Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, I stopped updating my blog last April. I'd like to start back up again, and plan to post all the backlogged outfits with item tags but very minimal discussion. I've added a temporary link to a page that will list the updates as I get them up. Thanks for looking, and I hope to be back to daily posting soon!
Worn to: work, out to dinner with my husband (Mukilteo Lodge)
Sweater: GAP Button-up: Calvin Klein (thrifted) Jeans: thrifted Heels: Jessica Simpson “Brenda” (via Macy’s) Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer) Pearls: Nordstrom Rack Watch: Timex (via Target) Beret: Old Navy Purse: Nine West (thrifted)
Thoughts: Last month Angie posted about how oversized sweaters are trending strongly this season. Personally I have a hard time with this one because I spent the 5th-8th grades wearing oversized 80s-printed sweaters, black stirrup leggings, and sneakers. The new silhouettes are pretty fun though, swingy and voluminous all over. I much prefer these shapes to the ones I was wearing back in the early 90s! I’ve not yet decided if I want to add one to my wardrobe, but I will seriously consider it if the right one crosses my path; I’m especially liking the ones with asymmetrical hems.
Behind the outfit: The starting point for today’s outfit was this oversized sweater outfit formula. My sweater is a boyfriend style sweater, but I pulled it down to pseudo-tunic length; I then went back and layered a black button-up shirt underneath the sweater because pulling it down made the neckline way too low for work. Initially I had my black skinny jeans on but the whole thing felt too dark. Then I remembered I had a new chunky red beret yet to be worn and it was raining, so I went with the red skinnies instead (I’m pretty smitten with the matching red jeans and beret).
I chose brown pumps, but in retrospect following the original formula and wearing boots would probably have looked more seasonally appropriate. What can I say, I love my skinnies+heels! I added the black watch and purse to pick up on the black shirt, though non-black items would have also worked; I liked the idea of repeating the black because I was already doing the matching thing with the beret+skinnies. The champagne pearls came out because I still felt the outfit needed more lightness, and they also add a touch of classic to help balance the red jeans (as does all the matching).