Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

OOTD :: of pattern mixing, bespoke necklaces, and Invictus

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I’m thinking I hit it out of the park this week.

Here’s the list: “Striped shirt, skinny jeans, suede boots, a statement necklace and the colors blush pink and grey.”

So let’s take inventory, shall we?

  • Striped shirt? Yep!
  • Skinny jeans? My F21 faves!
  • Statement necklace**? You betcha!
  • The color grey? In spades, baby!

And the best part is that even though my look passes on multiple elements and is therefore above and beyond compliant to the linkup, it looks nothing like Whitney’s original ensemble! I think I definitely managed to put my own stamp on it, right down to pattern mixing with my favorite color (plaid), right?

Which goes a long way in proving that fashion is art and interpretive and diverse and unexpected, even when constrained by specific parameters. Whoever says they don’t love clothes might as well be spitting in the face of individualism and expression.

**This necklace was ordered bespoke from the lovely Etsy seller, Suzanne @ PaperHeartGallery, and I cannot recommend her enough! Not only was she able to accommodate my request for the last two lines of my most recently favorite poem, she also worked closely with me to get the perfect combination of font, type setting, background paper and jewelry finish. Shipping – from Minnesota, even! – was super fast, and her prices are super reasonable as well. So three huzzahs for Suzanne! A classy lady who designs classy pieces.

Oh, and p.s. – notice the Chucks? Yeah, baby! It must be Friday!

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Plaid – Mossimo Supply Company @ Target
Cardi – Rodarte for Target
Jeans – F21
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style

:: Grooveshark it ::
Animal by Neon Trees