Stripes

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.

Long Weekend Casual

A Closet Full of Clothes... Suss cocoon sweater

A Closet Full of Clothes... thin knuckle rings and striped cardigan cocoon sweater

A Closet Full of Clothes... cocoon sweater tuxedo stripe leggings

A Closet Full of Clothes... J.Crew Pixie / Gigi Tuxedo Stripe Pants

A Closet Full of Clothes

striped cocoon sweater

I hope everyone is having a great long weekend!  I was fortunate enough to have all three days off & so far I have spent most of my time working around the house or on the blog.  I am definitely a home-body, and nothing makes me happier than spending days outside with the dogs and working on my gardens.  I know this isn’t everyone’s idea of a great long weekend, but for me, it’s an absolutely perfect!

There’s a big blog change in the works.  I have decided to move over to a WordPress platform, and will be re-naming the blog A Closet Full of Clothes (if you’re reading this, you are already on the new site!).  Until everything is fully migrated, I will be posting at both A Closet Full of Clothes AND Laura Wears…, but eventually (probably by the end of September) I will start using the Laura Wears… Tumblr account to share single photos, as opposed to full posts (kind of like a more conventional Tumblr).

Since an outfit post is long-overdue, I took a few quick photos last night in our backyard.  Georgie decided to join in on the fun too 🙂

Sweater:  Suss {bought through Hautelook – similar items here, here, and here)
T-shirt:  GapFit Breathe Tee (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie Pants {have been slightly re-done for 2014/15 – BUT there is a nearly identical J.Crew Factory Gigi offering – and a very similar Club Monaco option *on sale*}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bracelet: c/o INPINK
Rings:  Ardene
Sandals:  SoftMoc

Morning Ritual

Laura Wears ... gap stripe cotton linen sweater

Laura Wears ... stripe sweater and stripe silk shorts

Laura Wears ... Joe Fresh stripe silk short

Laura Wears...

Sweater:  Gap {similar}
Shorts:  Joe Fresh {similar – last seen here}
Nechlace:  Gorjana
Sunglasses:  cheapie drugstore purchase
Shoes:  SoftMoc

This is one of my favorite morning rituals – sitting outside in our small orchard and drinking a cup of tea.  Even though the dogs didn’t make in into any of today’s photos, they are always around 🙂  I think I set up a scavenger hunt for them before taking these photos (I hide treats all over they yard – they have to sniff them out – it’s keeps them quite occupied!). 

Dots and Stripes

Polka Dots and Stripes Summer Pattern Mixing

Laura Wears | Dots and Stripes

Laura Wears | J.Crew Polka Dot Silk Blouse and Joe Fresh Silk Stripe Shorts

Laura Wears  |  Pattern Mixing Polka Dots and Stripes

Blouse:  J.Crew {from a few years ago – also seen here}
Shorts:  Joe Fresh stripe silk shorts {similar JF style}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  Jacob bangles; Gorjana three-bead bracelet
Purse:  Banana Republic {old}
Shoes:  J.Crew Metallic Suede Cleo Loafers

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Work brights

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Silk stripe blouse:  Club Monaco {picked up during a sale in May}
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory long pencil skirt {this color came out last fall, but I waited until it moved to the clearance section & snatched it up during an extra % off sale a few months ago!  Loving the rich yellow color}.  Find the J.Crew retail version here
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  Banana Republic {from a few years back}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Carmendy {also here and here}

My work-wear has been under-represented on the blog recently, so I made a conscious effort to snap a few photos yesterday morning before heading to work. 

On an unrelated note, I just found out someone else has recently started a personal style blog with the name Laura Wears.  Initially I was a little peeved, but to be honest, I have been contemplating a blog name change for a few months.  Perhaps this is the push I need to actually commit to a new blog name… 

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Stripes and ankle pants

J.Crew crinkle stripe shirt

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club monaco lane wool pant

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Shirt:  J.Crew crinkle gauze boy shirt (a nearly identical option from Madewell)
Pants:  Club Monaco Lane pants
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; INPINK
Purse:  Josette Cacnio
Shoes:  Cole Haan (here’s an almost identical Old Navy version US link, Canada link)

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Stripes

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Stripe shirt:  J.Crew Factory draped scarf-print popover
Ponte pants:  J.Crew Factory Gigi pants with pockets
Infinity bracelet:  INPINK
Purse:  Pour la Victorie Haven
Gold flats:  Cole Haan (here’s an almost identical Old Navy version US link, Canada link)