They say, we got more rain this winter than in a few previous years, but it does not mean that we don't have perfectly wonderful sunny days and blue sky - sometimes, we do! Like today, or that day a couple of weeks back when I wore my new stripy dress. It is so easy to wear, comfortable, that I wore it out quite a few times, and even was lounging at home in it. The silhouette is very simple - almost a basic sailor shirt, which is flattering on a woman's body even the way it is, but combined with a variety of stripes, creates an especially successful design.
Like many of us do, I always try to find ways to style a new item with old beloved things from my wardrobe, and here I show it in two different outfits. They might not be the most creative combinations I'm capable of, but I just want to share whatever I wear on a daily basis. The trench is a vibrant Kelly green well structured design with plenty of great details, by Michael Kors, which I bought two years ago. I'm eagerly waiting for temperatures to go a bit higher, so I can wear it with blouses and shirts, it's a little tight for sweaters, and I am just tired of sweaters. I picked accessories in green tones, since my freshly colored head adds another bright color anyway.
That day, we went to one of Tacoma's private schools for a choir competition where our school's girls choir participated and got quite a high score. The grounds of this Catholic school are gorgeous, with landscaping, art and a combination of old and new buildings.
Photo above: Our choir girl with her bestie after performance.
Photo below: The Real Adventure Man (read why Justin got this nick name here) in his new hat and shirt by Cabela's - love the Soutwestern vibe!
And for a walk in one of my most favorite places (read about the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in my post here), I needed a little more casual outfit and comfy shoes. But I still like some color and fun detailing, and my thrifted vintage denim coat with embroidery fit the bill perfectly. I just added a scarf (I made a mistake once on a sunny walk in February by not wearing a scarf and got an achy neck for a few days after all), a crossbody bag for all necessary things like a phone, lipstick, car keys - and I was ready to go. I can't wait until I can afford to go bare legs without risking my health so I can style this dress with a short denim jacket and converses - hopefully soon. :)
I will leave you with a few nature shots from the estuary - enjoy! It is not only a place to restore nature, but also to restore a soul. It works every time for me. I highly recommend, if you're in the area.
For Write and Link participants, we're taking a break for a while. I will keep you posted!
Dress - Lane Bryant
Trench - Michael Kors (old)
Denim coat - vintage
Heel boots - Ecco
Flat boots - Born
Green purse - B Makowsky
Scarf - Chico's
Linking up with Top of the World Style
- check them out for more striped outfits!
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