Gracey Wears: Summer Faves

The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in Western PA this past week.  As a result, I haven’t much wanted to give up wearing my summer faves.

Nor have I had to.  I mean, I’m still running around in short-sleeve chambray tunics:

Grace of Fashion for Giants in No Nonsense denim leggings, Old Navy chambray tunic, and Echo scarf

And I’m still pairing those chambray tunics with white denim leggings:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants in No Nonsense denim leggings, Old Navy chambray tunic, Echo scarf, and Dune London lace up sandals

(I know, I know, I clutched my own pearls even as I was putting them on).

It’s not that I’m not looking forward to wearing my Fall clothes (okay, I’m mostly just looking forward to wearing tall boots).  But, for now, I’m thrilled the weather is allowing me to continue to wear my summer faves with only a scarf for added warmth.

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Dressed for: Oldies

Already Pretty outfit featuring skull top, boyfriend jeans, platform ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, stud bracelet, Burberry watch

Top – Now-defunct Etsy shop – similarsustainable (VERY similar)
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similarused/sustainable
Ankle Boots – Parnu courtesy ECCO (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Wrap bracelet – Streets Ahead (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Watch – Burberry via eBay
Earrings – Rebecca Minkoffsustainable

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For Whom Are You Dressing?

for whom are you dressing

You flip through catalogs and magazines. You browse around clothing and accessory shops, both in person and online, and make choices about which pieces to incorporate into your own wardrobe. You peruse the style blogs and note tempting trends and bold pairings. And then you open your closet door to choose the day’s outfit.

Who is your audience? For whom are you dressing?

Obviously, the answer will change depending on the woman, the day, the activity. Also potentially at play: Age, mood, season, and other individualized factors too numerous to count. There is no single answer to this question, and there is no WRONG answer, either. When I asked this question of myself, I realized that, like so many theoretical stylistic queries, it leads me to goals rather than maxims.

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