What I wished I'd worn.
What I actually wore. The framed bag would definitely have been a better choice.
Corduroy blazer - 2010 - swapped (similar)
J. Crew blouse - 2009 - $20 (similar)
Old Navy trouser jeans - 2010 - $12 (similar)
Gap belt - 2010 - $10 (similar)
Target shoes - 2010 - $7 on clearance (here)
Nancy Rosetta circle ring - 2010 - gift (here)
Forever 21 chain bracelet - 2010 - $5 (similar)
Vintage framed bag - 2010 - $12 (similar)
H&M leather mini-duffel - 2007 - $45 (similar)
Although I no longer subscribe to 11 monthly magazines, I do still love the feel of the glossy pages between my fingers. Heck, I even made it my career (well, some of the time). Fashion mags, like fashion blogs, continually inspire me, and I ripped this photo out of Vogue several months ago. It's been a while since I intentionally based my outfit on a magazine clip, and I have plenty sitting around just waiting for some use.
Vogue, May 2010, Americans in Paris
I love that this outfit is super-basic without using any trace of black, which is so common in the office. The colors (tan, blue, red, stripes) and textures (denim, corduroy, leather, suede) combine without looking over-the-top. The layers really helped keep me warm (or at least not freezing) in my icebox of an office. And can you say comfy?
Nothing in particular. I wonder what it would look like if I belted outside the blazer next time...the fit is a bit baggy so I think the cinching would set off the trouser legs more. Oooo, ideas!
Have you ever copied a look from a magazine verbatim (or close)? Which magazines or blogs do you get the most inspiration from?
p.s. Like the pics? K (plus my b-day presents from his parents and grandfather) got me a new camera for my birthday, which of course, he gets to use to take my outfit pics. Maybe it's just me, but the photos look better already, even though we're still shooting on auto.