I know my sister is busy. She has two kids and a household to run and doesn’t always have time to think about her wardrobe. She tends to go for jeans and sneakers with cute but comfortable tops, perfect for running around. But the fashionable sister I grew up with is still in there somewhere as evidenced by her daring choices of oversized purses. This was a particular favorite of mine. A slouchy, bucket bag decorated with knotted fringe and inspired by the eternity knot. Because good fashion sense, like family, is forever.
Some people have it harder than others, and one person’s guilt and disappointment is another person’s heartache. Harriet has been through a lot recently and I’m incredibly proud of how well she’s handling it. She is a constant surprise and inspiration to me. Any day now it will be time for her to pick out clothes that cheer her up and bring back her confidence, but for now it’s more about being comfortable and comforted. That always starts with a well worn pair of stretch jeans, practically a second skin, and a super soft sweater that hugs you all day long. But just because you’re feeling low doesn’t mean the world stops. Most of us still have to work and attend social functions which means we still need to look presentable. That’s why this sweater with it’s crochet details in a gorgeous rust orange is a great choice. It still makes a statement but with little effort. Contrary to popular opinion, shoes can be both practical and stylish, and these faux leather, buckled, ankle boots are the perfect example. The low heels, cushioned insoles, and side cutouts give you plenty of room. Finally a solid, structured purse that converts from handbag to a crossbody in an easy-to-care-for dark blue faux leather. Altogether a simple and dependable outfit, because Harriet has more important things to worry about.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I prepare for a relaxing, holiday weekend at home I find myself already dressing for the occasion. This light, airy, and loose chiffon shirtdress is as comfortable as pajamas but formal enough for the dinner table. The geometric scarf print gives it structure while the tank dress underneath gives you form. Pair with your favorite heels, a subtle necklace, and a stylish tote. Choose a tote that’s large enough to use as an overnight bag if your holiday includes a quick jaunt out of town and can carry all day without raising eyebrows. This bag is structured with a sharp mix of faux leather and snakeskin and has handles as well as a shoulder strap Perfect for both a holiday weekend and the workday that comes right before. Have a great weekend everyone!
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!