Thursday, May 28, 2015

Casual Spring & Summer Wardrobe

Casual Spring & Summer Wardrobe


 

Items are from Lane Bryant, J. Jill, Woman Within, SWAK and LL Bean.  Shoes from Propet, Birkenstock, Chaco, Aerosoles, and Dansko.  

No, I didn't buy all these items this year.  Many of them are from previous seasons.  Why so many clothes?  I get paid once a month, and finances dictate that I can only send out the laundry once a month, when I get paid.  Sometimes I manage to send it out twice, but that doesn't happen often. 

I rely heavily on basics and solids, because I don't like to have to worry about whether or not this top goes with those bottoms.  Summer is too short to spend it worrying about how to put together an outfit.  As you can see, I accessorize with scarves and my shoes, and I have a cardigan, two shirts, two skirts and a dress in the mix, and I wear some simple jewelry, so it's not completely boring. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Outfit for a Jazz Brunch

Outfit for a Jazz Brunch
Clockwise from top left corner: Vintage Amber Necklace, Lane Bryant Blazer in Sand, Black Coach Satchel Handbag, Men's Belt in Black, Aerosoles Loafers in Tan, J. Jill Slim Ankle Jeans in Black, J. Jill Elbow Sleeve V-neck Tee in Black. 
Outfit for a Jazz Brunch by beautyandserendipity featuring modern home decor

Sunday, May 10th, 2015, I attended NAMI NYC Staten Island's annual Jazz Brunch.  The brunch is a chance for NAMI members to socialize and have a good time while listening to some good live music.  The venue was a restaurant on the waterside by the ocean, so I thought some warmer clothing would be in order, like jeans and a jacket.  It's a dressy casual event, so while most people dress up, they don't dress up as much as they would for a more formal event.  We're just there to have a fun time and hang out together!  


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Which One?

Which One?


           

I purchased these three items (linen big shirt from J. Jill, dress and shrug cardigan from fullbeauty.com) a few days ago.  I'm still waiting for them to be delivered.  In the meantime, I'm afflicted with buyer's remorse.  I don't have any summer dresses, though I have two nice summer skirts in black.  A summer dress is good to have for those hot summer days when the thought of pants of any type is unbearable.  

The buyer's remorse comes in the form of the shrug cardigan and the linen big shirt.  I'm not sure which one will look better with the dress.  Also, coverage is key.  The shirt would provide more coverage and it will probably be cooler and more comfortable than the shrug.  The shrug would be good for dressier occasions.  I'm just not sure it goes with anything else in my wardrobe.  I'll just have to see what they look like when they get here.  Fortunately both J. Jill and fullbeauty.com have generous return policies.