Outfits: Granny Chic

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!



Unknown said…
I actually quite like the poka dot skirt on you. I think it looks fine.
I love the look! Nothing wrong with library chic ;) Thanks for following my blog! Following yours too xoxo
Unknown said…
I like the polka dot skirt too! :)

Fashion Maids said…
Nice! Loving this dress on you.

Unknown said…
LOL! I really like the church dress, but I do agree with your critique of it. And I prob would hem it a bit for me, my calves are so thick! lol. Love the hair chica, very healthy and long!
Hehe! It's not so bad. Actually, it's similar to an outfit I posted on my blog 2 days ago.

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!

Eboni Ife'
JustPatience said…
Love the skirt and the speedy :)

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augustalolita said…
you look amazing!! loving both looks <3
Unknown said…
I love this dress!!! Maybe I should go back and get it, lol! Cute look!
- Kimbunnii - said…
Love that you shared both looks. No one gets it exactly right all the time no matter how much they front lol. U actually pull both off rather nicely!
E. Harness said…
Well I love them. You look extremely ladylike. ;-)