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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Black and White Stripes with Mustard

by Heather

I got sick with the 12-hour stomach flu exactly seven days ago. 
It's called the 12-hour flu but it makes you feel puny for seven days. 
The good news is that I lost almost five pounds;
the bad news is that just my feet look thinner. 
I missed several fun events this past week because of feeling lousy 
but it gave me a healthy respect for those people who are battling illness on an on-going basis. 
It drives home the point that if you have your health, you have everything.

Dressing for a quick shopping expedition today -- my first day of feeling myself again --
I wanted something easy and comfortable. 
 Black and white peplum top, mustard patent leather belt -- Nordstrom's; 
black denim crops -- Chico's; 
white and mustard sunglasses -- Izod
 Mustard patent leather sandals -- Michael Kors; 
black and mustard purse -- Kate Spade
 Love the striped lining of this purse!
 Mustard necklace -- Francesca's
Mustard crystal ring -- Swarovski store; 
black and gold watch -- Michael Kors; 
mustard and bling bracelet -- J Crew; 
black and gold bangles -- Chico's

Hope those of you who are moms had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Wishing all of you a happy, healthy week!

Love,
Heather

47 comments:

  1. Heather, first off, sorry to hear you were under the weather for an enitre week. So glad to see you are now feeling better and able to get your shopping feet out and about (we do know you are the shopping Queen). Great outfit you put together and I'm with you on that Kate Spade purse, the attention to fun details of her designs makes it all worth the purchase.

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    1. Thank you, Trina. Shopping always makes me feel better! I know what you mean about Kate Spade purses. She is the master of "fun" details.
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  2. A masterclass in skilful accessorising -- just love the necklace and sandals. Your hair looks so chic too!

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  3. Glad you are feeling better my dear.. again you just blow me away with this color coordination! I am a fan :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. C. It's one of my favorite color combinations, too.
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  4. Sorry to hear you were not feeling well and glad you're better now. Another great outfit post. Can I ask how tall you are? I've been looking at the MK Hamilton bags, one of your favorites, but worry it seems too big for me. I'm just looking for some perspective. Thanks. I hope you had a great Mother's Day.
    Patricia

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    1. Hi Patricia,
      Thank you for your kind remarks. I'm 5' 1 1/2" tall (or short). I'm almost always wearing high wedges or heels, though, so I may appear taller:) My husband is 6'3" (or 6'2" as he says he's shrinking)and we've been hoping since high school that I'd catch up. Didn't happen.
      Heather

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  5. Great looks, Heather! I had the same "12 hour flu" a few weeks ago, and you are so right - there's nothing 12-hour about the recovery. SO glad to see you feeling yourself again, and thanks for sharing your fab look with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Glad you recovered from this flu, too!
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  6. So glad you are feeling better and, as usual, you look amazing! Yes, all it takes is not feeling well to appreciate feeling well! My hubbie is under the weather with an injury and it makes me appreciate my good health (finding some wood to knock on as I type!). Stay well, enjoy the shopping and fun events and stay cute!!!
    XO ~Kim @ popcosmo.com

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Take care of yourself, too, while you're caring for your hubby. Mine was laid up for several months a couple of years ago with motorcycle injuries and I know what a toll it can take on the caregiver!
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  8. So sorry your felt erpy, Baby! You look great now, and isn't that how it should end up? Lovely everything, as always. You remind me just a little of a Queen Bee ... every woman should cultivate that part of our personas!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I like the reference to Queen Bee :)
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  9. Well you look great! and I think I have the same necklace in orange!

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    1. Ohhh, I'd love to see that necklace in orange -- my favorite color!
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  10. Hi Heather,

    Thanks for stopping by A Pear Shaped Gal. You look fabulous! I love black and yellow together.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I love the name of your blog so I had to stop by to see you!
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  11. Yes - seems like we have been battling something very similar!! I went for something casual and comfy too when venturing back out .I felt fragile for a good while afterwards! Hope you are feeling much better now. XXX

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    1. I'm almost 100% now. I only took one day off work last week which probably slowed down the recovery time. Hope nobody else gets this!
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  12. I´m loving that mustard necklace, it´s so pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you. It's an inexpensive piece (with matching earrings) from Francesca's - a little store that has a great selection of costume jewelry and odds and ends.
      Heather

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  13. Sorry to hear that you caught a bug but am glad you are feeling better. Love the black and yellow combo - have a fantabulous week!

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    1. Thank you, Antoinette. It's becoming a "fantabulous" week as every day is a little closer to summer break!
      Heather

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  14. i love that peplum top! glad you are back on your feet.

    thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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  15. Hope you are feeing better Heather. Shopping always makes me feel good :) Love everything about this outfit! You always have the great outfits!

    Alice
    www.happinesatmidlfie.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Alice. I'm feeling much better -- I think it was the shopping that helped :)
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  16. Hello,
    Beautiful color combo. The peplum is very flattering too!

    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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    1. Thank you, Robin. I like the peplum style -- I think it works for curvy women :)
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  17. I love how those colours look together! You look so pretty :)
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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    1. You're too sweet, Suzanne. Thank you!
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  18. Heather, thank you for stopping by my blog. I love love your stripe peplum top. I'm obsess with stripes and top is perfect...

    Dayi
    Dayi's Sense of Style

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    1. Thank you, Dayi, for stopping by here, too!
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  19. Love the color combo! Fabulous!

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  20. Great look, love the colours together :)

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  21. hope you are feeling better! you look stunning! love the black and white with yellow! such a great color combo!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Feeling much better, Kelsey. Thanks for visiting!
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  22. Cute colors....kind of makes me think of a bumble bee...glad you are feeling better. I just started a month long fashion link-up, called "What's in My Closet?" You can share as many fashion posts as you want there! Stop on over!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/search/label/my%20outfits)

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    1. Thank you, Ann. I'll definitely stop over at your fashion link-up!
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  23. Hope you're feeling better! Mustard is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back this Thursday for Look What I Got.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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    1. Feeling much better, thank you. Will be back this Thursday for Look What I Got!
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  24. Thanks for linking up with Friday's Five, hope to see you back again this week!

    Amber
    Enter the Friday Link Up!

    FACE IT Catalog

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    1. You're welcome, Amber. Will be seeing you again this Friday!
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