We interrupt our weekly scheduled advice post to bring you this special announcement.
Is it a bird? A plane?
No, it's the SUN! And it's still out at 5:30 p.m. after I get home from work! This is a winter first!
I am sooooo happy.
H&M cardigan - 2010 - $30 (similar) / Calvin Klein outlet top - 2009 - $20 (similar) / Loft pencil skirt - 2009 - $13 (similar) / Hue nude fishnets via Macy's - 2010 - $10 (similar) / Enzo Angiolini pumps via Piperlime - 2010 - $35 (similar) / American Eagle chunky chain - 2011 - $4 (similar) / Nordstrom pyramid studs - 2011 - gift card (available)
This outfit was inspired by Jaclyn of Sparkle Birds. The second I laid eyes on this outfit, I wanted to layer different textures in the same shade. I don't have as many fun colors in my closet as Jackie does, but I do have lots of neutrals. So here is my neutral monochromatic look for the day. Not as fun as hers, but it's a start!
Studs! These are my favorite. I love that I now have earrings that sort of match my studded shirt. And these are my favorite shoes of the moment...shiny patent leather just melts my heart.
You can't tell so much from the photos, but the tights and shoes did not jive with the outfit at all! These shoes are much more pink-beige than yellow-beige, which is especially noticeable against the yellow under-tones of my skin. And the tights are more brown-beige. Looked a little like death. But at least the photos turned out well! I also think the outfit would have looked much better without the cardigan, since it sort of dampens the sheen of the shirt, and the different textures are the key to this outfit. Still a little chilly for that, though.
Is it hard for you to find neutrals that blend together? What tips do you have for a good monochromatic look?