Wednesday, September 12, 2012

OOTD 9.12.12

I loved seeing blue with burgundy at the Neiman Marcus FNO show the other night.  Such a great Fall  combo.  I'd like to get some shoes in navy or a brighter blue suede (or velvet loafers) to coordinate with a burgundy/bordeaux jacket or bag.

It's been crazy sunny here but cooling off so here's what I wore on Wednesday:

Zara Blazer (navy), Banana Republic Lace Shell in Cocoon (SUM 12), Gap Denim (outlet), Stuart Weitzman Big Buck Loafers in a burgundy (a few years ago from Nordstrom... the current SW Tassafrass has a similar look, but with tassels instead of buckles)

By the way, here's what uncropped photos can look like around here - Winston in the background and an action shot of my son sliding across the floor behind me. :-)


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

F21 Shopping {+ beginning to think about the China wardrobe}

I've been doing quite a bit of shopping lately -- trying to find a few things here and there for our trip to Hong Kong and Guizhou, China next month.  My husband used to travel to Hong Kong for work so I've been a few times and have just loved it there.  I've been to the mainland, but not to the area we'll be going this time.  If anyone has any advice on what to wear to a wedding in Southwest China (Guiyang specifically) I would appreciate it!  I know white and black are out, but red is confusing me as I was advised to wear red (by someone from another part of China), then read online that sometimes the bride may wear red and you don't want to compete. I bought Ann Taylor's Downtown Shift dress in Mambo Purple (which looks very fuchsia to me) but now am rethinking sleeveless if I can't find the right cardigan to put over it.  I did just order AT's Metropolitan Shift in Azurite - which is a gorgeous blue IRL - so that may be it...

But on to my F21 finds.  First up, $10.80 slim jeans.  Plain, stretchy, comfortable.  I bought them in the dark blue and black denim.  I think these will be so versatile for travel. They felt like leggings, but I can wear them as pants, with just about anything from dressier jackets to tees.  I haven't worn them yet, so I don't know how much they will stretch out in a day, but for under $11 I'm willing to give them a shot.

Forever 21 Classic Slim Denim in Dark Denim and Denim Black

I wasn't looking for denim - I actually had my eye out for a new blouse or two.  Something a little dressy, with sleeves, but lightweight and that will take up little suitcase room.  Starting to think about Hong Kong dinners or tea.  These two fit the bill, though they are still very wrinkly in these pics.

F21 Sheer Tie Collar Button Up/19996511 in Jade

F21 Smocked Tie Collar Blouse/17306673 in Wine

Both of these blouses are very sheer.  In the pics I am just wearing the white Old Navy tank I had on today but I plan to wear them over my new Target camisoles in "Beige" I also found recently.  I think the YSL Belle de Jour clutch in Merlot patent I have on the way from Net-A-Porter will work with the blouses too. I am really liking burgundy/bordeaux for Fall.

Target Mossimo Supply Co. Core Cami/272341

Happy Tuesday!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Style of Mary

I've found a style blog for Crown Princess Mary of Denmark ("Style of Mary") right here.  Please let me know if anyone has seen others! I see in this post that she also has my favorite pair of L.K. Bennetts.  I knew I liked her style.

Also, I saw the FNO show at Neiman Marcus at The Bravern last night and it was loads of fun.  Afterwards I checked out some YSL Belle du Jour clutches and I have one in Merlot on the way.  I'll post some pics or outfits with that soon.  I also found a great $25 dress at F21 recently, and a half-price pantsuit - which I don't know where I will wear, but it was $15 and cute and I'll figure something out.

another recent outfit with that Zara jacket
J Crew silk tank and Loft pants (few years ago), LK Bennett Maddox, sapphire ring and earrings, OPI Chick Flick Cherry on my nails

Happy Weekend!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

OOTE 9.1.12

I wore one of my new Zara (princess) blazers last night.  I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of these. I found some good princess blazer pics here.

OOTE 9.1.12

Zara Blazer with Golden Buttons

For color reference, here it is photographed (without flash) against some white paper.  I would call it ivory or a light cream... definitely not a true white.