Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Not too Trendy...


While Mother Nature is trying to figure out what season she wants to settle on...I am busy putting layers on and peeling them off.  Capri's have been the only answer I can come up with, although my feet still get cold.  Soon it will too hot!  Last seasons carpi's are languishing in my closet.  They were never comfortable.  I am a walking Gap ad from the 80's.  Khaki, denim, white t-shirt kinda gal.  I don't do trendy.  It is against my rules...a code I swear by.  No bling on my jeans...


Unless its patchwork and shaped like hexagons!  Scraps of Japanese linen fabric bring a punch of color and fun to a pair of denim carpi's.  All the work was hand sewn and then fixed to the jeans with thermo-o-web and I held down at the edges with embroidery floss and blanket stitching.  


Paired with a white t-shirt and brown cardigan I stayed right in my comfort zone and out of the trend.


Orthopedic shoes too...that's what my BF calls these.  She just could not believe it when I bought them.  I told her that's why I love her.  I wear them every time we shop together...I am past the days of fashion and well into the days of comfort.

12 comments:

Kim K. said...

Your jeans are so darn charming. And your shoes aren't pretty cute too. I'm all about comfort.
PS. I actually had to dig out boots and snowpants for Josie's preschool yesterday. YUCK!

Sarah said...

If those shoes are orthopedic I do not even want to know what she would say about my shoes. LOL

laurie -magpie ethel said...

cute patch on the pants. Your orthopedic shoe comment cracked me up...I have orthodics in my shoes(flat feet issues) and have to wear only certain types of shoes to fit them...my daughter hopes that she won't inherit my feet!

Into Vintage said...

Hmm - those shoes look pretty cute to me. And nothing wrong with orthotics - love them! They're my little secret.

Well, not any more.

Gina said...

Love the cute patch!

Pam said...

I'm with Sarah in that your friend does not want to see my shoes. LOL! I think your shoes are adorable. And I love what you have done with your capris. Great job!

donna said...

I agree with you it is all about comfort. Your capris are just to cute. I see nothing wrong with your shoes they look really cute with your capris. I have also wanted to tell you your pictures are so sweet.
Hugs
donna

Kimberly said...

You look fabulous from the waist down! April is a little confused around here too with everything from hail to sunshine today.

And I hear you about the cold feet!

Diane Mars said...

The patch looks darling and it makes your capris unique I like that, hey the shoes do look comfortable, I am in need of some new shoes for summer that also have comfort involved! oxox, Diane

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Renee,

I happen to like your shoes. Not only do they look comfy, but they're cute, too! I think I should be your new BF.....;o) Just kidding best friend....no need to get upset!

Big Hugs,
Meri

P.S. Make sure you post about the lampshade when you get it done.

katie jean said...

I think we share the same closet! That is exactly what I wore yesterday :) But I don't have that cute hexagon patch. Yet... I think it is just a perfect touch!

Angela said...

I've been meaning to comment here since you put this post up...I finally have the chance. I'm in love with those jeans. I think they are way to funky and cool and the shoes, girl..I LOVE them....