Holiday Inspiration

Here is some inspiration for a simple and creative holiday. For more inspiration, and links to image sources, click over to my Holidays Pinterest board.


And ICYMI, my Recovergirl Holiday Gift Guide is over on PortsmouthNH.com.

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Recovergirl Holiday Gift Guide 2017

 

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Wrap Pants

I’ve already proclaimed my love for wrap dresses but lately I’m dreaming of wrap pants as well.  It started with Thai fisherman pants. They seem like such a cute idea as a quick cover-up over a bathing suit, or just something easy to wear with a t-shirt and some flip flops.

 

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Origami pants by State the Label

 

I like how the mom behind Style Like U wears hers as high waisted pants.

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The video below offers great style tips. #watchandlearnpeople

I’m currently watching The Fashion Fund web series on Amazon. In the most recent episode, Baja East presents a pair of asymmetrical pants that look amazing. I can’t find an image online that captures what they look like when they move, but here is an image from Style.com that kinda translates.

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That episode sent me right to Pinterest and Etsy to see what else I could find in the way of wrap pants. I found these pants by Eileen Fisher on Pinterest. I like them but they are almost too minimalist. Too clean.

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What sent me over the edge was these pants below made by Aakasha on Etsy. These are pants that I could live in. I could easily dress these up with slingback kitten heels and a blouse, or dress them down with a well-loved t-shirt and some sneakers.

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What do you think? Would you be caught dead in wrap pants?

xo jam

Spring 2015 Style Inspiration

My Spring 2015 Style Inspiration – Head to Toe.

I like my hair long but it’s always getting in my way. It gets caught in my coat zipper or creeps into my mouth. I’d like to try wearing braids in a decorative but also utilitarian way.  I like this style below because it is unusual and if worn in the right way could work for an older woman like myself. Also, I think braids could allow me to skip a day of shampooing. They might look even cuter when they are a little messy.

braided-up-doJane Eyre / Carine ThevenauHolly Hunter in Piano

I’m not big on jewelry. I literally wore the same earrings for like 10 years. I lost the back to one and basically haven’t worn earrings since. I might get a pair of these minimalist earrings by Erica Weiner.  “These hoop earrings have no posts to spike you and no backs to lose, — wear them day in and day out, to bed, and in the shower.” I’ll probably end up wearing these for like the next ten years.  

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I’ll continue to wear white button-down shirts for work. A nicely pressed white button-down always feels right.

J Crew has me thinking that I should add a classic white polo to my wardrobe. It won’t be easy to find one I like. Polo shirts made for women are too body conscious and too short for my taste. I’ll look at secondhand x-tra small men’s polo shirts and/or J Crew polo shirts for boys. Size 16 might fit.

tops-workPlumo / Husband Catalog

It’s easy to find black dress pants at Goodwill and Savers. Ones with pleats might be good. I’ll hem them too short so they will look odd in a good way. I’m starting to think that “odd in a good way” should be my blog tagline. Midi skirts are my favorite. I found a great Eileen Fisher skirt and black wrap dress at Wear House. They will be my staples. I know this looks winter-y but Spring in New England just means you don’t have to wear a coat, mittens and a hat. 🙂

black-work-bottomsLa Garçonne Moderne / Need Supply

On my days off I’ll wear black t-shirts with black jeans or a super soft chambray shirt with vintage blue jeans. Everlane has a great looking black t-shirt. I like their mission too.

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I’d like to add a minimalist style cross body fanny pack to my wardrobe. Something that will hold my phone and wallet and not much else. I absolutely love these Christina Fisher bum bags but at $430 they are way way out of my price range. I will search Etsy and local thrift stores for a fanny pack that might work in a similar way.

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A word about sweatshirts. Love. Death by Elocution says it best, “Baggy sweatshirts, all day errrday.”

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The Utopia sweatshirt by Carleen is beyond. It is a “perfectly-worn vintage heather grey sweatshirt with a hand crocheted panel sewn to the front” You can choose your own word (must be 7 letters or less).

Car-Slow-Fvia Mr. Larkin

I love shoes but I can’t get too creative with them. I work on my feet so I must wear supportive comfortable shoes. These Naot shoes have served me well.

naotNaot on Zappos

For days off I’d like to wear a fun athletic slide. Maybe with a sock to make it look ….say it with me…. “odd in a good way.” This image below is from Ryan Roche’s Instagram account. I love her style. You should follow her.

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all for now
xo jam