while pink remains my favorite color since age five, blue comes in a close second. and since those Patriots came back from waaaay behind to win Super Bowl LI it’s only fitting i’d be singing the blues today. what a heartbreaking loss for the Falcons! but you have to admit Tom Brady is quite the athlete – he never gives up!
if you’re yearning for a fresh take on a classic blazer look for details like a longer length or patch pockets. maybe both. when this boyfriend jacket is popped over frayed cropped jeans and suede booties a timeless look takes a modern spin. now, how easy is that?
labels: denim Ann Taylor; shirt White Label (similar here); blazer Banana Republic (old, similar here and here); booties Frye; earrings J.Crew; cuff bracelet Chico’s; lipstick Tutti Frutti
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
This is a great casual outfit for a Monday. I was reminded yesterday about the significance of fashion in our lives. I went to an exhibit of a collection of dresses from the Roddis family of Marshfield, Wisconsin. The family had a lumber business that started in the late 1800’s. One of the sisters saved wedding dresses and many of the dresses the 5 women wore. It was an extensive collection that showed the history of the family. I had never thought about our outfits preserving our memories and family history.
first, i love fashion exhibits. they are a vivid reminder of era’s gone by. but i’m always the one who wants to tour plantations or museums or just about anything that has to do with history. but isn’t it amazing how powerful clothes/fashion truly is? they conjure memories. i remember being struck by that thought as a young girl when my mother and her two sisters would reminisce about their childhood. every single story included what they wore!
Another blogger recently posted about the Roddis family and the
significance of clothing in family history. She mentioned a dress her
mother had worn and some pieces she had worn and what they meant to
her. I wonder how many of us have important outfits we have worn in the
past. I remember a light blue dress with a swing skirt that I wore to a
party and how special I felt. My mom had a navy blue lace dress with a sweetheart neckline, princess lines and some sparkle on the bodice that I wish I still had. I still have the red plaid dress with eyelet collar that I wore on the first day of first grade and my mother’s blue morning glory apron. Has clothing become uninteresting and disposable?
I always like a kind of boyfriend-style jacket. I definitely have some fitted jackets that I like, but some days it just fits the bill to wear one that’s longer, not as fitted, and yes–with pockets! I like this–and I like the boots–I wear mostly flats these days, and have lots of dressier flats that can make an outfit look polished, but I also have some reallllly comfy flats, and those look like they’d fit the bill there. I like the dark, rich brown.
i have one boxy blazer and one boyfriend blazer that are just great jackets for a more relaxed look. and some days that’s just what i need. does your arthritis prevent you from wearing boots or heels? i’m glad to hear you have some comfy flats. it’s so important to have comfy footwear. nothing worse than aching feet! can you believe it’s february?!
Love that statement blouse!
i’m always on the lookout for white/ivory blouses! they just work.
Love the whole outfit but especially the jacket! I noticed that it is an older jacket, no longer available, but the style is timeless. Still on the hunt for a white blouse that doesn’t gap or pull at the girls…sigh… xoxo
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