Monday, April 2, 2012
I started with this dark floral top, which totally (like, omg, totally!) reminds me of the big, cabbage-rose, floral prints I wore in the 1980s. Loved those! I was an addict, so I was thrilled to find this retro shirt a few years ago. I'd wear more florals if I could find more of these prints (& don't say "go thrifting" bec. I have, but I never find ones like I used to wear, or if I do, it's only in some far *too* '80s style, like Hammer pants or a cropped jacket with huge shoulder pads. Once around that fashion merry-go-round is enough for me, thx ;-)
When looking for a skirt to pair the top with, I was surprised to notice that this burgundy skirt matches perfectly. And we all know how much I love matchy-matchy outfits. I nearly paired my burgundy knee-high boots with it too, but that felt a bit bottom-heavy on the burgundy color. Then I saw these heels -- one of my very favorite pairs, but I hardly ever wear them as I consider these "dressy" shoes, only suitable for weddings & fancy parties. Maybe due to the very high heel. However, with this corporate silhouette, I don't think they read as party shoes.
And then there's the jacket. This holds fond memories -- it's the jacket for the "interview suit" my mom bought for me right out of college. Yep, I'm wearing a jacket that's about 20 years old! Admittedly, it doesn't button up the front anymore, but it was impeccably made, I could never get rid of it. The jacket fits beautifully in the shoulders & back, & we had the arms tailored to a perfect length. So I still wear it open (which I do with a lot of jackets anyway), & I believe it looks fine.
Add a few more floral accessories to go with the theme, & here's a gothic floral ensemble suitable (pun not intended) for the workplace.
What I'm wearing:
Dark floral knit top, H&M
Burgundy skirt, NY & Company
Black suit jacket, Macy's
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Burgundy & black lace pumps, Rampage
Silver rose necklace, vintage
Silver sparkly dangle earrings, random accessory store
Black rose cocktail ring, random accessory store
Burgundy flower hair pin, random accessory store
Make Up For Ever burgundy lipstick #48