timeless classics

stripes ahead

pants | sweater | shoes | belt | coat | handbag | clutch

it’s thursday ladies. time for a look straight out of the archives and san francisco – our home for several years. what is more classic than the fab color combo navy and white? especially when summer rolls into town. it’s sporty and nautical, crisp and clean.

both the coat and sweater are from talbots that have hung in my closet for quite some time. that’s the best part about a classic item – they last for years.  here is a similar striped sweater and here. coat similar here and here.

many times when i’m wearing a classic ensemble i’ll reach for an iconic handbag. they go hand-in-hand and reinforce a timeless look.

to add a little pizazz to my outfit i opted for a pair of leopard shoes similar here and here, and leopard belt similar here and here. a little pattern mixing goes a long way. accessories are an easy way to keep your outfit looking fresh and modern. don’t forget the devil is in the details. even when it comes to putting an outfit together.

white chinos complete the look and give this ootd a sporty chic attitude. similar here and here. did you notice i exchanged my handbag? i thought a pop of red was a nice addition. similar here and here.

if you’re curious about my nordstrom anniversary picks stay tuned for a post later today. so many items so little time. and, ahem, i do have budget i’m sticking to… even if temptation is creeping in as i peruse the website.  i do have an anniversary and birthday right around the bend. does that count if i add an extra item into my cart? oh the joys of rationalization.

pants | sweater | shoes | belt | coat | handbag | clutch