If you chose to do this type of a "what do you wear" journalling post (and I really think you should, because it's kind of fun, once you get over the initial shyness), you'll have some outfits that just come together nicely. And then you'll have outfits that are just serviceable. You know those pieces hanging in your closet that you just skip over until finally you finally feel guilted into working it into your wardrobe? Or maybe I'm alone in having such a complicated relationship with inanimate objects ;-) Anyways, this is the result of one of those pieces. I'm not a huge fan of the shirt on me, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it because I like the "idea" of it (the romantic touch of eyelet at the center of the neckline). I predict about one or two more wearings before it ends up in the ebay/garage sale pile. I considered not posting this "episode", but in the interest of keeping it real, I guess I will, because we all have days where dressing is perfunctory rather than enjoyable. Also, if you take away the leggings and boots from the outfit (which I pretty much wear 75% of the winter anyways) and look at just the outfit itself, I literally paid a quarter for the entire thing (plus tax, I suppose). Pretty cool, eh?
Earrings: handmade by Mom
Black Cardigan: Relativity (hand-me down from Mom)
Blue Top w/White Eyelet Trim at Neckline: Venezia (hand-me down from Mom)
Crystal Bracelet: handmade by Grandma
Black Tulip Cut Matte Jersey Skirt: Bisou Bisou via resale shop (.$25)
Black Leggings: Cuddle Duds from Kohls ($12)
Black Tall Leather Boots: Ros Hommerson via ebay ($65)
I know I've shown these multiple times, so here, finally, is a close up of the detail
Hair Clip: LillaRose starfish clip in size small from a fellow blogger ($14)
These are awesome - I have three now, and can't wait to add to my collection. They've replaced ponytails and plain clips almost entirely for me.