All I ever do is wear pants! I have to break this cycle but I think fashion and my age are conspiring against me. While you might think this outfit is all about the crazy shirt I’m wearing, it is really the pants with the half-skirt built into the front that I love. Anything that adds interest and spark to a pair of black pants is a keeper in my book. I don’t think I’d like these pants without a tucked in top, but perhaps a more cropped top would work. Hmmm… think I’ll try that next!
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See another (similar!) way I’ve worn this green shirt:
Be still, my heart. This dress is THE best! Its pattern, as you can see in these pictures, is vibrant as are the colors. There are slits on the sides plus an opening below the buttons in the front so, even though the dress is long, it is airy and even a little sexy. PLUS I will also wear it as a long jacket/duster and maybe even over skinny jeans.
It is a perfect example of the beautiful and inexpensive interpretations of high end fashion that H&M can do so well. I buy maybe 3-4 things a year at H&M and I’ve learned over the years not to “leap” at something ordinary and cheap. I wait for beauties like this!
I’ve always been the kind of gal who has the perennial basics covered in her closet. As a result I always have a basic black skirt and a perfect pair of black pants. Well, this year and for a number of years to come, the basic black skirt is this wonderful Gaultier item – high waisted, midi-length tube skirt made of Gaultier’s tulle fabric, with polka dots in the weave of the skirt! AND it goes with anything and everything. I’d probably even wear leggings underneath!
Wearing this skirt with my Clover Canyon top is a no-brainer. I love Clover Canyon items – sort of a poor woman’s Mary Katrantzou – and I found this deeply on sale. Not so much the skirt…
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See another way we’ve worn this Clover Canyon top:
I have ALWAYS loved this mustard color. It may not be an optimal color for blondes, but makeup helps us blondes look good wearing it. Here it is paired with another of my favorite colors: forest green. In my book, however, mustard goes with everything: black for sure, red, all shades of pink, purple, navy and cobalt blues – OK, it might actually look pretty bad with beige or yellow. If there is no mustard in your closet, you must give it a try!
I’m glad to be back with you on a regular schedule after my weekend rendezvous with Kate. We tried very hard to get good pics of the two of us, but hotel lighting doesn’t make it easy. Check out my Instagram for a few shots.