Cream O’ Stripes

It’s another sunny 70-degrees December day in Charlotte, NC and, once again, I took full advantage to wear some lighter spring pieces and colors on this gorgeous fall day:


Brown oxfords by Saks Fifth Avenue.

socksCream and Navy striped socks by Ralph Lauren.


Navy blue flat front trousers by Saks Fifth Avenue.


Brown gingham button down dress shirt by Perry Ellis.


Navy blue and brown striped necktie was a thrifting find.  Brass tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.


Cream blazer with original gold buttons, notch lapels, and center vent was a thrifting find. 


Navy blue silk polka dot pocket square is by Banana Republic.

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Final Look!!


Almost Christmas…

“It’s Christmas Time!” were my exact thought when I put together today’s look.  Today, it looks as if I was suddenly hit with the Christmas spirit:

Brown wingtip dress shoes are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Olive cashmere ribbed dress socks is a Macy’s store brand.

Cranberry trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Forest green and khaki gingham button down dress shirt is a Belk’s store brand.

Cranberry and forest green paisley tie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is from Banana Republic.

Tan suit jacket with notch lapels and side vents, is by Tommy Hilfiger.  This is a new purchase (entire suit was $80), but I absolutely must change the buttons.  They are probably the ugliest buttons I have ever seen.  I have no idea what Tommy was thinking with those buttons.  The next time you see this piece, or the entire suit, expect to see new buttons added.

Cranberry and green paisley pocket square is also a thrifting find.

Final Look!!

Getting Into The Thanksgiving Spirit

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store to do some shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.  I think the “Thanksgiving Spirit” carried over into today’s look:

Brown leather saddle shoes from Cole Hahn.  I own four pairs of saddle shoes and these are my only leather pair…and they are the only pair that I own that are not by Ralph Lauren.  I love Ralph Lauren’s version of the saddle shoe…and Brooks Brothers offers a great version, as well.

Brown socks with orange stripes are from The Gap.

Navy blue trousers are by Perry Ellis.  These pants are made from a thinner material and more suitable for warmer weather.  However, I added some thermal bottoms underneath to make them suitable for this cold weather.  Something my mother taught me…how to wear your summer clothes in the winter. 

Navy blue gingham button down dress shirt by Club Monaco.

Paisley tie was a thrifting find and the tie bar is by Banana Republic.

Burnt orange corduroy blazer, with notch lapels and center vent, was also a thrifting find.

Navy blue silk pocket square, origin unknown.

Final Look!!

Going Crazy With Patterns, Again!

This morning was colder than expected, so I went with warmer clothes.  But, I still refrained from pulling out my scarfs and gloves. 

Brown wingtips are made by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Grey ribbed socks are from Banana Republic.

Wool grey window pane trousers are from Banana Republic.

Gingham button down dress shirt is from Banana Republic.

Bow tie pattern on the necktie made by Christian Dior is a thrifting find.  Silver tie bar is from Banana Republic.

Light grey cable cord, full zip, cardigan is also from Banana Republic.  So, I guess you can say that I got carried away with patterns by Banana Republic.

Final look!!