Hello there lovelies! After my last post that featured a sweet floral dress, I thought I would change gears and chose something with a tough girl vibe. Actually, this outfit of distressed denim and pleather came together for more practical reasons.
I wore a Zara pleather top in a trapeze shape because it was sleeveless and cool to wear, especially since it is perforated. I wore a black cami top to keep from revealing too much skin!
I love the paring of the distressed denim ( Soundgirl, via TJ Maxx) with the pleather top, and it is edgy, but not too tough.
Now, if you are doing a double-take after seeing the opening shot, wondering if sweet Elle, who is almost 56, got some ink this week, you can put that notion down. The "tattoo" is merely the shadows from the trees nearby. Funny how it came to be, enhancing this tough girl vibe. You see it is gone here!
But this tough girl vibe is really a coincidence. I live part-time in a heavily wooded area, and there are chiggers and ticks in abundance, so the boots were just a remnant of my having just walked my dog!
I did end up liking this look, though, and will keep these boots in my summer closet. Ever the eclectic, I also love these boots with my lace skirts.
I added a pretty blue link necklace that did not come out too well, but will make a clearer appearance later. I found this at an antique store in Sag Harbor. Hubby did my photos, and this was just before dinner. Tip: never have a hungry husband shoot pics for your blog ;).
He did take this long shot of me that my friend would not have, and it turned out to be an interesting shot. It captures the wooded setting well, and gives you a visual of the enormous trees around my deck and pool. There is something about being beachside against a vast, teal ocean ( tomorrow's plan if Mother Nature signs off on it) or being surrounded by a forest of deeply rooted trees, so huge and wide, to make one feel small, as we truly are in this universe. Just a seedling in a forest...
So ladies out there, are you a pearl-loving, girly-girl who truly loves pastels, or are you a tough girl who feels more at home or empowered in edgier threads?
Happy belated Fourth to those in the US and happy Mid Summer. I have finally moved, so I will be better about posting and commenting, thanks for bearing with me. Enjoy!