Sweater, Anthropologie; Cynthia Rowly layered top, TJ Maxx; Levi's curvy 528s, Marshalls; Studded belt, Target; Irregular Choice boots, Mod Cloth; Vintage opaline glass necklace, Ladybird's General Store; Antique celluloid bangle, mom's
Ok, so...I wasn't able to photograph my outfits over the last couple of days, so here they are, in reconstructed splendor...
Tuesday I had a lunch meeting with my wonderful bosses, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oregon (say that three times fast!). Before I took over curatorship of the museum, my incredible mother held the post for ten years, and today they honored her for her work. It was a very proud moment for me. These women are not only brilliant and civically minded but also insanely polished, so I always feel like I need to bring my A-game. Since I had this meeting in mind while I was choosing my 30 pieces, I made sure to include this amazing "suit" (actually two pieces thrifted separately, but don't they look great together?). To throw off the Jackie O vibes a bit, I added this eye popping fuschia top. It has pockets! The end.
Liz Claiborne jacket, thrifted and tailored; Anne Klein wool skirt, thrifted; Martin + Osa top, TJ Maxx; Opaque tights, Target; Carlos Santana boots, TJ Maxx, Echo scarf, thrifted
Wednesday I got up early and went to the wholesale flower market on Swan Island, to stock up on seasonal decorations for the museum. Oh, man, is that place ever magical! I could spend hours. And probably thousands. The selection of ribbons alone had me swooning...six inch wide irridescent silk dupioni with sculpted rosebuds? Yes please! And the feathers! And the amazing, outlandish flowers....aaaaah! Then it was a mad dash back to Newberg in time to open the museum, followed by an afternoon hunting for bright fall foliage to dry and make into garlands. Needless to say, practicality was the order of the day...These little leopard flats were a fairly recent purchase, and I am so pleased with them that I went back and got another pair, for that sad day when they inevitably wear out...I've been through this before! Leopard flats have become one of my signature accessories...they just seem to add the perfect little irreverent but chic pop to any outfit, and look so great with jeans. Do you have a signature piece you just can't live without?
Levi's curvy 528s, Marshalls; Sweatshirt, thrifted; Max Mara coat, thrifted; Echo scarf, thrifted; Leopard flats, Target; Antique celluloid bangle, Mom's