Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This week I decided to try not only combining a couple of favorite prints, but a couple of different designers that have done collaborations with Target and JCP (as good old
JC Penny likes to be known these days.) Earlier this spring, Target brought us Prabal Gurung's offerings. Currently, JCP and Duro Olowo are brightening our world with his excellent tribal prints, made expressly to mix and match.
I didn't expect that these very bold prints from different designers would work so well together.
I'm getting such a kick out of wearing these very pretty Gurung shoes. And they go with almost every solid in my wardrobe and a whole lot of prints! And I'm wearing this sheer-ish Olowo blouse every chance I get before it gets too hot to wear long sleeves. There are several pieces in this extremely affordable group that I really want before they're gone. And kudos to JCP for having more than one item available in each size. (Do you hear that, Small-Town-Sized Target ?)
And, for those of you who saw last week's post dedicated to my husband, Dan, and his forays into the realm of public presentation of personal style, I have a quick update for you. On Sunday, we were mooching around the house, thinking about getting ready to drive into the Big City. I went into the bedroom, and found him standing in front of the closet, just staring thoughtfully at his wardrobe.
"Whatcha gonna wear? " I asked.
He was silent for a moment, then said quietly and very deliberately, "I don't know. There's so much pressure now that I have a fan base ..."
I very nearly wet my pants. But you had to be there, I guess.
Thank you all for your glowing compliments. He enjoyed being in the limelight for a while, but we don't want this to go to his head too much. No.
And speaking of laughing ...
This week's Style Imitates Art inspiration is by Alex Gross.
It's titled Captain America, and he's painted over late 19th-early 20th century postcards or "reconfigured cabinet cards" ( For more of these go HERE .)
This is my response, and it's only complete with its title,
A Blue Blazer Goes with Everything.
The title didn't go in with the SIA entry, and it just seems too serious without it.
I thought it was funny, anyway ...
Here's to always gorgeous and true-blue Patti at Visible Monday, where I'm joining all the other Super Women
(see how I worked that in?) showing up and out!
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