Monday, September 30, 2013

Cute in theory

Earrings: Francesca's (option) | Necklace: Stella and Dot | Chambray: JCrew Factory | Belt: Bebe | Bracelets: Stella and Dot Link, Stella and Dot Spike, JCrew (option) | Skirt: Vince Camuto (limited sizes here) | Shoes: Kate Spade

The last time you guys saw this skirt, the grass was a little greener, and my shoes were neon - click here if you'd like a refresher. I'm sure this isn't the last time you will see it either - I'll need to do a winter outfit with it, too! Today's outfit doesn't really have one focal point like those neon heels were; I decided to just level the playing field and pull from the mint lining of the skirt. Initially, I planned to wear my suede oxfords with this, because I love the way oxfords look with bare legs. 

Some of my inspiration:

Cute in theory, right? I was excited about my Polyvore and everything, but this morning, when it came time to turn my Pinspiration into reality, it was awful. 

I do pride myself in saying that all the outfits you see on my blog are actual outfits I wear in real life. I've said it a couple of times already that I always feel lucky that I can truly wear whatever I want to work. That being said, knowing that I will be posting outfits for you guys does definitely influence my decision making process to a certain degree - I'd be lying if I said it didn't at all. Sometimes I will take risks, especially because of this blog, but I gotta cross the line somewhere.

The shoes were hideous with the outfit and I took them off even faster than I put them on. It actually only took one shoe on one foot, and a quick glance in the mirror to realize this was terrible. One day I'll try it with a fuller, flouncier skirt, but today, I went ahead and just reached for my trusty Kate Spade mint pumps and pretended the idea of the oxfords never came into existence. 

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  1. haha, sometimes the way an outfit looks in my head is much better than the way it looks in real life! But hey, experimenting is worth it, and if you don't like the way your outfit looks, you can always change things up based on your original idea, like you did!

    The Random Writings of Rachel

    1. Yes definitely worth it! The only thing that it really hurts is me being on time! haha! Thanks for reading!

  2. I love this look with the bow heels you chose! Great outfit!!

    1. These heels are always the cherry on the top of any outfit I wear! Thank you!

  3. I totally know what you mean about something looking good in theory but not quite working out when you put it on. It's hard to pull of flats with a pencil skirt! It looks stunning with the heels though! This skirt is gorgeous and you look beautiful in this outfit!

    1. Yes, I actually blogged before about how wearing flats with a skirt is hard, so I don't know why I thought this would work on the first try! It's all good though, glad I had my trusty backup shoes! Thank you for the comment!

  4. You busted out the Spades! Love it!


  5. Your skirt is so so pretty! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo


  6. Gorgeous outfit, lady!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx