Because black and orange shouldn’t be restricted to one specific holiday. Especially when you pair both with a sharp shot of white for contrast to eliminate their traditionally gloomy associations.
This week is Stripes Week over at Anne’s neck of the woods, and I decided I needed to expand my stripe horizons by utilizing pieces that haven’t gotten much play since I’d bought them. And trust me, I’ve got quite a few pieces that were purchased merely on an impulse whim (the current impulse whim being anchors, btw) but were then relegated to the back of the closet upon receipt.
This gem of a blazer was acquired about three years ago when I first dipped my toe in the fashion blogging pool and it was the “in” thing to have. I searched high and low for a reasonably priced version and stumbled upon this one in from Daily Look before they’d morphed into a “box” program.
I guess I was satisfied with merely owning the darned thing, because quite frankly I don’t remember if I’ve ever worn it. Anne’s challenge prompted me to give it a whirl, however, and I’m happy to report that its purchase was a wise one. I like how it plays nicely with the orange; I like how its forgiving fabric makes allowances for my no-expanded girth; I like its cropped length that hits me at that perfect sweet spot so I don’t look either too stumpy or too dumpy.
And I like how effortless this entire ensemble looks. With our schizophrenic weather, I do so appreciate un-fussy outfits.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Blazer – Daily Look
Trousers – Old Navy
Booties – Fergalicious
:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
:: plug.dj it ::
To Be Continued by Kaori Sadohara