Hello, I hope everyone is having a nice summer. With all the horrible stuff going on here in the US and the world, I work harder in finding the good in life. Our garden is coming in now and so far I have made Plum Preserves, Plum Conserve (with raisins and oranges) and probably my favorite, Corn Relish. The boys have spent a lot of time with us on the farm and with our three ponds, William, the oldest, is in fishing heaven. That catches you up with a little news from MeadowTree, so on with the styling.
Remember my post on my digital ASOS summer dress? Here’s the results, a new vest by Liquorish ! I featured this vest in that post and loved it so much I ordered it. If you really like it after this post, it is still available on the ASOS web site.
I don’t see the digital quality of this piece as compared to digital prints that see at Mood Fabrics (click here to see what I mean). However, I love this print and don’t think I will tire of it. The vest is nice and long, has inset pockets, two back vents and has ties in the back. For now, I just leave them tied in a bow (there’s a back view below).
When I’m wearing something this dramatic, I downplay the under layers, so I did a black column with long slim pants by Mango (old but here’s some similar) and a very old but super soft tee shirt that I think I picked up at Walmart during the last decade. I might try something sleeveless later, but I wanted this look for now.
Black was my my choice for the shoes and bag as well. The sandals are by Clark and were purchased over ten years ago (I was going through Clark mania about then). My bag is an Eric Javets Squishee that I bought second hand from eBay. It’s in perfect shape and looks as if rarely used. I was on a hunt for this particular one for about a year and just had to wait for the right one at the right time.
Beaded jewelry came out for this one. I love beaded collar necklaces, especially for summer (this isn’t the only one I own). This necklace and earrings came from Target and the bracelets was, oh yes, another eBay find.
|Had to do a still life of this one|
I really need to keep my eyes open more on a sunny day or just put the sunglasses on. Sorry for the squinty eyes but this photo really shows how the vest flows. The two vents in the back are really important to this piece.
The Polished Accessory
This print called for a dusty medium blue and I had it with Signet’s Blue Lagoon. Signet was an Indie polish that I just adored. It’s maker, Lauren, is from Mississippi and has that southern charm and hospitality the the South is famous for. She always listened to what her fans wanted and even let us name some of the polishes. Hey, I even won one of those contests. But small Indies have a tough time making it, and last summer Lauren hung up her mixing bottles and returned to her first love, which is ceramics.
I had to show the back, that’s all.
It’s a short one today; a little news, styling my new vest, a new still life, and one of my favorite Indie polishes. So, it’s goodbye until next Sunday. Take care and Happy Styling!
This week, I am linking up with Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday HERE, Cherie’s Style Nudge’s Shoe and Tell HERE, Catherine’s Not Dressed As Lamb’s I will Wear What I like HERE, Living On Cloud Nine’s Style Perspectives HERE, High Altitude Style’s Link-Up HERE, Elegance and Mommyhood’s Moda Linkup Here, Fashion Should Be Fun’s Fun Friday Fashion Link Up HERE, Shelbee’s Edge of the Week Link Up HERE and Nancy’s Fancy Friday HERE.
The photography credit this week goes to my grandson, William, for the portraits of me. The still life is by me.