I love these “sweatshirts”!

Cute and chic

These aren’t really good photos of these wonderful tops, but I couldn’t find any others on line. I put sweatshirts in quotes because they’re much nicer than that. They have these lovely printed arms and neck areas – they come in a cowl neck version and a hoodie version – that are really eye-catching. And they’re perfect with jeans, jean skirts, and little black skirts. I love them and have already purchased two (I want more, but can’t justify it!). The hoodies I have are less subtle than these – I’ve got one that has jewel-blue-tones swirls and whirls on the arms and hood, with a soft, black middle part, and another that’s got red, green, and other autumn-toned paisleys on the arms and hood, with a shimmery, green middle part. I get compliments every time I wear them.

Where did I get them? Poppy Togs and Clogs, of course. And they’re made by a local designer, Laura Hlavac. You should probably get some for the women in your life for whom you want to purchase nice things.

(The glasses are made by a local place, too – Ogi Eyewear. I love them, as well).

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Day of the Dead & Buy Local Inspired

Day of the dead inspired.

It’s Friday. I was reminded that I haven’t posted a FashionFriday (or anything else, really), in a while, and NaBloPoMo is once again upon us. So, for today, you have a truncated post showing what I wore today, with me in it.

I mainly wore this outfit today because the top reminds me of Day of the Dead art. You’ve seen the concert t-shirt before. I love it, and love the (local) musician whose concert it’s from. The skirt is from my absolute favorite newish (local) store (the only physical clothing store I’ve shopped in in a long time), Poppy Togs & Clogs (I went to law school with her husband!). Her store is awesome and you should totally check it out. And the skirt is designed by a local woman, Laura Hlavac, who makes wonderful stuff.

I went to Art Attack in this get-up, primarily in order to visit two local artists I know, Eddie Hamilton and Mike Wohnoutka (well, actually, I know his wife), and also to introduce our kiddo to art. While there, I discovered Cari Johnson, and promptly purchased the necklace you see me wearing in this picture. Isn’t it lovely?

So! In short, buy local, go see art, welcome to NaBloPoMo, and (hopefully) welcome back to more of me and Fashion Friday!