I had worn this camping skirt once before but didn't talk much about it, and the stripe knit tank only made it onto my Facebook page as an #ootd selfie. They wanted to go to work with me! So I dressed them up and took them to work.
Miz Mooz wedges $5.60 VV Boutique
Hair dressed up a la sock bun.
I wore the tank long to cover the casual-style pockets of the skirt, belted it because
you can wear a belt even if you have boobs it added interest, then took my inspiration from the gold buckle for accessories.
Yellow bib necklace gift from my sister, earrings from Accessorize.*
The wind was blowing and the ensemble needed a little something something so I added this vintage cardi, a gift from my sister for working the Mercer Market. I love this cardi. It reminds me of those ModCloth or Anthro pieces that garner a second glance. I summed it up for a colleague, and a warning, I'm not going to mince words: "The sweater is borderline ugly but looks cool if you're pretty." Actually, that's not quite accurate. I would like to revise my statement to: "The sweater is borderline ugly but looks cool if you wear it with style and attitude." You pick.
Gold bracelet from Accessorize.
I really liked how the pieces came together. You'd never guess that was a camping skirt out on the town with all those other interesting friends. Styling lessons:
- Don't try to match the ugly. Instead, combine interesting pieces with some common element - for example, the gold accessories or the brown hues.
- Include a neutral something as rest and retreat place for the eyes. OTs you know what I'm talking about.
- Go forth with attitude.
Pretty easy, huh?! Now you try and report back!*I lost an earring. I am pretty sad about that as I hate to lose any of my Accessorize stuff since it's no longer available. She Does Create, I will be needing a custom pair of small goldish earrings ASAP. Get your people to call my people.