Life has slammed into high gear all of a sudden and everything seems to be happening at once. We’ve been steadily looking at houses to buy and last week we finally pulled the trigger. Renting a house for a year is long enough for us and we needed to put down some roots.
It’s not the be-all and end-all of homes for us but it’s pretty, has a private yard and most importantly, is close to our grandson. We signed all the documents on Thursday then went out to celebrate at a fabulous little Italian restaurant. Here’s what I wore.
My outfit is a combination of textures and pattern in neutrals which always feel right for me. The pieces fit high/low price points and can be customized for most budgets. Yes, my pants are longer than I like. I changed my shoes at the last minute because my feet were killing me. #bunions
I adore leopard and wear it as a neutral in my wardrobe. Its color and pattern look similar to tortoise …which I’ve had my eye on for several months. I’m not talking about the stuff made from real tortoise shells, but the acetate and resin look-alikes. I wanted to see if I could work tortoise into my wardrobe so I made the huge investment of $12.99 for these hoops from Target. It turns out they coordinate with lots of things in my closet. I’m wearing them more than I anticipated so have my eye out for other pieces.
I love the way tortoise coordinates with my leopard cardigan, without matching. I skipped a necklace because it would be overkill so close to the prints. My bracelet has a funny story. It’s a long faux pearl necklace I bought for a flapper costume over 30 years ago. I seldom get rid of accessories because they don’t take up much space and can always be repurposed. I simply wrapped it around my wrist several times then pulled the last loop over my hand
This handbag picks up the warmer tones in the leopard print and tortoise. I couldn’t wear this color near my face but it works perfectly in a handbag. I love the texture of the Brahmin bags. The leather is terrific quality and this classic shape will be in style forever.
Classic tortoise is brown with yellow or orange tones…none of which are my best colors. It turns out there are tons of options available in other colors so I’ll keep my eye out for them as well.
We take possession of our new house on Tuesday and leave for our riverboat cruise on Sunday. #frustrating. Rather than stress out, I’m working on things at the same time. What I don’t pack for my cruise is being packed in a box.
*Update- the sandals I’m wearing are hands down, the most comfortable pair I own. We talked about how to wear sports sandals here and I’m happy to report that brands are getting your message. Eileen Fisher is experimenting with color coordinated soles for their popular sport sandal. I was so excited to see this I ordered them right away.
Do you wear tortoise pattern?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.