More Than a Color

“What can brown do for you?” Brown works so well for the folks at UPS, I thought I would play with that color today. The day’s all-brown look features a summery tube top paired with a flattering full skirt. A tan bag and tri-color metallic flats complete the outfit. Now, I am set to move around the city.
Have a great weekend!
Top—The Limited Skirt—Banana Republic Factory Store Bag—Via Spiga via Marshalls Shoes—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Smartbargains

Animal Fever


Shocker. You may remember my reservations about my first piece of animal print clothing. After that, I apparently garnered some animal instincts. Well, my love of animal prints has risen to a whole new level—full print dress! The black and white leopard print dress is fully lined and layered in a grey mesh. It is sleeveless, ruched at the midriff, and has a subtle racer cut at the back. I wore the dress with black satin strappy sandals, and a teal clutch to a recent dinner.

Dress—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls Shoes—Ann TaylorBag—Rampage via T.J. Maxx

Leopard print:

Changing Fashion


In addition to focusing on clothing and bargains, I’m always thinking about fashion and ideas—how to move from attire A to endeavor B. I’m also always giving thought to how fashion changes how we view the world and how the world views us. Having said that, an announcement about an upcoming issue of Italian Vogue really caught my eye since the issue will only include black models.
What changes might it prompt? I wonder how long it takes for these alterations at the higher levels of the fashion industry to affect those of us here in the everyday trenches? And beyond the big questions, how would seeing that particular issue of Vogue influence internal feelings and day-to-day approaches to fashioning? What do you think?
The New York Times—Conspicuous by Their Presence

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Another classic. This striking two-tone leather bag, a beautiful cream and chocolate combination, represents one of those unexpected treasures I found in a local resale shop. The bag is adorned with pockets, two in the front, and two on the side. It is decked with gold hardware including gold oversized rings adjoining the straps. You would find me with this bag in hand often. See a few looks here, here, and here.
Bag—Antonio Melani via Rag-O-Rama

Honey-Sweet

I know. It is another Max Studio dress. But, this red sweater dress was sinfully irresistible with its super soft texture and hand-tacked honeycomb detail at the bodice. To create a work look and add some shape, the dress is belted. Black t-strap peep-toe pumps complete the outfit.
Dress—Max Studio via Marshalls Belt—The Limited Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls

Honeycomb detail: