Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Formula For Choosing The Perfect Outfit...

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

It's Hump Day already and I'm thankful for how quickly this week is going by.

Sometimes I wish that I had somewhere special to go everyday-an event of some sort-so that I could dress up and do more outfit posts.

Does anyone else feel that way?

Probably not because most of the bloggers that I visit are mainly fashion bloggers.
Sooo, I guess I'm alone in feeling this. LOL

Anyhow, since blogging I've noticed that when I do get dressed there's somewhat of a formula that I follow, if you will.

It first begins with picking a statement item from my wardrobe...

Like this one...

It could be a blazer, pants, a shirt, or even this thrifted gingham skirt which has been sitting in my closet for more than a year-easily!

For some reason, I was on the fence about this skirt. It fit a little awkward and it had a weird 'fishtail' like thing going on in the back!

But I rocked it anyway.

The next step would be for me to pick a contrasting color to pair with the statement piece.

The coral/pink shirt was perfect!

The colors are a bit more springy than the season calls for but who follows fashion rules anyway!?

I don't!

I just make my own!!

Next, I gather my accessories. If my clothing pieces are already matchy, matchy then I will go for contrasting accessories. But in this case, since my pieces are contrasting, I went with neutral accessories.

Necklace/Bracelet-Platos | Watch-Target
And shoes...

Shoes-Thrifted (Nine West)
Can you believe that these cute Nine West babies were thrifted brand NEW for $1!?

 I couldn't! 

I snatched them up with the quickness and watched the other ladies boil with thrift envy as I went merrily about my way!!

Since I don't have a cream bag, I added this thrifted beauty to pull off the look. I also styled this bag here and here.

And that's it. I have found it to work really well for me-especially on those days when I just can't get it together!

What do you think?

What's your outfit formula?

I can't wait to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!
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  1. love this outfit!! i don't necessarily have an outfit "formula" since blogging, but i have definitely gotten better at added accessories or making the look feel more put together!

  2. $1?? That is awesome! and I love this skirt!!

  3. Great outfit. I feel the same way about dressing up & having somewhere to go. I'm actually hunting down events while blog surfing right. lol I have alot of cute things to wear & it would be a shame If I didn't put them to use.

  4. Ohmygosh. That skirt. Thrifted, no less! LOVE IT! You styled it the statement necklace too!

  5. Okay I seriously LOVE that skirt. So dang cute! Your white jewelry is amazing too!

  6. Ok wow I need to thrift shop with you because you find some Serious thrifted treasures!! wow $1 seriously?? this whole outfit is divine with that touch of vintage. I love these colors together and how you buttoned your top to the very top with that statement necklace. I'm going to have to recreate this! oh and thank you So much for all your sweet comments on my blog hun! You are too kind :)

    The House of Shoes


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