To mix things up a bit, I will show this almost monochromatic outfit with a few color accents.
I wore this skirt and a blouse before, though I did not photograph that time, and can't remember the accessories I picked then. I think it could be my yellow ballet flats, instead of these suede magenta loafers, and the whole look was a bit more playful. The tailored blazer gives it an almost business-y feel, like I am about to meet with a team of bankers or something. And it is just soooooo not me... I was debating (with myself mostly, but Justin also said his word) as to include this outfit in my blog or not, and decided that since this blog is my honest style journey, I will include this too - there is something to learn from this experience.
I actually like all the pieces here, but will probably try different combinations next time. The good thing is that both the blouse and the skirt were thrifted, and the blazer was bought on clearance - my favorite kind of shopping. I used to avoid such shape of skirts, but when I tried this one on in a consignment shop, I liked what I saw in the mirror. I still think that pencil skirts, mid-knee or midi, look most flattering on me, despite the fact that my hourglass figure is hidden at the moment, but at the same time I enjoy experimenting with different shapes and lengths these days, so here it is. The skirt is made of a lovely silky fabric and is perfect for twirling. I will probably try it with bright tops next. I really like the pattern and shimmer of the blouse, and the cut is fun as well. The blazer is striking, and I have some ideas how to style it, so it won't look like I am going to a bankers' meeting.
Of course, I did not meet with any bankers that day. I just went browsing to my favorite antique mall and Goodwill, and brought some new friends home. I felt a little strange, but not bankerish... it is now when I look at the photos, I see this weird Banker-Meets-Al-Pacino kinda person. I am way too cozy to be either of them, of course.
Blouse and skirt - thrifted. Blazer - Lane Bryant. Loafers - Me Too. Purse - B Makowsky. Jewelry - gifts.
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