An editorial image from a jewellery company I follow online triggered a rethinking of how I want to dress for the rest of the summer. I bought a lot of florals and pink things this spring/early summer, and while they were "ok" , they were a little too sweet for my taste and I haven't felt great in them. I think pale pink is best in winter and early spring when the light is different, but by this time of year , the light is very clear and bright and almost harsh in our dry prairie environment, and florals, brights, and pale colours look funny to my eye. Enter white, brown, khaki/olive, and black. Gold or silver jewellery. I love when an image clarifies ideas, and paves the way for getting dressed. If only it happened consistently! I was due for my 3-week nail appt, so instead of going with a colour , I let the nail tech talk me into a soft, metallic gold, which also sets the tone for the next 3 weeks of dressing. Dark grey pedicure. Makeup is now bronze , brown, ivory and soft pink . Jewellery - primarily gold, some silver. No colour and no flashy stuff. Easy. I wish I had brown leather sandals and a bag, and I really wish I had a white hat with leather trim , but maybe next year now Of course my outfit isn't a literal interpretation of the image, but right away I wanted to get rid of colour, and work a very clear, neutral safari-ish palette.
It also felt great to be back in my old standby formula of long over lean/er, with this fun cotton point-y hem tunic worn over flutter hem white jeans. I could have done a cleaner look with plain white skinnies and a gold mule with no ankle strap, but I liked this combo enough to keep it on. Leg length flattery isn't super-important to me in this case.
jeans - Tribal (new this summer)
top - Sanctuary (new this summer)
shoes - Nine West (old)
watch - Skagen
ring - Jenny Bird (Canadian)
necklace - Leah Alexandra (Canadian)
Do you get inspiration from editorial photos this way?
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