Daily Mom Style 05.29.13
The weather is still up and down here in Philly, as you will see illustrated plainly by my outfit photos this week! Come on, summer!!!! I am done with spring!
We had a few hot, humid days before the frigid temps set in again. I celebrated by wearing these khaki shorts (Banana Republic) with an orange tank (J.Crew Factory) and my favorite embellished brown Frye sandals (similar). I chose the necklace with the copper chain because it pulls in the brown from the sandals.
I don’t know why these photos came out so grainy, but the necklace is from Lisa at Studio Jewel, and this is my JanMary Designs bracelet — love the orange and green combo. Both pieces of jewelry were gifts. I love having talented friends!
The next day was warm but rainy, and I had a brunch date with some good friends. I wanted to wear this orange embellished top that was an Old Navy purchase last summer. I paired it with my white jeans (DL1961 Angel Ankle Skinny in Milk) and my brown Frye sandals to pull from the brown beading on the top. I also pulled out this copper bracelet (Madewell) to go with the theme.
I decided that a necklace might compete with the beading on the top so I opted for big earrings instead — copper to go with the bracelet and to pull in the brown from the shoes and the beads on the blouse. You can *barely* see my earrings in this photo — Studio Jewel again!
Something about this outfit doesn’t quite work, and I think it’s that the top is too long and voluminous and needs skinnier pants and probably also a heel. I really should try it on again and make it work — maybe that will be my next “outfit evolution” post!
This is just a simple outfit I threw together to do my daily mom thing — GAP’s Essential short-sleeve T with my old faithful Joe’s Jeans cuffed jeans shorts (sorta similar; mine were much cheaper!!). I love the scooped neckline — much more flattering than a crew neck and just as easy to wear. I tried to dress it up with the turquoise beaded necklace that I received as part of a promotion with Everyday Icing. Then I discovered these flip-flops (Aerosole) in the back of my closet and voila! An outfit was born!
Then it got cold. VERRRRY COLD. We decided to take a family day on Saturday and go to a local farm where they have an outdoor cafe and live music. The scenery is gorgeous, the food is always delicious, and the music makes for a fun atmosphere. It was sunny, but it was so very windy. I wore my oldest jeans and my new Puma sneakers and layered a fleece sweatshirt over a long-sleeved blue tee, and then I added a scarf. I was still cold. I wish I’d had another layer.
Sunday was cold as well but not QUITE as bad as Saturday. I wore a jean jacket (CAbi) over my red top (LOFT) with a white eyelet skirt (J.Crew Factory). The snakeskin wedges (by Coach, picked up on clearance at Bloomies a few years ago) are a favorite that I look forward to wearing every summer, and the red patent handbag (Nordstrom Rack) seemed like the perfect finishing touch.
Finally, this is what I wore on Memorial Day to a cookout at a friend’s house. It was much warmer, thank goodness! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for a cookout. I love this medallion slub dolman tee from GAP. It’s so soft and easy to wear and the design is fun.
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