Downtown Desert

As close as we'll get to desert chic is this massive planter of succulents at the new Figat7th complex.  Then, add some warm colors, or perhaps a wildflower pattern, then finish off with a vintage filter... et voila!  Of course, one never wears a black work skirt out in the desert.  But it's pretty impossible to channel Rumi Neely standing by a few cacti in a flowing prairie skirt, in all this urban mess, so this'll do.

Karen says...

Loved this shirt when I picked it up this weekend at the newly rebranded Nordstrom Savvy department.  Oddly enough, it's featured on the home page of Savvy Trends, but on me it looks like something from Aunt Edna's closet.  The new Savvy is super cool, though: a shopgirl there described it like a Zara, co-worker Jamie opined that they're trying to pull a Cusp.  I'm just glad it's at a price point below Topshop.  Then again, everything is.

I am wearing...

ASTR floral patterned silk top
Marc by Marc Jacobs ribbed black skirt
Club Monaco charcoal grey cardigan
Barneys New York patent black pumps

long strand of pearls, double-looped

Needless to say, this is not one of my best.  Paloma swears it looks cute in person.  Photo fail!

Meanwhile, Paloma looks perfectly charming.  See below.

Paloma says...

Another day of lawyerly duties: taking a deposition and preparing for a hearing tomorrow.  Have to dress professional again tomorrow, so couldn't bear to be in a full-blown suit again today.
Also, another day with not enough time to write anything clever...
I am wearing...
The Limited yellow cardigan
Old Navy burgundy and black patterned camisole
The Limited grey pencil skirt
Jones New York black peep toe pumps
Camera: iPhone 4S, Camera+ app, Clarity scene, Diana and Magic Hour effects