As Miranda Priestley would say: groundbreaking. But florals and spring just go together, so you can’t blame me for turning my attention to my collection of floral skirts this time of year. Not that spring has sprung around these parts, mind you. I’m just an eternal optimist when it comes to the weather. My decision to wear this particular floral skirt was also guided by a desire to revisit this Philosophy blazer, which kicked off the following train of thought: I already wore with pants, let’s try something new. Hmm, need something sleek on the bottom to balance out the peplum. Pencil skirt that goes with olive green? Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. And there you have it, folks.
Something about the style and cut of this blazer is challenging to me, from an accessory-picking perspective. I haven’t yet found a piece of jewelry (necklace or brooch) that perfectly complements it. I am not deterred; even so, on this occasion, I was really to call it a day and go accessory-free, but for one small, practical consideration. I had a mole-removal scar to cover, and the bandaid I used for the purpose was visible above the collar of the blazer. It wasn’t super noticeable, but it was bugging me (and I had a client function that day), so I decided to add a necklace. You can barely see it, so it works more like a sort of trim on the blazer (adding a crucial extra inch of coverage) than as an accessory. I was pretty happy with my improvised solution; I’ll revisit the accessorizing dilemma another day.