Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

Stripes and Florals

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Style Imitating Art

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Blouse – The Limited via Poshmark (similar) | Skirt – LOFT via Poshmark (similar) | Shoes – Bandolino via Macy’s (same) | Necklace- c/o ONecklace (use code GIFT for 10% off)

So many things to mention today! But first, let’s talk about why I’m wearing stripes and florals. As my husband said when I got dressed this morning, “Aren’t stripes and florals together a no-no?” Well, maybe they were once but not so much any more! Although, the reason I decided to recreate this pin was because I got some extra inspiration. From a painting. From 1914.

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After the Meeting” – chosen by Salazar for this week’s Style Imitating Art challenge

Yellow is probably one of my least favorite colors so instead of trying to match the colors I decided to match the patterns. Hence the stripes and florals. And then, of course, I had to add my new necklace! Those of you on Instagram and Facebook saw it last week but I wanted to share it with the rest of you. The necklace was gifted to me by ONecklace although I got to choose any style I wanted. I love that they have more “modern” looking versions of the monogram necklaces that were really popular last year. Of course, they have the traditional ones, too, but they so many more additional options. And the many of the silver ones (including mine)  are under $30 with free shipping! Of course, they also have gold. Great for yourself or as a gift, right?

Finally, this week is the Third Thursday Threads Link-Up at Work Clothes, I Suppose and the theme menswear-inspired outfits. But since I don’t own oxfords and I wore my most menswear-esque piece last week (my sleeveless blazer vest) I’m just going to go with the fact that I’m wearing a button-up shirt. Yeah.  I mean, we probably stole that from men, right?

P.S. I HATE that I had to wear hose/tights because it finally got chilly outside. Looking at this outfit I think the black hosiery is too heavy for the outfit. Probably should have gone with nude. Also, I think I’m going to get this top tailored so that it’s not so boxy. I love the stripes, just don’t love the fit as much as I could.