Ah booze. That’s how I got the title of today’s post. No, I’m not drunk; I was reminded of the drink of the same name (a combination of pale ale and dark beer) when I saw pictures of my outfit.
Top with belt: H&M
Watch: Emily the Strange
The stripes and cut of this top have a sailor-inspired feel. I’m not sure why. It’s not a boatneck and it’s not navy blue, but to me it feels nautical. I’ve noticed a shift in my attire lately. I’ve been gravitating to more neutrals. I wonder if it’s because of fall.
I also realized that I’m wearing the same color palette as I did a couple of weeks ago when I wore my tiger-striped top. I have on the same skirt, the same colors in my top, a watch instead of a cuff, and the same style shoes (in a different color). Funny.
I know the last days of summer are upon us. But Seattle got such a slow start to the season that I don’t feel ready to give it up yet. Fortunately August and September have been terrific. I am still in full summer mode and went all out with pastels today.
Skirt: Zand Amsterdam
Shades: Convenience store
This is my reversible skirt by Zand. The other side is decidedly more autumnal and I’ll likely wear it with tights and boot in the fall, which is technically today. Sure doesn’t feel like it!
I wore this blush top with silk shorts when I went to Fashion’s Night Out at The Bravern. The pink matched the pink swirls in the skirt. I think I like this combination even better than when I wore this skirt with brights.
Cheryl and Dawn, two women at my work, have the same H&M circles skirt as I have. I hadn’t seen them in theirs recently so I decided it was safe to wear mine to the office. As soon as I did, I found Dawn wearing hers! Doh! Here’s Dawn with the skirt in pink.
I love the white and pink combo. It’s so fresh and summery. I especially like how Dawn paired this outfit with a nude strappy sandal. They’re perfect. A white shoe would have been too matchy and a darker shoe would stand out too much.
After seeing Dawn in her skirt I realized a couple of things: First of all, it’s a great skirt and she wears it well. Secondly, the pink and white looks so different from the black and gray that I don’t think it’s worth worrying about who’s wearing what on which day. I’m going to wear mine whenever I want. And if I bump into Dawn or Cheryl wearing their skirts, well, I’ll be in good company.
Day 28: I wondered today how dressy I could make a simple t-shirt dress, so I threw on my nude heels and a metallic belt and grabbed this pashmina.
Shoes: Nine West
Day 29: I’m wearing my dotty dress again, but as a skirt with my teal T over it. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this top during the challenge. I’ll be happy to give it a break soon.
Day 30: Final day! I went with warm tones today. The cardigan isn’t part of my 30 pieces, but I needed it to stay warm until the day heated up, which fortunately it did. I wouldn’t have normally worn a silk maxi skirt to work, but I was running out of combinations. I received a few compliments on it so it all worked out.
T-shirt: Victoria’s Secret
Skirt: Boutique in Portland
Day 19: It’s finally nice enough to wear this Edun dress on its own (I wore it on day 6 as a tunic). It’s really comfortable, loose, and airy. I think this will be terrific no matter how hot it gets. I wore my nude heels for an elongating look and matched my bag to my shoes. I don’t usually do that, but the bag picked up the creamy tones that run through dress.
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Premier Designs
Day 20: I’m wearing the polka dot dress today, and not as a skirt like I did on day 16. It’s made of a stretchy polyester and is really comfortable. I’m not sure if it has a 50s vibe or a French feel; either way, I like it. It was a thrift store find and it’s great for travel (wrinkle-free). I threw on a scarf/shawl type cover-up because it was a bit cool.
Wrap: Michael Stars
Day 21: Here’s the maxi from day 9. You can see why I didn’t wear it like this to the office. It’s a bit revealing, but for the Fourth of July, it seemed perfect. A relaxing outfit for a relaxing day. My sweet husband knows I’m not a sun lover so he found a shady park for us under Interstate 5. I hope all of my American readers had a good one! Here’s to independence!
Dress: Fred Meyer’s
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Sunglasses: Convenience store