Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summerizing Bugundy Denim


I wanted to get a wear of my new Nordstrom Anniversary Sale item in, so I dressed these Rag & Bone 'Dre' jeans up for summer with a white pleated blouse and blush flats.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Grey Column - Working from Home


A beautiful early summer day - it's in the 70's (F, low 20's C) today.  I am working from home and running errands today, so sneakers were handy.  I've got a nasty sinus infection, so one of my errands was to visit the doctor for a prescription for antibiotics.  They said I should expect it to clear up in 48 hours (I've been struggling with it since Thursday, so nearly a week, and having it done by the weekend sounds wonderful).

I also have a haircut tomorrow, so I'm really looking forward to that!  I'm going to have it cut a bit shorter this time.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Off the Shoulder


I've always felt that my shoulders and neck were nice features, so I have been looking forward to trying an off the shoulder top.  At first, I thought I'd stick to the more practical "cold shoulder" version of this trend, which has been around for a bit.  I saw a woman wearing a lovely cold shoulder white peasant top with cutoff denim shorts at the beath a couple weekends ago and it strengthened my resolve to give this trend a spin.  After shopping online, I decided to give it a chance with the strapless bra.  

I'm still nursing, and actually a strapless bra is pretty easy to nurse in.  I've leaned out just enough that my old strapless fits perfectly, as it turns out.  This is the one I own (Fantasie brand).  If you are like me and have a larger cup size and smaller band size, I recommend it (it has molded cups which I do not like in my regular bras, but it helps with a strapless bra).

In the past, I have also owned this Wacoal stretch lace strapless bra (not molded cups) and it was very comfortable.

I recommend having a proper bra fitter at either a specialty boutique or Nordstrom fit you for a strapless bra and show you how to put it on.  I would NOT recommend Victoria's Secret and their ilk as they do not fit bras properly and often do not carry sizes that are actually very common.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Neutral "Neckerchief", Stripes, Wide Legs




I was inspired by Angie Cox's observation about neckerchiefs being a thing lately.  I guess to me, this means a scarf that is worn only at the neck.  I had forgotten about this geometrically patterned long, thin and slightly ruffled scarf that I own.  I really like the soft neutral color mix.  I paired it with my Madewell striped tank and NYDJ linen wide-leg trousers.  I added a bit more oomph by bookending the scarf with snakeskin ballet flats (Vera Wang Lavendar Label), as these trousers were hemmed for flats.  I had my black moto jacket at the ready, because it was grey with a few sun breaks today.  I didn't need a jacket, though; I stayed inside most of the day and it was oddly warm anyway.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Navy and White, First Day of Summer


We had pleasant, party cloudy weather in Seattle for the first day of summer.   I had a chance to wear my new white pleated ruffled blouse fro Aritzia.



Monday, June 13, 2016

Working From Home - Dress over Jeans




Chambray dress over cropped white jeans, with grey Vans and cardigan.  It was a rainy, windy day and I worked from home.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

To a Memorial


My mother's father died on Monday evening.  We are very sad and I've been flooded with memories of my dear grandpa.  It's hard to lose someone who was so dear to me, and who loved me as much as he did.

I wore this to his memorial.