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 Stripes + Floral Look
I got the idea for this outfit when I was browsing brainlessly through Pinterest, and I saw a gorgeous silk dress, tucked into a skirt. DING DING DING! The alarm bells went off: I could use silk dresses (DUH) as tops for skirts, and even have a cool look to boot if / when the skirt flaps open!
So, that’s what I did but not with a wrap skirt (that look is coming up later, I promise!)
Tucking in this silk dress into the skirt makes sense because it is so light, it doesn’t bunch up everywhere, and it has a nice look without being too stuffy. You’d never really find a shirt made with this kind of print (maybe), or maybe you’d not find the same print that is in a dress, made into a top as well, so using these dresses as tops, gives you another chance to use that same print you love, but in another layered way.
Oh yeah, one of my other YSL arty rings. This one is light pink with gold clouds inside. I love the look of it, so ethereal, like cotton candy having babies with molten gold drops. It matches well with the pink tones in my skirt, which is why I took this light pink.
And can you believe these heels were thrifted?
I had been obsessing over Vee’s (From What Vee Wore), unusually cut vamp shoes where you can’t see much of the toe cleavage and it has this kind of pretty V-shap on the side, and I guess I willed them into existence because I saw these on the shelf for $5, in very good condition, no knicks or issues with the black suede, and in a low heel, with a comfortable, padded footbed.
It was literally a perfect pair of work, black suede heels, and exactly in the style I wanted, for $5. YAY SECONDHAND SHOPPING! I chose black heels because everything else is so bright (stripes! florals!), and the black picks up the black in the outfit (stripes have black, there’s very tiny hints of black in the skirt), and matches colour-wise.
As for wearing suede and in this more modern heel style rather than something like my standard pointy-toed Manolo Blahniks, it’s because the look is kind of edgy. I didn’t want a corporate heel with this stripes + florals on steroids look, I wanted something more modern and cool to go with the vibe of the entire outfit.