Looking grand at the Grand!
I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I have started to check items off our Travel Bucket List. Last April we flew to Las Vegas and while we were sort of in the neighborhood, took a drive to see the Grand Canyon. I hadn’t been anywhere that had so much open land before. I was amazed how empty and brown everything was. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of color and don’t know if I’d like to live in a place with so few green growing things to look at. I imagine that it may be a bit different in other seasons but I prefer the trees and flowers of Michigan in springtime. I’m afraid that sometimes I don’t share my husband’s excitement at seeing nature. I mean the Canyon was Grand and all but just think how much better it could be if they put a designer label outlet mall on the edge. I’ve even got some ideas for store names. There could be a tailor shop called The Big Ditch Stitch! Or a shoe store called Mule Trip Mules. They could even feature a line of Canyon Clothing! There could be South Rim Slacks, North Rim Necklaces and Colorado River Cutoffs! I mean even nature could do with a makeover sometimes!
Today I’m continuing with my Valentine’s Day suggestions. I decided to go with a bit different look by featuring my poncho style knit dress. It features a southwest geometric design with a color palette of tan, brown and orange. The large squared off sleeves give it interesting texture and depth while the earthy colors remind me of Native American designs. I didn’t want to take any attention away from the cool dress so went with black tights and black leather booties. They play off the dark highlights on the dress without grabbing the spotlight. For a blast of contrast I went with my rich blue velvet purse. The cross body length chain strap adds sparkle while it fits right in with the rest of the colors. My small flowery black and white necklace plays well with the purse and adds another touch of bling.
When it’s time to head out for that romantic dinner I stayed warm and toasty when I grabbed my rich wine colored wool coat and purple faux fur collar. The purple fur is a fun piece that combines function and fashion. I have these in several colors and they never disappoint. Keeping the sun out of my eyes is the job of my big white sunnies and they came through in style. I just needed a couple more finishing touches and I also couldn’t let that orange on the dress go to waste! So I helped to bring it front and center with a kiss of bright orange lipstick. My colorful bracelets and gold, silver and black wristwatch teamed up to make sure I made it to my dinner reservation fashionably but not fashionably late!
Wool coat @DKNY @Lord & Taylor
Fur Collar @China trip
Poncho Dress @Local Boutique
Blue Bag @Saks 5th Avenue
Black Booties @Nordstrom Rack