Another unexpected shift in my dressing preferences? Allowing some brassy and bronze-y colors into the fold. I was a strictly silver girl for YEARS, but am finding that some warm gold tones work really well with this more subdued palette.
The bronze flats are a couple of years old and snuck in before I even considered allowing any brass jewelry into my collection, and have been among my most worn and useful shoes. Metallic flats, friends. So much more versatile than you might think!
So after all my talk about a flat-shoe-centric life, here I am in heels. I wore this on a day when I had a TV appearance and spent the rest of my time working from home. And these Clarks heels are one of the few pairs I can still rely on to keep my feet happy, at least for short runs. They made the cut from my merciless shoe purge.
With the style shift, I expected my sartorial inspiration to be drawn from edgy, rocker-ish sources. Instead, I find myself ogling the clothing and styling at Eileen Fisher (hence these completely amazing pants) and Peruvian Connection. Could not have predicted THAT, but both are showing lots of neutrals, interesting layers, and some really artful pieces for fall and winter. Just goes to show that inspiration is everywhere.
And yes, that is basically a tweed sweatshirt. Mined from the vast Twice selection. I love it a whole bunch.
I fully expect a September heat wave, since we’ve had one nearly every year I’ve lived here in MN, but it’s been mostly cool and pleasant all summer long. This outfit was worn on one of the few hot, muggy days we had, and in case the hot mugginess doesn’t return, I wanted to make sure to sneak it in. J.Crew had a few items in this specific Liberty print – a Tresco floral – a few years ago, and although I adored the print none of the pieces worked for me. I ended up buying a few yards of the cloth on Etsy and my fabulous mom made this top for me! It probably won’t make another appearance until spring, but it makes me so happy to know it’s part of my wardrobe.