Last week my friends Lisa and Barbara from a local boutique here in Houston, Texas called It’s All About You helped me put together outfits from their collection. We had a rocky start since inventory in my size was limited, but I loved some of the outfits we found after a little trial and error. To see a tour of It’s All About You and hear about our choices, watch the video below and to learn how they worked out, keep reading…
Monday’s outfit was almost completely from It’s All About You with the exception of my purple turtleneck and my Michael Kors booties. The Snoskins “eye lash” blouse was very comfortable and fit well over my turtleneck which provided just the right amount of warmth for a chilly Houston day. The Sharon Young Fit Fabulous charcoal gray pants have a little stretch in them which is comfortable, but ended up looking a little baggy by the end of the day. I need to have the length altered anyway so I may see about having them taken in just a tiny bit. I loved the way the necklace worked as a belt and I actually think I’m going to enjoy it for its intended purpose as well (see later in the week).
Tuesday was another chilly day, but I stayed warm in this yummy Inoah skirt which really did feel like cashmere and was actually made in the USA. My concern is that over time it may start pilling, but we’ll see. The Boho Chic top was also nice and warm especially with the caramel turtleneck I layered under it, but I had some issues with it sticking to the skirt. I think the issue was with the two fabrics both having rough edges touching so I’ll probably just stick with smoother fabrics in the future when I wear this brown top. I did like how the colors worked together and I had made a shawl a while back with colors that perfectly blended with the skirt. I thought my Harper necklace from Premier Designs also blended well with some simple gold hoop earrings.
Wednesday I wore this cute John Mark top with my White House Black Market pencil pants and my red suede Jessica Simpson pumps. The red in the pumps really picked up the red in my blouse nicely. I kept accessories simple with the black leather long necklace I acquired in Montreal last summer and my black shawl which helped take the edge off the cold over air conditioned office.
Wednesday night was my annual CODE Christmas dinner so I got to pull out one of the holiday party outfits that Natalie King styled for me (see Wardrobe Planning Hits and Misses Volume 1 – Week 26). In the low 60s outside (Fahrenheit) , I didn’t think it was quite cold enough for my grandmother Sara Lee’s mink stole, but this light sweater worked perfectly to keep off the chill and I loved wearing these J Renee bronze metallic shoes after years of them resting on the shelf.
I owe you a Thursday outfit image since it was a super busy day and I missed my picture, but on Friday I got to wear the Joseph Ribkoff tunic that Barbara picked out with some faux leather leggings and my purple booties. The necklace/belt also made another appearance with this fun “Black Seeing Stars Faux Fur” biker jacket by Samantha Sipos I got in my last Rent the Runway Unlimited shipment. This jacket is adorable, but I’m sorry to report that it had a pretty funky smell when it arrived. I’m guessing the jacket was exposed to some cigarette smoke which can be pretty tough to remove. You can see more of this outfit in this week’s weekly wardrobe planning video with Laquita Passmore by clicking on the play button below.
In general it was a great last work week for 2018 and I’m looking forward to relaxing the rest of the year in some comfy Athleta sweater and sweatshirt dresses similar to the one Laquita and I picked for her next week. What will you be wearing for your vacation days this year? Let me know and in the meantime, have a great week!