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?