Pour La Victoire

Hello Yellow

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Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere cardigan {similar here and here}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s {also seen in the last post – its been getting a lot of wear recently}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in bi-stretch wool
Hat:  Club Monaco {very similar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa {simliar}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire

Our carbon monoxide alarm went off at 4 am on Monday morning.  This was the first time the alarm had gone off (we’ve had the CO units for about 2 years), and our digital readout was showing ~250 ppm (bad!).  Fortunately, the alarm did it’s job & we quickly left the house (although not before opening most of the doors and windows – which, in retrospect, we shouldn’t have spent time doing).  The local fire department came to investigate & a few hours later we were allowed back inside.  Our wood stove was the likely source of the carbon monoxide & we have negative house pressure issues that are not helping the situation.  An HVAC tech is coming by today to look at the problems & hopefully propose a solution.  Even though this ended well for us, I can’t stress the importance of a CO alarm.   If we did not have a functioning alarm, we all would have continued to sleep through the rising CO levels (very dangerous!).

 

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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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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

A Closet Full of Clothes

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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Ruffled

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. 

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.

Work brights

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Silk stripe blouse:  Club Monaco {picked up during a sale in May}
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory long pencil skirt {this color came out last fall, but I waited until it moved to the clearance section & snatched it up during an extra % off sale a few months ago!  Loving the rich yellow color}.  Find the J.Crew retail version here
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  Banana Republic {from a few years back}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Carmendy {also here and here}

My work-wear has been under-represented on the blog recently, so I made a conscious effort to snap a few photos yesterday morning before heading to work. 

On an unrelated note, I just found out someone else has recently started a personal style blog with the name Laura Wears.  Initially I was a little peeved, but to be honest, I have been contemplating a blog name change for a few months.  Perhaps this is the push I need to actually commit to a new blog name… 

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Sunset

White outfit lace midi skirt

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tee
Skirt:  SheInside Hollow Lace Skirt {I think I am going to fix the lining – after seeing these photos, I am not sure I love the partially-lined look.  Similar style here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa  {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana Knox bracelet; Jacob bangles
Clutch:  Ivanka Trump {it’s actually called a “travel organizer”}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Vanna {I have had these sandals for 4 or 5 years now, and they are still one of my favorites!}