dot your eye

There is no doubt that my taste in interiors strongly influence my taste in fashion.  Case in point – this darling top I “spotted” during our recent trip to Atlanta.  Cannot wait to wear it under a kelly green or turquoise cardi with a pencil skirt or jeans.  Oh that tiny pleated ruffle.  Look at the pattern carefully.  

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Now let’s compare it to one of my very favorite bathrooms.


Which happens to be similar to one of my all time favorite patterns, Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches.  Black has been discontinued, but is still a keeper in my book.  

b&fils les touches


And a more affordable version in this wallcovering by Thibaut.  J’adore.



So there you have it.  A simple shirt purchase inspired by a history of loving splotchy, black and white patterns in my world of interior design.  Heaven.

I never shop at loft, but happened to pass it when I used a different entrance than normal because Lenox was insanely crowded.  I figured “Meh, I’ll look.  Why not?”  I was alone with no whining voices, so time was a rare luxury.  As I pushed past the tables of mediocre, mommish button-downs, I found myself exploring the “60% off” rack.  Nothing really appealed to me until the sassy little top appeared.  Then I found a cute navy dress and a fun polka dot top with a brass zipper on the should (hanging in back).  I do love the basics because they can be accessorized in so many ways and have such a classic look.

loft dress

If you’re interested in seeing more of my recent bargain finds and how I wore a few of those items, leave a comment letting me know and I’ll try to do a brief blog post.  Brief.  In no way would I e-v-e-r consider myself a “fashion expert,” so I have to throw that out there.  Plus I’m not sure if a post like that would be like watching paint dry or something of interest.

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  1. karen sunday says:

    I would love to see some more of your stylin you have great taste!!!! I can use all the help I can get, really enjoy your blog,thanks karen

  2. Katie says:

    Please, please, please! I’m become obsessed with “outfit of the day” posts on instagram, and love seeing how stylish gals put outfits together!

  3. CArolyn says:

    Please do! It might make some of my existing pieces re-order themselves.

  4. Shauna says:

    I love seeing how people put different pieces together…please do a post!! :)

  5. Kathy says:

    I’d love to see what you found!

  6. Hilary says:

    Your style seems to be classic, but still fun and far from frumpy. I would love to see more fashion posts from you!

  7. BethA says:

    Oh, yes, please do a fashion post! I love your classic style!!

  8. pve says:

    I feel like lighting a little match in my closet now…..

  9. Alana Goldstein says:

    Absolutely! Please share your tips.

  10. Allison A. says:

    I got a chuckle out of PVE’s comment! I’m trying to revamp my closet a bit, too. I would love a fashion post! You have a great classic, feminine and fun style Seleta. I always enjoy seeing what you’re wearing.

  11. kayce ughes says:

    You are better than a fashion expert!

  12. sydney85 says:

    I would like to see the clothes that you found. You have great style.

  13. sarah says:

    please please put a fashion post together. i always adore your instagram shots when i can see your outfits. you are one stylish preppy lady.

  14. Amy says:

    Please do a fashion post! I always love your classic outfits!

  15. I’d love to see a fashion post from you! You are adorable and I’m sure it would be inspiring!

  16. Dina says:

    Yes please do!

  17. deborah youngblood says:

    I’m excited to see what you do with that awesome BASIC BLACK DRESS !!! I have some ideas of my own and want to see if we click on the same ones!!! Love, love, love, your posts. It starts my day each morning!!!

  18. Amy Brewer says:

    Would love to see some fashion posts from you. Your style is amazing and timeless.

  19. kim says:

    I miss your fashion posts…you used to do more. Please share….so fun!!!

  20. Isla says:

    I love your style and would love to see this blog post! Bring it on! Pretty please….

  21. Ginger says:

    I would love to see a fashion post. I love your classic style and would love to know how to better achieve it. thanks,

  22. Molly says:

    Yes, please blog about anything fashion related!!!

  23. Jan says:

    Please, please, please!!! Love your style!

  24. Kathleen says:

    Just ordered the darling top…would have never thought to put it with my kelly card….can’t wait! Yes, would love to see your ensembles!!!

  25. Kate S. says:

    Yes, please.

  26. tgif–ish says:

    […] I cracked up the past few days as I thought of my last post promising to share with you outfit ideas from a few of my latest purchases.  Because my outfits […]

  27. Jeannie williams says:

    Yes please show these purchases… Funny thing I was at Lenox Mall last year and went in a different entrance and found great angora sweater purchase @ a shop I never knew was there.. Penguin was the name

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