I’m writing this a little early as I am planes•trains•and automobiling out of here for a MUCH needed recharge in the sun. Scaling back for a week with only my towel, suit, and SPF, I can really breathe and take the opportunity to reflect on everything I am thankful for. I hope all of you get a chance to do the same, where ever you may be.
So, as part of my getaway, work is officially being left at home. As hard as this is for me, I am going to do my best to honor that. So, I am adding in a couple of quick extra’s so I feel like I still did the work.
The other day, poncho’s came up in an email conversation. Just like the mention of fur vests last week, they kind of run along the same lines. Fabulous and fun to have in your wardrobe, just make sure they are the right cut for your figure.
While the wrap above is gorgeous, I love the clean line and weight, if the wearer is too petite, they will get lost in this. When looking for a poncho that works for you, don’t have it drop past your upper thigh. Also, keep in mind that the more clean-lined, classic you go, the longer you are apt to keep the piece around. Too much embellishment may lead to a short term endeavor.
Since I only re-started Fashion Friday back up a short time ago and have already missed one, you are getting this weeks take early. While this photo is not winning any awards (do they ever??), I had to use this one because of my cute Eddie in the bottom corner. Isn’t he adorable?!? This was my run around and get ‘er done outfit for Tuesday.
Have a fabulous week!!!
Vest: Old Navy
Denim Shirt: Zara
Turtleneck Sweater: Jarbo
Necklace: Stella + Dot
**Oh, and the great motel sign (top) is available locally at Haystack Antiques in Bellevue**
And since they will continue doing so for quite some time, rain gear is in order. Today, I popped out in the weather wearing only flats (silly me!) and came home with soggy feet. I always think of myself as PNW bred and that I am tough enough to handle the wet. Sometimes, you just have to give in. Rainboots were the way to go.
Hunter boots seem to be the popular choice in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland but sometimes a gal just wants something a little different. So I scoped out some options for you. For a reference point, Hunters average about $135 a pair.
Do you think that the fact that we are getting closer to the holidays is the reason why the weeks are just flying by as of late? I can’t believe it is Friday already!
Today I needed something comfortable but still wanted my personal version of daytime feminine. I was meeting “the girls” to see Edward and Jacob with their final hurrah this morning, and what a hurrah it was. Heart beat anyone? And then I am hosting a dinner tonight so all kinds of errands needed to happen.
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Tunic: Rachel Roy
Tights: Dream (Fremont)
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Purchased in India
And time just keeps flying by. Here we are at Friday again. Today, I had a lunch to attend so went with something a tad more conservative but not forgetting my funk factor. I need to carry this outfit over tonight for a dinner out with friends, so I will switch out the nude for a black top, add a great necklace and change my flats to a heel. 1, 2, 3, done! What are you up to? Make it fun!!!
Blouse: Side Pocket Blouse by CAbi
Cami: Dream (Fremont, WA)
Leather Pants: Free People
Earlier this year, I did a little blurb on bathing suits. My thought is that unless you go nowhere near the water (pool,lake,ocean) and have zero interest in tanning (with SPF 400 of course!), you need a swim suit. If you need a swim suit, you should have at least one “best that you can buy” kind of suit. Not doing so is kind of like buying cheap undies. They may look cute for a short time but then they don’t. They fall apart or don’t offer the support they should. Inexpensive suits are fun to load up on in late spring when Target and similar stores offer a bevy of options for cheap but those are one season wonders.
Now, on the other hand is the time to look into buying that good suit or two. The stores are trying to get rid of this past summers swim options and they are marked down. This is especially handy if you plan on getting out of dodge for any upcoming holidays or an escape to the sun early in the New Year. These good suits are the ones you should wear when you are actually swimming, when you are in company where you don’t need bits falling out, and just in general to have one, reliable, go to suit. Kind of like the LBD of swimwear.
Good deals are to be found in most stores. 50% off at Neiman Marcus, select sale items at Nordstrom, Barney’s, and Macy’s. Also checkout online sales at Athleta.com and Speedo.com. These all include Men’s, Women’s, and coverups. Happy Dipping!
$9.60 – hm.com
$2,070 – flannelsfashion.com
$135 – monnierfreres.co.uk
$46 – selected.com