Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Black-Out: Day 2

Striped oxford: J Crew (remixed)
White cami: Petite Sophisticate (remixed)
Brown skirt: New York & Co. (remixed)
Red patent peep toe wedges: gift from my parents (remixed)
Canvas and leather belt: Banana Republic
Gold bangles: Banana Republic
Elephant earrings: Kohl's (remixed)

See? No black accessories! I CAN do this. Also, I revisited this shirt and pencil skirt combo; I think I've figured out what kept me from loving the look the first time.

First, I think the belt does a lot for this look, kind of pulling together the shirt and the skirt. This belt is part of my birthday haul. It's crazy wide and I'm kind of scared by the width of it, but I think it's working here. Am I right? I feel like the light color of the canvas kind of blends here, making it feel less like a corset and more like a proper belt.

Anyway, the shirt still feels a bit too baggy, but it's growing on me, and it's supremely comfortable. Even so, one of my students asked if this was a man's shirt, perhaps because I have worn men's dress shirts to work before.

I guess the whole outfit does look borrowed from the boys, but I like that. Besides, all the accessories made it decidedly more feminine.

Y'all. The day I've had. All I can say is thank God that we only have three teaching days left (followed by three days of exams and two of frantic cleaning). For now, I've got some work to do, and I think I need ice cream.


  1. hehe congratulations school is almost over! This is totally something I would love to wear if I had the curves and waist for it, I love this look and the belt is wonderful, it really accentuates your waist. I love when shirts kind of look like a guys shirt, they don't feel as dressy and are great for summer since they are a bit more loose. 3 more days! Yay for you!

  2. Love that pop of color from those gorgeous red wedges!

  3. @ Modesty is Pretty Thanks! I am also a big fan of these men's style shirts. I usually have problems with traditional women's button-up shirts buttoning over my chest. Argh! This shirt however? No problems at all!

    @ Sal Thanks! I feel like the shoes totally made the outfit.

  4. Love that pop of color from those gorgeous red wedges!


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