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80 Days of Summer: Art Deco #TBT

I bought these shoes a few years ago at DSW – because, really, where else do I buy shoes? They’re not the easiest to walk in, but they’re pink, blue, and a funky 1980s art deco, so obviously, they’re a favorite.

DSC_0477This was a pretty simple look – the shoes kinda do all the heavy lifting.  I do love my breezy open-weave sweater, though – it’s a great, versatile summer piece, perfect with a skirt for the dressed-down office or a with jeans or shorts for a day spent running errands.

1 - Coral jeans, white sweater

  • Jeans: JCrew sample sale in NYC (I’ll never get bored of saying that)
  • Shoes: DSW
  • Sweater: Old Navy

I’m on a Boat

I’ve been on this major nautical kick lately.  I’m not really sure where it came from, but this rope belt makes it very easy to achieve.

Even without a rope belt, the nautical look is super simple.  Basically, just pair navy with any bright solid color (think your 8-box of crayons from elementary school) and white.  Stripes and brass buttons also make the look, but if you want to keep it clean and simple, navy, white and a color is the way to go!

What you can’t tell from this picture is that my sweater is wool-weight and I wore it on a day where the heat index was over 100 degrees.  Sometimes, I make poor decisions for the sake of fashion.  Had I had a nice, light-weight navy cardi, I would have worn that one instead.  But I do not, and once I get an outfit idea in my head, there’s really no turning back, so I suffered in silence.  Really, though, since my office is usually kept at a tundra-esque temperature, I was generally pretty comfortable.

Now I just need to find a man with a yacht…suggestions, anyone?

Dress: JCPenney
Cardigan: Hand-me-down
Belt: off a shirt I bought at H&M
Shoes: Nine West (which, by the way, is a terrible brand for me and now having had several pairs, I’ll never buy again.  But, these are cute)

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