I like new stuff. Even though it is rather consumerist, but new things have a positive effect on me. If I am even contemplating on getting a new piece, I get immediate rush of creativity – all kinds of outfits start popping in my head.
I was not sure about the dress. It is quite a staple on its own. It makes the outfit. So it seems too easy, you don’t need much effort in choosing the rest of the stuff. And I am not the one to do the things the easy way. But I sure am glad, that I convinced myself to get the dress after all.
And the dress has a story of course, not just me contemplating whether or not to get it. I got it back in July, when I went to Detroit for work. And shopping at an outlet mall was a must experience. My colleague and friend was coming to the mall to shop with me after her 9 hour flight. Talk about dedication! Unfortunately some later experiences turned my journey a bit sour – I got stuck at the airport the next day due to the cancelled flight and celebrated my birthday the next day in the office and on a subsequent flight home…Ridiculous way to celebrate your 30th, especially when you decide to drown your sorrows and flight attendant asks if you are old enough to drink alcohol. And this is the point – clothes have sentimental value.
Back to the outfit and how little effort is good sometimes. You just switch the shoes and you’re good to go. No lingering in front of the closet.
Outfit 1: dress – Calvin Klein, shoes – Pretty Ballerinas, bag – Zara.
Outfit 2: dress- Calvin Klein, shoes – Schuh, bag – Zara.
I just mentioned in the previous post, that I am into low key clothing at the moment. Well, this post is not a total contradiction (obviously) – the in yo face pink skirt is the only in your face thing in this outfit. And yes, I wore this to the office.
The one thing that obsessive fashion blog browsing has taught me is, that there is nothing wrong with wearing bright colors in Autumn and Winter. And since the fabric of the skirt is quite thick, I intend to wear it well way into Autumn at least, maybe combining them with some knee high boots. We’ll see how it goes.
And the rest of the outfit just lets the skirt do the talking. Twirling is better than twerking anyway.
You will be seeing much more of this bag, because this bag basically became the only bag that matters during the last couple of months. It helps me keep the outfits office-y. And I can do my grocery shopping without any additional bag, another awesome feature, that is much appreciated in the bags (and yes people do stare at you if you put your milk and sausage in the bag). And look how it can stand on its own! That’s a good bag!
Some random close ups and details of the skirt. It has a bow belt! How can you not love it.
And please ignore my finger in the next pic, the edge just did not want to stay up after a day at the desk.
So there you have it.
Outfit: body – Ganni, skirt – ASOS, shoes – Pretty Ballerinas, bag – Zara.
A couple of outfits I created. A bit of a play on animal print trend and jeans overalls.
Dunno if I would wear the one with leopard pants. As I wrote some time before, I don’t think that I would be able to pull of pants like that…probably would end up lookin like I am sporting pajamas…But the one with jeans overalls…with melissa pink shoes…Would be purfect.