obsessed over planned for a Custo Barcelona week and had purchased a half dozen tops for just this purpose.
Then one circumstance led to another and I found myself making use of the shirts to fulfill various challenges and linkups and you know what? They’re just too darned versatile to relegate to their own restricted week.
So here we are, sporting one of the many Custo tops I’ve managed to acquire from eBay. And it’s not as if the top itself is the focus of this outfit; it was the skirt that I grabbed for our Going Geo(metric) theme. I’d styled it once before, but because I’m not very good with purple, it’s moldered in my closet ever since.
How serendipitous indeed that the colors of this Custo top go perfectly with the colors of the skirt. And how fortuitous that I’ve expanded my sartorial horizons and my intestinal fortitude so much that I didn’t even flinch when I pattern mixed.
But you must admit that there’s something harmonious about the entire ensemble. The colors go, sure, but there’s also the balance of the open-weave sleeves mimicked in the rattan of the wedges. The gold of the necklace picks up the gold of the top’s back, and the mint abstract swirl of the back’s design then reconvenes in the mint within the skirt’s chevron print.
It’s just altogether amazing.
In fact, if I squint just so and unfocus on my face, I can almost imagine that this is just another blogger I’d stumbled upon on Pinterest and can unabashedly fangirl over the outfit and pronounce it genius without sounding conceited.
And because it’s Custo, I can unequivocally say I’m feeling fancy. Huzzah for Fridays!
: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Custo Barcelona @ eBay
Maxi skirt – Old Navy
Wedges – Dolce Vita
Necklace – Payless