Guys – this might be my favorite outfit that I’ve thrown together so far. And it is, as well, something I would have never put together if this project hadn’t forced this ingenuity:
This is actually a dress – I bought it for my 25th birthday (and you’ll see more of it in full, rather than layered, at some point I”m sure) – but its favorite feature, for me, has always been the thickly pouffy skirt in (what is clearly becoming one of my favorite shades) a not-quite-purple-not-quite-gray-not-quite-plum/blue/navy/charcoal/etc.
There’s something I really really liked about all of these not-the-same-but-similar-and-complimentary shades jumbled together?
I meant to pair this with navy tights, and brown boots – but I’d spent the morning laundering the tights, and they still weren’t dry, and suddenly I thought:
And so we find five attributes that define one of my new favorite outfits:
- Complimentary, deep, rich colors
- A cinched waist and a pouffey skirt
- Breton stripes
- Patent ballet flats
- (the most fun) a whimsical pairing (in this case, stripes on stripes)
Yes, I thought about that long enough that I was to break that all down for you. And I’m going to have a graduate degree. Don’t judge. (Well, not too harshly anyway.)