Saturday, June 12, 2010

Playing catch up!

I can't believe that spring is almost over. Here in the heartland we are having WILD weather days - we've had some crazy thunderstorms with lightning, thunder and high winds.

Sometimes I find it challenging to dress for the days with the unstable weather forecast. I have my wonderful Marc by Marc Jacobs black rain boots - with a heel. I found a cotton trench coat recently at The Gap - for about $25 on mega-sale. It's just waterproof enough - without being too heavy and hot for the season. So, you'll see a lot of both of those pieces in my most recent pics.

I'm enjoying the lighter colors and shades of the season. You'll note, however, there is one "shades of grey" outfit. I remember that day was a gloomy, chilly, gray day with rain - and rather than fight the mood I just wallowed in it. This is very similar to an outfit I wore in the winter, when I layered it with wool instead of cotton.

Details: Cotton Sweatshirt Blazer: J Crew; Grey Sleeveless Turtleneck: Michael Stars; Skirt: Theory; Tights: Hue; Boots: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shades of Grey

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Another rainy day started out sunny and nice - but called for (with success) torrential rain later in the day. That day I went with the sunny outlook and layered pinks to stay cheerful. When the rain came, I swapped the sandals for the boots and added the trench.

Details: Tee Shirt: ?; Wrap Sweater: McLaughlin; Skirt: MaxMara Weekend; Sandals: Donal J Pliner; Trench Coat: The Gap; Boots: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Pink Fun

Pink Fun3


I thought I'd post a guest appearance - my darling husband. In this photo he's wearing one of his Canali sportcoats, and a new Polo golf shirt. Isn't he handsome? He's a big supporter of my blog and my fashion journey.

Darling Husband

Finally, here's another fun outfit. I found this cute Milly skirt at the Scholar Shop, and layered it with a cream cardigan and a brown tank top, finishing it all off with a skinny belt. I liked it when I wore it, but the belt hangs funny in the photos, so now I'm not so sure.

Details: Cardigan: Banana Republic; Tank Top: H&M; Skirt: Milly; Belt: ?.

Brown Set2

I hope your slide into summer is going well! I love the summer season - it's slower and sweeter and the sounds always take me back to my grandmother's house in Houston in the summertime.


  1. Oh I just LOVE those rain boots! And the trench is faaaabulous. Love all the outfits, and hi Steve :)

  2. Actually, I think that belt looks great! It's like those waifs in the Victoria's Secret catalog wearing boxy stuff. You can still tell there is an awesome shape under there (even though most of them are completely underfed).

  3. i like the belt at an angle! it ties in with all the swirlies at an angle on the skirt. plus, i like curvy lines on the body, we're not all straight up and down or across.

    how fun to see another 45+ style blogger out there!! keep on keeping on, steph