Floral top $7 VV Boutique, Cobalt belt $4 VV Boutique
Coral tank Winners $9, Old Navy shorts circa 2004
flip flops $6 with pedicure this spring
(swim bracelet and oddly flexed wrists just part of my modeling trademark look)
I love the combination of red and blue. Or coral and cobalt. Looooovvee. I mentioned before that this top reminds me of one I almost bought from StyleMint before I started this adventure and was pressuring all my friends to sign up for StyleMint and all its awesomeness. Still do that! For $7 instead of the $40 I would have gladly shelled out for the Brooklyn tee (including shipping for us Canadians), this one also has a scoop neck, three-quarter sleeves, is super soft and has something special in the back...
I really love the lace detail, and I have noted that several of the StyleMint tees have lace backs or lace detailing.
While bowling and swimming and keeping track of four children, I looked around and thought about what differentiates boring from stylish. My ensemble today was nothing earth-shattering, but the lace back and belt added interest and, though my coral flip flops were more functional than fashionable, they were still better than sport sandals, or, egad, running shoes. I considered just wearing a plain tee and then reminded myself that I don't need to "save" my clothes for a better occasion; this is my life and I want to enjoy my clothes every day:
Self photography outside my sweet ride at McDonald's
Once the kids were snug in their beds, I looked at the StyleMint website to see how they styled the Brooklyn tee... I love how StyleMint pairs unexpected items together and though I might not directly translate the looks into my life, they remind me to try different things together and spice things up! Here is my shirt with a classic black pencil skirt and patent pumps:
George black pencil skirt Walmart circa 2007
Black patent pumps circa 1994, necklace as bracelet $2 VV Boutique
I might not have paired such a "casual" shirt with a dressy skirt, but it looked good and felt sexy! StyleMint also suggested pairing their floral with a printed skirt, so here's my take with what was available in my closet:
Gap skirt via clothing exchange 2006
Black patent sling-back pumps Winners circa 2009
Yellow jeans Forever XXI $18, Grey necklace Avenue Clothing $19
Green pointy flats circa 2007
At this point, my photographer was getting ... distracted... and I learned something about our different perspectives. While I was trying to ensure the clothing could be seen and a waistline remotely evident, he was making sure my boobs looked nice. Thanks Hon.
Summary of the real-life day: I spent my day in my VV Boutique floral shirt with four awesome kids and here are four awesome looks with my VV Boutique floral shirt!