I’ll be the first to admit that I’m kind of boring. I don’t add sugar to my tea, I’d rather be perusing through blogs than hittin’ up da clubz, and I definitely don’t wear sequined vests to the supermarket. But when I saw this photo of Jessica Szohr, decked out in denim AND sequins, on Garance’s blog…
[Image via Garance Dore]
…I knew that I needed to add some pizzazz (in the form of sequins) into my life STAT. I love the way that Jessica Szohr (whom, on an unrelated note, is the most boring character on Gossip Girl…jeez Vanessa, get a life!) jazzes up a simple, button down denim shirt by pairing it with a fun, sparkly sequin skirt. The opposing textures mesh perfectly together, making it just as wearable during the daytime as at night. I love a versatile combo! It’s retro yet modern, classy yet jazzy. Business in the front, party in the back.
Fact: I do not own a single sequined item. But that’s going to change! I’m quite partial to this Young Fabulous & Broke Bijou Miniskirt, pictured above with a Madewell campfire cargo shirt. And then, who knows, maybe I’ll start adding sugar to my tea.
Check out my other dream combos here and here.
I love combining the ultra-feminine with the ultra-masculine and what better way to showcase this love than in my “Dream Combo” series (oh did I mention I’m sharing my dream combos on the regular?).
These Madewell Aberdeen Two-Toned Boots are like Wall Street meets sexy British rocker (swoon). Sophisticated yet totally cool. Menswear at it’s finest. On the other hand, these Madewell Over-the-Knee socks exude that girly, school uniform vibe that’s become an essential fall trend this year (hello pleated skirts and button-up blouses).
Together, the two are the definition of gamine – a girl with boyish charm. Ahh, I love! I would pair them with fitted wool shorts and a loose-fitting blouse. Maybe even a belted shirtdress. Heart you, Madewell.
[Images via Madewell]
I love when two seemingly dissimilar and unique items combine together to create something kinda perfect. Like balsamic vinegar and strawberries, for example. On the surface, their opposing flavors seem like they’d clash. But then you splash a little balsamic over a bowl of sliced strawberries and before you know it, you’ve eaten an entire pint and you’re not sure what day it is.
Moral of the story: I love clashing combos. Especially when I can wear those combos. Good transition right??
Basically, I live in slouchy, pocket tees and desperately need to break my habit of pairing them with jeans, jeans, and more jeans. Why not mix in a leather skirt, like this Topshop Leather A-line Skirt? It’s equal parts chic and sexy. Tucking a slouchy gray tee, like this T by Alexander Wang number, into the skirt instantly gives it a casual cool vibe, making it a perfect transition tool from summer to fall. Leathah was everywhere on the fall runways, non?