It's still Gray May here in Southern California
I'm still intent on celebrating it to the best of my ability
as I wait for our sunshine days to return.
So with a gray Friday date night to style for
this week I let my new infatuation with
Jo Malone be the outfit's beginning inspiration.
Using fragrance as a jump off point was a first for me.
But since I had sought out a fragrance to help support and celebrate my recent splurge on a
I knew I would have the building blocks for a great outfit!
I had purchased the pink wrap to not only highlight
my newest pink peony crown
but to be a luxurious piece that would help me find the beauty
in our SoCal May Gray and upcoming June gloom weather.
With such a fabulous accessories to pull out
our gray days have new beauty for this accessory loving woman!
I ended up using my fragrance and accessory inspiration
to style an out fit that is my
I had worked all day Friday
so I knew I wanted an outfit that way casual and comfy
but with a dose of my beloved glam as well!
For me I hit the nail on the head when I paired
my J Crew wool sweatshirt
with my by now vintage taffeta ball skirt.
Sporty + Glam
is always a winning combination in my book!
And to think these two pieces that play perfectly together
had both been in my closet for over a year!
It took some great new accessories to bring these two together
for a fabulous new outfit!
This is exactly why I am always so often driven by accessories first
when styling my outfits.
I kept my accessories to a minimum (for me)
by just adding my crown and eventually my new wrap
a 'sack lunch' bag from Forever 21 that I used as my evening cloth.
The minimal lines and detail of the skirt, sweatshirt and clutch
let my peony crown have wardrobe center stage.
For me styling an outfit is always about finding a perfect balance of elements
for the occasion. of wear.
I kept my hair down with beachy textured vibe
the casual ease of the outfit.
My Celine sunglasses that are bold in size
but minimal in detail were the perfect
ending touch for my
SoCal sporty glam ensemble.
My Catherine Robinson wrap
provided the absolutely perfect finishing touch to the outfit.
Being able to bring it out with a chill in the air
really makes me truly able to
celebrate our SoCal grey days!
It is definitely a gift in aging
to learn to celebrate and find beauty
in what we can't change in life!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life