Michael Kors Spring 2015
Another spring look from Michael Kors 2015 runway this week that hits one of fashion’s current trends — perforated. I like the way this perforated skirt is reminiscent of eyelet without the extra dose of sweetness. You’ll also see this trend on handbags, tops, sleeves and shoes.
Elliot Lucca bucket bag $98
Just yesterday the Nordstrom catalog landed in the mail showing this yellow Elliot Lucca bucket bag ($98). This perforated little number ticks two trends in one bag, because the drawstring bucket bag is everywhere right now. If you have the slightest weakness for this shape, this is your season to grab one. I had one years ago (probably 20+ years) in tan that I adored and wore all the time until a pen leaked in the bottom and ruined it. Clearly I’m still a bit traumatized over it.
But, back to the matter at hand. Here are some more outfit ideas that incorporate the modern perforated look.
Natalie Off Duty
I’ve already purchased a perforated grey belt and am likely to grab a pair of flats for this summer. What do you think of the trend? Are you more likely to skip or shop something perforated this season?
“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” ― Jack Kerouac
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Tagged 2015, bucket bag, eyelet, handbags, Michael Kors, perforated, Spring, Street Style
All of a sudden it doesn’t seem like such a fantasy to think about spring outfits. As collective survivors of the seemingly longest, most dismal winter of memory (extra survival points to those in epic weather areas), I think it is safe to begin dreaming of open-toed shoes, bare-legged skirts and days without winter coats.
As I was perusing my Spring 2015 designer runway pins, I spotted this lovely Michael Kors outfit. Gingham is one of those prints we’ll be seeing more of this spring/summer and it’s got great graphic appeal. It evokes picnics, warm weather strolls and eating gelato.
Michael Kors Spring 2015
While the off shoulder top and midi skirt works straight off the runway, I found another equally cool gingham outfit, below. In my world, the button-down shirt and white jeans are more likely to get pulled for week-to-week rotation. I also really like her choice of lighter brown accents with the printed shirt. You’ll notice that both the runway and street style outfits do brown belts and bags with the black print. Uh huh, nothing gets by me.
Lovely Pepa by Alexandra via Pinterest
Happily both outfit inspirations work for a variety of age groups (minus the cropped top for my 40+ self, but that’s easily remedied).
Here’s to warmer weather!
“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Tagged 40+ style, Gingham, Michael Kors, midi skirt, Spring 2015, spring outfit, Street Style, white jeans
Knitting Noodles large wool basket
Waiting on Martha – Dutch crown braid tutorial
Joe’s Jeans – Prosper Open-toe Booties
Ancient Greek Sandals – Althea Suede sandals
Venessa Arizaga silver braided bracelet
Click any picture for more crisscross-y details.
How cute is that Dutch braid? The rest of the tutorial shows how to fix hair as shown or how to make a braided crown with messy bun underneath. It doesn’t look too done, which is nice. Have to try this on one on my daughter for a test run.
Enjoy the day!
“Life is a web of intersections and choices. Your 1st choice is to recognize an intersection. Your 2nd choice is to be grateful for it.” — Ryan Lilly
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Tagged Ancient Greek, basket, bracelets, braids, cozy, Dutch crown braid, hairstyles, Home, jewelry, Joe's Jeans, knitted, Knitting Noodles, sandals
Little Black Dress + Boho
Wearing: Maeve Liban Shawl Dress (Anthropologie) / Nine West beaded thong sandal / World Market blue-green wooden bead necklace / Loft silver bangle / White House | Black Market silver bow belt.
Here it is — the last day of my Nothing New project! Thirty days of options from what I already had in the closet. So for the last day, I had to wear my little black dress, right?! I took this dress on our last trip (Postcard: Las Vegas) and wore with heels, evening clutch and the whole 9-yards. Today, I wanted to wear it how I would this summer: with boho sandals, a chunky necklace and silver accents. It fits well with the bohemian flair of Boulder and yet is classic enough to wear in any town.
I learned a lot from this project, which I’ll share in another post. Hopefully, my thoughts can be helpful to you too, as you face your closet everyday. A huge thanks to everyone who stuck with me through 30 days of just my clothes and my face on the blog everyday. Jackson (my dog) would have loved to be in the last photo, but he is busy at doggie daycare today, getting wet, dirty and having a ball.
Thanks again for being so supportive the last 30 days. You guys are the best!
“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today.” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day!” said Pooh
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Tagged 40+, 40+ style, Anthropologie, Dress, little black dress, LOFT, Nine West, personal style, White House Black Market, World Market
Floral print + Oxfords
Wearing: Maeve floral print (Anthropologie) / BP oxfords (also on Day 13) / mixed metal and blue glass bracelets (gifts) / belt (came with a different dress).
Not much to say about this, except that I really like wearing flats during the day. I’m always looking for ways to keep an outfit interesting without sacrificing my feet (and therefore the rest of me). It’s true that the padding under our toes and heels thins out as we get older, so we do need more cushion in our shoes. An article by the LA Times also said that our feet spread out and get wider from years of use (ah, gravity). So if those old shoes are feeling tight, maybe this is why.
It’s not too surprising to read this. I’ve been gravitating toward more foot-friendly shoes for a few years now. I save my heels for dinners out or special occasions. In general, wedges have become my go-to heel whenever possible. Things are bound to change in our bodies and I’d rather be healthy than hurting.
Are you more of a flats gal or do you usually wear a heel? And how do you feel about that?
My Grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. — Ellen DeGeneres
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Tagged 40+, 40+ style, Anthropologie, floral print, healthy living, Nordstrom, oxfords, personal style, Shoes, Spring 2014