Personal style isn't a stagnant state. It's in constant change and motion...certainly my style is. It's constantly evolving and changing. As I peruse an ever growing number of style blogs, I'm completely captivated by the personal style of these women. Some are eclectic, some are daring, some are bohemian, while others are creative. As I look at all these different styles (basically eleventy millions ways to wear the same 5 basic pieces of clothing - pants, skirt, dress, tops and shoes), I'm inspired. I'm inspired to rethink how I wear pieces that I have in my closet and make them fresh and most of all, keep them ME! With this outfit, which, by the way, is almost one of my favorites thus far; I was a little uncertain if I could pull off black tights with a light summer skirt. But I have to tell you, even though I'm throwing out my shoulder giving myself a pat on the back, I think I nailed it!!!
This skirt just refuses to be tossed aside! I thrifted it over a year ago, because I really was taken by the pattern. It's like a vintage handkerchief. But it was tight in the waist (NO MORE thank you very much! Benefit of eating better and staying consistent with my workouts) and I had no idea what to do with it. I've put it on ebay so many times, I'm surprised someone didn't pay me to take it off! But since blogging and seeing skirts used as strapless tops, I took it out of my ebay pile with plans to try it as a top. But then I came up with this today and I'm just totally feelin' it! Also, I'm all about layering on the bracelets. Can you possibly wear too many? I'm thinking you probably can't! I think this is an entire thrifted outfit with the exception of the shoes. My best friend gave them to me 2 years ago. They are Kenneth Cole and they had two big funky elastic straps that went across the top. Hated them! So like an successful vasectomy, snip snip.....them babies are GONE!
Top...... Thrifted (1?)
Sweater.......TJ MAXX ($12?) It was FREEZING this morning...so I opted for another gray sweater!
Belt.......Thrifted (.25 cents - I think) It was FREEZING this morning...so I opted for another gray sweater!