Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hidden yellow pastel outfit of the day

Well, this was supposed to be my pastel outfit for Tammy at SilverStyle's Trending Through the Decades-Pastels linkup. We were trying to hurry to take pics before the battery died on the camera so I did not realize that my yellow tee did not show at all on the full length pictures and only a little on the jewelry closeups. My necklace really did not show at all. It is a bird with blue rhinestones. I know that I probably should not have worn it since it is really making the outfit into a theme with birds, but I liked it and I've decided that trumps the "rules."  I really like this blouse with my navy jacket best. I think that since I have been blogging I am coming to realize I look better in deep and bright colors.

Jacket: Chico's
Blouse: Old Navy
Tee: Chico's
Jeans: FDJ
Shoes: American Eagle - really old white bucs
Harry: Really silly Airedale who loves to be in pictures
See, there really is pastel in this outfit.
Left side of picture: bracelets: Silpada, Coldwater Creek
Right side: My new Scarab Spoon Bracelet, Michele watch, Yurman

Scarab Spoon Bracelet From Etsy Seller The Bead Ladies
I had them add some beads to the center of the bracelet.
I am obsessed with all things Egyptian. I have been since I was quite young.

I have decided that my Michele Watch and my David Yurman bracelets are part of my signature style. I wear them so often that I feel a bit naked without them. Even though Yurman jewelry is expensive, if you figure cost per wear they turn out to be less expensive than some of the costume jewelry that I have bought and worn very few times. Do you have a signature style piece that you wear all the time?


  1. What a lovely and unique bracelet! Still love that birdie shirt too.

  2. I wish I DID have a signature piece! And now I think I want to go through and find one....I love that whole idea and your signature pieces are FABULOUS! Hugs! ~Serene

  3. Like Une Femme, I really do love the birdie shirt. Your silver spoon bracelet is quite beautiful, I am going to look at that store tonight. And the bracelet you sent to Megan is also so, so lovely.

  4. Debbie that birdie shirts is one of my favorites and your shoes are the bomb. So in style right now. You could diy the soles into a pastel....just sayin. Harry is a cutie doll. I am slowly recovering. You know all about it darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  5. Love your bird top! It's very cute. So is the scarab bracelet. I love insect/"creepy" fashion wear.

    I like to change things up frequently, but you know I like star-things! But I don't wear any one thing every single day.

  6. Your bucks are terrific - I'm going to look for a pair. (Pat Boone flashback.) Dawn's idea of dying the soles is genius. You made that bracelet much more interesting when you added those stones. (I also love Egyptian things - I like reading Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters. I was a volunteer when the King Tut exhibit was in Seattle.)

  7. Thanks for taking the time to link up. I'm not to much of a pastel person either unless it's a saturated color. Otherwise I look washed out.
    Your jewelry is beautiful as always. My birthday is coming up soon and I just told my husband that I saw some costume pieces I liked and plan on texting the photos to my sons so I don't get another damn candle!!!
    Happy hump day. Oh, wait you're retired you don't celebrate those little non-victories anymore!!!
    Have a great week and hope to see you soon!
    Heard from Dawn tonight. She is still in a lot of pain but sounds like she is on the mend.

  8. I think your favorite portrait, the fellow who so frequently appears behind you, tells us that deep bright colors are your favorite.

    I love the white bucks!

  9. Love the bracelet!!! I love the bird shirt!! The outfit is really cute!

  10. We all have posts like this when things don't show well or don't show at all.but that's what real women blog about .We ain't proffessionals.Lots of nice braceletes I notice.It seems that bracelets are your favorite.

    1. Angie,
      Yes, I do love bracelets. I've never counted how many I have, I probably should. I have collected them for probably 40 years, so you can accumulate a lot during that amount of time, especially since I am a jewelry nut.

  11. Oh, I love the print on the blouse! And that ring you found on Etsy is a nice one.

  12. The little birds on your blouse are sooooo cute! Beautiful scarab spoon bracelet.

  13. Oh yes i see the cute little birds!
    I love all your bracelets Debbie!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog
    Have a nice weekend

    Ariane xxxx

  14. I just bought a bird top today. I adore those little birds. I wonder if Old Navy still has this! Love Yurman! My signature piece is probably my stud earrings. I wear them pretty much daily and I have to have a watch! Kiah

  15. Forget rules! Wear what you want. The only fashion rule I follow: there are no rules.

    I'm dying over that bird top!

  16. Bracelets are a passion of mine. If I'm not wearing stacks of silver bangles that I've been collecting for over thirty years, I'm wearing stacks of wooden ones, woven ones, beaded ones etc. As I'm writing this, I'm wearing no less than four large-ish ones on each wrist. Your collection is wonderful and I really enjoyed looking at them. I also love the shoes in your outfit pics.

    Love, Jean

  17. I like how you remix those accessories...and I can imagine your birdie rhinestone necklace must be beautiful too. The birdie top is super cute, I would wear that in a heart beat! The design of the spoon bracelet is exquisite!


  18. Love your bird print shirt!

  19. I love that bird blouse, I follow another blogger who had a discussion w/her fiance about it! Looks great on both of you!

  20. I really like this outfit on you. You look so happy in that first picture, and that's what I see. Really love your bracelets (I think I like the Yurman bracelets best). You really have some beautiful accessories! But your shoes? Love, love them.

  21. It seems like everybody is switching to disqus comments. I really need to do that.

  22. I like your jacket and the pretty embroidery, and I know what you mean, i definitely feel naked without my bracelets and rings on! I can never have enough silver!

  23. I love, love and WANT that bird sblouse soooooooooooooo much, my dear Debbie

  24. Outfit of the day it is! Haha. This is actually very nice. :)