Greetings Fashion Divas,
Do you ever have those moments where you leave the house thinking you look polished and/or fly, only to look back at pictures and be like "dang....what the heck was I thinking"? Ugghhh....that happens to me on infrequent occasion. I think it unnerves me so much because I've reached a level where I understand shape, proportion, cut, color palette, and fit. So when I neglect the aforementioned characteristics of good personal style.....I'm quite disappointed in myself.
Well, I wasn't going to include my outfit mishaps on the blog, but then I was like...whatever, I'm not perfect, and what I don't like, some of you may enjoy....or at least be inspired by it ;-) It's like the "how would you have styled this" segment. Just take it or leave it.
I was so excited to run up on this polka dot midi skirt. I envisioned pairing it with a button down top and open toe pumps for work.
Well.....I didn't like how "library chic" I looked. I think I should have went with a top that had more darts at the midsection to create a more fitted look, then combined it with a thicker belt. I know you can't see the shoes but I went with a boring neutral pair. I'll take it up a notch and add fuchsia next time.
Top - Banana Republic
Belted skirt - Forever 21
Handbag - Cole Haan
Now the above attire I wore to church this past Sunday.....talk about blending in with the elder divas on my pew. SMH!
I think I should have cinched the waist here with a thin/medium width belt, and went with a shorter necklace (does that even make sense?).
Prim and proper photo-op from the 1950s.....
Earrings and Necklace - Forever 21
Dress - H&M
Handbag - LV Speedy 35
Rings - Street vendor
Heels - Zara
I swear these looks made me look AND feel 30 years older. I've got to do better!
I definitely have days where I feel like something isn't quite right with my outfit...but it's always worse in my eyes than it is in the eyes of my readers LOL.
I think you could have given it a modern twist with a thicker, more masculine belt and an edgier shoe. Also try a more tailored blouse OR a breezy, light-weight blouse. You could also try putting your hair up to complete the whole "library chic" vibe...
P.S. try rocking the skirt with a t-shirt instead of a blouse, and topping it off with a statement necklace!
...and girl, that dress is gorgeous! I don't think it makes you look old at all!
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