But today I ended up with outfits themed around pink AND blue - accidentally!
The first outfit is an imaginary outfit was inspired by a brand new plus-sized fashion website, called Clique to Know. It seems to be cut from the same cloth (see what I did there?) as other haute-designer bargain sites like Bluefly and Net-a-Porter - offering deeply discounted fashions from high-fashion designers.
I've never been much for high fashion - aside from marveling at the artwork on runways. I've never understood why someone would find it necessary to purchase - for instance - a jersey dress for four or five times the price of what I pay for my jersey dresses. Mine cost about $20 or $30. And they have lasted me for a long time. And they're pretty, and I look nice in them. Why pay $300 for a jersey dress that is not much higher quality? Hence my confusion about Rachel Pally's line. Are her dresses lovely? Sure. But are they that much lovelier, that much better quality, than what I'm wearing right now, which I got for all of $26? Maybe I'd feel differently if I tried one on, wore it for awhile. Maybe I'd fall completely in love. Have you tried any of Pally's clothes? Am I missing the boat here? Please let me know!
For now, though, any Rachel Pally dress - even on a discount site - is going to end up in my imaginary outfit closet, not my real closet. This one was my favorite piece available yesterday on Clique To Know. (Alas, these sales are flash-quick, so it's already gone today, with another sale in its place.)
|Dress by Rachel Pally via Clique To Know|
Sandals by Nicole Devious via Zappos
Wrap by Nordstrom
Straw tote by Fossil via Zappos
Earrings by Etsy seller Jujudesigns
I just happened to pair pink and blue in my own outfit this week, before I even saw the Pally dress!
|Dress by EShakti|
Sweater by Torrid, recently trimmed with ribbon by my mother-in-law Jean
Necklace, a gift from my lovely friend Rochelle. (Thanks, Ro!)
Lately, though, I'm finding that the best beauty accessories are the ones that are hard to find.
|Such as kitten hair-combs.|
|And kitten neck-scarves.|
It's a beautiful holiday weekend, and I'm off to celebrate it with Tom and Rena! Enjoy your own celebrations - and I'll be back with you on the 4th with my take on a favorite patriotic recipe of my mother's. Til then, happy Independence, and take care of you!