The feather-trimmed shirt I featured in my last post was so fabulous that I had to get it in white as well. Because every wardrobe needs a good white shirt or two, this wasn’t an excessive splurge. I will resell or donate an older version and let this one add a fresh flourish to everything from the corduroy jeans I teamed it up with here to dark denims or a midi skirt. I think the cuffs look so eye-catching fluffing out from the blazer, too.
Post after post, I try to feature sensible shopping, inventive wardrobe rotation, and purposeful closet purging. But sometimes a girl has to fall for a fashion flight of fancy and splurge on something she doesn’t actually need but truly (truly) covets. Like this feathery blue shirt. And it was easy and inspiring to build a brand new look around it — with mostly pieces I already own.
I’m writing this post from our beach house rental, where it’s a breezy but very sunny 88 degrees. Call it end-of-summer denial, but I’m finding it hard to believe that in another month or so most of us will be unpacking our cashmere sweaters, booties and more. Not to mention wearing them! So I thought this might be a good time to share some of my personal “get prepped” wardrobe tips and tricks.
Coming your way…more of my Fall faves. As in key pieces you can layer your way, wear every day. FYI, this was my first time shooting a post solo with my new tripod and remote. It’s pretty funny, and fun, to be on top of a mountain and posing for pics. Not sure what Bowie thought about the whole thing. He was probably more interested in the chipmunks!
Well, here we are with a second transitional look that should see you and your favorite summer midi through Fall…and beyond. I first posted this dress here. It was part of an Olivia Palermo x Banana Republic collaboration. As you would expect, every piece was on another level. Sadly, I don’t think year two is in the works, but again, it’s super easy to re-think your favorite summer midi dress just like this. Promise!
New York Fashion Week came and went once again. My closest brush to its spotlight was long ago in the early 80s when I walked in one show. This year? I wasn’t invited to any shows, which were by and large panned by most fashion critics. But I did love seeing all the street style — some of it inspiring, some outlandish. All in all, I was feeling the need to step a bit out of my comfort zone. Perhaps forego my usual flats in favor of some heels. I’d also recently learned that my vision has actually improved, so I would need new prescription glasses. No better time than now to try out some pretty fashion-forward sunnies and see just how I felt about going bolder, bigger. The answer? I’m not sure they are really “me.” But I did get a kick out of trying out a new look, even for just one day.
Even though it’s still t-shirt and sandal weather, I’m starting to think about Fall. And this is my first haul! Some bought in-store, some online. Not a ton of stuff, but some key pieces that I see myself wanting to wear again…and again. Where to start? Hard to say. I love each and every one of these AFFORDABLE finds.