Burgundy & Black

A Closet Full of Clothes - J.Crew Factory Wool Trouser Wide-leg Pant in Burgundy

A Closet Full of Clothes blog

A Closet Full of Clothes - Mexx draped cross front wrap top and J.Crew Factory burgundy work wear trouser

Top:  Mexx {similar 1 – 2 – 3 – 4}
Pants:  J.Crew Factory Wool Flannel Wide-leg Trouser {I love the unexpected color of these wool pants}
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney {also here}
Purse:  Le Chateau {similar 123}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bangles:  Thrifted
Midi/knuckle rings:  Ardene

What a week!  I meant to have these photos up by Wednesday, but here we are on Friday morning and I am just managing to now carve out a little blog time.  For better, or for worse, my week has been incredibly work-busy (as opposed to the more-fun vacation-busy!).


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

Laura Wears ... draped cardigan sweater

Laura Wears...

Laura Wears...

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. 



Only a couple of quickly-taken photos today.  My shutter release is still on the fritz (I keep hoping it will magically fix itself – the antenna on the wireless controller has detached.  That being said, I am not sure this situation is fixable by ‘hoping’).

I hesitated posting these photos b/c today’s outfit is somewhat similar to this post from a few weeks ago.  I really am a creature of habit…wearing the same skirt but a different sleeveless top.


Top:  Joe Fresh {actually a knee-length dress}
Shirt:  Joe Fresh  {also a dress!} 
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh Allie Bangle Stack and the silver bracelet is from Mexx…I think  (identical silver bracelet)
Earrings:  Expression {@ The Bay}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange Aviators
Purse:  Vieta (similar)
Sandals:  Nine West ‘Jaxson’ Espadrilles



I am having technical difficulties with my wireless shutter release (again!!!).  Today was especially trying – so much so that I managed to capture a few moments of fiddling… 

If that wasn’t enough, I unknowingly knocked my camera off center.  So while I was pleasantly surprised I didn’t end up with 60 blurry outfit shots, it looks like I chose to hang out on the right side of all today’s pics.  Fun.

Top:  Mexx  (similar) {old!  I salvaged it from my to-be-donated bag (again!) at the last moment.  It is one of those tops that I never wear, decide to donate, but for some reason I always keep changing my mind…}
Pants:  J.Crew Paley Pant  {a dark grey, not black – I was going for an all-grey look}
Necklace:  Z Designs (love this)
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh Allie Bangles
Glasses:  Armani Exchange  {found at Shopper’s Drug Mart last summer}
Purse:  Vintage  {I struggled with picking a purse for this outfit…still not convinced that beige was the best option}
Sandals:  Pour la Victoire ‘Vanna’ (or also here)

Long Weekend!




Dress:  Banana Republic {last summer – it took me a long time to find a white summer dress that I liked.  My only criticism is the length – I wish it was an inch or two longer…}  {similar Old Navy option}
Blazer:  H&M
Belt:  Winners
Bracelet:  Mexx {ages ago}
Ring:  Amrita Singh Viola Ring
Sunglasses:  Random drugstore find
Purse:  Vintage 
Shoes:  Nine West Jaxson Espadrilles {almost identical option}


Breaking out the linen

Top:  Mexx {ages ago} (similar)
Pants:  J.Crew Paley Crop Pant (or similar)
Bracelet:  Lulu’s (similar)
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange  {bought at Shopper’s} (similar style)
Purse:  Pour la Victoire ‘Haven’  {bought through MYHABIT} (similar)
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire ‘Vanna’ Sandals (also available here)  {bought through Hautelook}

More Easter Weekend

I was really excited about my thrifted pastel floral blouse (very spring-appropriate!) but unfortunately I messed up these photos (again) so it is hard to see the details.

Blouse:  Thrifted (similar)
Coat:  Banana Republic Factory (similar)
Pants:  Victoria Secret (similar)
Bracelets:  Mexx, unknown
Earrings:  Expression (at The Bay) (similar)
Clutch:  Vieta (similar)
Sandals:  Pour la Victoire Vanna