pretty heavy, and it just gets tiring after a while. But I do like them very much, especially the way those little tear-shaped beads sparkle in the sun ... (when there IS sun, that is).
Shoes are like toys, aren't they? Look at my toys! They are so comfortable, I can walk in them all day long and never get tired. I really enjoy their print and shimmer too. I feel like a beach bum in this outfit, only a bit fancy one. :)
It was in 50s F, so some kind of coat was a necessity (O! The English language... I got the spelling right after the third try! phew!), and my new Michael Kors trench was only a natural choice - it's so Spring-like. I saw the same trench in orange and would love to have it too, but I think one is enough for now. This is my first ever trench coat, by the way. I know, I say it often, but it's true. I never really was interested in them, despite their classic nature (and I actually am attracted to classic shapes). This one spoke to me as I passed a clearance rack at Nordstrom Rack, because of its color of course. And it was discounted generously to $80 versus original $250, and fitted me perfectly, and all those lovely details - I couldn't resist. I know I will wear it bunches and bunches in our mild rainy climate - I already do.
This purse was the last item I grabbed before I went out the door. It is safe to say that this is my all time favorite purse. I spotted it at TJ MAXX a few years ago (in 2010 I think), and fell head over heels in love. (Do you have such strong feelings towards things?) I love everything about this purse - colors, shape, choice of fabric, size, hardware (a very important element for me). You will be surprised, but I had not heard of the brand before I bought it (Cole Haan), but I figured it must be fancy because the purse was pricey even after discount... it's for sure the most expensive bag in my wardrobe. But I wore it every single day for a few years, and never got disappointed in this purchase. Though eventually I got tired of it and bought another purse or two, and forgot about this cutie. I even misplaced it and couldn't find it anywhere until just recently. Actually, Justin told me where to look. So now I have it again and thus another orange purse phase begins... :)
Blouse and earrings - Chico's. Jeans - Lane Bryant. Trench - Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack. Old time favorite purse - Cole Haan via TJ MAXX (a few years back). Shoes - Born.
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