OOTD :: of recurring obsessions and chevron redux




I’d originally 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

:: Linking ::
Fashion Informant @ The Life of the Party
Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic
Fancy Friday @ Substance AND Style

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9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of recurring obsessions and chevron redux

  1. dapperdolly says:

    Totally funky and fun!

  2. Pattern mixing at its finest! I think your whole “I’m not good with purple” thing is some kind of mental block – you’re great with absolutely every color! Why not try this skirt again with either your orange or mint blazer?

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ooooh! Yes! The mint blazer, especially, would be great with it since it’ll provide the most contrast. You, my FIG, are a genius. ;p

  3. That top really, really is perfect with that skirt. I love this!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Thanks, Gracie. Your Friday outfit was a “love” for me as well. Mutual appreciation society members, unite! 😀

  4. Dang, if you continue on like this, you might get too cool for us mere mortals! Today’s brilliant pattern mix and your usual stellar commentary brightens my Friday immensely.

    • mtsedwards says:

      And now you know how I feel about you, my dear Sue! You never fail to stagger me with your brilliance with a sewing machine. Your eye for color and print is phenomenal! But thanks for stopping by and leaving such warm and fuzzy words. You made MY day. ;p

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