Saturday, September 11, 2010
Dress and sandals remixed
Dress: Banana Republic
Cami: Petite Sophisticate
Cardigan: New York & Co.
Sandals: Chinese Laundry
Earrings: American Eagle
I wore this on the 29th of August for church. Does anyone else's church turn the AC on full blast? Mine does, so I have to come equipped with a cozy cardigan. I've been waiting for some cooler weather/conditions to dig this one out of the closet, and I figured church would be the perfect occasion.
I feel like this cardi a little tricky to style because it gets caught on my booty, but I just went with it today. I'm not totally in love with it from this angle, but the color combination was just too good to pass up, so I went with it.
I feel like I'm trying to get in as much color as possible in these last few summery days since I don't often feel like rocking the brights when it gets colder. Also, I don't usually wear anything too bright when I'm traveling in Europe because I like to pretend to blend in. If there's one thing I learned living in Germany all those years ago, it's how to NOT be mistaken for a tourist everywhere you go.
I remember the second family trip to Italy (which is like going to Florida when you live in Germany) I packed only skirts and dresses in neutral colors because the Italian women were always really well put together and wore lots of neutrals. I was an impressionable fifteen year old, I guess. That "blending in" travel style philosophy has never quite left me. I swear that's one of the reasons I never wear sneakers when I'm traveling.
PS Orange you glad I didn't say banana?