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what I wore Wednesday....

The pulling together of an outfit....

 I spent this week working on my wardrobe for an upcoming trip to Napa.
 I was so excited to photograph my favorite of the outfits
I had worn  the new shoes to break them in
and I forgot socks
I of course ended with 
blistered feet.
My nights outfit first and foremost 
had to start with a shoe I could actually walk in......

so out came a pair of my old faithful flats
their color led me to 
my bronze sequin tunic
being past the age of sleeveless at night...

the tunic led me to
this Ralph Lauren cashmere jacket...
 by the way was new to me...
{my mother}
edit her closets
and yes
(she has many...many)
she handed this beautiful and versatile
 down to me!

I have missed a great blazer
there is something so 
settling about a blazer...
a little armor for the day...
like a hug of confidence!

I was loving this outfit for a Saturday night
trip through 
Old Town Orange...

I added my new fall earrings
for a trip to LA on Sunday
for supply shopping 
for my accessory line.

these were an inexpensive pair from Aldo
which came on hooks
which I replaced with chinese coin and clips
( to off set the pulling on the lobes
that can come with this size of an earring).

I was even able to work in my new fall felt hat...
and now
  I have a new quick go to outfit
that I love...

all because of blisters.

Wishing you love and joy
as you style your life

thanks so for stopping by
pleated poppy


  1. I've so done the same thing - breaking in shoes never works out for me.
    Love those last few close-up shots - seriously beautiful.

  2. I love the way you put together neutrals! :)

  3. Ooh, I am still getting over some blisters from breaking in a recent pair of shoes! How fun that you got to go to Napa - one of my favorite spots.:)

  4. Looking fabulous darling and that blazer is wonderful. Aren't mum's wardrobes great...hehe. Have a great week darling. ax