Cardigan - Loft clearance; Nine West Vintage Jeans (Steinmart several years ago); Candies pumps (Kohls many years ago); Camisole (Rue 21); 1928 3-way locket (decades old); Strap watch (gift)
Then I clicked on Secret Squirrel's Blogger profile and realized she has her own style blog, fashion maths, and that she is the epitome of simple chic, which I admit can be hard for me to pull off. I think knowing what to leave off is as important as knowing what to leave on.
In a recent post, Secret Squirrel is wearing a cardigan similar to one I bought on super clearance at Loft but struggle to style. I thought I'd try Secret Squirrel's cool skinny jeans and striped shoes effect. Our office is currently undergoing interior remodeling, so I have to be dressed to haul boxes and bail out of my office at any moment.
I think the secret to Secret Squirrel's really flattering combination is the longer striped cardigan with the narrower stripes, plus a darker shirt. Her sweater looks like a long beautiful waterfall, with black jeans and shoes lengthening the fall even more, while mine looks more like a Walmart bird bath. I'm giving up on this cardigan and passing it on to The Teen, who is three inches shorter and has narrower shoulders than me. It will flow more on her. Plus she already likes it. She saw me this morning and said, "You're wearing an outfit I'd wear!"
Hence, my submission to Everybody Everywhere's Back to School theme this month, even tho' I didn't know about it in advance, because I'm so far behind on my blog-reading.
Do I need black skinny jeans like Secret Squirrel's? I think I do.