Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Grey Layers

I love experimenting with unique layers. This grey sleeveless cropped turtleneck is a vintage piece that is actually quite thick and heavy.  I figured it would be perfect for layering especially during these semi-cold months.  I'm wearing it over a grey silk blouse and paired it with a beige suede skirt and mary janes.
Sleeveless Sweater: Vintage Valentino, Similar Here, Also Love this One.  Blouse: Ann Taylor, Similar Here.  
Skirt: Vintage, Similar Here.  Shoes: Manolo.

Do you like layering unique items?  What are some of your favourites?

Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Belt a Scarf

One of my favorite trends is belting a scarf.  Here I paired a printed scarf with neutral basics - my go-to turtleneck and a vintage suede skirt.  Then I just belted it with a skinny gold belt, which I knotted a the end since it is a bit long. 
Scarf: Etro (old) Similar Here.  Also love this one from Zara.  Belt: Ann Taylor (old) Similar Here. Suede Skirt: Vintage  Turtleneck: Intimissimi.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thankful for the Basics

After my last post the entire state that I live in here in the US flooded.  We had no water at all and no electricity for a couple days.  Sadly, many people lost their entire homes, and some lost many of their belongings including their memories.  My heart goes out to all those who suffered loss.  I was very fortunate in that only my garage and little storage room flooded.  Everything else was fine.  Once power and water was restored, the water was still undrinkable -this is the colour of the water once it was restored.
The State said we had to boil it before drinking and washing dishes.  Though they did say we could use it to wash clothing, but since it stained my tub I figured it would probably stain clothing as well.
So during the first few days I mainly wore pajamas, but once the sun shined down and the stores were again open I wore the basics - Jeans and T-shirts.  Though yesterday I wore a fun pair of shoes since the roads were again dry.
Finally today we were told that our water was again clean.  Though many still have much more to deal with than just dirty water, and my heart goes out to these people.  It is amazing what I’ve taken for granted in my life and this is just a reality check to be thankful everyday for everything; even if it’s something as basic as having clean water.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wading out the Flood

It has been raining here for 3 days now so I figured I'd share what I've been wearing lately.  I should have named this post "How to Style Rain Boots," but since several areas around here have had major flooding from the outer bands of hurricane Joaquin I thought this title was more appropriate.

So far the roads directly around me are not flooded and still drivable.  Though with 2 more days of predicted rain, they say we will have even more flooding.  I just hope my house is on high enough ground that it won't do any damage.

I did stock up on plain water (for my dog,) flavored water (for us humans,) dog food, and snacks (popcorn, cookies, ect.)  just in case we loose power, or worse, clean water.
Boots:  Ferragamo seen in my other post here. (sold out now)
Pic 1:  Skirt: Von Dutch Similar Here, Top: Nara Maglie, Jacket: Armani
Pic 2:  Skirt:  Old Navy Similar Here, Top:Intimissimi, Vest: Gap Similar Here.
Pic 3:  Blouse: Michael Kors, Sweater: Ralph Lauren Similar Here, Skirt: Same Old Navy from Pic 2.

I hope if any of you have had flooding in your area that you are now somewhere safe and warm.