The Rack Reloaded….

Ok, so I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m definitely an impulse buyer .  I just tend to go with my gut when shopping — I usually immediately know that I like something.  But even with that gut response, I’m not always sure how it’s going to all come together.   Do I have something to pair it with?  What shoes work best?  What accessories?  Will it translate well?  Nope, none of those things even cross my mind until I get home.

So, I thought it would be interesting to show how I actually pull it together.

You probably remember the Maggy London print dress from my Saturday shopping trip at Nordstrom Rack.  I liked this dress from the start – lots of  “potential” – but despite the vibrant print, I still felt that it needed a little bit more flair.

So, I added this light tan leather belt, a great J. Crew Gold Pearl Necklace and some navy and white MIA wedge sandals.  I chose the belt because it was light and would counter some of the warmer tones.  And I love the fact that the sandals go with it — but in a slightly “off” way.  If you think about it, adding the shoes is a great way to “venture” into pattern mixing.  And of course you know that I love to add a belt — and in this instance — I think it truly helps define the outfit – giving it more character.  For me, this was a great work ensemble.  It had enough personality to stand out but wasn’t way over the top for the office.  What do you think?

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