I’m going to try not to take myself (or fashion) too seriously in this post, but it’s been quite the weekend. On Friday, our youngest son Chanler turned 22. And today, it’s both Father’s Day and our 29th Wedding Anniversary. Wow, where do the years fly to? But now for more important things…like this outfit…and why I thought it was kind of wacky but actually love it. And to think it all started with this graphic-yellow-one sleeved “mystery” tee…
As a blonde, I normally avoid the color yellow, at least near my face and hair. But the kitschy, graphic look of this tee proved too irresistible. And I think the yellow works! Asymmetric silhouettes like this one-sleeved style are one of this Summer’s hottest trends, and while I hate to think of myself as a trend follower, I like that I stepped out of my comfort zone to give this one a try. I paired it with black fringe-hem jeans — a “shop my closet” option that I continue to wear season after season. And I accessorized with this adorable rattan bag, colorful beaded slides, graphic lucite earrings, a duo of mismatched-yet-matching bracelets and bold sunnies.
Now for the “heavy” stuff. I wore this tee the other day as well and was called “Miss Mystery.” I didn’t correct the lovely gentleman. But it made me think, ah yes, I can still be a bit of a mystery. Even on the cusp of sixty, as a wife and mother, a sister, a friend, a professional, as a woman, as a human. I can even be a mystery to me myself and I. And I think that’s a good thing. To hold onto those interior, unspoken thoughts and moments that add to the layers of our soul. And on that note…it’s Sunday Funday! Let’s celebrate!!
Tee: (Zara, sold out) but like this and this
Jeans: (3×1) but fun and affordable alternative here
Bag: (Zara) Rattan/straw/raffia bags are everywhere. some cute options here, here and here (the cult favorite that started the craze!).
Sunnies: Raen (Rachel Zoe Box of Style, Summer 2017)
Bracelets (old & DIY) but how about this or this
Earrings: (old) but love these and these
All photos by Chris & MP Allegaert
4 thoughts on “That’s Mrs. Mystery, to you.”
Great post & great message. You’re an amazing woman!
Thanks, Bianca! So sorry this reply took so long but my Spam filter went on hyper drive. Hope to see you soon in Lake Placid!
It’s a nice photo of you, cool sandals !
Thank you, Irina!