It’s May, and I hope this is the last time I wear tights until fall. I love winter clothes, but I’m happy to retiring them for a while. It’s been a long winter.
This outfit was a test to see if I could use a skirt that I picked up at a clothing exchange. It’s an odd color (or lack thereof) and I thought wearing it bare-legged might see like I was not wearing anything! So I added tights and boots in a contrasting color.
I’m not all about matching, but I was happy that the vegan purse I bought in Canada on a trip to visit family last year matched the skirt nicely. I call the color oatmeal (because it sounds better than beige).
Top: Old Navy ($10)
Skirt: Swapped ($0)
Tights: Roots Canada ($12)
Boots: Thrifted ($8)
Bag: Shiraleah ($38)
Necklace: Imani ($22)
I added my Imani necklace for a bit of color in this otherwise neutral outfit. The necklace is made out of recycled magazines by Ugandan women. You can read more about them on the Imani site and on my blog post about Imani.
Because this outfit was put together on the cheap, I didn’t feel guilty at all heading to Silver Platters to buy a few used CDs. I picked up Franz Ferdinand, Cyndi Lauper, New Order, and Annie Lennox. I can’t be the only one who buys CDs more often than downloads songs, can I?