Metallic Pleats and scallops

Silver and gold metallic heels

Much to my surprise, I got on here to do another blog post and they totally changed the outline so I can’t even figure out what to do. Holy crapoli! I hate it when they do that. I decided to do what anyone should do in my situation, just dive in and attempt to figure it all out as I go. Bear with me. *(I had to get help disabling Gutenberg and returning my blog back to the classic editor layout I’m used to.)

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This week, I’ve combined two trends I’ve been loving lately. One, pleats: mostly I’ve been seeing them in skirts, but this top is pretty fun as well. Metallic. Fuchsia. Pleats + bling buttons = a win. In my book. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This skirt is a classic from Ann Taylor Loft a few years ago. I love the embroidery near the bottom and along the  edges. Plus the uneven scalloped edge.  

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse and black gloves

The silvery-gold heels I found at Shop Girl Consignment.

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Everything else, I already owned. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Sometimes I like to twirl. This cute little purse is a vintage one and the strap was loose, so at some point the whole thing went flying as the strap came off on one side. Wah. Wah. Wah. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I’m trying to fix it. ^ I couldn’t do it on the fly. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I gave up on the cute little purse. I was just holding it in this photo. Ha. Sometimes fashion falls apart on us. It’s all good. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

We also got to watch a heron flying over head and land in a tree nearby. He stayed there the whole time we were taking photos, then flew off just before we left. I missed seeing him fly away as I was probably busy trying to fix my purse. Or hunt for the pin that had been holding one of the straps in place so I could pin in back together. (A good hint that your vintage purse needs fixing is when you see a pin stuck in it to hold the strap on. Ignore that sign at your own peril… Hahaha.)

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

 

Boho Embroidered Summer Sundress

I was all ready to go to the lavender festival this past weekend in my boho embroidered sundress in off white and blue. I’d heard there was a lavender festival going on this past weekend and decided I wasn’t going to miss it this year. Only to discover that all of the lavender farms participating in this festival were not any of the ones near my home. Wah. But, my son remembered seeing one off the Columbia Historic Highway just past Corbett, Oregon, so off we went in search of lavender fields.

I was wearing this cute boho embroidered sundress – perfect for a hot summer day. Not perfect for our next adventure to Larch Mountain, but absolutely wonderful for walking through fields of lavender taking photos.

I got this dress the end of last summer at Hollister. I believe my mom bought it for me. I still hadn’t worn it yet. The fact that it’s backless makes it hard to wear a bra with it, so after I got one of those weird sticky bra things the end of last fall (you can find that item here,) I was ready to wear all of my backless tops and dresses. Only to find it was now way to cold to do so. This year, I’m ready for them, though. Bring on the summer weather!

 

Blue and cream sundress

 

Strolling through the lavender fields

 

Blue and cream summer sundress

 

Side view of boho style embroidered summer dress

 

Sunhats and sundresses

 

Embroidery details

 

Criss cross back sundress

 

This dress is an off white cream color lined to just above the knees with gorgeous blue embroidery details on the bodice. Since it was last years style, you probably won’t find it in the store, but here are some others like it. The hat, shoes and earrings are also old, but the sunglasses are new. Similar styles are found in the link below.

 

All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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