Fashionista and fashionable librarians, welcome!
Last week I shared my first library convention fashion find, a paisley tunic in beachy coral and blues. If you missed that post, please hop over here for a quick look.
I found this intricately embroidered top at that same little clothing kiosk as my paisley tunic. Where? In April, at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in San Antonio. You should have seen the librarians flocking to this mini-boutique. And my sister Valerie and I were knee-deep in the thick of things!
Library Convention Fashion Find #2
I have seen all my fashion idols wearing embroidery this spring. It’s making a reappearance 40 years after I first wore embroidery-embellished pieces during the ’70’s (1970’s) in high school. I even did the embroidery myself back then. Needlework is bedazzling jeans, tops and even shoes this season. Along with the cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder trend. No one does off-the-shoulder better than my sweet stylish friend Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine. Girl friend has the best shoulders and the best tops for showing them off!
Here’s a look at the embroidery on my top.
Not only does this top have trendy needlework but it also features tassels and bell sleeves. Way to roll some of the season’s hottest looks into one colorful piece. I didn’t realize until I took these photos (ha!) that it also features birds. Lots of flowers but some birds, too. If you know me well, you know I don’t ‘do’ birds, don’t like birds, get the creeps around birds. Not sure what that is about. Probably ought to look into some therapy for that phobia. Might stem from a long ago trip to the zoo and an unfortunate bird poop incident.
But these birds can’t poop so I guess they are ok.
Had planned to break in my new Unisa Gaila sandals from DSW. But then saw my comfy ole black Fionis with the outfit and changed my mind.
Paired my Umgee top with Loft zipped-ankle jeans and some turquoise bracelets. I am new to the Umgee brand. But found them online, have a look here. My sister bought a pair of dazzling geode earrings at the convention which are also available through Umgee.
Kind of feeling a Mexican vibe this week, what with Cinco de Mayo last Friday, and my Septo de Mayo Jalapeño Popper Soup post earlier this week. And May 10 is Mexican Mother’s Day!
You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig But It’s Still a Pig
Wore this outfit to school today. When I went to the bathroom at lunchtime, I felt something tickling my shoulder blades inside my top. For a sec, I thought my school district lanyard and badge had gotten twisted around my neck, down inside my blouse. Then I realized it was the tag!
See it? That round thing over my left shoulder in the pic. Try as I might, I’m just not a fancy lady. I desperately need a dresser – person to dress me everyday. My PC didn’t see my outfit this morning or he surely would have mentioned that tag.
Feeling My Oats
As I was coming into the house after work this afternoon, knowing my Prince hadn’t seen my top before he left this morning, I decided to play a trick on him. I pulled the top down off my shoulders. PC was a bit taken aback. He wasn’t sure the off-the-shoulder look was too appropriate for an elementary substitute librarian.
But I’m thinking this might be kinda cute for date night! What do you think?
Recently a friend of mine told me that our shoulders are one of the last parts of our bodies to show age. But somehow I feel slightly scandalous baring my shoulders! Really silly, I know, because wearing a sleeveless top, my shoulders would be almost as ‘exposed’. So tell me, are you embracing the cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder trends? Do you think there is an age limit at which shoulders should be kept under wraps? Please let me know your opinion in a comment below.
Apparently Purrsnickitty approved of my library convention fashion find #2 and gave it an enthusiastic two dew-claws up.
Hope you do, too!
Happy hUmP dAy, girls. Hope it’s a good one. Thank you for sharing a bit of you with me. Hope you will also stop by The Blended Blog for the second installment of our new Wednesday style series “Fashion Files”. We are recreating a favorite look from Pinterest or one we have admired on another blogger or friend. Hope to play along with them next style post.
Hugs and kisses,