July 22, 2011
weekday wardrobe: optical illusion
As it turns out, my passion for pattern-mixing is at an all-time high. While browsing the (clearance) racks at Marshalls the other day, I came across an adorable black-and-bone bubble-hem skirt that I couldn't pass up. Then, two racks over, I came across a halter whose print was different from the skirt, but whose colors were nearly identical. So what did I do? I bought both and wore them simultaneously and added an elastic belt—I love how the two separates, combined with the belt, give the illusion of a short, flirty dress. I accessorized with sky-high stilettos, a bone-colored clutch, a black-and-bone bracelet, and what has quickly become my FAVORITE piece of jewelry—a necklace that I picked up at a flea market in New Orleans last weekend (that fits perfectly in the halter’s v-neck collar). I wore this to run errands (as usual), but it’s perfect for lunch with the girls or date night with the guy.
The supporting cast:
words of advice: Bright colors are all the rage right now, but neutrals can be just as chic during warm months.
[TOP: marina luna (via Marshalls); SKIRT: crimson & clover (via Marshalls); SHOES: Lulu's; NECKLACE: flea market in New Orleans; BRACELET: Forever 21; RING: I don't remember; BELT: hand-me-down; CLUTCH: Thrifted]
Labels: weekday wardrobe; daily duds