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Catching Rae

Autumn Garden

Occasion: Last Day of Seminar
Dress Code: Business Casual
Outdoor Temps: 79°F
Activity Level: Low
Wearing: Tibi floral shell (Nordstrom Rack), Elie Tahari sheer reptile blouse (flea market), handmade bracelet (flea market in Buenos Aires), DIY pulley necklace (hardware store), Brahmin shoulder bag (Ebay), Banana Republic "Sloan" trousers (Ebay), Via Spiga booties (flea market)

Another Hotumn day, and I'm getting more and more jealous of you guys on the East coast and your Fall coats and boots! Thankfully I had another day indoors, so I could layer up the tiniest bit and trot out my moody floral shell.

I don't feel that I have a "flowery" personality, so I'm very picky with my florals. They have to be kind of abstract, painterly, or moody, and they always have to speak to me on some emotional level before I plunk down money to bring them home. This Tibi print totally fit the bill, marrying a melancholy blue print with a geometric grid and a dark background. I had to cover my arms for this event, so I paired the dark floral with this reptilian blouse... because this garden just might house some snakes and gators. :)

And the pulley necklace? Just a little talisman and conversation piece to help me "leverage" a bit more inner strength to make it through the long week. I love this thing so much because it was unbelievably simple and cheap, yet I haven't seen anyone else wear one before. It's my very own secret, subliminal message.

See you tomorrow, everyone! Friday is just around the corner now!