The May challenge by Everybody, Everywear is floral. That turned out to be a tough one for me. I’ve never been anti-floral. In fact, I love the real thing. So I was really surprised when I went to my closet to choose a floral piece and found next to nothing.
I have a black and white floral skirt, but it didn’t seem very cheery. Isn’t floral supposed to be upbeat? Then a came across this skirt. I picked this up at a clothing exchange a few years ago and it’s usually a winter skirt. I wear it with tights and a sweater.
Top: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West via thrifted
I paired the skirt with stilettos (which by the way aren’t good for walking in the grass—unless you’re trying to aerate it). I added a recycled leather cuff for a bit of baddassery. This ain’t no garden party floral! Best of all, this entire outfit cost $40. You can bet your wild roses I’ll be wearing it again.
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Everybody, Everywear has a new challenge for April: The maxi dress.
I have a few long skirts, and find them very versatile. I own two maxi dresses too, and this one is a chameleon. In summer, I can wear it on its own, with sandals. I can throw on lot of bangles and a necklace and dress it up, but it can also be a beach cover up.
In cooler months, I can layer it under a blazer or cardigan and wear it with boots. I have yet to belt it, but I think that would be a nice alternative too.
Maxi Dress: Forever 21
Bag: Victoria’s Secret
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I’m including a poem in every post. Here’s today’s:
From Two Tramps in Mud Time
by Robert Frost
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.
For March, Everybody, Everywear has a brand new challenge: Polka dots!
I just so happen to love circles and have several pieces in my wardrobe that feature dots. Most are small Swiss dot patterns. That’s why I chose my black and white polka dot dress for the challenge. I usually wear this in the summer but it turns out that when worn with knee-high boots, it works as a winter dress. Depending on the climate, I could throw a turtleneck and tights underneath and really handle the weather—no matter how cold!
I thought a circle-heavy skirt needed a contrasting purse so I chose a rectangular clutch. My earrings are hoops—I know I was pushing the envelope with two extra circles, but I couldn’t resist.
Dress: The Frock Shop
Boots: Liz & Co.
I love blazers. I own several (including six corduroy blazers). I’m participating in the 30 for 30 challenge and I made sure to include a couple of blazers in the mix. I plan to wear them with skirts, jeans, dress pants, you name it. My Joe’s Jeans tan corduroy blazer will make an appearance soon, I promise. But for the Everybody, Everywear Blazer Challenge, I decided to go with my favorite thrifted Laundry by Shelli Segal blazer. It has a hot pink lining; I made it one-of-a-kind by adding a bit of creative sewing machine stitching at the bottom seams. I like the mix of masculine and feminine that a blazer brings to an outfit. I feel instantly pulled together when I throw a blazer over a tank top and jeans. Heels and jewelry keep the outfit from getting too boyish.
Blazer: Laundry by Shelli Segal (thrifted)
Tank top: Old Navy
Jeans: The Gap