Summer Style

Yellow and Navy

 A CLoset Full of Clothes...Navy Wool J.Crew Pants and a Yellow Kenneth Cole Sleeveless Blouse
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 A Closet Full of Clothes - Navy and Yellow Work Wear

Blouse: Kenneth Cole Estelle {also here}
Pants:  J.Crew Collection Wool Trouser {similar here and here}
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney {also here and here}
Clutch:  Banana Republic
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory |{similar here and here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo

For some reason, I look especially sour in these photos.  Not sure why…I really liked this outfit.  The back of the blouse has some neat layering detail, although unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a decently in-focus shot.

 

 

Still wearing white…

A Closet Full of Clothes... Moto jeans and a button-down shirt

A Closet Full of Clothes - J.Crew Moto Pants and Cleo loafers

A Closet Full of Clothes - J.Crew Cleo loafers in metallic and soft cotton shirt

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A Closet Full of Clothes... Club Monaco soft stripe tunic shirt

Shirt:  Club Monaco (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew (similar styles here here and here)
Shoes:  J.Crew Metallic Suede Cleo Loafer
Purse:  Pour la Victoire
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bracelets:  Thrifted

Another casual running-errands look.  Despite looking light purple, this shirt is actually has blue and red narrow stripes.  Which was surprising when I opened my Club Monaco order (it photographed light purple on the CM website too – so I was expecting to receive a light purple shirt!).

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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

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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

Ruffled

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

Laura Wears ... draped cardigan sweater

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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. 

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 – here 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.

Homemade teal shift dress

Laura Wears ... teal shift dress

Laura Wears ... Charles David Reverse Sandals

Laura Wears ... split neck green dress

Laura Wears ... turquoise homemade shift dress

I quickly took these photos last Saturday before attending a friend’s wedding.  It was the first time since early June that I had attempted heels and I was determined to make it work,  Unfortunately, even a minimal amount of walking proved too much & I reluctantly changed into flats after the ceremony.  Too much too soon…

Dress:  homemade ~2008 {I really love the neckline & have been planning to make a white cotton sundress with the same patten..just hasn’t happened yet}
Bracelet:  Lulu’s cuff {old!}; thrifted bangles; Gorjana gold leather wrap
Ring:  Amrita Singh
Shoes:  Charles David Reverse {also here and here}

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Another day, another pencil skirt

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Top:  Club Monaco {similar here and here and here}
Shirt:  J.Crew Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {similar here and here}
Bracelets:  c/o INPINK Infinity leather bracelet; thrifted bangles
Purse:  Erica Anenberg
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney