Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mad Men(ish)

The silhouette of this suit immediately brought to mind the style of the TV show "Mad Men." (I don't actually watch the show; I tried watching the first season - and, although I enjoyed the style of the show, I found the subject matter a tad depressing.) Anywhoo (as my father-in-law would say), when I came across this suit at the fabulous Scholar Shop in St Louis, it caused my heart to beat faster. When I saw who made it AND that it was my size AND that it fit like a dream - well, THAT was a pretty good day!

This is a super transitional suit - great for fall and spring. The sleeve length lends itself to this time of year, the two piece structure works great for the season, and for cool mornings I throw on the chocolate brown leather trench I've had for years. AND you'll note that the nude patent leather Kate Spade pumps work like a dream with this outfit!

I had an event that called for a business suit, so this fit my needs perfectly.


Suit: Carolina Herrera - thrifted via The Scholar Shop, Clayon, MO
Shoes: Kate Spade - thrifted via The Scholar Shop, Clayon, MO
Coat: Via Spiga - had it for years, can't remember
Bag: Cole Haan - thrifted via The Scholar Shop, Clayon, MO

I know this photo doesn't show details of the suit, but it does show the bag, the shoes and the coat!
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These photos are driving me crazy - I think it may be time for a new camera...
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunshine, you are my Sunshine...

Oh how I love sunshine! We've had a few days of cold, drizzly, not-quite-springtime weather and finally - today - the sun came out. My mood improves immediately when the sun is shining. I was inspired to try taking a few photos outside - as spring arrives the garden will become a nicer backdrop.

Plans changed today and I have casual meetings, no work events, so I opted for jeans. I wanted to go back to the fun and thought provoking Inspiration Calendar to get some ideas for today's outfit. I've loosely interpreted the Tweed & Leather for today - with the tweed Moschino blazer and the leather No. 704b boots.

Blazer: Moschino via The Scholar Shop, St Louis, MO
Tank: H&M - St Louis Galleria
Jeans: James Jeans - Bella, Springfield, IL
Boots: No 704b - DSW, Houson, TX

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Ok, maybe the sun was in my eyes in this one!
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Here are a couple of pics from my St Patrick's Day outfit. I had a meeting, so I didn't want to go obnoxiously green this time. I opted for a blouse under a dress. I'm not sure that I loved the outfit, but it worked for the event. These Kate Spade pumps are my absolute favorites - they are a round toe, chunky high heel in a nude patent leather. Because the heel is so substantial I can wear them all day with no problem. The color is so neutral they go with everything - so you'll be seeing them again!

I did get my hair cut, and I'm loving the shorter look again. As the weather turns warm I'll probably keep going shorter!

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

A few more outfits I forgot to post

I guess I've fallen behind on my blogging...

Here are a couple of more outfits that I found on my camera.


Blazer: Michael Kors (LOVE it!) - The Scholar Shop
Dress: BCBG - Napa, CA Outlet Store
Boots: 9 West, remixed

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Sweater: BCBG - The Scholar Shop (CUTE buttons)
Tank: H&M - St Louis Galleria
Jeans: James Jeans - Bella, Springfield, IL
Boots: Nicole Miller - DSW

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Blazer: Marc Jacobs - The Scholar Shop
Tank: unknown
Jeans: Joe's Jeans Muse Wide-Leg - Bella, Springfield, IL
Shoes: Joie - Neiman Marcus Outlet - Ft Myers, Fl

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Spring is on the way

We were driving around today running errands; and looking around the rainy, gray day - I began to see signs of spring. There is a green haze on the lawn at our house and the trees glow with new buds. I can almost believe that winter has finally ended.

The outfit (worn earlier this week) was inspired by the early signs of spring. The skirt and top are so soft and cozy; and the colors are harbingers of Easter eggs, don't you think? I love the way the belt picks up colors from the boots, the top and the skirt. Since I love the boots, I'm always looking for ways to wear them with different outfits.

This is the longest I've let my hair get in a while. The next pictures I post you will see my locks shorn for springtime!

Details: Work with Meetings

Top: Banana Republic via The Scholar Shop
Belt: The Scholar Shop
Skirt: Blue Suede Banana Republic - The Scholar Shop
Boots: Nine West - The Galleria, St Louis, MO

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Last Vacation Post

I found one last photo from the vacation pics - I was wearing my glasses and didn't get a lot of great shots, but I wanted to post this one.

I love the colors in this DVF top - the bright green - white - dark blue/black print is classic DVF. Top: Diane von Furstenberg - Tank: H&M - Capri Pants: Isdi

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I miss the beach! I loved walking on the beach every morning. When we got home it was cold and snowy, which makes me miss the beach even more. It has finally begun to warm up here, I am beginning to believe in spring.

But in the meantime, this is what I wore when we got home. I was really feeling the cold the first few days.

Details: Coat: Free People - Blazer: Lilly Pulitzer - Turtleneck: Michael Stars - Jeans: James Jeans - Boots: No 704b

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