Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Denim and Lace

Top: Lauren by Ralph Lauren via Macy's; Skirt: Ann Taylor;
Belt: Anthropologie; Shoes: Jimmy Choo gift; Necklace: Lord & Taylor;
Thin Bangle Bracelets: Ralph Lauren via Macy's; Coin Bracelet: My Mom's

Have you ever put on an outfit and squealed with delight? Well I did that this morning when this little ensemble came together. My personal style goal this year is to really experiment with the clothing in my closet and pair items together that I wouldn't normally wear as a look. This is one of them! Normally, I would pair the top with khaki boyfriend pants or my white cargo capris. I would never think to pair it with a lace mini. As for the mini, I wouldn't normally wear one!

My inspiration for the look came from the sequin mini and denim top look that was all over the fashion mags last winter. I couldn't wear the look then, but I thought why not try it with the summer trend, a lace skirt. I really do like the look! I had difficulty with the belt and shoes. I tried my peach toned belt seen here but just didn't like the color block I created. My nude belt didn't provide enough color. My husband suggested the wide brown belt and he was right. Thanks Joel!

The shoes took some time. I tried on four different pairs before I committed to these. I started with a cream peep toe pump that were entirely too conservative. I then tried a cream leather t-strap that just didn't go at all. My brown wedges were too casual and my taupe slingbacks were too dark in tone. These nude peep toes were just right. Do you like my nail color? I wanted something new and a little neutral for my trip this week so I went with teal. It's OPI's Ski Teal We Drop. I like it!

Here is the "M" pendant I blogged about yesterday. LOVE IT!! The bright gold isn't something I wear often, actually I haven't really worn it since the 80s, but it's making a come back in my wardrobe. In case you can't figure it out, the M is for McKinley!

Now that you know about my personal style goal, what are you willing to do to make a change in yours? Do you feel like you always pair the same pieces to create the same look day in and day out? If so, pull magazine looks that you think aren't you but could pull off. Sit at a sidewalk cafe and watch for looks that catch your eye. I love doing that! My mom and I will sit on the sidewalk of Classic Cup on the Plaza and look for dos, not don'ts! Make a style promise to yourself and let me know what changes you are looking to make!

1 comment:

Tricia said...

I love how the top is fitted (showing off your svelte post-baby figure) and the skirt is more flowing. Great outfit!