Do you change outfits a few times a day, not for any practical reason, but just 'cause it's fun? I know that since I started blogging, I do. I also very rarely repeat the same outfit again. It's more interesting to find new ways of mixing for me these days. So, this particular outfit actually started as adding these fun floral tights to another outfit I wore earlier in the day. When I put them on, I realized that shoes were wrong, so I changed shoes. Still did not work, so I realized I need to change the whole outfit just because of the tights. Easiest thing to do would be, of course, just add another pair of tights, which would go well with the previous outfit. But this pair was so much fun to look at! I don't remember when I had floral tights last time... when I was 17, perhaps?
So before I knew it, I wore a whole different outfit. All pieces here are old and well loved. This pencil skirt is a working horse for a few months. Polka dot blazer adds a fun side to any outfit, very comfortable and soft, and very flattering fit, so yes, I wear it a lot too. The tee-shirt was bought a while ago at Goodwill for 3 or 4 bucks - fun design and colors! The earrings here are the oldest part - I bought them probably 8 years ago on sale at Ann Taylor Loft. You might not notice from the pictures, but they are very intricate filigree design, and I adore them. Anna offered me her feather earrings to go with the tee design, and she has very pretty earrings in her own collection. But I chose this old pair. Feathers for the next time then. Maybe for a fun party?
I don't think I talked about this pair of ballet flats in the blog. They were found on clearance sale at Nordstrom Rack a little while ago. I aim for 30 to 40 dollars per pair, I think I did mention it before. If a regular price is a hundred or more, I consider it a bargain to find brand new shoes for about 30 bucks a pair. They are super comfy and light, and I can easily pack them inside of my purse if I want to have a change with me. I also like their warm, somewhat coppery metallic shimmer.
Not sure why my lip color look so strange on this photo.... weird...
I did not wear colored tights before I started blogging. These few purchases I consider among my bravest decisions about style. :) I know, it does not seem so brave to many of you. But to me, it was. And so was starting to wear pencil skirts again, after a few years hiding my legs under jeans or long skirts. Again, it might not seem like much... but it actually is. :)
Here are a few other outfits featuring colored tights I posted on my blog. I like seeing how my style journey progresses. One little change at a time. :)
I played with green tights in the post "Leopard in Autumn Garden"
... with patterned red tights in the post "Red Wine Experiments"
... with purple tights in many posts, these photos are from "Not Your Common Pea Coat and Colorful Life"
... and now I can add floral tights to my collection!
Tights - Hue. Blazer - Lane Bryant. Tee - Calvin Klein (thrifted). Skirt - Old Navy. Ballet flats - Sofft. Earrings - Ann Taylor Loft (very old).
Today's outfit photos by Anna, the old posts by Justin.