Dress - All Saints, gift from Megan
Necklace - gift from Lynne
Cardigan - Ann Taylor, thrifted
Belt - Rugged Warehouse
Tights - Anna Sui
Mu boots - Cydwoq
I really admire people who can grab things out of their closet and remix and match and always look put together. That's been one of my goals for the 4+ years of my blog. In the mirror, this outfit looked like it worked. When breaking down the individual pieces, it feels like a lot. But I think I managed to keep it cohesive. What do you think?
One of the biggest things that stood in my way of style was buying things I loved, but that were too "expert" for my current style level. I'm drawn to wild tights, bizarre shoes, and extreme shapes. I've passed on many pieces that I wish I had now, I also let a lot of things sit around unworn because they felt like a challenge. I remember seeing these tights online and asking a guy friend of mine what he thought of them. The consensus was "man repeller". I bought them anyway.
It's okay to feel like things you like are outside of your grasp, but don't let that fear limit you to a closet full of safe pieces. Over time, those difficult pieces can become style basics. All the tv-style gurus say you need a LBDs and blazer as basics, MMD says your basic can be a chartreuse leather vest, a pair of patent yellow boots, or red and orange tights.
|My new favorite necklace - It looks like a space rock!|