I've been observing the past couple of Everybody, Everywhere events with interest, but could not participate since I don't own either of the previous items spotlighted (spotlit?). But this time, thankfully, I had not one but several options. My first instinct was my black shrunken (read: little boy's size 6) blazer. It's a real workhorse, and goes with everything. I don't think I could screw it up if I tried. But upon further reflection, I decided on a piece that I've owned for years, but have probably only worn about five times. It's not that my J Crew blazer isn't lovely. As you can see, it's a pretty shade of light cocoa with an almost tweed pattern. The problem is, it's slightly too big for me, and I feel like I'm wearing my dad's jacket or something. And I usually try to pair it with pants, and the result is a look that's a bit masculine, but not in a good way.
I knew my best chance at success would be a skirt. In an uncharacteristic bout of luck, I imagined this outfit almost entirely in my head before trying on any single piece. Usually when I attempt this the proportions end up all wrong and I have to start from scratch. But this worked, and I love love loved it! The conservative blazer with an edgy skirt, topped with a hooded sweater for a dash of insouciance. Even the obligatory knee high socks/boots combo came in pitch perfect. Someday, when I can afford it, I'll tailor this blazer a bit so it will be easier to incorporate. But for now, I'm just giddy that it worked out so well today.
|Though I'm sure it's some kind of faux pas to have tripod shadow in blog pictures, I choose to acknowledge said tripod and move on.|
J Crew Outlet blazer, Gap sweater from Goodwill, Target children's section skirt, Wet Seal leggings, Target children's section socks, vintage boots