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.
The “Artsy Office” Look
This is what I’d wear to the office on any random day (maybe with heels instead, but flats are for when I don’t feel like being hoisted up on stilettos), but the necklace is the star of the outfit.
I made this necklace out of 3 necklaces by taking them apart and upcycling them, and I couldn’t be happier. I call it the “Mata Hari” … just because it’s so outrageous and flamboyant, the same way Mata Hari was (you should read Mata Hari’s Last Dance, a historical fiction) where she reinvented herself out of what she had to work with, which is how I view upcycling necklaces.
Who knew it would all fit together so nicely? Now I am looking at old necklaces and even when I go thrifting in the future, with a new eye because it could play a role in something amazing later on.
The pants are very comfortable, lined, wool flannel and high-waisted. There’s something about this grey that makes me so happy. It’s a simple combination of forest green (my current favourite colour of the year), and a neutral grey, while letting the necklace be the highlight of the look.
These shoes make me think of tuxedos but in a pointed loafer. There’s something kind of cool with the way the patent leather ‘hugs’ and gives a very cute curve around the shoe, while the flap underneath makes me think of a men’s loafer, which ties in nicely to the menswear inspired pant.