Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Off the Rails

Daily Outfit, 1/26/11

The Breakdown:
  • V-neck sweater - Tulle via Pin Me Apparel
  • Vintage handmade skirt - thrifted
  • Faux-croc, patent belt - Macys
  • Tights - Nordstrom via Nordstrom Rack
  • Wedge booties - Modcloth
Clearly my quest for professionalism has gone off the rails.  I meant to wear something more subdued (and therefore more professional?) but I saw these shoes and realized I haven't worn them in forever.  I decided I wanted to wear them today, and proceeded to build an outfit around them.  Also, I love the color of these tights and so am always trying to find different outfits to pair them with.  I think they go fabulously with this skirt and I love that they peek out through the heel of the booties.

These booties are fun for me, but also difficult to wear.  They're completely different than anything else in my closet, but I really like that about them.  The fact that they're so different is what keeps them 'me' and makes them something I would wear.  But they are definitely a departure, so I don't wear them as much as other, safer pairs.  But, I think they worked with this outfit - maybe I'll wear them more now.

Do you guys ever purchase items that are different from your usual style?  Do you ever have any trouble incorporating those items into your outfits?