A Fashion Mid-Year Crisis…

I think I’m having a fashion mid-year crisis.  Or is it a mid-year fashion crisis.  Or is it even a crisis at all?  

Jacket: Crown & Ivy/Belk Skirt: NY & Co Bag: Kate Spade NY Heels: Kate Spade NY
Jacket: Crown & Ivy/Belk   Skirt: NY & Co   Bag: Kate Spade NY
Heels: Kate Spade NY

I didn’t post last week and it’s due to my inability to ground myself – fashion-wise.  I’m all over the place!  

Pinks and polyester-silk blends one day and understated black dresses with large hoop earrings the next. 

I’ve been wearing a lot of stripes lately too. Does that mean I want to change my own, figuratively speaking? 

Blame it on the weather or the season.  Or the simple fact that I can wear fleece lined black tights every day and be very, very happy (and warm). 

I do think it’s more than just the weather or the need for warmth.  I’ve been feeling the need to reinvent myself and to adopt a new look.  

I do like to dress on trend and find myself caught up in the whirlwind of ever-changing fashion “what’s hot now” fads.  

While I’m not giving that up, I’m thinking about evolving from a world of bows, pinks, polka dots and midi-skirts to one filled with bold colors and sleek lines.   I’m thinking of cutting my hair.   Images of a chic, Vidal Sassoon-esque (circa 1960) bob flash before my eyes.  No more buns or pony tails.  Gone are the days of the good girl.  Hello modern art maven! 

I might take it a step further and lean towards a more gender neutral look.  Tailored black suits with Italian made loafers and just the right bold bag.  Ok…maybe some ruffles. 

Who knows where I’ll land.  I do still love my polka dots, midi-skirts and cardigans.  Perhaps, until I figure out just who I’m becoming, I’ll just take it day by day.  For now…stripes are the answer.  

Have a great week!  xx…

 

 

 

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ShoeDazzle Part Deux…Holding on to Summer..

Jacket: Cynthia Rowley Blouse: Gap Skirt: JCREW Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com Necklace: Chloe+Isobel Earrings: Bealles Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY
Jacket: Cynthia Rowley  Blouse: Gap  Skirt: JCREW  Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com  Necklace: Chloe+Isobel
Earrings: Bealles  Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY  Bracelet: JCREW  Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Hope everyone is having a superb Wednesday!  I woke up this morning and realized that Summer is slipping away.  The realistic part of me is actually quite happy about that.  No more sweaty, stifling days getting in and out of a hot car or slathering on sun screen just to go outside for a moment.  The fashion blogger side of me is quite panicked though as I must ensure I wear all of my summer items before Fall arrives!  Yeah..I know #FashionBloggerProblems. 

Still…I’m hanging on to Summer…even if the Fall style issues are out next month and everything will soon become sweaters, boots and not a shred of skin will be showing.  With that being said….today’s post is all about the sunshine!  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read about my major shoe score from ShoeDazzle a few weeks ago.  I’ve only debuted one of the 8 or 9 (sad that I can’t remember, isn’t it) pairs of shoes I purchased.  Today pair number two comes out to play. 

I’ve always loved a good wedge.  I know I have nothing new to say about the many, many attributes of the wedge.  No…alas all has been said before and much more eloquently than I could pen..er…type.  However, let’s just say they are a girl’s best friend…adding height and lengthening the body while adding evenly distributed support! 

ShoeDazzle featured these sunny yellow, basket weaved wedges a couple of months ago and I’ve had my eye on them for some time.  They’re made by Madison and come in combinations of white/yellow and black/pink. 

I couldn’t make up my mind which I like best…so I bought both.  

Love, love, love these wedges!  Cute and comfy and just different enough to garner attention without being too overstated.  

I paired them with a white on white look…white shirt, white skirt and white jacket.  I also added a pair of dainty yellow earrings to distribute the color and a silver and pearl necklace for some shine. 

Check out these shoes here!  

Now…for the bag.  Yes…it’s Kate Spade.  And yes….it’s so hot it’s cool.  What says Summer more than Palm Springs!? Love it, want it, need it? Get it here!

Laters! xoxo…Cortneybre…