I’m up in Whistler without my good camera to pull off a photo shoot. Normally, I’d just Instagram (@urbancountrystyle) these moments but I feel like I’ve been cheating on my lil ol’ blog lately, so if you forgive me the iPhone shots I’ll share my Whistler Cornucopia outfit of the day with y’all! (If you’ve never been, Cornucopia is a wine-food-and sometimes vodka 😉 tasting extravaganza about town that runs all this weekend). If you’ve never been and you’re close by…it’s not to be missed. If you’re not, next year’s event should be earmarked on your calendar!
I fell in love with these bright pants from Zara the moment I laid eyes on them a few months ago. I’d been seeing this bright coral color everywhere and just yesterday I read in Flare Magazine that this is one summer staple which will carry over into your fall wardrobe. Two seasons from one staple…gotta love it! For me, rather than pair this knockout color with another bright (color blocking in fashionista talk), I like it with crisp white and this season’s new neutral…carmel accessories. So this is what I started with:
As you can see, there’s something missing to pull this look out of the ordinary. One trick I learned on how to build an outfit is to take a picture of yourself in the mirror (I believe a guest on the Nate Berkus show got me going on this). Looking in the mirror isn’t enough because your eye usually can’t tell what’s missing, but looking at a photo of yourself makes it immediately apparent (weird, I know, but it works). This is what my eye thought was required to make this look pop a little:
Pants-Zara; T-Shirt-H&M; Belt-Thrifted; Shoes-Michael Kors; Scarf-Joe Fresh; Watch-Swatch; Locket Necklace-Purr Clothing Calgary; Purse-Home Sense (it’s actually a little gardener’s bag with loads of pockets :)); Pin on Purse-Thrifted.
And for a little hint of how these pants can be worn later in the season as fall approaches:
Jacket-White House Black Market; Shoes-Christian Louboutin; Purse-Michael Kors
I can’t wait to pair these with a big chunky fisherman’s knit cream sweater and tall caramel riding boots with a great Hermes-ish horsey-set scarf…
Ahhhh, it’s so nice to be back. I really missed y’all!
I went to Joe Fresh a couple of days ago and picked up these soft and comfy chinos and wicked denim wedges. I think I may wear these all summer long…perhaps only switching them out for the white pair I bought that are just like them! Yay for un-identical Twins!
With a special thanks to Missie for taking the photos (so you don’t have to look at me in my bathroom today) here they are:
I am loving all the Alexa Chung inspired jean shorts paired with tights that I’m seeing on the street these days. I never got rid of my original Levis 501 shorts…I know, this will give you an idea of what vintage I am! I also love my short cowboy boots (A$$ kicking Alberta boots is what Mr. Salmon calls my most of my boots :)). Well!…that said, here’s my countrified version of this city street-savy style. Perfect SundaySuzieStyle I say!
Shorts: Levi’s 501 vintage
Short-sleeved Knit T: Kersh bought at Costco
Anorak Jacket: H&M
Belt: Mumma Salmon’s Closet! Seriously, my mom had this little gem!!!
Today I have to head to the beach house and meet the general contractor, the stone mason, and the fireplace guy. Immediately after that I want to head out and find some grass paper for the basement fireplace wall, look for drapes for the dining room, and a mirror for the main bathroom, so I had to find an outfit that works on an active construction site and can transition into the downtown design world. Here’s what made the cut:
The jacket is Banana Republic, Spring 2011, a little reward for taking part in the great closet clean out last week. Jeans are my favorite William Rast skinnies (OH, I just heard William Rast has made a deal to knock off their jeans for Target!). Blouse is from Zara 2 years ago and boots are 4 year old Nine Wests. The scarf came off the street in New York, and the purse is a recent Las Vegas purchase from Michael Kors. Camera was one of the contents of the Christmas duffle 🙂 (for those of you who saw Mr. S’s amazing wrapping job!-you can search for it on this site).