// Photos by: josephG //
Let me start off by saying the weather here in Cleveland has not been ‘camera friendly’ lately; with the sun setting at 5 and rain, snow and rain again it’s been more than frustrating trying trying to plan any sort of outside activity. Luckily for me, offering a much needed break, this past weekend gave me a quick opportunity to get outside and enjoy some of the fleeting temperate weather.
During seasonal transitions I find layers are the only way to go. I can quickly shed a wrap and tuck it inside my handbag without incurring the bulk and weight of a coat. In addition to wraps being functional I get to add a pop of color to any outfit and then, as if warmth wasn’t enough, I can style the scarf to accommodate a light breeze or a forceful wind with a simple throw over the shoulder or wrap around the neck.
I’m especially in love with these two wraps from Nordstrom & Talbots; and if you’re looking for inspiration on how to tie a wrap/scarf then head over here for a great tutorial from PureWow.
With that…it’s a wrap! Cheers – Penny
DETAILS:// Shoes: Hinge// Jeans: Calvin Klein// Knit Top: Porridge via Anthropologie// Denim Vest: Madewell// Knit Wrap: Banana Republic// Belt: via Anthropologie// Watch: Fossil// Ring: Silpada// Cuff: via T.J.Maxx// Earrings: Silpada// Lips: MAC-Dark Side//
// Photos: Tom Noe //
Coventry, I couldn’t possibly capture all your charm in a single shoot. As I mentioned in my last post Coventry is fantastic for walking, shopping, dining and people watching. Along the sidewalk you’ll find ample bike parking and wonderful metal sculptures surrounding each small tree plot each with its own theme and name.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love to purchase items that can stand alone as a unique and well crafted pieces. I purchased this sweater last year for its unique dueling patterned sleeves that were oh so subtle in their pink and grey color palette. My shoes with their mixture of suede and printed snake skin leather were nothing short of love at first sight. Patchwork might conjure up images of a blanket however here my title nods to the idea of blending of subtle patterns, textures and hues that compliment yet contrast quite nicely.
What patterns or textures have you experimented with lately?
Thank you so much for stopping by! Cheers – Penny
DETAILS:// Jeans: Calvin Klein// Sweater: MOTH// Shoes: Hinge// Handbag: Lauren-Ralph Lauren// Cuff: BCBG// Sunnies: Maui Jim// Earrings: Silpada// Necklace: Silpada// Ring: Silpada// Polish: Sally Hansen-Commander in Chic// Lipstick: MAC-Dark Side