Casual Sunday #madeinUSA outfit details: black lace sheath tunic by velvet torch; gray cotton knit cardigan by american apparel; “Fox” skinny jeans by Bullet Blue jeans, rolled up and cuffed to enjoy the beautiful weather today.
Getting ready to travel today and stressing out a bit over the packing. I am going to the airport in just a few hours and I still haven’t decided what to wear! The #tbt outfit above is one I am considering, but still unsure. Wish me luck!
Well, this month Sylvia at the 40+Style blog has a dressing challenge to see how we wear our “pastels.” I looked through my closet and realized I don’t have much, unless it is part of a floral. But I was lucky recently to find a dress very similar to one I already had from the same store - on super sale - and I basically input it into my no-fail formula of dark tights, belt and black blazer, as seen in this outfit post from last year. And I received many compliments today on the dress, too, even though the palette felt a bit foreign to me.
This post was inspired by FiveDaysFiveWays - a blog where they wear and document the same item worn five different ways for five days. Very inspiring for the eco-fashionista, minimalist or frequent traveler. Traveling myself last weekend, I challenged myself to wear something in a different way, just as an experiment to see if I can handle the challenge next month.
I chose this knit cardi by Karen Kane and I draped it across the front and pinned it up by my shoulder with a brooch. Casual and comfy and warm for the plane ride and with a dressier look than a t-shirt. Here are a couple more looks with the cardigan loose and belted. (I just don’t know if I could do two more.)
We were lucky to fit in a quick trip to San Francisco this past weekend. While we were there, the lovely Trudy from Poppy Von Frolich and Linda from Modestics were nice enough to meet us for brunch at Café de la Presse. Great to meet fellow #madeinUSA supporters and fighters, and such nice people to boot. Here are a few quick instagram shots, including one of my new pink Lyft mustache.
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Pops of pink #madeinUSA outfit details: navy/fuchsia striped top by Splendid, LA; plaid wool blazer vintage Theory; Skinny jeans by Earnest Sewn from eBay; Brown suede “Kinsey” boot by Rag & Bone (soled in NY); vintage Coach purse; earrings byMercer & Jayne; “Missy” frame sunglasses from Kala Eyewear