A more appropriate subject line would’ve been “sailing in the blue” because, boy howdy! The wind was a-blowin’ on picture day! And I swear to you that those trousers are really super blue in person. My light simply wasn’t cooperating that day.
Photo shoot snafus notwithstanding, I find myself particularly fond of this ensemble. It’s my version of arty slick, which is really a fancy way of saying rock and roll, isn’t it? According to my buddies Andrea and Kim, arty slick is
Full of structured, asymmetrical jackets and dresses, layered tops with uneven hems, and boldly sculptural jewelry, this is about both avant-garde flair and minimalist cool.
But for me – a person who lacks the sharp angularity true arty slick ensembles require – I interpret the look as “understated drama”. And there’s nothing more dramatic than wearing a pair of deep blue velvet flares to work. Unless, of course, you pair said flares with an equally dramatic kimono and an oversized chain for a necklace.
Oddly, for all its excess, I feel most comfortable in this ensemble. Chalk it up to the color – huzzahs for muted TARDIS blue! – or to the slouchiness of the top that allows me to let it all hang. Or perhaps it’s just because my feet are finally happy now that the weather has turned and I can bust out my platform wedges which are so comfy, I can strut the halls with confidence.
Never underestimate the uplifting power of happy feet.
: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – omg, it’s so old, I’ve forgotten where it’s from
Flares – Almost Famous @ Karmaloop
Wedges – eBay
Necklace – Payless
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