I was going to wear this sweater with a different top initially, but didn’t like how it looked and then … I had the bright idea to try it with this ruffly blouse. I like the result, even though, by rights, the competing necklines shouldn’t really work. I also like the muted colour scheme combined with the pop of red from the loafers.
Hey, let’s look at that brooch more closely:
Yep, this outfit is a perfect mish mash of everything. Still works … I think.
What I might love best about it is the fact that everything — head to toe — came to me via consignment. My shopping philosophy in action: get the best quality possible for the lowest price possible. Cashmere sweater, silk top, designer jeans, leather shoes and bag … I would say I nailed it. The whole look cost me a hair under $600 (the bulk of it being the bag), and would have retailed somewhere north of $2,700.
First fave outfit of the year? May be, may well be. Needless to say, I love how all these pieces come together in this outfit, even though they’re a mix of brands bought at different times. It’s definitely not in the “business formal” category, but I think it’s a really lovely, polished look nonetheless — it makes me feel professional, while still allowing me to express my style. And by “style”, I mean my undying love of florals. But of course.
I also love each of the individual pieces, but perhaps none more so than this Moulinette Soeurs skirt. It fits like a dream, which is rarer than one might think (pencil skirts and my waist-to-hip ratio are only infrequently on friendly terms). It also doesn’t wrinkle as easily as one might assume, considering it’s made of cotton. It’s a truly lovely skirt, well worth hunting down on eBay, where it pops up regularly. If you can snag it for under $60, I would recommend it.