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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Copying Kendi's Chambray Forever

I am attempting to copy Kendi's "Chambray Forever" post from back in July 2012.  I am just getting around to wearing the outfit now, but I purchased the white denim and head wrap in July last year.  I finally found a good version of the chambray shirt last month with the shopping help of Beverly Like Hills.  Kendi's tote works really well as the red heart picks up the color in her head wrap.    I don't have such a cute tote.  What I do have to help tie in the head wrap color is the beautiful nail color on my toes, a gift from the BEST NEIGHBOR ever - Chanel nail color 'April'.

Thank you, dear 7-year old son for taking photos with my iPhone.  Now I can post more in my blog because of YOU.

Attempt at Copying Kendi's "Chambray Forever"

INC International Concepts Shirt, Long-Sleeve Chambray Linen - Macy's
Blue Essence Skinny Twill Ankle Jeans, White -
Paul Green 'Leslie' sandal, brown -
Tory Burch 'Louiisa' Top Handle Satchel, Tan -
Tasha 'Perfect Poolside' Head Wrap, Purple -
Chanel LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR, 'April' - Gift from Awesome Neighbor, T

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ritz-Carlton Casual Cocktails Outfit

I'm usually not a sunglasses-on-top-of-my-head girl, but my hair is growing out right now and the sunglasses helped pull my hair back off my face. The other night we got a last minute invitation to go have cocktails and apps at the Ritz-Carlton Club Level lounge. What an amazingly wonderful experience!  The food and company was divine.

In the lobby:

The jacket, necklace, and tee I copied exactly from a model as shown below. The skirt is way cute, but it is a bit too short for me as I am "of a certain age."

Ritz-Carlton Casual Cocktails Outfit

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Last Year's Favorite Printed Skirt

This was my favorite spring skirt last year.  I seemed to only wear it with the sweater I bought it with, and not much else.  I've decided that this sweater has too much volume to go with this skirt for now anyway, so I'll try pairing with tees and jackets.

I need to remind my little photographer to step a little closer.

Last Year's Favorite Printed Skirt
Nanette Lepore 'Most Kissable' Pleated Chiffon Skirt, Ink Multi - 
Caslon® Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee, White -
Lauren Jeans Co. Jacket, Tamara Classic Fit Denim Jacket, Nolita Wash -
Tory Burch 'Louiisa' Top Handle Satchel, Tan -
Liz Palacios 'Zodiac' pendant necklace, mint green & gold - Nordstrom
Tory Burch 'Reva' flat, Sunset Orange -
orange bangle, brand unknown - Macy's (found on clearance table with no tag - salesperson found something similar and charged me $4 plus my 20% off coupon) similar

Monday, May 20, 2013

Copycat Piperlime French Prep

I copied this outfit from a promotional email from  This outfit is called "French Prep."  I wanted to skip out on the short denim shorts and wear skinny jeans instead to keep things age-appropriate.  I had a couple of Gap/Old Navy rewards certificates so I was able to get the Splendid Roll-Sleeve blouse at an amazing discount on top of a 20% off coupon.  I am becoming a huge fan of Splendid.  I love their tops so much!

Here's the promotional French Prep email photo I received and tried to copy-  Outfit on the right:

I had my own white linen jacket and jeans.  I bought the exact blouse and necklace as shown in the promotional email from  I bought similar flats.  The shoes that were shown in the email  I tried to buy as they were on backorder, but they canceled my order and informed me they were unavailable.  :(

This necklace is a bit of a statement on top of the printed blouse.  I like how the white jacket tones it down.   If I wear this blouse alone, I wouldn't wear the necklace.

Copycat French Prep Outfit:

Splendid Parisian Tulip Blouse, soft white -
Tinley Road Tricolor Cabochon Necklace, Mint/melon/vanilla -

Gibson Linen One-ButtonBlazer,WHITE -

Blue Essence 'Eliot' Skinny Jeans, Indigo Mood Wash -

kate spade 'kat' flat, pink whips print - 

Tory Burch 'Louiisa" Top Handle Satchel, Tan -

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Copycat Kendi One Year Ago

I've lost count how many times I've copied Kendi.  Here I go again.  I already had these mint jeans, I just had to find the right blue blouse.  Kendi wore this in May 2012. I bought the blue shirt and sandals within a couple of weeks, and I'm just getting around to posting the outfit.  I've worn this shirt, pants and shoes many times, but I never had the right necklace.  I wanted a simple, long silver necklace that would not overpower the shoes.  I just got this one last week.  I don't think I'll be getting sick of navy and mint anytime soon.

My 7-year old is so happy to take my photos for the blog.

Copied Kendi Again

J Brand Skinny Stretch Twill Pants, JUNIPER -
Equipment 'Signature' Silk Shirt, Medieval Blue -
Vince Camuto Pendant Necklace, Silver -
kate spade 'Cindy' Wedge, New Camel Rainbow Stripe - kate spade
Tory Burch 'Louiisa' Top Handle Satchel, Tan -

Monday, May 13, 2013

School Awards Night Outfit

My son attended a special awards event for his school last week.  I wore one of my favorite dresses, but I didn't get a chance to get myself photographed properly for the blog, unfortunately.  I have a few decent photos of the dress, but no full-body shots to include shoes.

My son and me just before the awards ceremony.

Summa Cum Laude Awards Night Outfit:

Diane von Furstenberg 'New Jeanne 2' wrap dress, Teal Leaves -
Natasha Couture drop hoop earrings, silver - Nordstrom
Kenneth Cole NY 'High Polish' Clutch, black patent - Nordstrom
(not seen) Cole Haan 'Carma Air OT' pump, Sandalwood -

Monday, May 6, 2013

Gala Fundraiser Event

Our school had a Gala fundraiser event Saturday night.  I wore the same dress as I wore to my 25th high school reunion back in September.  This time I wore red pumps instead of black.  I decided to make the outfit a little springy by wearing mint nail polish.  I was thinking about wearing red lip color, but decided it was too much with the mint nails.  Next time I wear this dress, I'll try red lips but with a neutral nail color.

Gala Fundraiser Event Outfit

Milly 'Guiliana' Printed Silk dress, black -
Cole Haan 'Chelsea' pump, Tango Red -
Kenneth Cole NY 'High Polish' Clutch, black patent - Nordstrom
Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Medium Encrusted Crystal Earrings, Gunmetal -
Nadri Micro PavĂ© Bangle, Hematite -

Essie nail polish, Mint Candy Apple - Walgreens