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Anomaly

A Closet Full of Clothes... J.Crew Puffer down vest winter style

 A Closet Full of Clothes...

 A Closet Full of Clothes... Lululemon Studio Pant and Hunter Original Tall Boots in Matte Navy

Today we awoke to this…
The dogs were stoked… I wasn’t so sure.  Fortunately, it will melt before the end of the day 🙂

Vest:  J.Crew Factory (a few years old…similar here and here)
Sweater:  Gap (nearly identical 2014 version)
Scarf:  Zara (recent)
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Pants:  Lululemon Studio Pant (love love love!)
Boots:  Hunter Original Tall Boots (also here and here)

 

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 – last seen here – similar styles: 1, 2, 3 and 4}
Sweater:  Mexx {recent in-store purchase – can’t find it online}
Pants:  Club Monaco {purchased last fall – it’s hard to tell from these photos, but they have a really small print – similar 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. 

Floral midi

Laura Wears... diy homemade floral midi skirt

floral midi skirt

how to wear a midi skirt

Laura Wears... flats and a midi skirt

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Laura Wears... wedding guest outfit midi skirt

Top:  J.Crew Drapey Crepe Tank
Skirt:  homemade {similar here}
Necklace:  c/o INPINK
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh gold bangle; thrifted gold twig bangles
Purse:  Ivanka Trump Travel Organizer {also here and here}
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney {more colors here and here}

I am slowly trying to fill gaps in my closet – for example, I finally purchased a plain white button-down shirt last week {this one}.  These flats were bought in March as part of the same initiative.  A beige shoe is a nice neutral that can be paired with almost anything 🙂

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…baby, it’s cold outside…

winter outfit j.crew vest

cold weather outfit

Vest:  J.Crew Factory {similar – also worn here and here}
Long-sleeve Tee:  Gap
Blouse:  Winners
Hat:  Dynamite
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Skirt:  Kasper  {thrifted! similar}
Leggings:  Club Monaco {take 30% off sale items with code HAPPY30}
Bag:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

Sorry for the lack of recent updates – we are in the middle of an unseasonably low cold-snap & I have been trying to avoid going outside whenever possible.  Normally the average for this time of year is about -5C.  At that temperature I can still be outside with the dogs – take them running or snowshoeing.  However, with our recent temperatures in the -20’s, they want to be outside even less than I do.

Fall Transition Tip #4 – Add a scarf

purple j.crew cafe capri

animal print scarf

Top:  Babaton ‘Harper’ blouse, from Aritzia
Pants:  J.Crew Cafe Capri in wool {25% off with current promo…this color is from fall 2011 I think,…last seen here}
Scarf:  Zellers {similar}
Bracelet:  J.Crew Factory
Purse:  Le Chateau
Heels:  Sam Edelman ‘Porteny’

…and a few other scarf looks from last fall

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…and some scarf-spiration

Favorite ruffled blouse

club monaco crop pants jean michel cazabat

banana republic navy blouse

Top:  Banana Republic {one of my favorites – similar}
Pants:  Club Monaco ‘Stevie’ Pants {CM is having a huge end-of-summer sale right now – take an extra 50% off all sale styles with code FINAL50}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bracelets:  Gorjana; J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Jean-Michel Cazabat Ozara

A few thoughts for today:
– I broke my right index finger last Sunday (playing softball), and although it is not overly obvious, I am wearing a split in these photos.
– It was nearly impossible to avoid all the Miley Cyrus drama online so I finally caved and watch the clip.  It actually made me angry.

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