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 A Closet Full of Clothes blog
 A Closet Full of Clothes blog

Coat:  SheInside {I find SheInside can be really hit-or-miss in regards to quality, but this is surprisingly okay considering the ~$30 price tag}
Pants:  Banana Republic Drapey Pant {Canada link here} {loving these pants – I bought the similar black version as well – US link, Canada link}
Long sleeve tee:  Jacob {old}
Necklace:  Banana Republic Gilded Necklace {Canadian link here}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire “Carmendy” {similar here}
Purse:  Le Chateau {old – similar here, and nearly identical but in a different color here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo

GIVEAWAY – $50 Gift Card from Ricki’s!

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Today I’m giving away a $50 Ricki’s gift card
(courtesy of the lovely folks at Ricki’s!)

To enter, do one (or more) of the following (each worth one entry):
1.  Comment on this post
2.  Like this giveaway on Instagram

A winner will be randomly chosen on December 2 (giveaway closes on November 30, at 11:59 pm ET)

Check out my Ricki”s fall outfit!

Congratulations to Leslie, the winner of the Ricki’s $50 gift card!  Please check your email 🙂

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.

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

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!). 

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 🙂

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Sumer work wear – pencil skirt, lace tee and loafers

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Dress (worn as a top):  SheInside
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {old}
Shoes:  Arturo Chiang Beatrixx

I loved the look of this SheInside dress online, however when it arrived, it was WAY to short.  Even my most daring self could not pull off such a short dress (keep in mind I am nearly 6’ tall).  Instead, it has been re-purposed as a top.  The quality is pretty decent for the price (I find SheInside can be hit-or-miss with regards to quality). 

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Oh Canada!

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As someone who doesn’t particularly like wearing the color red (I think it makes my face look too flush), I am always perplexed about what to wear on Canada Day (July 1).  This year I opted for a white dress with a reddish purse & I am quite happy with the results 🙂 

Dress:  J.Crew eyelet shirtdress {on sale!}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old – nearly identical here and here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted branch-like bangles {similar}
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Lauren Merkin Louise Raffia Clutch {Cdn link here}  {Also available at Amazon…on sale too!}
Shoes:  J.Crew metallic suede Cleo loafers {also on sale!}

Lately…

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I sprained my ankle playing softball on Saturday (stepped on the 3rd baseman’s foot while running). Once the swelling goes down, my athletic therapist will be able to better grade the severity of the sprain (although she has already commented on how amazingly bad it looks).

I have never needed crutches before, so my learning curve has been huge.  I have quickly figured out that pockets and a backpack are requirements & I am slowly getting more coordinated.  If you have any tips or tricks to share, I would love to hear them!

I snapped this pic on my way to work on Wednesday (purposely keeping my injured foot out of the shot).  The shorts are from Club Monaco (picked them up during an extra 50% off sale).  The blouse is from J.Crew Factory, the sweater is from Zellers, the coat is Nike (very similar), and the shoes are from SoftMoc.  And…the crutches are from the 80’s…they were my dads 🙂  He dug them out of the basement when I got back from the hospital.   Everyone seems amused that I have wood crutches.  It’s the oddest thing…