You can wear any colour with animal prints–because this timeless pattern is neutral–red being my favourite. It always reminds me of my fashionable mother; she had quite a collection of animal prints in her wardrobe. The belt belonged to my mom, always makes me happy to wear it. Booties from the ’80s belonged to my daughter Jean.
This is an important fashion must for me. I can’t wear things that itch, scratch, feel too restrictive, uncomfortable or cause pain, even if it’s a special occasion. I need to feel comfortable or else I can’t wait to take it off and it will hang in my closet wasting precious space. Anything itchy, scratchy, stiff, too tight, painful is not my style, no matter how beautiful.
Comfort + style = clothes I love best! I don’t like wearing jogging pants and frumpy clothes, because it’s not my style. I’ve had this dress for over 3 years. I love the black and white print. Worn with my vegan riding-style boots I can shop and not drop all day!
When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect for September in Seattle.
The shades of gray, blue and pink go great paired with denim. My necklace (a gift at Christmas) is rhodonite, an ornamental stone in a pretty shade of rose.
Worn with a denim jacket or cardigan and my warm bamboo tights, I can wear it in winter and cool weather.
My little zippered sneakers are thrifted (they looked brand new with price tag still on). I wore this outfit for dancing last Saturday night, where I taught dances from various countries, including the Canadian Barn Dance, Chicago Swing and Gay Gordons.
In the summertime, I’ll wear it barelegged with sandals. Of course, it’s cotton, fair trade and eco-friendly.
Guess we’re not the only ones who wear a T-shirt dress as a tunic. Here’s Jodie, Nancy and Charlotte who posted their versions yesterday.
Pencil skirts are so elegant and this one is so comfortable. It’s made by Blue Canoe–an American company–and I love this shade of burgundy. I’ve bought several things from Blue Canoe while in Seattle in September.
It was an instant decision when I tried it on in Jean’s eco boutique: the fit, the unique style, the quality. The fabric is a textured knit.
Meanwhile in Canada, we enjoyed a mild weekend in February and I could actually wear this velvet jacket instead of a coat. The sun was shining and I felt a warm breeze!
My cotton lace top is several years old. It was even warm enough to wear lacy tights.
Behind the scenes: my grandchildren are nearby having fun! Today is Family Day!
Have a lovely week everyone! Thank you for stopping by! ❤ carmen
While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade company several times in my blog.
This A-line skirt is 100% organic cotton with an appliqué design and has a matching top.
When I’m not helping Jean steam a new shipment of clothing that arrived or going to a coffee shop to buy her a soy latte, I’m busy trying on clothes and this skirt was a perfect fit.
Drizzle & Shine has lovely vegan purses and cute clutches like this one. Some available online.
If I’m not dancing, then my next favourite activity is walking. I can walk all day and not be tired, especially when there’s so much to see and enjoy. We walked from Capitol Hill (where Jean has her store) down to Puget Sound and meandered around Pike Place market.
This is the Edgewater Hotel in the background (where the Beatles and Elvis stayed). It was a little cool, I just took my coat off for the photo.
Whether it’s walking through a park, along the busy streets in the city or in a neighbourhood to admire the homes, I love exploring Seattle.
This was my first time at the Ballard locks in Seattle. It was an interesting adventure!
It was fascinating to see the locks open and watch the boats go by from kayaks to cargo ships. It has the most boats passing through than any other lock in America and is one of Seattle’s biggest tourist attractions.
We watched the salmon from the fish ladder viewing window.