Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ruffles & Stripes

Good afternoon all!  So it's back to the old grind after a 4 day weekend and I'm coming down with a case of the creeping crud - ugh.  The good news is that I only have to tough it out and be brave 3 days this week - I think I can, I think I can...

I've been experimenting with mixing elements in my outfits lately.  I needed a cami for under this top (to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions) and typically would have reached for a solid color since it already has ruffles at the neckline.  I'm always aware of not having too many embellishments going on at once but I reached for the zebra - and it worked!

I didn't want to wear a necklace since there was already so much going on there so I piled on the chunky bracelets instead!

The gold one with the pave "diamonds" is from a boutique over in Philadelphia, the gold chain link one is from Charming Charlies, the white one is a vintage EBay purchase from Leru, and the gold oval link is Liz Claiborne - all different but they do look lovely together!

Here's a close up of the detail. 

I could wear all black every day and did for a few years back in my 20s.  I'm just drawn to it and it really is slenderizing but I make the conscience effort to branch out with other colors but I do still love me in black!  Is there a fav go-to color you've always been drawn to or do you dabble in all the colors of the rainbow?


  1. I think this is one of my favorites of your outfits. It looks chic and a bit edgy. Your bracelets are so cool!

  2. I agree with Debbie, this is one of my favorites too. Very flattering and great mix as I see you are taking fashion risks!! I chuckled when you said a few years back...ok I laughed out loud. You look hot! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  3. I like black too... the only problem I have with black is photographing it. It is the hardest color to show nicely in pictures. You look sleek and chic in this black outfit, I like the stripes for a nice accent and the boots are fabulous! And girl... your accessories are gorgeous I like how you wear them in a cluster.