Wednesday, July 16, 2014

sunset pinks...

Vintage pink midi skirt, J Crew striped top, Madewell necklace, Born wedges
It's funny, a couple of months ago I suddenly found myself obsessed, absolutely driven, to acquire some soft pale pinks. You know I'm all about the earth tones and brights, and here was something I found my life.  ahem.  Because skirt options in the retail world are still pretty sad and insufficient these days (what's up with that?) I spent several weeks haunting Etsy. It's a great place to shop, but very dangerous for me 'cause I have a hard time saying no to one-of-a-kind pieces!  vintage, pink, skirt, midi, knee, wrap, 50s, 60s, 70s (not desperate enough for 80s, but I know that day is coming!).  And suddenly one day, there it was- the perfect long elegant midi skirt. It has a nice nubby silk texture, and incredible sway as you walk.

It's a good thing I'd already found the perfect pink skirt, because recently my old friend Anthropologie came around to the pink zeitgeist and introduced this splendid dusty tulle floral magnificence.  Just right for a  reflective sunset portrait. I'm looking forward to wearing my own skirt into the fall with more rusty earth tones- I have just the right ankle booties apparently.  But summer first, please!

Anthropologie Petaluma skirt

Anthropologie Tarnby Lasercut booties, circa Fall 2013

oh, maybe the boots are a good idea- my toes are still all scraped up from a recent weekend at the lake...

Monday, June 30, 2014

black sun...

Oh, how I love summer- not least because a surplus of well-timed government holidays has given me several 4-day weekends in a row! We're in the middle of a heatwave, but I love, love, love it.  I thrifted this black embroidered sundress a couple of weeks ago and it felt like a refreshing change from my usual brights.  I went out for drinks with some friends on an outdoor terrasse, feeling just a touch guilty since the dress would have been a perfect find for an often-in-black girlfriend.  It was like a 'Heathers' moment, empowered to borrow someone else's uniform!

Speaking of Heathers, we took advantage of another recent beautiful weekend to play a casual but competitive few rounds of croquet in the park.  For the occasion, I pulled out the frothiest and girliest of dotted dresses in my arsenal, this 'ancient' dress from Anthropologie, circa 2009.  Man, it is so girly it's no wonder I've never actually worn it before!  Now that the ice is broken I swear to give it a bit more lovin'! Especially since I'm revisiting a heretofore unknown desire for white dresses now that it'

Forget the World Cup and all that brouhaha in Rio....croquet is the ultimate summer sport.