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Hip to be Square

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//Photos by: Johnine Byrne//

Ah yes, another post title with reference to “way-back” music, fun!

Earlier this year I found myself having to unexpectedly stay an extra night in Chicago; as my flight back to Cleveland was cancelled.  Not wasting anytime I quickly planned activities for the next day, top of the list was the Art Institute of Chicago; it was in one of their gift shops that I picked up my square necklace. Handcrafted by a gifted artisan it features both oxidized and polished sterling silver, love at first sight; and this ‘hip gal’ just had to have it.

This may be hard to believe but I didn’t realize the watch I selected for the day was also square; clear evidence that I need a full cup of coffee before my brain starts to function.  It was a lovely coincidence once I arrived on location for my shoot and realized, again, the locale was filled with repeating squares and rectangles, brilliant!  I can tell you my sunnies, shoes and ring were 100% planned in advance; I’m not one to leave that much to chance!

The weather here is starting its seasonal temperature swings and, from one day to the next, can range 30 degrees with nights exhibiting more of the same.  I find myself, more often than not, taking full advantage of layering to help manage the extremes I can face traveling from indoors to outside and again from day to night.

Do you have any structured pieces that you play-up with matching accessories?  Sometimes it’s fun taking a theme to extreme repetition; like they say, and I honestly don’t know who ‘they’ are,…go big or go home!

Thank you for stopping by, Cheers! ~ Penny

                                                                                                                                                   

DETAILS: Long Sleeve Shirt: Press// Tank: Banana Republic// Pants: Sisley// Belt: Anthropologie// Shoes: Linea Paolo// Watch: TOKYObay// Ring: novelty (purchased at Banyan Tree)// Sunnies: A.J. Morgan// Lipstick: MAC-Pink Nouveau// Nail polish: Butter London-Pistol Pink (toes), Loreal-Greycian Goddess (hands)

Urban Camouflage

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I just can’t get enough of a good patio during the summer!  A great little spot in Cleveland filled with cozy patios is a little street off of W. 25th called Market Avenue.  There you’ll find so many scrumptious bites to eat and more than ample options for beverages.  A favorite little patio of mine is Market Avenue Wine Bar.  Friendly staff and an extensive wine list, what more could a girl want?  Ok, maybe another pair of shoes…

Speaking of shoes I love all kinds: strappy, heeled, flats, patterned, sporty…you get the idea.  These shoes always remind me of little tuxedos for my feet.  I can get enough of J.Crew’s #2 pencil skirts and I own more of them than I care to admit but gosh darn-it they fit like a dream.  I’m head over heels right now for girly blouses; out with the men’s inspired button downs and in with the flowy and sheer.  My urban camouflage top was love at first sight and the extra special bonus are the rose gold tone cone shaped buttons that adorn the front, sleeve and epaulets; if you missed the shoulder close-up, take a peek again.

I’m looking forward to this weekend and, fingers crossed, finding at least one patio on which to relax and watch the world go by.  What’s one of your favorite summer activities?  As always, thank you for stopping by and Cheers!!

                                                                                                                                               

//DETAILS//  Skirt: J.Crew #2 Pencil// ​Blouse: Daniel Rainn// Shoes: Nine West// Handbag: Cole Haan// Earrings: Silpada// Necklace: novelty// Watch: Skagen// Rings: novelty// Lipstick: MAC-Lady Danger// Polish: Butter-Fiver (hands), Nicole-What’s the Mitch-uation (toes)