Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tee: Ann Taylor
Skirt: New York & Co.
Shoes: Restricted via DSW
Belt, earrings, and bangles: Banana Republic
I love this outfit. Love it. It's got a bit of a Marilyn vibe in that it hugs my curves and has a retro silhouette while still feeling very modern and not over-the-top sexy.
I also like the subtle pattern mixing: leopard belt and floral shoes. Oh, and my reds don't really match. Lately I've just been putting on any old pair of shoes with my outfit. Who cares if the colors don't really match? I still think the shoes work well with the whole look, so I don't care about discordant reds. I wore this to the office on Tuesday, and then changed to drive down to Maryland.
Tee: Ann Taylor
Belt, earrings, bangles: Banana Republic
Flip flops: Victoria's Secret
Y'all, this is my crazy patterned skirt turned inside out.
I've been wanting a navy blue skirt, and there it was inside this summer stand out. So I turned my skirt inside out, belted it to hide the waistband and went on my way. I might try tucking up the excess fabric next time, but it was too hard to keep everything in place when I was going to spend three hours in the backseat of a van.
I was pretty stinkin' proud of myself, but B. thought it was weird. And yes, that's the same shirt I am wearing in the outfit above in a different color. I'm not usually one of those people, but I do have two of this shirt.
Dress: Ann Taylor
Jacket: New York & Co.
Belt: Banana Republic
Scarf: J Crew
This is what I wore for our presentation this morning. I was there as a note taker, so I was mostly in the background, but I figured I should look presentable. I'm not a huge risk taker when I'm packing, because I want to feel comfortable when I travel, hence the denim dress.
I made it AC appropriate with the jacket, and livened it up with some accessories: red shoes, a patterned scarf, and my leopard print belt. Yay for pattern mixing! Also, I don't know WHY I'm the same color as the wall in that picture. The flash kind of quit on B. and we weren't all about figuring it out so soon after getting home.
Y'all can pray that our camera gets back to us before we leave for Turkey on the 2nd of September. It'd suck if all our pictures of Istanbul had that same chartreuse tint/creepy dark quality. That's what we've decided our two-continent adventure would be this fall: Istanbul. It beat out Southern Spain/Morocco because it's a bit easier to navigate and not as intimidating during Ramadan. Have any of y'all been to Turkey? Any tips?