Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mixing prints

Dress - family gift
Jacket - Sele - Macy's
Shoes - Franco Sarto - DSW
Purse - Isaac Mizrahi- old
Watch - Relic - Kohl's
Necklace, bracelets, earrings - family gifts
Sunglasses - Victoria Secret - family gift

Hello to everyone and Happy Saturday! It's nice to have a long weekend every once in a while. I hope you are enjoying yours as well. This is an outfit I wore to work last week.
In 2009 I went to New York on a little vacation with a relative and I wanted to stop by the famous Macy's. This is where I got this jacket from. I like this fitted jacket and I was looking for a dress to wear it with. My sister gave me this floral dress about 5 years ago.

See you later.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Jacquard or not

Sweater - Perry Ellis - husband's
Pants - from Russian market
Shoes - Kenneth Cole - Marshall's
Purse -  Call It Spring - family gift
Scarf  - family gift
Earrings - family gift
Bracelet - H&M

The weather keeps on playing games with us. It was just cool enough to wear a light sweater such as this one the other day. The sweater was pulled from my husbands side of the closet. I must have accidentally shrunk it a little. The pants look like jacquard but the real jacquard fabric is not stretchy. In my case the pants have embroidery on them, but I like the look of them regardless. These were purchased on one of my trips to Russia. The scarf was a gift from my mom this year.

See you later.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paisley print

Dress - family gift
Skirt - Sassco - thrifted
Shoes - Nine West - Marshall's
Leather purse - old
Tanzanite & amethyst bracelets, white gold earrings with stone,  white gold rings - family gifts
Blue ring - faux gemstone.

This is what I wore on Monday of last week. This is actually a summer dress worn as a top. It's light enough that it doesn't bulk up under the skirt. The dress was a gift from my mom this past summer. I think the dark skirt makes it wearable in the fall. Classic black pumps don't distract from the colorful top.This isn't the first time I have used a dress as a top. I think it adds versatility to a dress. Just something to keep in mind, the dress has to be made from a thin material and the skirt has to be loose enough that it can hide the dress.

See you later.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black, white and gray

Top - Ivory  - old
Jacket - Golden State Tailors- Macy's
Jeans - Mossimo - Target
Shoes - Nine West - Marshalls
Purse -  old - Ross or TJ Maxx
Watch - Marc Ecko - Kohl's
Necklace - family gift.
Bracelet, earrings - family gifts

It was a Friday, so gray floral print jeans seemed like an appropriate wear, dressed up a bit by a jacket. The jacket is from New York City Macy's purchased back in 2009. The gray top is really old (more than 8 years old) and I don't even remember where I got it from or if it was a gift, not sure who it came from. Jeans are close to being a year old. I like dressing up jeans with jacket and accessories, do you?

Purple passion

Top - Sele - Macy's
Jacket - Dressbarn - thrifted
Jeans - Style&Co - Macy's
Shoes - Nine West - Marshalls
Purse - Call It Spring - family gift
Necklace - vintage - from my great grandmother
Tanzanite & amethyst bracelets, charoite earrings, charoite ring - family gifts

Happy Monday to everyone!! This colorful blouse was a purchase from Macy's about six years ago. I still have a picture of me wearing it for a company holiday dinner. It felt dressy enough for the occasion back then, I would probably wear a little more dressier ensemble now. After a while I got a little tired of it and stopped wearing it. But recently I decided  to pair it up with my new purple jacket for a fall look. The necklace has a very sentimental value to me, it belonged to my great grandmother. My mom had given it to me about a year ago. Do you ever ask your mothers and grandmothers if they have interesting jewelry pieces to pass along?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Military green

Jacket - Tilt - thrifted
Pants - Mossimo - Target
Shoes - I.N.C. - thrifted
Belt - thrifted
Watch - Relic - Kohl's
Bracelet, long necklace, earrings - older. Short necklace - family present

I like how the red accent pieces pop against these military green colors.  The jacket is corduroy and therefore is very soft.  I love it. I am hoping to wear it a lot this winter. I can layer it with a light sweater under, or a button down, or even add a scarf. Everyone should have some variation of the military style jacket.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Neon yellow

Top - Cupio - Dillards
Pants - Mossimo - Target
Shoes - Mia - Macy's
Purse - Arcadia - TJ Maxx
Necklace - thrifted
Earrings & ring - opal & silver, family gifts
Sunglasses - Victoria's Secret - family gift
Watch -Relic - Kohls

When the neon trend returned, I remembered the 80's and immediately was thinking "no way", not for me. And then even after buying these neon pants at Target, it took me a couple of months to actually put them on. By the way this was my first time ever shopping for clothes at Target, before it would be groceries and household items, but never clothes. I prefer to shop at TJ Maxx, Ross and some of the stores in the mall. I got the same pants in magenta and dark green. Also, it was the first time I bought the same item of clothing in more than one color.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Leather accessories

Cardigan - Express - thrifted
Pants - Stoosh - Dillards
Shoes - Mia - Macys
Purse - old - Ross or TJ Maxx
Watch - Relic- Kohl's
Bracelet - H&M
Necklace - family gift
Earrings -  these leather earring are close to 20 years old, gift by a relative

I like this 3/4 sleeve cardigan because it perfectly suits the Florida weather, it is not too cold in it and not so hot since I work in the air conditioned office. I purchased the bracelet before I received the earrings from a relative, even though the earrings are older by about 15 years, they seem like a good match. This purse is getting old, but there is a whole story to it.  I was looking for a purse that had a clasp like the old time wallets used to. Finally, I found this quilted patent faux leather purse at either Ross or TJ Maxx, which is where I like to shop for purses.

Cropped jacket

Jacket - Andre Oliver - thrifted
Top - New York & Company - thrifted
Jeans - YMI 
Shoes - Sperry Top-sider - DSW
Purse - Arcadia - TJ Maxx
Necklace - over 5 years old

This is my first time wearing this jacket. I got it a couple of months ago to wear in a cooler weather. I am excited to combine it with different tops and bottoms. The necklace is from about 5 years ago, I don't remember if it was a present or not. In 2011 is when I started to keep a log of all my purchases and gifts given to me.

See you later.

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