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.

 

Color of the month – red

I haven’t done a color theme for a while and thought, with Valentine’s day coming up, I’d feature one of my favorite colors – red! I especially love the deep dark reds that look almost velvety black. What are your favorite shades of red?

 

Roses and love letters

 

Red roses for love win the day.

 

Reds for lips

 

Various shades of red lipsticks for luscious lips!

 

Silky red slip

 

Silky red slips for romance.

 

Red tropical hibiscus

 

Red tropical flowers. Hibiscus love right here! Love the golden speckles on this one.

 

Red leaves

 

Vines with red leaves in the fall…

 

Red roses and lipstick

 

Rose and red lipstick, what’s not to love?

 

Red Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress

Red Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress. Shop this item here.

 

Red dresses for Valentine’s day. This one with the scalloped edges sure is cute!

 

Red British Phone Booth

 

And little red phone booths in London that I’d love to see some day.

 

And of course, shop-able links for red dresses, lipsticks, slips and chemises

 

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