Hint of blue

Black trousers Red Valentino, identical
Brown, black and blue print vintage blouse (no brand), another option 
Blue klein heels Charles Jourdan Paris, similar
Black quilted bucket bag Love Mochino, similar 
 

When it comes to what I wear there is always something I think I could have done better, specially since I blog and photograph the outfits. I tell myself the garment was too tight or the length was off. The accessories did not look well, the handbag will not match, the hair looked bad. However today I admit liked the hints of blue coming together, in fact, love it, which is nice for a change. 

Take Chances

White boatneck top Forever 21 - Trousers H&M - Chambray blazer Gucci, similar 
Black bucket bag Love Moschino - Silk on flat shoes - Brown sunglasses Michael Kors, similar
Denim blazer Gucci, similar and to think I paid less than that for mine - Yellow flower print scarf, no brand, similar 
If you had to choose a team, out of two options given, would you be part of the "Play it Safe" team or the "Take Chances" team? I have to admit I am probably 40/60, but if I had to choose a team right now it would be "Take Chances" one. Because if you don't try, you'll just never know.

Sunday Plan

Black slip dress Topshop, similar
Rust cardigan LOFT, similar under 10.00 USD
Black quilted flats, similar
Black quilted bucket bag Love Moschino, similar
My Sunday plan is always outdoors. For today's plan Vanilla came along. What do your Sundays look like ?

Teachers

Yellow jeans Kayden K, similar on sale - Miau Miau black print tee shirt, Armani option 
Grey blazer Suzie Shier, sim - Black Accocella perforated flats Nine West - Black quilted bucket bag Love Moschino

I have mentioned it before. My first career choice was education. I knew it way before I even stepped into a formal education environment. This choice was reinforced by teachers I had,  the possibility of change towards something better, that is the fuel.
There were several who played an important role but I have a special place in my heart for my Spanish Literature teacher.
I was in his class my last years of high school. He was an elderly man a few years away from retirement. He was a short, well dressed gentleman, strict, humble, open and such a marvellous human being.  Most important, he not only taught me on the assigned subject but also life skills. 
Thank you, wherever you may be...
Did you have any influential teachers ? Positively or negatively?

Scarf in the back

Black cropped trousers Mossimo, here fab option
White boatneck top Forever 21, similar under 8.00 USD
Black quilted bag Love Moschino, similar under 10.00 USD
Green, white and blue vintage Leonardi scarf, here another in same color scheme 

 
Vintage bronze key cuff, similar - Quilted black bucket bag Moschino Love, sim under 10.00 USD
Black flats Accocella Nine West, similar

A few months ago I pinned this to My Style Pinterest board. It's a beautiful white top with loops in the back, where a scarf hangs, the top was in my virtual cart for days but I never bought it. I kept thinking that I had so many scarves, there must be a way I could get the look without having to take the plunge. This is as close as I got. 
What was your last inspired by look ?


Bow factor

Long sleeve pleated skirt pink dress Forever 21, here another cool pink dress in this exact shade
Black quilted bucket bag Moschino Love, similar
Suede block heel shoes SJP Sarah Jessica Parker, similar under 20.00 USD 

It's nothing new: I love bows. What is new is me adding a bow to this dress. You see, this printed bow is actually a belt that came with a pair of navy trousers, but I just never wear them together. 
So today I thought I'd add something other than a necklace to this dress, because wearing an item the same way over and over can get boring. 
Are you into bows?

July Additions to the Closet

Reiss dress with a 230.00 USD price tag, I paid 1.07 USD 
Maurizio Pecoraro Skirt 
Paola Cahen d'Anvers skirt 
 
Red tie dye skirt and blazer by Gigli, 3.21 USD 

  

Three cool dresses.
For all of the above I paid 1.07 USD per item.

Dooney & Burke 13.95 USD
Cristian Italian vintage hand bag 7.50
Straw hand bag 4.30 USD
Brown, black and blue vintage houndstooth print bow blouse (no brand, Angel View consignment) 5.35 USD and Pink Tartan, fringe bow blouse  for 8.60 USD.

 

Two vintage silk scarves, the blue and red with no brand name was 1.07 USD and the oversized flower print is vintage Oscar de La Renta, 3.21 USD.

Not pictured: Marni top 5.35 USD and Blue shirt HDM.


57.89 USD

July Closet Editions

This month I had very few edits, without further ado:  A blue stripe button down shirt from Lacoste, worn maybe 5 times, I always felt like the button was about to pop, so it's going to the consignment shop. My Custo Barcelona bow top was a pricey purchase but looking back I've worn it maybe 6 times and always the exact same way: white or black trousers. I don't need a uniform, off to the consignment shop it goes. The last top is another grey polo from Lacoste, I do not feel comfortable in as its too tight. 

  

From the jeans department goes this Level 99 pair. I bought it without trying on, wore it 3 times and then just gave up. It looked bad. My pair of grey Converse like sneakers by H&M also left the closet as they begun to fall apart. Bought them in Amsterdam back in 2013, wore them briefly. 

 

Finally two leather handbags, the metallic satchel from Stella Rittwagen and my bright Kate Spade. I figured I'd let them go to a new home, as I have several closets at home packed with handbags and I just realised I cannot have that many, it's not manageable.

 

7 Items in one month. How are your closet edits coming along?

Disheveled

Jeans Unionbay, almost identical
Grey blazer Suzie Shier, almost identical here 
Grey perforated flats Dr. Scholl's
Black quilted bucket bag Love Moschino, similar
Green gingham shirt Gap, similar 

Silver medallion oval earrings similar expensive, similar affordable - Square setting white gold ring, similar

The tittle of this post is how I felt all day long: totally disheveled. Untucked shirt, overflowing sleeves, unbuttoned cuffs. Unkept, bedraggled.
How do you think you look today ?

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