WIW: July 4

Well, it's not exactly a patriotic pairing, I'll admit. But here's what I ended up with, given a cooler day than I expected. I thought I'd wear this reddish dress with a blue denim jacket, but chose my olive leather moto instead, for warmth.

I do have on new blue specs; they are bright navy across the top and matte silver everywhere else.

Photo 1--the July 4 outfit (worn out to dinner):
Red-green cross-dyed voile dress (Judy Tampa); olive leather moto jacket (AllSaints); pewter cutout peep-toe booties (Paul Green); sage tumbled glass necklace and bracelet; silver bag with chain trim and strap (Michael Kors).

Also included (photo 2)--is an outfit from the day before yesterday (also worn out to dinner):
Blue jacquard dress (made by me); blue denim jacket (AG, Robyn) (not pictured); nude pumps (AGL) and clutch (J.Crew); gold layered necklaces with silver ring (Madewell).

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your comments and thoughts.

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15 Comments

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    You look gorgeous as always, Sharan! The moto is terrific with the red dress. LOVE the chambray made by you dress--the necklace and those fab shoes are the perfect accessories. 

  • Style Fan replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful and inspiring Sharan.  I hope you had lovely dinners.  Both dresses look gorgeous on you.  Great accessories for both looks.  I have serious footwear envy. 

  • Staysfit replied 1 year ago

    Style perfection! I love the red dress with the olive jacket! Those colors look phenomenal on you! Perfect for a birthday girl! I am still in awe of your sewing skills. Maybe someday I will learn to sew something other than a quilt! I hope you enjoyed your dinners!

  • Maneera replied 1 year ago

    Perfection!!! You're one STYLISH bday girl.

    I simply love the cohesive, effortless beauty of #1. Dressy perfection! You look great in deep colors, Sharan
    #2 is such a lovely polished, casual outfit that I want to steal it! All of it!

  • Diane G replied 1 year ago

    Ooh, two gorgeous looks from the birthday girl. You had me at olive and red in #1. Love the combo. I also love the dress you made in #2. I think your accessories are perfect with it. Like StyleFan, I also have shoe envy!

  • skylurker replied 1 year ago

    Ah, so the blue dress is not so "impractical" after all. It looks good with this set of accessories too.
    I like the new glasses, they look softer.
    I see #1 and I think your weather must be even worse than mine, because it looks like a Fall outfit to me :) but otherwise it's a nice palette on you.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    A Killer birthday girl from the inside out. Much love to you, sweet Sharan. 

  • Jenn replied 1 year ago

    So good! I adore that first outfit. And how I wish it were cool enough to wear a biker jacket on the fourth of July here! Happy belated birthday to you!

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    You look sensational in your "birthday suits," Sharan. You dealt with the weather's vicissitudes brilliantly. Wow, did that olive jacket ever turn out to be a smart purchase for you. 

    I love the blue dress as well -- so simple and elegant! I can imagine it must have been an interesting tonal mix with the denim jacket. I like the juxtaposition of this with the feminine, dainty shoes. 

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Staysfit, quilts can be hard to make, and time-consuming. I don't attempt those!
    Maneera, I love the deep colors of #1, too. It struck me how much more flattering they are on me, when I saw these two photos. I also think the lipstick makes a difference--in photo 2, I'm wearing my new natural-looking shade, which looks to me like no lipstick at all.
    Skylurker, so true--now that Angie pointed me toward wearing my denim jacket with it! Thanks for your comment on the glasses. I bought these as a birthday present to myself, and I liked the softer feel of them, too. I will still wear my others; I think it's fun to have a choice.
    Jenn, your comment makes me feel better about the cold!
    Thanks, Suz, for your comment about the juxtaposition in the second outfit. I think it did work, and it's always helpful to hear thoughts on why. I didn't get a photo of the jacket, because I actually didn't know I needed it till I was heading out the door!

  • Xtabay replied 1 year ago

    Your new glasses look wonderful -- that's a great color choice.

    And of course your "birthday suits" are beautifully styled.  I hope your big day was lots of fun!

  • Beth Ann replied 1 year ago

    I love voile, and it's unexpected and luxe in this color.  You look fabulous -- I'm so accustomed to seeing only shorts and jeans on the 4th!  It wonderful to see you in dresses.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful outfits and you look really so elelgant , fabulous.

  • Peri replied 1 year ago

    Of course I like that blue dress on you so much...that made by me line just never fails! I sure wish that was in stores!

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    You look gorgeous. All your outfits have such great colour and texture. I am envious that you can wear a leather jacket in summer.

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