Regular readers may have noticed by now that I like when my clothes tell a story, capture my mood, or act as a metaphor for whatever is happening in my life. Fashion is at its best when it’s a form of self expression, after all. Today I was thinking about things that seem simple at first glance but are much more complicated once you look closer. We’ve been pretty busy around here lately, more than I expected, and so when getting ready I quickly choose this light blue dress with clean lines, a cinched waist, and a full knee length skirt. Simple, elegant, flattering, and comfortable. But looks can be deceiving and it actually has a lot of detail in the caged, cutout collar that continues all the way down the straps that reach across the back. Even the folds of the skirt are purposely layered, almost but not quite pleated, to create a similar striped effect. Once I noticed that I just had to choose heels to match, going with these delicate sandals with red backs and black and white striped straps. And to emphasis the shoes a red, patent leather clutch. Finally, just to drive the point home, this fantastic gold ring made up of small, intertwined gears. It reminds me that everything is connected, everything is in motion, and everything works together to get things done!
Harriet is on her way to becoming a bold, confident young woman who knows who she is and what she wants. But there will always be a side of her that is sweet, sincere, and polite. It’s what makes her so easy to love! And her new, personal style reflects this gentle touch. Starting with a modest, long-sleeve, button up crepe blouse in coral. It’s loose fit drapes beautifully and only hints at the woman beneath. Leave it untucked for a more casual look and balance with a pair of fitted jeans. Pale pink, lady like accessories compliment this unassuming style like a two toned, structured, mini satchel and these soft suede loafers. They may be practical and pretty, but the gold cap toe on these shoes add some shine and toughness. Meanwhile, a strong statement necklace with gold bars and black rhinestones peeks out from beneath the collar. Innocent on the surface and a shark underneath. At work or in life, by the time we’re through, Harriet will be unstoppable!