Thursday, October 3, 2013

Into the Blue

Top: Target (similar here)/ Blazer: Aqua for Bloomingale's/ Pants: Karen Kane (similar here)/ Shoes: Coach (similar here)/ Bag: Ferragamo (similar here)/ Sunglasses: Michael Kors (similar here)/ Cuff: Kayce Hughes (similar here)

The weather here in New York this week is anything but crisp.  I would even describe it as balmy.  It certainly does not feel like October which poses a problem....a fashion conundrum of sorts.  Yesterday, for example, the temperatures soared to eighty degrees.  I was perplexed.  Shorts?  A tee? Flip flops?  It just didn't seem...well, appropriate.  I have a pet peeve (okay, I have more than one as my husband can attest) with people who do not respect seasonal guidelines.  I cannot understand boots in the summer or flip flops in the winter.  In my mind, flats are for transitional seasons like spring and fall, boots are for winter and open toed shoes are for summer.  I have corresponding "rules" for shorts versus pants.  Shorts are for late May through mid September and pants are for the rest of the year.  Normally, this code works.  Of course, there are exceptions (as in traveling south in winter) but for the New York metropolitan area, this system has been fool proof.  So, what is there to do when the calendar claims it's fall but Mother Nature is not cooperating?  Well, for running around town with the kids, I donned a pair of khaki J.Crew shorts, a white button down with the sleeves rolled up and leopard flats.  I thought this was a compromise between two seasons.  This weekend, we are celebrating my husband's birthday and with the forecast stating that we will be experiencing an extended summer, I needed to come up with an outfit for dinner that wasn't quite white jeans and espadrilles but also wasn't faux fur and leather leggings.  These cobalt blue jeans by Karen Kane are ridiculously comfortable and flattering.  I love this shade of blue because it's chic and playful at the same time.   Paired with a black blazer and pumps, this ensemble will  always remain effortless and polished.  I must admit, however, I'm thinking, next time it needs a leopard something such as these wedges or perhaps this clutch.  Stay tuned...


  1. Great look!! What a fabulous bag!!

  2. love your pants!
    great outfit