So, the article below was in The Tennessean on Saturday. Evidently, the pants looked peach and the top looked cream. NOT SO. The pants are camel and the top a really pale blue-green. Oh well, better pics will be taken next time! Enjoy…
Full confession time. There were days over the past month that I was still in my pajama pants at noon. There were days my breakfast was piece of pie. There were days….well, we’ve said enough on that topic, right? Boy is it time to re-assess!
If you’re like me you received a piece of clothing or two as a gift this season. Does it work with other items in your closet? Have you done the “one piece in one piece out” thing? Toss something you no longer wear each time you bring a new piece in is the idea. It’s a good suggestion and will, if not create more space; at least not take up more space. Always a good thing.
As you’re evaluating take a look at your daily routine. Are mornings just the worst trying to decide what to wear to work? Or, is it a Saturday night movie and dinner you don’t have an outfit for? If they haven’t already, retailers are trying hard to clear out for their early spring
and cruise wear merchandise. It may be a good time to find an item you wouldn’t previously have sprung for to fill in the gaps or purchase a work now and later piece.
For instance, this pant would look fabulous now with a slim black turtleneck and pumps or flats (very Jackie O), and in the spring with a navy and white striped tee and a navy blazer. Yes, they are cropped and your ankles will show unless you have on ankle boots and even then just a sliver may be visible. Don’t whine…I know you’re tough deep down. Available at JCrew.com for an extra %40 off. A deal for sure!
So, if the term ‘moto’ isn’t in your vocabulary…where have you and Harley been?? And if you don’t have this style jacket in your closet, look no more. Seriously, this would be a fantastic little jacket to spruce up any outfit. It is beyond sharp and definitely a 3 season piece. I like it the way it’s shown here but also can see it with a white blouse, gray trousers, and black pumps for work. At 60% off (told you there were deals) and most sizes still available online it seems like a no brainer. The only thing better would be if it was leather!
Do you know what the Pantone color of the year is? Or is your bigger question who or what is Pantone? FYI, founded in 1963, they are “the world-renowned authority on color and the provider of color systems”. So there. Anyway, the 2015 color of the year is Marsala. Yep, like the wine. Cosmetic companies love it I’m sure. But they also put out a list of fashion colors, one for men and one for women. Topping the women’s list is Aquamarine, although their version isn’t quite what I picture.
So, if you’ve got a holiday gift certificate burning a hole in your pocket or you don’t mind spending full price right now, this blouse is a top pick for me. No, it’s not Marsala (although you might drink some while wearing this) but it is Aquamarine. Don’t you think blouses can just be so lovely? I wish more women chose them to wear casually. It can make such a style impact. Trust me, you’ll feel dressed for any occasion in a silky blouse. This one is new this
season and just the right blue/green shade of “I want it now”.
Readers…..cold, dreary January is going nowhere fast so just settle in and embrace it. Hit the mall, your favorite boutique, or the web and rock those sales! Decide which formerly out of your reach piece you “need” and feel good knowing you got it on sale. You’ll thank yourself next winter. Stay warm!