Outfits Of The Yesterdays (Trastevere, Leopard, Stripes, and Shady Love)

♫: Shady Love – Scissor Sisters w/ Azealia Banks

Cape: Anthropologie, old (similar here) (similar here) (and by Mackage, 50% off)
Skirt: J Crew, old (similar here) (and a fun print at F21)
Shoes: J Crew Mona Oxford Pumps (buy them here) (a lower-heel style here)
Bag: DVF (similar here) (similar here for less + on sale) Nail polish: Butter London in Macbeth (buy it here

Gray-Blue Scarf: Ann Taylor (similar at Zappos) (similar here)
Camel Jacket: Rachel Zoe (similar here)  (similar for $99) (& similar here for $60)
Flats: J Crew Lula Leopard Flats (buy them here, on sale)
Coral Bag: Marc Jacobs Quilted iPad Case in Coral (buy it here) (similar at Topshop) (similar at ASOS, under $50)
Nail polish: Butter London in Macbeth (buy it hereLipcolor: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square (buy it here)
And last but not least, I had to watch my nephew play b-ball on Saturday (+ run errands) so I decided to give props to those burly referees by wearing a striped blouse. It is entertaining, by the way, how I married into an extremely sports-centric family. I am personally about as non-athletic as it gets. In fact, unless the Olympic Committee ever gets around to answering my letters requesting that things like  “Dancing To The Scissor Sisters While Vacuuming” or “Gracefully Getting Hit In The Back Of The Head With A Flying Ball Whenever I Walk Across A Gymnasium” or “Bug Punching Those Stupid Bugs In The Summer” be made into bona fide Olympic activities, I will never have a competitive bone in my body. (It is harder than it looks, okay? Coordination! And being short. I’m talking about the flying balls.) Anyway. The Polly Popover from J Crew was the only thing from the spring new arrivals that I felt would really make a good fit in my closet; sometimes those polka-dots, floral prints, and leopard spots get a ‘tude and need some non-fussy stripes to straighten them back out, you know?
This popover runs huuuuge, though. I have been wearing a 2 petite in blouses lately at J Crew; this is a regular size 0. I could probably have sized down to a 00, but…sometimes I’m lazy. I like it! It works:
And a big thanks to the girls at David Yurman for the new sunnies! I tend to be a straight-laced tortoise shell connoisseur when it comes to face frames, so I was tickled when I opened the super pretty Signature Cable Round Sunglasses. The frame is a mix of flecks off purples, pinks, and browns, making them colorful without being over the top. They are also a nice diversion from my standard cat-eyes and (most importantly) they are light and comfortable. I have an abnormally huge head, and therefore an endless collection of pinchy, hurty sunglasses. No pinching with these sunnies, no-no-no. I love them–thank you!
Jacket: Rachel Zoe (similar here)  (similar for $99) (& similar for $60)
Watch: Michael Kors Oversized Rosegold Watch (buy it here) (similar by Fossil)
Shoes: Lanvin Metallic Python Flats (similar here) (similar here, under $100) (& similar by Steve Madden)
Bag: Lanvin Metallic Python Min Pop (similar here by Lanvin) (similar here) (similar in ‘pale gold’) (and a fun option at Ann Taylor) Lipcolor: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square (buy it here)
Nail polish: Butter London in Macbeth (buy it here)
Sunglasses: David Yurman Signature Cable Round Sunglasses, c/o (see them here)