I am really loving the Style Me MarchChallenge. It is giving me some guidelines while making it really easy to also infuse my own style!
Today’s prompt was bold lipstick. Since I was a few days late to this game… I also wanted to catch-up so Day 1 was your favorite color. I was able to do both today! (small victories are important!)
Shirt – Express, Pants – Express, Belt – Express, Necklace – New York and Company, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls
Since I have been experimenting with bold lipstick the last few weeks, I am not sure that this seems as bold as it would have to me a month ago. I do like how the more pink tone of the lipstick pairs with the kelly green pants. I think red would have been too much for me. I also LOVE these pants. Green is my favorite color and this shade of green is FANTASTIC!!! I think that these pants were made just for me!!!
Who else is participating in the Style Me March challenge?
So back at the beginning of February, New York and Company (one of my most favorite stores ever) started emailing pictures of great Valentine pieces. They had pictures of this beautiful raspberry colored suit in the email. I couldn’t find it online or in stores. I looked at stalked the website everyday until it finally showed up available for purchase. So I convinced the hubs to go to the mall with me and purchased it after making sure it fit well.
Suit – New York and Company, Jewelry – The Limited, Shirt – Target, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls, Belt – Express
The Hubs told me that the outfit was very LOUD, but that he liked it. I had planned to wear it last week and I was meeting some people for work that I have never met before, so I felt like it might be too much for that occasion. Today though, I was working with people that I have known for a long time, so I felt comfortable trying out head to toe pink with them. I must admit that I got many many compliments on both the suit and the shoes today. I think a big part of the compliments came because while this outfit is very LOUD it is also very professional. It is cut well and made out of a great material. I am so excited to now try wearing this in different ways. I will have to try both separates and remixing it with something other than black and gray.
Would you be brave enough to wear this bold of a color head to toe in a suit? Would this be office appropriate for your job?
For today’s challenge, we were asked to do some pattern mixing.
I started experimenting with pattern mixing in December of 2009. (How do I remember that exactly?? That is when I had my other blog that I deleted – some people may remember me as from sneakers to stilettos.) I liked today’s challenge though because I have never mixed patterns in this dressed up of an outfit.
Dress & Belt – Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx, Cardi – New York and Company, Tights – Kohls, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls, Necklace and Earrings – via Eastern Market
I actually had thought about switching prompts with yesterday but then I thought it would be more of a challenge to keep the prompts the way they were. Also one of my new bosses had this awesome pattern mixing outfit on earlier this week that inspired me for today. She wore a nice black and gray striped shirt under a black leather blazer with the same colored gray and black large print houndstooth pencil skirt. She then wore black tights and pumps. It was such a chic outfit and I thought, that I might be able to pull something off too.
So I went with this new dress. I love the varying stripes of gray, black, and white. I then added these black argyle tights. I knew that I wanted a little something else to add to the mix and added the large flower statement necklace.I decided not to add a pop of color, but keep everything else basic black so that the pattern mixing was the highlight.
Check out my other fellow pattern mixing friends below!
And for fun – Here is my daughter happy that her momma is home from work!
Outfit from January 5th, 2012 ( I am a little behind in my posts) I think that practice makes perfect, so that is why I keep turning 29! This year will probably be the best 29th birthday and year ever!!! … Continue reading →