I decided to make a few changes and post it again because starting tomorrow I'll be wearing slacks (no jeans), shirts and sneakers or flat shoes for the entire duration of my Summer job. Sadly, I'll have to wear my skirts after 6 p.m. and on the weekends only.
Believe me I'm not complaining, I'm very lucky to have this job and very appreciative to all the gods, saints and a close friend that recommended me for this position.
About 3 weeks ago, I was asked by a co-worker what is going through my mind when I decide to put my outfits together?
Well to tell you the truth, sometimes it's just that these were the only articles of clothing that require no ironing.
Other times it's a particular designer, a book, a movie heroine (Annie Hall), the music that I'm listening to, the food that I'm eating or about to eat, a particular event...
However most of the time my inspiration comes from omy surroundings, my girl's opinions as well as my love of colors, flowers and accessories.
I was into a Summer-like mood and was trying to enjoy the 80 plus heat so I wore:
Shirt and Cardigan from Target.
American Rag, made in India skirt purchased at Marshalls many moons ago.
Inspiration: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens entrance's fountain surrounded by a variety of bougainvilleas.
Squared by Sandra Roberts purse purchased at Marshalls.
Is a very shiny purse in real life; you can see me coming from a mile away!
Both necklaces and earrings are from Steinmart.
All Bracelets purchase at my two favorite local Indian stores about 3 years ago.
Rings were presents from my ex-husband family to me on two of my birthdays.
Cardigan from Marshalls. Audrey Hepburn shirt and
Isaac Mizrahi skirt from Target.
My very old and very comfortable Easy Spirit mary janes.
Inspiration: Right before sunset in Miami Beach behind The Delano Hotel.
The larger necklace is from an arts and crafts fair at The Broward Mall in Plantation,
about 4 years ago.
The smaller necklace was a thrift find the same year.
Bracelets and larger ring from Steinmart.
The smaller one is from Dots.
New York&Company bag, purchased in 2005. I felt in love with the fuchsia pink; it brought back many 80's memories.
Shirt and cardigan from Target.
The Persaman New York skirt is quite old and don't remember where I got it.
Penny Loves Kenny sandals from TJMaxx.
Inspiration: Some of my market shopping for the week's cooking and my Jim Shore's Angels.
Both necklaces were given to me as presents from close friends back in 2007.
Another shiny purse, this one is a Tommy Hilfiger. I paid retail price for this purse 3 years ago; again the color was the main attraction.
One more of my old and very versatile Target shirts.
Chemistry New York skirt, thrifted many years ago.
Impo sandals from Marshalls.
Inspiration: One of my Shirley Novak paints. I adore her poppy seed paintings for their color and tranquility.
The necklaces are from my favorite Salvation Army store.
The red bracelet was a present from a co-worker back in '05.
The other bracelets are from JCPenney's and from a local Indian store.
Talking about spacious and enchanting: this Liz Claiborne purse is both.
Have a lovely, well dress and inspiring day!