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Spring maxi

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My first maxi dress of the year ūüôā

Dress:  c/o eShakti
Bag:  similar and similar
Sunglasses:  similar

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Coming Soon…

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After a relaxing week in the sun, I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. ¬†Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up later this week…

Scarf: ¬†Ricki’s
Sweater:  Philosophy Cashmere Open Front Long Cardigan {similar: 1,  2,  3,  4}
Blouse: ¬†Banana Republic “Seamed Inset Tank” {Cdn link here}
Pants: ¬†Banana Republic “Sloan” ¬†{Cdn link here}
Bracelet: ¬†c/o Ricki’s
Purse:  Le Chateau {old}

Hello Yellow

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Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere cardigan {similar here and here}
Blouse: ¬†c/o Ricki’s {also seen in the last post – its been getting a lot of wear recently}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in bi-stretch wool
Hat:  Club Monaco {very similar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa {simliar}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire

Our carbon monoxide alarm went off at 4 am on Monday morning. ¬†This was the first time the alarm had gone off (we’ve had the CO units for about 2 years), and our digital readout was showing ~250 ppm (bad!). ¬†Fortunately,¬†the alarm did it’s job & we quickly left the house (although not before opening most of the doors and windows – which, in retrospect, we shouldn’t have spent time doing). ¬†The local fire department came to investigate & a few hours later we were allowed back inside. ¬†Our wood stove was the likely source of the carbon monoxide & we have negative house pressure issues that are not helping the situation. ¬†An HVAC tech is coming by today to look at the problems & hopefully propose a solution. ¬†Even though this ended well for us, I can’t stress the importance of a CO alarm. ¬†¬†If we did not have a functioning alarm, we all would have continued to sleep through the rising CO levels (very dangerous!).

 

Paisley & Zebra

J.Crew paisley blouse and Joe Fresh zebra pencil skirt

A Closet Full of Clothes... zebra knit pencil skirt

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A Closet Full of Clothes... gold Charles David Katya pumps

Blouse:¬† J.Crew Blythe blouse {3 or 4 years old… similar here and¬†here and¬†here}
Skirt:  Joe Fresh {similar here and here}
Clutch:  Le Chateau {purchased about 2003 maybe?}
Shoes:  Charles David Katya {Also available here.  Loving the shape & surprisingly comfortable for the price and heel height!  Will be on the lookout for more colors}
Bracelets:  Gorjana chain; thrifted bangles
Midi/Knuckle rings:¬† Ardene {just meant to be cheapies to test out the look… After wearing between one and three knuckle rings for about a week, I have to admit, I am quite liking the trend! Similar rings here here and here}
Necklace:  Gorjana Ifinity II Necklace
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange

I bought this skirt during a brave moment a few weeks back, and I am surprised how much I actually like it.¬† It’s a little outside my comfort zone, but also surprisingly wearable.

Ruffled

Laura Wears ... ruffled silk blouse and slouchy dress pants

Laura Wears ... draped cardigan sweater

Laura Wears...

Laura Wears...

Laura Wears ... drapey dress pants and a silk ruffle blouse

Blouse:  Banana Republic {a few years old Рlast seen here Рsimilar styles: 1, 2, 3 and 4}
Sweater:  Mexx {recent in-store purchase Рcan’t find it online}
Pants:  Club Monaco {purchased last fall Рit’s hard to tell from these photos, but they have a really small print Рsimilar here, here and here}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Purse:  Pour la Victoire
Sandals:  J.Crew back zip sandals

We are having an unseasonably cool August.  As a result, I have been bundling up more than normal.  While I am not impressed at what appears to be an early fall, I know the dogs are loving the cooler temperatures…  I suppose that can be the silver lining…

Unfortunately, since is has also rained on-and-off every day this week, I was unable to watch the Perseid meteor showers (clouds blocking the view).¬† This is normally one of my favorite summer rituals –¬† I can spend hours watching the night sky.¬† It really grounds me – makes me realize how we are part of something so much larger.¬†

Silk bermudas

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Shirt:  Club Monaco Frieda Cotton and Mesh top
Shorts:  Club Monaco {sold out, but they have other similar styles still available Рhere and here.  As does J.Crew}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted bangles; c/o INPINK infinity bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire Haven
Shoes:  SoftMoc {similar}

These silk bermuda shorts have quickly become my summer favorite.  I really like the flowy silk and the longer length.  Maybe I am getting old or maybe I am just too picky (or looking in the wrong place), but I’m really unimpressed with the shorts offerings this summer.  Everything seems too short.  And too tight.  Anything that doesn’t fit into the above category seems to be made of cotton.  Which inevitably wrinkles…quickly.  I think that’s why this Club Monaco pair is in such high rotation.  They are the polar opposite of everything I mentioned above.  And perhaps, in a way,  they are my own personal protest against the summer parade of daisy dukes and hot shorts.

Summer Evening

Laura Wears... J.Crew floral printed cotton midi patio skirt

Laura Wears... mixed prints

Laura Wears... J.Crew Factory ruffle top

Laura Wears...J.Crew patio skirt and ruffle neck top

Laura Wears... casual friday pattern mixing

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Printed Ruffle Top
Skirt:  J.Crew Patio Skirt
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Bracelets:  c/o INPINK; Jacob
Purse:  Ivanka Trump {similar}
Sandals: Modern Rebel Misty {incredibly similar option}

Before heading out to dinner on a gorgeous summer night ūüôā

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