Old Friends in Brooklyn: Karina!

I’ll have more to share next week about my visit with the wonderful Karina of Karina Dresses (my blogging gear here is limited). We had a splendid time with her and her business partner Garnet, and Bodhi the Wonder Dog.

Karina let me try a pair of her new Paloma Palazzo pants. I fell hard for this coral pair, and she quickly loaned me a coral tank top to get a “look”. Heavenly. The trousers are light as air and swoosh around the legs in a most delightful manner. The only possible improvement would have been a cocktail with a little umbrella.

Bodhi was so excited about the palazzos! Excuse my cami popping out, it was an impromptu shoot  : >

And here are just a couple of my thrift finds of the week:

A Diane Von Furstenberg knit top, with pockets! $15
A Ralph Lauren Chaps skirt, new with tags, $10. Yes!

Today will be 90 degrees in the big city so I’ll probably do some strolling in the Village with an iced coffee in hand. And tonight is a World Science Festival lecture on “Infinity.” Ahhhh, I’m a lucky cat.

Hope your Friday is splendid as well, and Visible Monday is ON. We start Sunday evening and party all day Monday. Please join us!

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  1. Patti i love this pic of yourself, so different and so adorable
    Great finds indeed!


  2. I love all the red and pink tones! So good to hear you are enjoing your time in NYC.
    We have never ending rain and floods – can't wait to finally wear summer clothes…

    Lady of Style

  3. Such lovely pants, and the colour is glorious on you! Love the action photo!

  4. You look gorgeous!! I love the pants, and the color on you is spectacular. Your time in NY sounds sooooo wonderful. I've been dying to go.

  5. New York is definitely having a good effect. You look more beautiful than ever!

  6. I had so much fun thrifting in NYC a couple of months ago. Knocked visiting Manhattan Goodwill off Style Bucket List 🙂 Was scheduled to see Karina and Garnet, but it didn't work out. You are so lucky to have gotten a hold of those pants!

    Looking forward to seeing these brilliant thrifted items in future posts.

  7. I sense a coral trend going here. Palazzo pants – how cool! Your thrift finds are great – I bet New York is the best place to find great thrifted clothes.

  8. Patti…you describe those pants in such a delightful way…..

  9. Oh, goodness I love a good secondhand find with the tags still on it. Isn't it a thrill? Love the pants. Can't wait to hear about the lecture…how did you learn about this?

  10. I LOVE the impromptu shot, Patti! I know you don't usually go for bright reds/corals so I am delighted to see you wearing these strong shades and looking amazing! The palazzo pants are great (will you be getting some?) and it's interesting that both your fab thrifting finds have bright, strong, warm colours palettes too.
    I think NYC has brought some brightness to your soul and your wardrobe, Patti! Hope you are having a fabulous day. xxxx

  11. Ohwow, Patti, those colors look amazing on you. You are positively model-esque in this look. Karina makes beautiful clothes that look so lovely on everyone, and you just glow in her studio. Congrats on the thrifting goods too.

  12. I hope you went home with that top outfit Patti…it has Florida written all over it!! I really like the DVF top…great find. My your travel home be safe!

  13. You look very happy and engaged. Beautiful thrift finds and hope you share the info on 'Infinity.'

  14. Yes, but can I wear it a few times first sis? : > xoxoxoxo

  15. Oooh, love the skirt!! Can I have it when you're tired of it?? Love ya sis!

  16. I swear you're getting more gorgeous as your trip continues! I love those pants and your thrift finds. Even the pooch can't keep his paws off you! x

  17. Love those pants! You look like you're having a blast on your NYC getaway.
    That DVF top is adorable! Can't wait to see it on you.
    Happy Friday! xoxo

  18. Did you buy the trousers? I hope so! Your thrifting finds are marvellous, very well done you.
    I am away next week so will miss VM 🙁 Have fun though, see you soon xx

  19. Wow Patti–I hope you got yourself a pair of those pants–they was adorable on you!!
    You got some wonderful thrift goodies!!! glad you are having such a blast!!

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