top <old navy>, skirt <asos>, jacket <collection eighteen>, bag <antik batik>, booties <dolce vita>, necklace and bracelets <anthropolgie and vintage>

there’s nothing like cooler weather after a very hot summer. it’s exciting to access another season of clothes in your wardrobe. you feel fresh and new! as with any wardrobe, it’s best to be able to mix new and old pieces.  this tank is ancient. it’s probably 5 years old.  i’ve held onto it for years simply because i liked the geometric print and it’s easy to wash (i’m not worried about ruining this piece).  paired with a new necklace and new asos pencil skirt (both with interesting geometric prints), the tank now has a new life!  add booties and a little bit of fur, and you’ve got a great look for cooler weather.

mixed prints

top <maeve>, skirt <vanessa virginia>, shoes <charles david>, necklace , bag <target>, sunnies <bcbgeneration>

this outfit is particularly trendy and daring.  i’ve seen this look on several celebrities lately and i thought it was so unique, i wanted to try it myself!  the high-waisted skirt sits just below the cropped top keeping the look contemporary and youthful.  while some skin shows, the longer length of the skirt keeps the look sophisticated.  the tropical and tribal prints are some of my favorites seen on S/S 2012 runways.  the green in the top is just enough to coordinate with the green print of the skirt. the tribal necklace is also in keeping with the tribal print top and the cobalt blue straw clutch is the perfect finishing touch.   While this look isn’t meant for a museum visit or theatre show, it is ideal for a summer dinner to a trendy restaurant.  i wore this look to an amazing Japanese restaurant, Nobu, in Dallas.  it was an amazing, and unique culinary experience.  the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno was extraordinary!  if you are in Dallas and love sushi, head to Nobu!