Monday, August 22, 2011

What's Black and White and Red all over?

A newspaper silly...........Which is what I feel like in black and white with a red clutch!

I've been away from bloggy land for a while.  I left my camera at the cabin and I actually felt lost without it.
I tried taking IPhone pictures using the mirror, they were so butt ugly that they went straight to the little trash thingy at the bottom of the phone!
Also, my Mom came up to see me and I have been spending every spare minute with her.  If any of you remember my Dad passed away in June.  They were married for almost 50 years.
She lives 150 miles from me so our normal mode of communication is the phone.  I am so proud of her.  She actually bought a lap top.............And by next week she'll have internet!  

Soooooooooooooo, back to this little challenge.  When I first saw this outfit, I thought it was doable.
The shorts are about 10" to short and I didn't think I could wear my little booties without looking like Gromble from that old cartoon Real Monsters., but doable none the less.
So I gave it a shot.  Walking shorts for silver style ladies, Black and white jacket and yes the booties.
So walk down this crazy little path that my buddies over at Two Birds has again inspired in me.
Also linking up with Patti @  for visible Monday.

My inspiration
olivia palermo
My outfit
Jacket GW 2.50
Shorts Kohls apx 20.00
blouse GW 2.50
Clutch thrifted from somewhere
Jewelry also thrifted from somewhere
Booties Target clearance 15.00


  1. Well done, Tammy - I love your interpretation. Thanks so much for participating in Visible Monday too.

    Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

  2. So glad to see you back! Was thinking about you lately. You look so cute, love the jacket and shorts combo, it's so smart and classy. The clutch is red hot!


  3. Glad you are back. You look wonderful in this outfit. You are a wonderful example for all silverstyle ladies! The booties look so cute. I could not pull them off, but you sure can!

  4. Well you did a great job with this! It's great how you translate these inspirations into something that YOU'RE comfortable wearing - not an exact replica! I've been wondering where you've glad you're back!!! Hugs! ~Serene

  5. Thank you for your sweet comment- you've given me confidence to strut around in my short shorts ;) I love your take of this look-the blazer is fabulous! How amazing that your parents were together for 50 years-I hope your Mum is keeping herself busy.

  6. This was great Tammy! Wow. I think it's one of my favorites of yours so far! Glad to see you back. I've missed you.

  7. I will have you over Olivia palermo anyday, my friend.

  8. i love how you tied the tee. and that clutch and booties are amazing!

  9. You look awesome Tammy darling. Such class and distinction from head to toe. Proud of your mom too. I wish my mom would get a laptop. I post all of these photos of her and she only sees them when she goes to her girlfriend's house to visit. Anyway, welcome back and don't disappear again. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

  10. love your version! that gingham jacket is great and you accessorized it perfectly with that red clutch!

    glad to hear your mom is doing okay and getting the internet! that's quite an accomplishment!

  11. Tammy, I think with your bermuda shorts that a strappy, white or nude heel would be more flattering. The black short cuts the leg in half, then the booties cut the ankle shortening your leg. To keep the leg length with that style of short, you need the eye to keep going with a paler shoe.

  12. tammy! i love your booties, i just bought myself some stiletto ones and am looking for more wedge ones, a little similar to yours, black and white so so chic