White Cardigan - Vintage, Goodwill ($2)
Gold Bow Necklace - Forever 21 ($2)
Blue Silk Tank Dress (worn as blouse) - Jonathan Martin, Ross ($6)
Blue Striped Belt - Express via South Street Thrift ($2)
Blue Pencil Skirt - Vintage, South Street Thrift ($4)
Brown Leather Peep-toe Heels - Thom McAnn, Kmart ($5)
I've been M.I.A. for a minute, and I'd love to tell you it's because I've been super busy, but that would be a lie. I've just been extra lazy about taking outfit photos lately. Especially since it requires me to use precious minutes that could be spent sleeping/ignoring my alarm. Nevertheless, I persevered today and even got to take my photos in the wee hours of the morning before I left my house. Ok, so maybe it wasn't really the "wee hours" since it was just 6:45 am, but it was so dark and quiet that I felt like it was way earlier than it really was.
It was supposed to be all warm and sunshiny, but that never came to fruition. In fact, I was kind of freezing when I was walking around Hermosa Beach this afternoon, so I will pretty much never trust the weather app on my iPod again. Still, I was at least wearing a sweater so it was somewhat bearable.
There was no real inspiration for this outfit. It's a pretty typical combo for me. If anything, the most exciting part for me was that I managed to use this Jonathan Martin dress I've had for years yet never wear. Also, there was a smidgen of pattern mixing with the abstract print on the dress and striped belt. As someone forever beholden to traditional fashion "rules," I been taking this pattern mixing trend very slowly. Baby steps, as it were.
Anybody else (stateside) get one of those $10 off coupons from H&M last week? They handed them out with purchase all last week since H&M is celebrating 10 years in the U.S. this month. Tomorrow is the first day they can be used so I'm pretty excited about buying something. Since I'm using the coupon I feel I should get something I normally wouldn't - maybe the stripy maxi dress I've been eyeing for the last month or so? Or the cream sweater with the sequined Mickey Mouse ears? The possibilities are endless . . .