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.
DO NOT ask me why, but this dress with this look, makes me think of a knotted pine tree. Maybe it’s the colour.. it’s definitely the knot..
I am really, really trying to use this oversized Borrowed from the Boys blazer in looks that don’t involve jeans and lots of chains or sweaters. It “goes” with this dress, but my eye isn’t 100% loving it as a silhouette for my own personal taste.
Can we talk about this necklace though? I saw it in a thrift shop and debated NOT buying it, as it was light green (not my ultimate favourite shade of green which is emerald by the way), and it had these plastic black circles as the necklace, so I thought – when/where would I ever wear this?
But for $5, I bought it anyway, as I figured it was real stone and if I wanted to, I could probably replace the necklace/chain part and wear it another way, or upcycle it.
In the end, it grew on me. I like the 3 layers of stone, I like the light green as a contrast against other super jewel-bright toned clothing (it would look magnificent against magenta pink), and I’m pretty happy… for $5.
Why I love this blazer so, is the rose gold zip on the side (MORE SPACE FOR SNACKS IN THE OFFICE!), but also that it has long shawl lapels that look sleek.
This is the part I don’t love – the oversized blazer looks sloppy (to me) against such a sleek dress, and it feels too long for the dress because I want everything to hit at the waist or the hip.
Here again, are my favourite boots for the office – flat, over the knee so they act like pseudo-tights, and comfortable. Well worth the money to buy the real designer brand, and not their knockoffs.
Verdict? I like the look, without the blazer, I think. I would add a light shawl topper or something else, maybe a cashmere wrap instead of this blazer if I were to wear this again.