Scarf - thrifted
Shorts - St. John's Bay, thrifted
Logic oxfords - Cydwoq
Bag - TargetWe have a local television ad that runs: "It's HOT! And you need a pool!" said by a girl, whom I assume is the business owner's daughter. She has a high pitched voice, but every time I say the words "I'm hot," I now want to follow it with "I need a pool." With the way this summer has gone, I am really regretting that I haven't hit the (indoor) pool since winter.
Of course today I could have done major neon. Eye-searing brights have wormed their way into my wardrobe faster than I could stop them, but pastels challenge me. And this is fashion challenge. Today I opted for yet another piece from my thrifting trip, this shirt. Crisp with a ton of almost-knife pleats, converging seams, and pastel blue shade, I brought this baby home with me asap. Baby blue is a great alternative to white shirts for pale girls, or really anybody, but I am a pale-girl.
I decided to try a boyish look with shorts and oxfords. Way preppier than I ever typically go, but this felt cool, funky, and challenging for me. Grey has quickly become my favorite neutral. I'm often digging for charcoals, silvers, and pewters. Grey can really enliven a wardrobe, kicking flat black basics to the curb. Needless to say most of the black in my wardrobe has been replaced by grey equivalents.
Also in my mailbox this afternoon - Aaaaa! A smoking lily shirt from Sheila! It's got flies on it! Fliiies. Also in the package was a beautiful coral blouse that fits me in the most perfect 40s-esque way. Sheila has always
picked me out the most amazing pieces to add to my wardrobe. Thanks, dear! You're the best. I can't wait to wear both shirts. (Also note: the shirts totally match what I'm wearing!)
As always, don't forget at the end of the week to send Keely [kkmkreations[at]live[dot]com] your favorite participating photo to be included in the round-up. Be sure to pop by the other participating FC members and give them some encouragement! We've had an amazing group this time around. I've been excited every day to see everyone's styled up looks. Thanks everyone for taking the Fashion Challenge.