Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A newfound favorite

I'm a big fan of "out with the old and in with the new". I habitually edit my closet each season, rotating out items that are unseasonal and deciding which items should go to consignment and what I should give away. The general rule is: if you haven't worn it in a year, get rid of it.

For example, the top in this outfit is one that I had not worn in quite awhile. I bought it with a pair of awkwardly cropped pants -- too long to be ankle pants, too wide to be capris and too fitted to be comfortable -- needless to say, I am getting rid of the pants. Anyway, I never wore this top with anything other than those pants. Which of course, goes against my entire business model and something that needed to be rectified.

I remembered this top being ill fitting and gaping at the top. But for some reason, I decided to try it with this skirt. I don't know if the top shrunk, or I grew, because it fit perfect. The beige of the top and the brown of the skirt worked well together. I added ethereal accents with this black belt with a wooden clasp buckle. I'm not quite an earth mother type, but it felt organic. Playing off the black in the belt I added black jewelry and peep-toe shoes. All things considered, this is now one of my favorite outfits.


top: Ann Taylor Loft
skirt: Banana Republic
belt: Simply Vera Wang
shoes: Steve Madden
necklace: vintage
bracelet: H&M

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