Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Checkered & Tied


Today’s style story features a stint over in the Boy’s Club by way of a classic Brooks Brothers stripe tie. I scored it some time ago from a thrift shop. While reorganizing my wardrobe (a continuous process) I came to realize how perfectly it synced up with a vintage Liz Claiborne vest that I scored at another thrift store:) I love happy realizations such as this one! Often, while reorganizing and pruning my wardrobe I come across items that complement one another well – items that I hadn’t previously considered wearing together. Those ‘surprises’ always encourage me to be more diligent about keeping my wardrobe space organized :)
The star of this look appears to be the shades, as I received so many unexpected compliments on them over the weekend! Perhaps I had forgotten how cute they were?! LOL! I think sometimes as lovers of style and fashion connoisseurs- WE often forget how great some of our acquisitions are. Like, getting dressed and being stylish becomes routine, a natural part of who we are and our lives - we may miss the opportunity to take note of/and relish in how fun an ensemble or statement piece really is!
That realization inspired me: Not only do I want to live purposefully in each moment, but I also want to relish more fully in the joy of all my style pieces more fully. Does that make sense? There are so many factors that contribute to being/feeling happiness in life- I aim to take ample advantage of each and every single one of them- including fashion!

Until next time Loves,
XO
Sunnies: Tildon| Earrings: Rocksbox/sign up for free| Tie: Brooks Brothers| White Tee: Ralph Lauren
Vest Liz Claiborne, thrifted| Wood Watch: c/o JORD| Skinny jeans: NYDJ| Suede pumps: Victoria's Secret Catalog 

18 comments:

  1. As usual you make me stop and take notice of how well you can re-fashion and style your stuff. I love this Brooks Brothers club femme look on you.

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  2. I love your style darling!

    If you want, you can visit my place :)

    Kisses
    Vikki

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  3. What cool photos! I'm loving the vest + tie situation!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  4. You look so pretty! So glad I discovered your blog <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Aw, thank you!! I'm so happy that you did too :))

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  5. Love the menswear inspired look and the cool mural too! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you; I wish you a great week!!

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  6. You are the cutest thing. What a fun look. I used to wear neckties, too. Had forgotten until I saw yours. Love how they become a conversation piece and a unique accessory. Thank you for joining up with us at The Blended Blog.

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    1. :) Thank you very much!! I agree, they are such a great conversation piece and I like to wear them at times in place of a statement necklace :)

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  7. Everything about this post and your outfit is fabulous! I just scored two really fabulous neckties on my recent thrift shop adventure and am still planning how I want to style them. I think I had fall in mind, but your summer styling of a necktie is so great! I am a huge fan of menswear inspired looks and you have totally killed it with this one! Amazing!

    Do stop by and join my On the Edge of the Week Link Up! It goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Awesome Shelbee!!! I can't wait to see how you style them! See you soon & thank you!

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  8. I used to wear neckties to work all of the time. You look lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party xo

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    1. Thank you very much for having me at your link-up!!

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  9. LOVE LOVE this look. I use to wear vest all the time as a teen. Also those sunnies are so fab!
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle, hope to see you again on Friday!

    CidStyleFile.com

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    1. Thank you very much Cid- I look forward to linking up again!!

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