First up, here's the two looks side by side.
So here goes on the decisions I made. I built both looks with some Charter Club 55% silk/44% linen dark brown slacks (from eBay at a consignment shop price) as the base. The jacket, which I have wanted for a long time, is Asiatica by Fifi White, a Kansas City designer. I finally made it to Act II, a consignment shop in Kansas City, during a 30% sale on all their Asiatica consignments. This one fit, I liked it and the price was right (for an Asiatica). What bugs me is that we couldn't find a fiber content label. Asiatica's hallmark is re-purposing vintage kimonos into wearable garments. They do other types of designs along the way, of which this jacket is an example. I really think it is a heavier silk; however, I am just not sure.
My bag, which stays in both looks, is by Pour La Victoire. I picked it up a couple of years ago online from Nordstrom's Rack. I am attracted to the variety of texture and with its orange accent, this bag was hard to say no to.
The brown Tod's heeled loafers have been on here before and they finished what I was going for. They came from eBay. I got them from a lady who was selling a three-pair deal of her old Tod's so she could get new ones.
The three-toned necklace was found last Summer at a clearance sale from a local boutique. I figured I would always have a reason to own a brown and orange necklace. It has been a handy one.
The next day I worked, so went for a brighter look with this fully lined 97% cotton/3% Spandex Bandolino jacket with what I interpret as an Ikat-inspired pattern. The jacket can be buttoned up, but I love the portrait collar look created by leaving the top button undone. This jacket is another one of my Thrift'tastic finds from the Joplin Good Will.
The shoes changed. I went with some multi-textured Etienne Aigner sandals that were purchased at TJ Maxx. Also, I added a red-orange acrylic necklace that I picked up at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art's gift shop. I'm a museum member and love using my 10% discount. The beads are probably closer to being red, but their translucent quality takes on some of the color they are next to, so I thought it worked.
|Keeping with the two for one spirit: two shoes, two necklaces, two bracelets, two jackets and two yoga blocks!|
Polishing it Off
I picked Wet by Floss Gloss to go with the browns and oranges that I wore. This color is luminous light turquoise cream and it gets complements when I wear it. Floss Gloss is what I term a Boutique polish. Floss Gloss is the creative child of two art school grads and they have a very different take on the polish culture. Some of their polishes I have no interest in but I do have quite a few.
Bottles run $8 and you can buy a few individual colors from Amazon with free shipping.
That's it for this round and until next time take care. I spent a lot of time outside today enjoying this glorious April weather and bet a few of you did too.
Today, I am linking up with Patti's Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday HERE, Cherie's Style Nudge's Shoe and Tell HERE,Catherine's Not Dressed As Lamb's I will Wear What I like HERE, Color and Grace's Link Up Party HERE
Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Turning Heads Tuesday HERE, Shopping My Closet's Style Me Wednesday HERE, Living On Cloud Nine's Style Perspectives HERE, High Altitude Style's Link-Up HERE, The Pleated Poppy's What I Wore, Sydney's Fashion Hunter's Fresh Fashion Forum HERE, Fashion Should Be Fun's Fun Friday Fashion Link Up HERE , Style Diary By Osy's Friday Link Up Party HERE, Shelbee's Edge of the Week Link Up HERE, Nancy's Fancy Friday HERE, Style Exixer's Fabulous Friday HERE, Over 50 Feeling 40 Hit Your Style HERE and Rachel's (Rachel The Hat) The Passion For Fashion Link-up HERE