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 I Love Bees Look
In hindsight I should have also worn my bee ring. I have one, you know… and this would really be a “I am a huge fan of bees, and hope that no one out there EVER wants to kill bees or fight them off because they’re so essential to life on earth..” Bees are so hardworking, and are pollinators for everything. Without them, we couldn’t have fruits and vegetables growing without having to hand-pollinate or find some method to do what bees do so naturally and beautifully.
Anyway, enough about how much I love bees, this is a look that for me, celebrates them only because they’re front and center on my necklace:
It’s a bee pendant on an Anthropologie necklace, and you could have picked other charms like letters, champagne bottles and so on, but the bee pendant was the one I really wanted, and I knew immediately it would be my pick.
I normally hate dresses with an elastic waist because I feel it gripping my stomach, but this one is very well made by a local designer, and I can tuck it under a little to make it a little blousy. And now an action shot:
Oh, and look at my wedges!!!!! Don’t you love them?
They’re Loeffler Randall, I got them at Club Monaco a long time ago.
I love that the tip of the shoe is not cut off in a curve like in normal shoes, but has a bit of a point coming out which elongates the legs (I am a SUCKER for pointed shoes and heels, obviously), and the ankle wrap keeps everything very steady on my foot, while blending in as the colour is a neutral nude-to-my-skin tone so it isn’t so obvious at cutting my legs off at the ankle.
The heel itself is also perfectly done. Look at the way they shaped the wedge to go IN as a curve rather than as big chunky block that looks hideous like a platform that looks too heavy and not at all delicate or elegant. The way that the wedge is curved in, makes a huge difference. I really like the black and white graphic print. They called it snakeskin originally, but since I hate snakes, I am just going to treat it like a graphic black and white print (which it is to me).
I also like the signature Loeffler Randall leather ties in the front that wrap in a knot, it’s really chic. The only issue was I had to use a shoe stretcher for the front to get the straps looser / wider so that I could easily fit my toes in the front without having to. force them in. I think this tool is one of the most important items in any wardrobe, as it really helps make shoes fit better without that horrible breaking in period of blistering and so on.
Did I mention why I got this basic navy blue dress? It’s the back that sold me. The gorgeous silver leather in a neat design. To really show it off I need to have my hair up, but it is such a cool design that makes it look different. It’s like wearing stilettos (same, sexy effect) without the discomfort as they’re high-heeled wedges and very comfortable to walk in.
What I won’t EVER wear however, are platform wedges. I need my feet/toes to at least touch the ground and feel it, because having even 0.5″ of a platform there makes me wary that I’ll be a klutz and end up tripping onto my face because I can’t feel the ground with my toes.
Oh and I made this bracelet. It’s an old one I was going to donate (a $3 thrifted find), but then I spent some of my quarantine months, upcycling it to these colours, making it striped and cool again. Took me about 2 weeks to thread and create this piece!!!
A lot of little details in what appears to be a pretty basic outfit (at least for me)….