Happy Tuesday! I hope your week has started out well. We had a few days of spring weather last week, a bit of a tease really, but I so enjoyed the preview! It was great to wear pumps instead of boots and being able to forgo a coat. I indulged in an outfit that stems from being pent-up, and is consistent with the athletic trend for 2014.
it is energizing to update your look . I like to add a twist to any trend to make it my own. I adapted the athletic trend to suit me better by adding heels, since at heart I am a girly girl. While my sisters and friends were always in scrapes, literally, my only child hood injury was a pretty deep cut from forcing a nail polish bottle open. I pushed so hard it cracked, and cut my palm and I should have gotten stitches. I did worry that the blood was going to stain my new pink bedspread though!
My childhood friends were pretty athletic, while I was bookish and one to daydream. When this trend unfolded, I did not feel compelled to run out and buy anything new. I simply bought a new striped tee and added a stripe cardi that was left in my daughter's closet when she went moved out after college graduation. I did not do this deliberately to follow this trend. Yet, when I combined this simple stripes with my ripped capri jeans I was pleased with the novelty of this kind of outfit for myself.
I was happy to wear my studded ankle strap pumps that look like Valentino "rockstud" pumps. I bought them last year, not even knowing that Valentino had designed this almost legendary shoe. I just happened upon them on Zulily.com, a favorite flash sale sight. I added an Oscar De La Renta box bag that I found on Madison Avenue. I love structured bags, and thought this one added a nice twist to the " casual" outfit. I guess I just don't "do" casual, and I certainly do not do "tomboy", but admire those who do. I admire the stamina, grace and energy of a true athlete.
I added a fedora to keep the sun off my face and two leather bracelets. A healthy slathering of sunscreen and I was ready for the almost 60 degree day! I enjoyed it while it lasted as now it has been in the teens at night, again. I can feel that spring is in the air, and am looking forward to a my favorite season. It will be here any minute. Right?
I realize that this would have looked great with sneakers too, and am pleased that they are so trendy. The stores will have a good selection in my small size because of this trend. I did enjoy seeing the Chanel preview of their iconic tweedy looks paired with sneakers, as quirky as this paring seems to be, I am a fan. I know my feet will be too!
Outfit details: -pumps: LEUVEN Alexander via Zulily.com -stripe tee: Waves, Southampton NY -Leather bracelets: direct from the jewelry district -stripe cardi - F21