Wear of the Week: Red Denim + Parrot Printed Blouse

Image“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”  -Mark Twain

My father was a commercial fisherman back in the day.  He would go on excursions that could last months at a time.  On one of these long deployments, my mom and her sister thought it would be a good idea to invest in a parakeet to keep my mother company when he was away.  I wish I was old enough to have seen the look on my dad’s face when he came home from his fishing trip and saw heard a squawking bird in the corner of the living room.  Needless to say, it was not long thereafter he quit the fishing business.

Nowadays, although I don’t actually have a parrot as a pet, I do love a parrot-printed blouse.ImageWhen sporting colored denim, it automatically adds an element of fun to an outfit. Why not continue that momentum with your upper half?  I am a sucker for blouses, especially when an unexpected print is involved.  When I found this number in NY last fall, I knew it was going to be a great addition to my closet.  I especially loved the studded detail on the color (which will look great under a sweater or jacket come cooler weather).ImagePaired with a sparkle clutch and my new favorite fringe booties (I apologize in advance as I know these will be making many appearances on here this season), this outfit is begging to be taken out for a night on the town!Image

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Blouse {Zara}, Denim {Zara, similar here and here}, Booties {last seen here}, Necklace {Stella & Dot}, Sunnies {Banana Republic}, Clutch {UGG}


Inspired by… The Tennis Court


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It is easy to get in a style rut, especially at the end of a season. It’s not quite cool enough for your fall wardrobe, but your summer clothes are looking awfully stale.  There are the obvious places to look for wardrobe inspiration: Pinterest, fashion magazines, celebrity outfits… but those don’t always rekindle the dimming creative flame.

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