distressed

The Labor Day holiday weekend is right around the corner! It marks the official end of Summer which always makes me a little sad because I love the warm weather. The mornings recently are starting to feel a little like fall since they are cooler. So, for early morning appointments and meetings I’m tossing on a pair of distressed jeans. These are nice because they are more tapered and are not too baggy but still comfortable. I dressed them up a bit with a sheer button-up blouse and stunning black heels. Normally I would tend more toward cool tones and silver for my accents with this type of outfit but today I decided to lean toward gold. The large bracelets were my grandmothers and still look current today! A few vintage cocktails rings and long earrings play nicely with the vintage leopard trimmed clutch.

I’m hoping to find some yummy PA peaches at Market along with some saucy BBQ baked beans and corn to add to my holiday weekend meals. I hope your weekend is filled with friends and family and a few treats here and there as well!

L1070053 L1070057 L1070062 L1070078 L1070086 L1070092 L1070097Distressed Jeans: Level 99 from Sophie Stargazer
Sheer Blouse: old, but you can find similar at Sophie Stargazer and That Shuu Girl
Tank: Old Navy (on sale!)
Heels: Dior found at Ditto Couture (or check these)
Gold Bracelets: vintage but find similar at Hinesite and Mommalicious
Rings: vintage but find similar at Hinesite and Mommalicious
Leopard Clutch: vintage but find similar at Hinesite and Mommalicious (see new version)
Earrings: old from Here to Timbuktu but find similar at Anthropologie

enjoy!

 

uncertainty

Something I know people struggle with from time to time is how to dress down a piece they feel is “dressy.” I think there’s very little you can’t dress down these days and give it a casual twist. I love this black sheer blouse…it is so versatile. During the day I put a simple black cami under it to make it more work and meeting appropriate. Today I paired it with off black jeans and it’s ready to go! You could also pair this with dark wash jeans or colored coated jeans in the Fall. Or, tuck it into a pencil skirt. To dress it up, simply remove the cami and add a fancy bra (use a black bra if you’re a little uncomfortable with too much showing) and a sparkly pair of earrings…distressed jeans would be a great mix for a night look. I added a snakeskin pair of heels for some texture, but boots could also work really well with this outfit if heels aren’t your thing. The white clutch is vintage and has a great tortoiseshell pattern on the handle. In keeping with the neutral theme I had going today, I added a large silver cuff. This one just drapes on your wrist–LOVE it! A pair of rings, one acrylic with crystals and one handmade black ebony, complement one of my favorite pairs of earrings. These large silver hoops look different all the time because they move around in the post…they also are a pair that can dress up or dress down. So easy, I go to these all the time!

So, don’t be afraid to take that dressy blouse and give it new life on casual Friday…enjoy!

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 Blouse: Matty M at Sophie Stargazer
Jeans: Level 99 at Sophie Stargazer
Clutch: Vintage from Hinesite…check inventory often!
Rings: Mio Studio (black) and Sophie Stargazer (acrylic)
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelet: Liquid Metal from The Charlotte Shoppe
Shoes: Louboutin (current styles herehere and here)

Artwork featured: Loryn Spangler-Jones

stash

I’m still on a printed t-shirt kick, and the one for today is a new addition. I love that it’s lighthearted, fun and most importantly soft. Don’t you just hate stiff t-shirts? I paired it with this skater-style skirt and a pair of my favorite earrings (handmade in Lancaster by some very talented ladies). I wasn’t sure how much I would wear this skirt when I first got it but I have found so many uses for it. For the Fall I’m planning to pair it with high boots and a cropped sweater. To keep it easy moving for a busy day I slipped on these tan leather booties. My white vintage purse is big enough to carry what I need for the day and is a fun pop against the black skirt. My ring today is pearls sewn in leather and that is combined with a stack of bracelets.

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T-shirt: Eleven Paris
Skirt: That Shuu Girl
Shoes: Undone also see these on sale or check Charlotte Shoppe
Vintage Purse: Hinesite
Earrings: Mio Studio
Ring: Festoon
Bracelets: Vintage, Stella and Dot and CityFolk
My favorite latte mug: Space

Enjoy!

marvin & wile e

A warm summer work day calls for trendy casual that keeps you moving, comfortable and stylish all at once. I pulled together this printed t-shirt and distressed jeans to get my day going. I have to say, I am obsessing about printed t-shirts right now and am always on the hunt for one. To keep the outfit from being too casual for meetings, I added a cool pair of soft peach heels and a black jacket. The patent leather vintage bag is fun and interesting. Round pearl earrings are a modern take on hoops and I put those together with a vintage bracelet and a foxy bangle.

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Jeans: Level 99 at Sophie Stargazer
T-shirt: ElevenParis
Jacket: Pappagallos
Heels: That Shuu Girl
Earrings: Festoon
Bracelets: Fox at Undone and Vintage at Hinesite
Bag: Hinesite

Have a fantastic day!

orange mini

Need to make your casual Friday outfit customer-meeting appropriate? Add a simple blazer! A black schoolboy/boyfriend style blazer is a great piece to have in your wardrobe. I wear mine all the time with jeans, skirts or shorts. Pair an orange patterned mini with a gray t-shirt and this outfit is ready to go. The twist today was adding a gold metallic oversize clutch…yes, you can do metallic during the day! A little sparkle includes a ram skull necklace layered with a vintage watch necklace. Basic hoop earrings are combined with vintage rings which I stacked. The tan boots help keep the overall look casual but still add a touch of polish. The wide heel makes them easy to wear all day from meeting to meeting.

L1060803 L1060820 L1060833 L1060836 L1060846 L1060853 L1060859Skirt: Sophie Stargazer
T-shirt: J.Crew
Schoolboy Blazer: J.Crew
Boots: old but similar here, here and here (on sale!)
Necklaces: Similar here and vintage at Hinesite or Mommalicious
Rings: Mommalicious
Clutch: Anya Hindmarch here or here. Locally check Sophie Stargazer and That Shuu Girl
Earrings: Festoon
Aviator Sunglasses: Honest Eyes

Enjoy!