homemade

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}

//

Advertisements

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

photo IMG_2739_zps0cd2d44d.jpg

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 🙂

//

Healing

white homemade maxi skirt linen j.crew tee

ankle sprain personal style maxi skirt

sprain maxi skirt linen tee

I have spent the last week feeling guilty about not updating the blog, so last night I finally managed to take a few quick pictures in the backyard.  As you can see, I am still side-lined due to my ankle sprain…2+ weeks and counting…  That being said, I am acutely aware that there are far worse things than a sprain and crutches, so I am trying to count my blessings and take this all in stride. 

I have been making a conscious effort to try and hide my leg/ankle as much as possible (despite the racing-stripe tape job, I highly doubt anyone wants to see my swollen and bruised leg).  Maxi skirts and loose linen pants have been in high rotation. 

Top:  J.Crew {similar}
Skirt:  homemade 🙂 {similar}
Necklace: c/o INPINK
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; Jacob
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa Aviators  {Cdn link}
Shoes:  SoftMoc

//

image

Navy and plaid

photo IMG_5855_zps7df4cb6b.jpg

photo IMG_5732_zps38f1abc5.jpg

photo IMG_5817_zpsc4071364.jpg

photo IMG_5699_zps79635387.jpg

Shirt:  Topshop grandpa shirt {from 2011}
Scarf:  somewhat homemade {am I allowed to say “homemade” when I really just went and bought some sale flannel at Fabricland and called it a scarf? I have been admiring chunky plaid scarves all winter, so when I couldn’t find one in stores, Fabricland seemed like an easy (and cheap!) second option}
Pants:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim
Purse:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

{Homemade} Green peplum top and my favorite sandals!

photo IMG_3986-001_zpsf22f385b.jpg

photo IMG_4054_zps5d0efdab.jpg

Top:  homemade {made with  drapery fabric that I found in a blow-out bin.  Unfortunately I didn’t take any closeups, but the fabric has a great texture to it.  I think I may add some darts to the front of the bodice to help reduce some of the bulkiness}  {similar BR option}
Pants:  Guess {old, probably 2008}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  Jacob white leather bangles, thrifted ‘gold’ bangles, Club Monaco wrap bracelet
Clutch:  Le Chateau
Shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat ‘Ozara’ {also seen here in a somewhat similar look} {similar JMC shoe}

SHOP THE LOOK

image

Pink sweater with a purple pencil skirt…too much?

photo IMG_1556_zpse0096cc4.jpg

photo IMG_1478_zps0102bfc9.jpg

I feel this outfit looked a whole lot better in the mirror than it apparently did in real life. 

Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory Long Pencil Skirt {runs large – I should have sized down…but didn’t}
Necklaces:  homemade
Bracelets:  Club Monaco wrap, thrifted bangles
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Banana Republic
Shoes:  Expression {from The Bay}

An excuse to dress up – a ball gown from MsDressy.com

winter wool coat over ball gown

dressy winter outfit

ms dressy ball gown

Normally I don’t dress up this much, but since a friend was having a Grammy themed party on Sunday night, I was happy to have an excuse to throw on this beautiful number from MsDressy.com

Dress:  Floor-length chiffon dress c/o MsDressy.com
Coat:  old…
Necklace:  homemade {see the DIY here}
Bracelets:  Osolee ‘Savannah’, J.Crew Factory, Club Monaco, Amrita Singh ‘Allie’ bangles
Clutch:  Le Chateau {old}
Shoes:  B Brian Atwood ‘Labrea’ sandals (also here