Posts tagged: brown patent croc pressed pumps

 11.02.2011 [wed]
Worn to: work, out to dinner with my husband (Mukilteo Lodge)
[[MORE]] Sweater: GAPButton-up: Calvin Klein (thrifted)Jeans: thriftedHeels: Jessica Simpson “Brenda” (via Macy’s)Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Pearls: Nordstrom RackWatch: Timex (via Target)Beret: Old NavyPurse: 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).

image 11.02.2011 [wed]

Worn to: work, out to dinner with my husband (Mukilteo Lodge)

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WORDS: View comments 11/2/11 Filed under: #black dark faced watch  #black leather tote  #black short sleeve button.up  #brown patent croc pressed pumps  #brown striped oversized sweater  #champagne pearl strand 60inch  #red chunky knit beret  #red skinny jeans  #silver hoops