I can’t believe that today is Friday. It feels like it was just Tuesday. Somehow, I have lost myself a couple of days from this week and in doing so I have gotten behind on my posting! For that, I apologize.
The outfit that I wore Tuesday was a variation of the closet play session that I had on Monday. I went shopping in an attempt to add some new dresses to my wardrobe that are not black, white, or gray. Hanging in my closet right now I have at least 5 dresses that are white, gray, black or a combination of the two. What ends up happening, is that I always pick a color or two to wear with them. Generally, this results in a cardigan, or belt, or jewelry. And, while there is nothing wrong with that, per se, it starts to feel a little bland. (C’mon, do I really need an excuse to go shopping?!? O.K. call it a birthday present to myself.)
I chose this dress because of the myriad of colors in the print. I could easily pull out any one of those colors and add accessories to style the dress. Or, I could choose two or three colors for a more daring and bold outfit. Lastly, even though it is a black background (old habits die hard), I think that it helps to make it remix-able for all seasons. (That may be a post of its own.)
Here is my photo shoot from Monday with this dress:
The first picture is the dress with black patent sandals for a Spring time look. In the next photo, I have added some jewelry. Particularly, a green statement necklace, gold chandelier earrings, and a gold watch. In step 3, I made it more teaching/weather appropriate by adding a basic black cardigan. I wasn’t loving the jewelry choice, so in the next picture I have removed the green statement necklace and added a gold-ish shell cuff, instead. I also switched out the fabric belt that came with the dress for a black patent belt from a skirt. I was pretty satisfied with this outfit. I also wanted to re-mix a fun and casual outfit, so I threw on my chambray button-up, tied the ends in a knot at my waist and put on some preppy penny-loafers. (I am still struggling with re-mixing my chambray shirt. I think it’s too big.)
On Tuesday when I woke up, I had three or four outfits pre-planned from my Monday session. I wanted to wear the magenta shirt and khaki skirt outfit (featured in my last post), but I thought I would save it for Friday. So, I wore this flowered dress. And then, I remembered that I don’t have class on Friday.
As you can see, I did make some changes from the outfit I planned. First, I changed out the cardigan for this blazer. I thought that it made it slightly more professional. I think the sleeves are a little long, though, so I rolled them twice for a slightly more casual look. Also, because it’s Spring! And the shoes. Because it felt a little chilly, I wanted to wear nylons and I still have a hard time wearing open-toed shoes with nylons. So, I opted to wear these basic black pumps.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite of the umpteenth variations?
- Chambray Shirt Take Two (teachinstyle.wordpress.com)
- Great Gray Work Dresses (fabsugar.com)
- Show off Some leg this Spring (juiciestdeals.com)
- I try not to wear……… (fabulousyourit.wordpress.com)
- Spring Fashion…Though It Feels Like Summer! (cwatlanta.cbslocal.com)