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 Casual Lunch Look
How did I not know that I had a gap in my wardrobe, and this ivory asymmetrical sweater that’s drapey and sexy with just one shoulder showing was EXACTLY what was missing!?!? I can even fix the sweater to make it so it is more of a cowl neck and covers both shoulders, but I love the way my shoulder peeks out in this look.
I would not change a single item in this look. It is perfection for me, and absolutely my style.
These are also culottes by the way. I got them secondhand off eBay, from one of my favourite brands – Rebecca Taylor which are available secondhand here in size 4 black. I like how thick the culottes are, and they really do look like a nice, drapey pleated skirt, but way more comfortable because they’re actually oversized wide-legged shorts, in a way.
All I wanted to do was wear this sweater. Forever. I love the way it looks, the shoulder peeking out, the kind of casual, draped, yet sexy but very covered up vibe.
I knew I could easily wear it with white or ivory bottoms, as they’re monochromatic and would look great, but I decided to try something in a darker colour. Black? No, too harsh. I decided on navy blue when I looked through my closet because they’re comfortable, cool, wide-legged and more casual than a pencil skirt which would have turned this look far more formal than what I wanted. It’s an easy pick to add a pencil skirt, I was thinking more along the lines of culottes or shorts for something different as a twist (I am not ruling out shorts with this sweater as a future look).
Giving the cold shoulder here. Just kidding.
The heels were because I really wanted to wear these camel spot heels because I love the print, and the ‘neutral’ animal print with the two neutral shades would shake it up a little.
I would like to point out how amazing these Banana Republic spotted camel hair pumps are. I paid full price at retail because I thought they’d never go on sale (WRONG), and that it would sell out in my size (ALSO WRONG), and I wish I had waited because I would have gotten them for cheaper, but no regrets. They’re stunners.
The older BR heels are half a size larger than they should be (I bought a pair secondhand and they’re unusually large), but the newer heels fit true to size, so keep that in mind.
This tote is no longer sold, as the seller now just makes pillows, but it was a leather handled, ink-blot style laser printed tote – they made a bunch of bags like this, but for some reason have stopped. What caught me, was the ink blot print of the tote.
I am a sucker for watercolour prints, ink blots, that sort of graphic, dreamy print that makes me think of writing, and/or painting, as evidenced by some pieces I wear quite often such as this watercolour silk tank:
Or this gorgeous ink blot style kind of pencil skirt: