I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
Pretty in Pink
This blush pink is normally a colour that would N-E-V-E-R enter my wardrobe. The problem is throughout the years, my eye has been changing towards these softer pastel pinks as I see others of m similar skintone pull them off.
Also… I find that this blush pink, so ubiquitous with being a “Millennial” has turned me off if, even though I am technically on the older end of the Millennial generation.
The only other reason this top entered my wardrobe, was because it is a phenomenal piece of tailoring from the brand The Fold London, and it is one of their classic pieces as a top (it has a matching skirt too, in the same fabric, I am sure), and I love the faux obi-style drape (faux-bi?) in front, as none of it is wrapped, and there’s a zipper at the back.
The sleeves are long, which is another no go for me in terms of tops, because I tend to like 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless so I can wear something over it and remove when I run hot (yes, I run hot and cold in the office and tend to prefer layers for this reason).
BUT … the top is just beautiful. Beautifully made, feels great (it’s lined!), and such a nice piece that you really can’t say no to it even if it is blush pink and not some bright colour that I would normally gravitate towards.
In keeping with the blush tones, I decided on white as the bottoms, and to (again), f*#k things up, I decided on distressed white jeans to tone down on the whole corporate lady look, which I then of course, paired with heels because wearing moto boots or anything like that, would seem odd with such an outfit, though I could have done a tailored flat or a pointed flat.
The necklace is called Soleil because it looks like the sun, from Stella and Dot, and I chose it only because it’s a soft gold that went with the look, as everything is very warm, including the brown in the shoes.
I have another necklace very close to this one that is more cold in tone, think smoky grey and brown stones, silver and so on, and I tried it with this look, but the blush pink + white + cognac heels combination didn’t work with a colder-toned necklace, so Soleil it is.
These heels are my standard style of corporate heel but also just in general to wear if I am going to wear stilettos. It has a higher vamp (the front part comes up, not as much toe ‘cleavage’ shown because I find those heels NEVER stay on my feet properly), and a long pointed toe to elongate my legs (that trick actually works, even though when I was younger, I thought women who wore pointy-toed heels were witches in disguise…. but maybe I am not that far off in that assessment).
Altogether it is a softer look than I’d normally go for, and I resisted adding a belt ( I KNOW!! ME..!!), but I like the look for running errands, as I would never wear distressed jeans to the office. I’d have to swap them out for plain white jeans for a casual Friday.