I gotta hand it to Anne – in the year and a half that I’ve been regularly participating in her 52 Pick-me-up challenges, she has totally expanded my flora horizons. I never knew there were so many types of flowers and colors out there. A gardener I am not.
Still, there is something to be said about gaining inspiration from nature. This week, it’s the jaunty amaryllis that Anne has tasked as with, and I was immediately captivated by its sunburst shape. I was less enamored of the varieties of colors it comes in because its primarily a tomato red flower and that hue does not work well with my skin tone.
Thank goodness for Google. I plucked out the lone fuchsia image and created my outfit around it. This blazer had been begging to be worn for quite some time and I finally decided to listen to its pleas. As most of you know, I like tonality, so the top was an easy no-brainer of a choice since it matched the color of the blazer almost as if they came as a set.
The bottoms proved slightly more problematic, but in keeping with the whole flower theme, I chose my brocade skinnies that look grey in the above pics but are actually a lovely, subtle shade of olive in real life, kinda lie mimicking a stem, n’est-ce pas?
Of course, it wouldn’t be me without a bit of juxtaposition. So the formality of the blazer and the femininity of the blouse is countered by the funky toughness of a pair of purple oxfords. Add a cheeky photobomber and Monday’s pictorial is complete.
It was only after I started putting in the facts that I realized three quarters of my entire ensemble came from Target. They really ought to hire me as their marketing rep.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Liberty of London for Target
Blazer – Merona @ Target
Skinnies – Mossimo @ Target
Oxfords – Volatile
:: Grooveshark it ::
Marry Me by Train