Monday, October 4, 2010
All remixed except booties
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Scarf: vintage - thrifted
Jacket: Banana Republic
Booties: Aldo Outlet
I'm still participating in BBCA sponsored by Melissa at A Working Mom's Closet, and I think I'm working my way up to a pink shirt.
I built this outfit around these booties. It took me a long time to get warmed up to this trend, but this fall I was determined to get a pair of lace up ones. I've been hunting and hunting. Everything was too tall or the wrong color or too expensive. Mostly, they've been too expensive. And when we walked into the Aldo Outlet on Saturday and I saw these booties right in front of the door, I was so afraid that they'd be too expensive. But they were on a wall that said 50% off. Y'all, they went from $130 to $90 to $45. FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS! B. thought it was a really good price, so I got them.
I think my first foray into booties is pretty conservative. I'm not totally sure that I love them in this look, but I'm determined to make these work. I'm imagining them with some tights in the near future. Also, I'm sure you're all wondering how these shoes will work out for me in the Costa Rican rainforest come January, and I'm just going to say that they'll be just fine for church and any business-type meetings. They've got a low, sturdy heel. And I just plain love them so I'll wear them anyway. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
I feel like I've got a bit of an Old West vibe going on with the subdued palette and the scarf tied around my neck like a cowboy and the old fashioned feeling of the booties. I played it up - and stayed warm - with my good old denim jacket. I totally kept it on all day at my volunteer site because it was so cold.
And just look at that pretty print on the scarf! And the two shades of pink in the print! I love this scarf so much, and I always struggle to find ways to add it to outfits but I feel like this particular way of tying it up works pretty well. The print is on display and it works well with the size of this scarf. Mission: Accomplished.