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!
Blouse: Old Navy Cardigan, watch: Target Skirt: vintage (thrifted) Tights: Nine West Boots: Vaneli (via Macy’s) Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer) Necklace, purse: gifts Coat: Calvin Klein (via Wilson’s Leather)
Thoughts: Adjacent color experiment day two! I’m moderately happy with how this outfit turned out. The cardigan tie is new for me, and while retro it doesn’t feel quite in-line with my style. My sister commented that this outfit looked conservative for me; she was clearly feeling the same thing I was. That said, I think tying the gingham shirt in a little knot WOULD be in-line with my style.
This pretty necklace (and a pair of matching earrings, not worn here) was sent to me by a friend from YLF after she posted a few orphan accessories she was offering to send to new homes. I didn’t post about any of them in time, but she offered to send me something she thought was my style and she’s spot on! I love the peacocky colors, the natural materials, and the fact that it’s handmade. Thank you so much Sona!
Behind the outfit: I was in a retro mood today so I thought it’d be fun to wear my vintage midi skirt, which I love pairing with gingham. Since I needed to wear this cardigan for the adjacent color challenge, I had to find a way to reign in some of the volume so there would be only one voluminous half; with my retro mood I thought I’d try tying the ends up, though it feels a bit more summery than wintery to me.
Then I got a bit stumped on the footwear. As you can see by the snow behind me, it’s simply too cold for anything besides boots or heavy tights. This skirt is wool, so it’s definitely winter-weight, but the top half is just so springy looking that all of my heavier tights (which are all dark, and either opaque or sweater) made the bottom half look over-the-top heavy and very seasonally mis-matched with the top.
So then I tried these boots, which are my sleekest pair (OK my Miz Mooz xmas gift boots are sleeker, but I still haven’t waterproofed them yet ><). They looked so very dark in the outfit; I liked how the lighter taupe Miz Mooz boots looked so much better, but just couldn’t bear to get them water stained. I hemmed and hawed quite a while before deciding this black pair looked OK because 1) there is black fiber in the skirt, 2) they bookend my hair, and 3) I added a little extra dose of black with my watch and the necklace is dark.
I completed the retro look with my 40s styled wool coat and bright red purse!