- I love the idea of creating a wedding bouquet made out of brooches. It could make a gorgeous decoration for the home as well. (via Pomegranate and Patchouli)
- I know I say this almost every week, but whenever I’m feeling down, I can always count on Color Me Katie to make me smile. This week it was a post on a colorful bouquet of balloons that brightened my day.
- The Brown Girl Files proves that some of the best unexpected shopping finds come from the men’s department.
- What a Nerd Would Wear posted a lovely tutorial on various ways to wear scarves. I can never get enough of scarf tutorials!
- Morelle has launched her new website, and her spring collection of handbags has me swooning.
- Pugly Pixel always manages to find the most beautiful images and color palettes, like this one here.
- I’ve just recently started reading Calivintage, and I’m completely smitten with this Euro-chic outfit. Gorgeous.
- A Typical Atypical considers what a “low fashion” magazine that focuses on what real people wear would be like. I’m fascinated by the idea, and I think that it could be a big hit.
- Always Alana shows us how to create DIY battle armor, which is kind of like statement necklace meets chain harness. I’m fascinated, and I think something like this can be an absolutely amazing statement piece.
- @Etsy tweeted about a new place to browse their site. I’m not exactly sure how it works, but I always love new ways to browse through my favorite place for handmade goods.
I just got this denim jacket last weekend at Revolve Clothing Exchange. I’ve been trying to find the perfect denim jacket for awhile now, and I had some store credit, so I figured I’d go for it. I don’t really think that it’s “the one”, but it fits well (as opposed to my old one, that was way too tight in the shoulders), so I’ll try it out for awhile before deciding if I want to invest in one that I like more. I will definitely need to modify it by adding some pockets though. It just feels weird to me to wear a jacket without pockets.
I bought this Boden skirt during my shopping ban last fall. It’s actually the same design as one I already had, but instead of being one size too small, this one is one size to large. It’s much easier to alter garments that are a bit too big for you, so I took in the waist and hemmed it about five inches (post coming on that soon!). I might still take in the waist a bit more, because I’m not completely happy with where it sits right now.
I decided to wear my Fluevog boots with this outfit, because a) it was too cold to wear pumps and b) I like how it matches one of the colors in the skirt. I’m still not quite sure what I think of flat boots and skirts though.
I have to admit, while I love how each of these pieces looks on their own, now that I see the pictures, I’m not crazy about how they all looked together. I’m not sure exactly what it is that turns me off. Maybe if the jacket had been a bit more cropped. Or if I had tucked in my blouse. Or if I had worn heels instead of flats.
What do you think? How would you style this outfit differently to make it work? Or do you think it’s fine as is?
Quote: If I Ran the Zoo, by Dr Seuss
ETA: The boots I was wearing in today’s post were Fluevog Heathers. This is unfortunately a discontinued style. I found mine by searching on Ebay for “fluevog boots”. I saved the search, so that Ebay would e-mail me new items that fell into those search terms every day, and after watching for months, I finally managed to snag a pair in my size. Fluevog has a pretty good range of sizes, but since these are discontinued, it’s really a matter of watching and waiting. If you click on this link you can see all the boots they currently sell.