Stripes and Snakeskin

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” ― Coco Chanel

By now you must know that I swear by this combination. In two previous posts here and here I outlined why I think the pencil skirt and tank top are two of the most versatile items InMyWardrobe.

This particular ensemble was the later-in-the-week continuation of the birthday celebration I’d mentioned here. It was essentially a dessert run but the restaurant we initially planned on going to was closed for renovations on arrival. That meant a quick change of location and since the new place was less fancy, it meant my pearl necklace had to come off and like magic, my outfit was sufficiently scaled down.

Although this is my go-to combination I was especially proud of myself this toss because I took a chance on combining prints.

Stripes and snakeskin just seemed to make sense somehow and added a little interest to what I was wearing. These days, if it doesn’t match, I’m more likely to wear it.

If all goes according to plan I’ll be mixing patterns in my clothes soon.

Do you like to mix patterns?

 

Red and black and white polka dots

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.~Coco Chanel

I think I’m the happiest girl in the world this month with birthdays and travel plans and West Indies winning. I really hope everyone is enjoying October as much as I am.

This is what I wore to a friend’s birthday luncheon on Sunday. I really didn’t know what to wear and I kinda refused to do anything until West Indies had won the T20 World Cup so time got away from me and I went for the item that needed the least effort.

It doesn’t get much more classic than black, white and red. This is one of my favourite colour combinations and polka dots are just so much fun.

As it was a Sunday afternoon and none of my wedges go with this dress, flats it had to be since I could find no real reason to wear heels. Plus we were right by the beach so sandals made sense anyway.

For my Bajan readers, this bag is Bijoux Terner just like the black one here that’s in danger of me working it to death and the others that will probably appear on here sometime in the future. Yes, I love my Bijoux Terner.

And I love my blue nail polish as well. There’s just something about looking down and seeing a burst of colour. It’s like all is well with the world….or something like that anyway.

I wonder where the rest of this month will take me…

Accessories are my drug… Featured Store: Vibrant

Yesterday I promised I would be featuring one of my favourite places to shop in celebration of InMyWardrobe’s first month-iversary.

Well I deliver on my promises! Except the place isn’t really a place. (I’ll explain in a bit.)

As you may have figured out by now, I love accessories. What you may not know is that some of those I’ve worn in previous posts come from… *drumroll* ….Vibrant!

For example: the necklace I wore here and the bracelet here.

This online store is based in Barbados and is forever tempting me with its affordable range of unique earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces.

From the first day I saw that ad on the side of my Facebook I was hooked. And I swear each set of new stock is more tempting than the last. Customers have the option of picking up their goodies or having them delivered. I choose delivery because I like getting colourful packages brought to me in the middle of the day lol.

A friendly piece of advice: If you see anything you like, order right away because these girls are fast!

So, without further chatter, here’s some of the Vibrant stuff I’ve welcomed to my wardrobe over the months. I really didn’t realise I had so much until I went looking for them to photograph …. *shame*, well *shame-ish* because I really do love and wear them all.

Hope you enjoy!

I honestly never realized I really like pink beaded stuff until now!

This bracelet goes with everything in my world. Maybe it’s because I kinda wear turquoise like it is black…

 

… Not too grown up to play dress up!