I swear. By the end of this particular photo shoot, I wanted to burn this top!
It just wouldn’t behave: the collar was fussy and kept curling. The front kept gapping. The shoulders wouldn’t lie flat and kept bunching. I had to tug down in front and in back between shots. It was miserable, I tell ya!
The only thing that saves it from the cull pile is that it’s the only red top I own. Seriously. And by itself, it’s fine. It’s a Converse Star top from Target and it’s got these nice stretch side panels that are very slimming. Unfortunately, those side panels were what caused the top to be so fluster-y in the first place. I suppose I could’ve styled the outfit without the blazer. Or tried a different, looser blazer. But hindsight is always 20/20, and when I’m in a race against the sun for proper light, I really don’t have time to regroup and redo.
Anyhow, silver lining: don’t I look like a yummy Mai Tai? I really love styling red and orange together – it’s such a fresh combination and quite pleasing to the eye once you get over the fear of being too conspicuous. Then again, when have I ever feared being too conspicuous?
I could’ve upped the wow factor with accessories, but frankly, I foresee tugging at my top all day and I can’t be bothered fussing with anything else. I figure I’d let the fun pattern of the skirt and the vibrant colors do all the talking for me.
And that’s all I have to say about that.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Converse @ Target
Blazer – F21
Skirt – eBay
Pumps – Janine @ Payless
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