WIW: drapey top, ankle pants, . . .

I saw Angie's ensemble post today after I got home from work. I realized 2 things: 1) I wore a version of the ensemble, and 2) I should have consulted the post before I left the house. :)

I tried the outfit 2 ways--one with the closest thing I have to ankle strap shoes and one with a high-vamped cut-out bootie. I wore it to work with the booties today. After seeing Angie's post and being reminded of Debbie's fab outfit, I thought my outfit could have really benefited from a great necklace. And actually I thought the same thing this morning as I was dressing--I tried two different ones and neither one left with me. I just couldn't seem to get the look I was after. I did wear my jean jacket over the tunic, which I quite liked, but it was my outerwear today; I did not keep it on indoors.

The outfit:
1-2, as I wore it to work: olive skinny boyfriend chinos with brass studs down the sides (Lucky); olive and white striped drapey tunic with shark-bite front hem and print neck and sleeve trim (made by me); taupe cutout booties (Kork-Ease, Stina).
3-4, the other version I tried: same outfit with taupe cross-strap flats (Naot).

I felt this outfit was comfortable and passable. I'd have liked it better with a jacket or vest, and/or with a statement necklace.
Thoughts and suggestions welcome! Thanks for looking.


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WIW: new harem pants

During the Seattle meetup, I bought a pair of pants--with a little encouragement from my friends!-- at a shop called The Finerie. I wore them to work today. They are a harem pant style that is also a bit like Thai fisherman pants.

The outfit (worn to work):
Navy harem pants (Desigual, Thai harem pants); navy, gray, ivory mixed print and stripe long-sleeved scoop-neck tee (made by me); indigo textured-stripe scarf; beige cotton jacket (Caslon, roll sleeve utility jacket); taupe cross-strap flats (Naot); black and brown snake-print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); silver herringbone bangle; silver and blue stone bracelet and silver and blue stone dangly earrings (Lucky).

I enjoyed wearing this comfy boho look. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions!


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WIW: making fantasy a reality

During Angie's reality versus fantasy challenge, I discovered that my main fantasy is being able to wear my pumps more often. They just don't seem to fit my daily life. One suggestion I took to heart is that I could wear the pumps out to dinner or for part of my day.

I tried it out today. The outfit I wore to work featured my trusty harem pants and snake-print sneakers, both of which worked great for biking to work. Afterward, I came home and put on my pumps to go out to the pub with DH for dinner. Not a fancy place, but I felt casual enough in the outfit with my chic but subdued black pumps.

Thanks to Angie for the enlightening challenge, and to everyone here for the wonderful suggestions!

The outfits:
1-3 (worn out to dinner): black harem pants (Eileen Fisher); black and white lacy print sweatshirt (made by me); teal short trench (Ambition); black and brown snake print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); black d'Orsay pumps (Vince, Claire).

4-6 (worn to work): same outfit, with black and white snake-print sneakers (Mephisto, Yael) instead of the pumps.

Thanks for looking and I welcome your suggestions and thoughts!


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Reality versus fantasy: variations on a theme

In response to Angie's reality versus fantasy challenge, I noted in my previous post that my main fantasy is wearing more outfits that feature pumps--which I like but rarely wear. Here are a couple of outfits I wore to work (reality), also shown with pumps (fantasy).

1-3: taupe linen print sleeveless shift dress (made by me); taupe long cardi (Nic & Zoe); mauve cotton scarf; taupe cross-strap flats (Naot) versus pewter platform pumps (Paul Green).

4-9: gray and black brush stroke knit drapey dress (made by me), over black layering tee (Tees by Tina); black leggings (Lysse); black denim cropped moto (Free People); black and brown animal print cross body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); black patent cap-toe ballet flats (AGL) versus black d'Orsay pumps (Vince, Claire).

I have a feeling the pumps may not be as great with these outfits as the flats. I might need to wear somewhat different outfits to really make the pumps work. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.


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