OOTD :: of acid green and secret hippies

4.3.14

4.3.14

4.3.14

Remember when I insisted that I wasn’t a boho/hippy chick? That loosey-goosey, drapey outfits just weren’t my cup of tea?

I’m really all about sharpness and angles and crisp lines. I appreciate the austerity of a pencil skirt, the severity of a well-tailored blazer. I would travel the seas for a button up shirt that doesn’t gape at the chest. And don’t get me started on military-inspired coats and silk ties.

But something happens during pivotal points in our lives. And turning the big 40 – a pretty pivotal point, I’d say! – did something to my sartorial aesthetic. All of a sudden, cardis replaced blazers as my go-to completer piece. I began to favor novelty print blouses over mannish button ups. I even succumbed and purchased a pair of harem pants a là Wendy (the exact pair, in fact).

And recently, I’ve developed a hankering for palazzos, or wide-leg pants. More overt and in your face than even flares or bell bottoms, palazzos were apparently the “it” thing last season (way to miss the bandwagon, M!) and a quick Google search unearths lovely images of svelte young ‘uns sporting them with everything from tiny bandeau tops to oversized tunics.

I’d experimented with different looks for this particular pair and although the peasant blouse with Spanish accents was adorable and the plain white tee knotted was fun under a kimono, I ultimately settled for today’s version because it’s a perfect balance of old me and new me. Crisp button up and fitted blazer, meet geometric-patterned flowy palazzo pants. Add some kitsch with a modest statement necklace that complements the colors of the main outfit and throw into the mix the highest-heeled pair of booties I could find and the results equal the perfect hybrid.

If I do say so meself.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Blazer – Charlotte Russe
Palazzos – eBay
Boots – Cane by Michael Antonio
Necklace – eBay

:: Linking ::
Très Chic Style Bits @ Searching the Inner Me

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14 thoughts on “OOTD :: of acid green and secret hippies

  1. Oh my dear you look amazing!!! Loving all the pieces together!
    Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits
    xoxo

    • I think it’s the color combo that makes the outfit. The bit of acid green was inspired by the necklace. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  2. Hawt! I’m a die-hard fan of wide leg pants! Wouldn’t normally like that print but in the cut of the pants it’s great. I seriously don’t care if palazzo’s are out of season they’re smashing. For example I loved jumpsuits for an age and they’re been out of style and voted down hard since they were hot in the 60’s & 70’s and now all of a sudden they’re back big time and everyone’s singing their praises!

    • I would say I’d never wear jumpsuits, but never say never, right? I mean, I once said I’d never wear palazzos…

  3. Love your outfit, and it just shows to go that you can wear just about anything beautifully. Pretty colors and choices. I like the structured topers with these wide-legs a whole bunch. I’m also impressed with the way the patten swirls inward. It narrows rather than widens! You’re so smart. As always, our clever, clever girl!

    • Awww! I’m blushing! And feeling all warm and fuzzy because of your Doctor Who references. I love you! 😀

  4. Oooh, these are super, duper cool pants! Trying not to gush here, but I love your outfit that much and more! I’ve got these style of pants on my to sew list, and I’d better get at if I’m already a year behind!

    • Oh, please do! I would love to see your iteration of the palazzo pant. And you’ll have so much more choice in the matter because you SEW! Ah, I wish someone could come and teach me to sew…

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