After a perfect spring weekend of outdoor dining, motorcycling, shopping, pedicure/massage, and wine (not necessarily in that order), it's time to get ready for the work week. I'm lucky in that I can wear jeans to work. It can't be too casual a look (no t-shirts and flip-flops), but it does make it easier to put together a look that will take me from work to more casual (and dare I say, fun) events. I'm stopping at the Scottsdale Quarter (open-air center of shops and restaurants -- Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Sephora, Calypso St. Barth, Eddie V's, Brio, etc.) on the way home tomorrow and this outfit will work from morning to evening. The day will start out cool but by the afternoon temps will be in the high 70s or low 80s. Kind of perfect for shopping and dining outdoors! Stripes are in this season, but if you're like me, they've never gone out of style in your clothing choices.
Navy and cream jacket: Nordstrom; cream tank: Chico's Black Label; navy and cream belt: The Limited; navy denim jeans: Chico's
Anchor necklace is from a small beach shop in San Diego
Easy zip up front with two zippered patch pockets
Surprisingly comfortable navy and tan wedges: Target; my favorite style of Michael Kors' purses: the Hamilton in navy and oyster with silver hardware; creamy shell and sterling bracelet from local designer
One of my favorite bracelets from a small jeweler in Boston: sterling and titanium on cream cord; shell and sterling ring from local designer
If the weather here continues to be warm and sunny, I may need to move the spring and summer clothes out of the chests and downstairs closets and bring them upstairs. I was hoping to wait until next week for the move, but I may be pushed to do it sooner. Do any of you move clothes between closets for each season? In my next life, I will have one big walk-in closet! Perhaps in the meantime I should weed out the clothes until all seasons fit into the upstairs closet? As I move the clothes around, I'll take a look and see if any of them need to go into the donate pile. I haven't tried consignment shops yet, but I'm thinking about it. Have any of you done that with your clothes? Sheila's mom is going to have a swap party sometime later this month. We've done that once before and it was a very satisfying way to get rid of clothes and home accessories and also pick up some lovely new items. Any unwanted merchandise was then donated to a charity. Everybody wins!
Have a wonderful week!