Archive | July, 2013

Summer school

15 Jul

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head scarf, sandals & skirt: UO / blouse: Rainbow / bag: H&M

There’s just something about empty classrooms that I find just so interesting. Without the buzz of laughing school children and the swarm of activity that makes these rooms come alive during school hours, they just seem so desolate and abandoned in the Summer. I’m the daughter of two teachers, so I have a different relationship with the classroom than most, and what happens inside is no foreign thing to me, so maybe it’s the fact that everything I know is missing when I see one sit empty? Anyway, I was poking around peeking into the open windows of an elementary school nearby and decided to snap some photos there. It was overcast out (which normally makes for lovely lighting) but it was working against me the colors came out kind of blah. But this turned out to be one of my favorite easy breezy Summer outfits in a while. Just effortless and cool. That’s my go-to these days. And while you’ve seen me wear many a head wrap (I’m sort of a certified addict), I saw Toshiko rock one tied up around a high bun and since I’ve never tried it that way, and I’m a gal who loves to mix things up, I gave it a whirl. I’m a fan.

Hope everyone’s week is starting out great!

Inspired

10 Jul

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Hubby and I are going to Dominican Republic for a little getaway (and a wedding!) next month so all my pennies are going straight into the piggy bank. But since I put myself in spending detention and haven’t added anything new to my closet, I’ve been in a little bit of a funk. Such is the life of a shopaholic eh? So I’ve been trying to draw inspiration from fellow style bloggers whom I love and create looks with pieces I already have in my closet. I think each of these have been featured already here on the blog, but I’ve styled this outfit with a nod to this look by the lovely and amazing Bonnie of Flashes of Style whom I never grow tired of.

Happy Wednesday friends! xo

Lake adventures

9 Jul

I spent a lovely long weekend soaking up the sun, eating way too many sweets, riding on the boat, and floating in a tube at DeRuyter Lake (in upstate NY) in celebration of my amazing parents and family friends’ 35th wedding anniversary. What better way to spend your days than relaxing with loved ones surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings?

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re-imagine

2 Jul

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hat: H&M / blouse and tank dress (worn as top): F21 / skirt: Urban Outfitters / oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell / bag: ebay

There’s nothing new here or never been seen but since I’ve taken a little break from spending, I’m challenging myself to create new outfit combinations with existing items in my closet. This blouse is one of my favorite pieces I own and this is far from the first time I’ve worn it, but I can say, I’ve never worn it open, over another top like this. This polka dot tank dress is an easy-to-wear piece that I reach for time and time again throughout the Summer, but I’m repurposing it here as a top with another skirt layered over it. And in this yucky humidity, my hair is so rebellious…all I can do is tuck it under my trusty black fedora. Yay for making old pieces feel new again!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

 

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