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Resort Wear

On Tuesday I paired my dark wash bootcut jeans with this flower printed top.  This top is three-quarter sleeve and can easily be worn all year long.  But, it always reminds me of the type of print that you see featured on resort wear.  The flower print always makes me think of vacation and tropical get-away’s.  Alas, I just wore it to work!  I added my red boyfriend cardigan in lieu of a jacket and then went with gold and red earrings and an oversized gold watch for accessories.  My black espadrille sandals finished off the look.

Here are a few other ways that I’ve worn this blouse in the past:

What do you think?  I should pair it with my royal blue blazer and a black pencil skirt next time!

-Carla

Hello!  I know I say this all the time, but I’m sorry that I ghosted for the last 2 weeks.  After the semester ended I took a break from composing outfits and just threw on whatever.  And, “whatever” doesn’t usually make for good blog material.  And then I got busy with getting ready to go on vacation.  Sunday of this week my husband and I returned from a lovely vacation in Santa Monica, California.

I had never been to California and it was wonderful.  A very laid back and carefree vacation.  We rented bikes for the week and spent a lot of time taking in the scenery of the beach and the pier from our bicycle.  Monday was Memorial Day and gave us a nice day to unpack, do some laundry, and pick up the house keys from my Mom who kept an eye on the apartment, got the mail, and fed the cat.  Tuesday was back to work.

I decided to pair this silky sleeveless blouse with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.  Although the forecast was predicting high’s in the 70’s I work in an air-conditioned office so I needed a layer for warmth and modesty.  I had lots of choices for cardigans: red boyfriend, red normal, red short-sleeved, navy boyfriend, royal blue short-sleeved, grey, white short-sleeved, etc.  But, I kept it basic and went with a three-quarter length sleeve black cardigan.  I felt that this tied in the black ballet flats nicely.  Although I wouldn’t have minded going in a different direction with my jewelry I went simple and basic and wore my silver hoops and silver watch.  A basic brown eye and red lip sufficed for my makeup.  I wanted to wear a different red lipstick but I was starting to run out of time so I went with this glossy balm that’s a lot less fussy!

There you have it!  My back to work, back to blogging, back to reality outfit.

-Carla

 

Thursday I copied this outfit from Pinterest.  It’s another one of those outfits that consists of a lot of basic pieces that many women have in their closets— black skinny jeans, brown ballet flats, a grey t-shirt, brown belt, stud earrings, and a patterned scarf.  I love the casual nature of the outfit and the comfiness of the pieces but that it still looks pulled together.

As you can see, I duplicated it almost exactly.  My one departure was with the neck ware.  I have lots of scarves but not one that closely resembled the color or pattern of the inspiration photo.  I chose to skip the scarf and instead went with a long necklace with a locket watch in a bronze-gold color.  I thought that helped to tie in the cognac brown belt and brown ballet flats.  I went with silver cluster earrings that I thought paired well with the grey t-shirt and opted to go with my silver watch because it went nicely with the silver in the earrings, the grey of the t-shirt, and the silver belt buckle.  This outfit is a mash-up of different metals and neutrals but I still think that it looks cohesive.  What do you think?

-Carla