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The Motion of the Ocean

The subject of today’s post is an outfit that just screams summer day with these blue and white shorts that remind me of the deep blue sea. I chose them for, yes, the color and I especially like the side zipper detail for a flat front look and I adore the scalloped hem on these shorts. These details dress up the shorts a bit. I paired them with a sleeveless cotton blouse and finished off the look with this fantastic fringed scarf. Scarves can be awesome in the summer too!! This one is such lightweight cotton. The white color is so crisp and the contrasting navy fringe makes this piece iconic summer in navy and white. I feel dressed up yet relaxed in this outfit that I pulled together from a combination of pieces that I purchased individually because I liked something about each one. They did not become an OOTD until they met in my closet :).

DSC_0828DSC_0823DSC_0817DSC_0809DSC_0819DSC_0831Shirt: Topshop (Similar Here| Shorts: Beth Bowley  | Shoes: Chanel (Sold Out) | Watch: Toy

Leather No Matter What the Weather

Yes, leather on a summer day, why not?! I adore leather and today I am wearing all leather.  This outfit is perfect for a quick trip into the city to see friends.  It is comfortable and can be worn from a mid-day café stop into the evening.  The leather sleeveless vest by Better B,  is being worn as a shirt and is paired with an all around pleated leather skirt in bone that has an easy elastic waist, perfect for an extra croissant at the café or maybe some gelato later in the day. It is made by Parker. The studded black leather Sam Edelman sandals work well in tandem with the biker/rocker feel of the vest. I’ve worn some of my favorite silver jewelry, including a three-inch wide fluid silver bracelet paired with a sterling bracelet that was my great grandmother’s.  I am wearing my Hoorsenbuhs multi finger chain ring in sterling as well.  I chose some large silver hoop earrings and have loosely pulled back my hair for the warm summer day/evening in the city.

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Vest: Better B.  (Similar HereSkirt: Parker (Sold Out)  |

ShoesSam Edelman RingHoorsenbuhs

Bringing in the Heavy Hitters

Today’s elegant outfit is a perfect storm composed of several designer labels. I excitedly pulled this outfit together and loved the end result. Early into the write-up, I realized that each of these pieces could really stand on their own and add oomph to any outfit. However, combined into one look, the result hits it out of the park. This neutral ensemble will get you noticed for all the right reasons. I am very excited to present this to you today and since I’m a fan of each item equally, I will introduce them top-down. My hair was flat-ironed and held back by a two inch quilted Burberry headband in nude, patent leather. The Holy Lace Tube Top by Stone Cold Fox is truly elegant. It’s off the shoulder style and full slit back are details done to perfection. The lacy pattern lends itself perfectly to the easy flow of the top. I chose to put this top with a pair of Haute Hippie long, flowing, pleated pants. These two pieces together made a perfect outfit, but I couldn’t stop there. I accessorized with a gold Chanel chain and coin belt, a birthday gift I could not wait to Christen. On to the shoes! The Valentino patent leather Rockstud Slingback  pumps in blush (what a mouthful, but so sweet on the tongue) were an obvious choice. This power packed outfit needed very little in the way of jewelry. I added a few thin gold and crystal bangles onto my Cartier Love Bracelet and on the opposite hand, a large ivory and gold statement ring. My much-loved Prada Saffian Lux tote in Cammeo was the bag of choice and I was out! Not gonna lie, feelin’ fly!DSC_0226DSC_0230DSC_0228DSC_0232DSC_0220DSC_0245DSC_0236DSC_0246

Head band: Burberry  | Top: Stone Cold Fox  | Belt: Chanel  |  Pants: Haute Hippie | Shoes: Valentino  | Handbag: Prada

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