This is actually exactly what I’m wearing today (different jewelry). The shirt and skirt are from Green 3 Apparel; I’ve written about them before. They’re having a free shipping deal this weekend; check ‘em out! Their graphic t’s are especially awesome. Soft, bright colors, good fit. I recommend ‘em.
Oh, how I love this shirt. It’s soft and flattering and the colors are so gorgeous (they’re much more brilliant than this photo; I was trying to be artsy-fartsy with the photography). And it’s made by a crunchy granola type company with a cool ethos that I admire. But mostly – giant purple-and-blue peacock! It’s a shirt both my three-and-a-half-year-old and I love, for pretty much the same reasons.
And I wore it today with a jean skirt and new patterned, lacy tights. I’ve never worn patterned, lacy tights before. Alas, I wore the wrong shoes, so I’m not including a shot of that part of the ensemble.
I’ve had glasses since I was eight and I pretty much loathed them. I got contacts when I was sixteen and wore them pretty much exclusively until I was in my mid-thirties or so (so, you know, last year). For some reason, my eyes can’t tolerate them any more. I blame a computer-intensive job, but who knows? Every year my eye doctor tells me there are fancy-dancy new contacts for sensitive eye-peeps, and I give ‘em a whirl, but I just can’t wear them any more.
Enter fun, pretty glasses! Since I started wearing glasses again all the time, I treat them like accessories. I like to mix it up with ‘em, and I have three pairs right now (not including a cruddy old pair that I wear when I get up in the morning. And not including a pair of prescription sunglasses that are pretty rad, I have to say). I’d have a different pair for every day if I could, but hey, glasses are expensive!
This is my favorite pair. They’re from Ogi, a local company (I have another Ogi pair – they have some really cute stuff. You should check ‘em out). I love these glasses; I constantly get compliments on them. The red is a rich, almost burgundy color that’s quite striking, and the shape is librarian-chic.
those stories about how Suri Cruise (and other young tots of celebs, apparently) picks out her mom’s clothes. This morning, AG looked me over and said (somewhat under her breath), “Mommy’s wearin’ a long skirt.” Then she glanced at my feet and said (with a note of some disdain), “Are you wearin’ those shoes again?”
‘Tis true. I am not as fashionable as my toddler.
I need to interject here that I don’t actually own the clothes that I make sets of in Polyvore. Well, sometimes I do, but usually they’re just fantasy outfits. Which probably says something about my lack of creativity, that I’m not coming up with Lady Gaga-esque concoctions of magnets, felt, and railroad spikes, but there you have it. In this set, however, I do own the Nespresso Aeroccino milk frother (which I adore), as well as the Paris tea by Harney & Sons, which I drink pretty much every morning and highly recommend.
I actually pretty much own this outfit, and wore it yesterday. My parents got me the beautiful shirt for my graduation in May – it just came yesterday, and I had to put it on right away (when I came home after work to change my clothes, AG instructed me to “keep the orange shirt on”). My sister gave me the ring as an attendant’s gift, and she gave me earrings similar to those above (which Sundance apparently doesn’t carry anymore) for my graduation – they are lovely turquoise square stones, with a tiny reddish-orange coral stone on top and bottom of the square. I don’t own anything like the bracelet, though; regular readers of my blog (I think there’s at least one of you) may remember the saga of the bracelet I made myself to wear at Jo’s wedding – that’s what I actually wore with this outfit. But I can’t clip my own photos on Polyvore – copyright issues.