Let the chips fall where they may.
I am not a gambling sort – have been teased mercilessly about my reluctance to even try my hand at penny slots – so this week is a major step for me.
This week, my friends, I am going to let chance and Style Up determine my outfits. And because I don’t get my email updates from them until 9pm PST, this means not being able to write copy or plan five days’ worth of ensembles.
If you know me at all, you will realize that this is tantamount to procrastination in my book, and I am doing everything in my power not to go into anaphylactic shock right now. The only saving grace in this audacious venture is that I am at least guaranteed a look every day. Whether or not I am able to reproduce it is another thing altogether.
Today, Lady Luck sees fit to smile upon me. Not only are the pieces easily obtainable from my closet, I actually feel confident rocking this look.
To qualify: although I appreciate a daily email that is neither a bill nor spam, with the added bonus of it being fashion-related, Style Up is really hit or miss for me. Their ensembles are cute enough, but most are ones that would not be my first choice to throw together. They’re either not appropriate to the weather (A light sweater for 85 degrees Fahrenheit? Really?) or to my pocketbook (I will never own authentic Chanel. Just saying).
We’ve got a winner today, though. This is almost a direct reproduction of my college uniform: loose, untucked button up paired with body-conscious bottoms. The only difference is that back then, I would’ve sported some killer Docs but as a grown-up, I suppose a pair of sassy snakeskin D’orsays are more apropos.
So it’s a great way to start my week. It may not be the most innovative or creative of outfits, but my happiness factor is gleaming a sunshine-y yellow and I’m gonna take today’s inspiration pic as an omen of good things to come.
Here’s hoping my luck holds. Coming up with themes for the blog is slipping down my priority ladder, what with this week being my last at work (which means grades and chaos) and next week signaling my impending departure for Yale (which means last-minute packing and chaos).
What say you, my friends? Do we like this week’s “theme”? Or do you feel cheated? Would you avail yourself of Style Up’s services?
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Jeans – F21
Pumps – New York Transit
Bangle – gift
Watch – Fossil birthday gift from Hubs