Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Gap blazer - 2006 - $40 (similar)
BR sweater - 2008 - $30 (similar)
BR Factory trousers - 2009 - $20 (similar)
Blake Scott heels via Off DSW - 2010 - $40 (similar)
AE necklace - 2011 - $4 on clearance (similar)
Nordstrom stud earrings - 2010 - Christmas gift card (available)
Happy New Year, loves! Hope you all had some time to unwind and catch up with friends and family over the holidays. As you've noticed, I took a week off of my normal scheduled blogging to do just that. K and I started off our holiday with a seven-hour drive on Christmas Eve down to Southern California, where we jetted off to four Christmas celebrations in four counties in three days. Lots of fun. And then we got to relax. It was divine. K's family, which we saw for three of our four celebrations, is awesome and some of them read my blog, meaning I got some really spot-on clothing items as gifts! Can't wait to work them into the rotation (they're currently awaiting laundering since I wore almost all of them over break already!).
This is what I wore for my first day back in the office. Simple and easy. The necklace and earrings are new--the necklace from an outlet jaunt with my besties on New Year's Day and the earrings purchased using a gift card from K's aunt.
What I loved most about this outfit was the color combination--nothing too wacky but just unusual enough to be intriguing. Purple and orange-undertoned red are a two-third color combo, according to the super-useful Academichic color wheel, and the variety of neutrals (black, gray, and khaki-ish) is pretty fun, too.
These pants were pristine and wrinkle-free this morning, but by midday they were a bit of a mess. I think once I start shopping again (March 1), I'm going to avoid unlined trousers. I don't know how much that will help, but I think it may help a little. Plus, lining helps the fabric fall better (I definitely notice a difference between my lined and unlined pants).
What unusual color combos have you tried recently? How did you like them?