Friday, May 31, 2013

What to wear when your with the relatives

I wore my color blocked top and my orange sweater and my blue pants. I added the purple socks to add even more color.. The point of the trip was to visit and have fun so I just pulled this outfit together for maximal comfort. We ended up on a boat so it was a breezy day I needed the shoes for the walking.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Southwestern skirt in the Northeastern weather.

southwest/northwest jewelery
Frye boots bought them in 1979

Sometime when I vend I don't know what to wear. I know I need to wear a hat but what to wear it with? This recent show was cold and windy so I wanted to wear my long skirt. It has southwestern colors and I thought it would be a good foil for my southwestern jewelery collection. I also wanted to wear my vintage Frye boots.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

She graduated today. Hurray Hurray Hurray

Well the youngest daughter graduated today from college. Yea! so in celebration I am posting what I wore to each event. One was the group awards ceremony and the other was the actual graduation.
The dress is a seafoam green and I wore a pashima with teal and the same brown/tan as my belt purse and shoes. I wore a silver necklace since the front of the belt has a very small silver embellishment.

 On this day I wore my red dress and metallic necklace and shoes. I kept the bag neutral. The weather was hot today so sleeveless was the choice. It really doesn't matter what I wore I am proud of my daughter as any mother would be. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

wearing stripes for the busty H silohoutte:the cunundrum

I read many blogs. I like advice about fashion and how to do the styles based upon my figure challenges. Striped T-shirts are one of my favorite classic looks however they emphasize my busty figure too much. But wait as of late I have thought about alternative ways to include stripes into my wardrobe despite my figure challenges. One way is wear the stripes on the diagonal, so I found a top that does that.

 Another way to wear stripes is to find them in a zig-zag form as in a Missonni inspired top.

 Yet another trick is to buy a top with low contrast in the stripes.
My newest way was to buy a striped skirt and I think this works best on me. Putting the stripes on my lower half minimizes the broadening effect they can have. Do you like the stripes on the bottom?

I am visiting over at Not dead yet style come on over and look at all of the beautiful ladies.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day shopping: cargos, deck shoes, and a rescued hat

I went shopping so this is what I decided to wear. I wanted to rescue this seagrass hat that has unraveled a little on the brim. It has a rather tall crown so I thought it would be perfect for a wide ribbon band and a big handmade ribbon flower. Sometimes I like to do the projects but they don't sell well in the modern world. So this very comfortable sea grass hat got re-blocked and I sculpted the brim to hide the flaws. 
I decided to wear my green cargo pants with a simple white top and sweater with the red shoe and purse accents.  The sweater has studs which I am not sure if they added too much bling but whatever it is the only white-ish sweater I have so I made do. Do you make do or do you run out and buy specific things to go together? I am not so fussy anymore making do is fine with me.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I love me a muted color scheme. Funny thing is with all of the color blocking going on I stood out in these muted colors. I just think as a red head with a ruddy complexion. I need toning down every now and again.