Weekend Style

Fall colors – beige and burgundy

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Coat:  J.Crew Metro Coat {it seems they aren’t offering this style anymore – very similar to the J.Crew Lady Day Coat – other similar styles here and here}
Sweater:  J.Crew Factory Cashmere V-neck Sweater {take an extra 25% off with code EXTRA25}
Pants:  Club Monaco Tasha Faux Leather Legging {take an extra 40% off with code 40MORE – ends today!}
Scarf:  Zara
Purse:   Pour la Victoire Haven
Shoes:  J.Crew Harper Patent Flats {take 25% off full price styles with code TGIFALL – ends today!  Similar styles here and here}

I finally managed to got out and take some outfit photos.  So sorry for the month-long hiatus,  Unfortunately, when life gets busy, the blog gets put to the side 😦

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Weekend walk

A Closet Full of Clothes... oversize zara scarf and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... skinny jeans and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... draped open cardigan and blanket scarf

A Closet Full of Clothes...

One of my favorite daily routines – taking Scooter and Georgie for a walk 🙂

Sweater:  Alfred Sung {from the now-defunct Zellers – similar here, here and here}
Scarf:  Zara
Tee:  J.Crew Factory
Pants:  Gap {circa 2011 – similar here}
Boots:  Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot  {also available here and here} {fun fact – I won these as part of a charity “wellie tossing” contest – I had the furthest throw in the adult female category!}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange

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

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.

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!). 

Weekend dress

Laura Wears... casual weekend style featuring J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears... white straw fedora, navy dress, beige sandals

Laura Wears ... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears ... white straw fedora

Laura Wears... J.Crew navy dress and beige sandals

Laura Wears... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Happy Saturday!
I stalked this J.Crew dress online for quite awhile. When it finally came on sale, I quickly snatched it up.  Not only has it been in heavy rotation as part of my work wardrobe, but it can easily be worn for more casual pursuits.  It’s one of those great flexible pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down.  Definitely a worthwhile purchase. 
In an effort to simply my wardrobe, I have recently been on the lookout for items that can pull double-duty.  I would love to hear about your favorite high-rotation purchases 🙂

Dress:  J.Crew Collection Draped Keyhole Dress {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglasses:  Aldo {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {an oldie but a goodie!}
Sandals:  J.Crew Back-Zip Sandals {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}

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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