Diving in: red suede envelope skirt, snake-print blouse, and boots with over-the-knee socks

Oh boy…somehow I’ve managed to push the boundaries of my comfort zone not just once, but twice with my outfit choice today!!

styling a red suede envelope skirt with a snake-print blouse, over-the-knee socks, tall boots, and a sweater coat

My regular visitors know that I’m a major “neutrals” girl…I gravitate to shades of olive and beige and grey – plus that good old classic combo of black and white! – way more than I’m ever attracted to other colours. But there’s certainly no denying the impact a pop of brightness can make…and this tomato-red suede envelope skirt has me diving right into the proverbial deep end!!  😉

red suede envelope skirt, over-the-knee socks, tall boots, Michael Kors bag, and sweater coat

And I’m still very much on the fence about the whole “socks as a fashion statement” idea…I’ve avoided them like the plague for years (even preferring to go barefoot in my shoes during the winter!) but with the over-the-knee trend as strong as it is right now, wearing these long socks with my tall black boots was a (cheater’s!) way to take the look for a spin!!

snake-print blouse and sweater coat

styling a red suede envelope skirt with a snake-print blouse, over-the-knee socks, tall boots, and a sweater coat

What do you think, dear readers…was this attempt to step out of my personal style “box” a success??  Have you recently tried – or retried – a look that you typically shy way from??  As always, I’d love to hear what you have to say!!

styling a red suede envelope skirt with a snake-print blouse, over-the-knee socks, tall boots, and a sweater coat

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  1. January 15, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Happy Friday, Monika! I think this outfit looks great on you. That red skirt is fantastic; I'd love to be able to pull that off myself but can't go quite that short at my age, lol. I also like your "cheat" with the over the knee sock/boot combination–brilliant way to road-test that trend. It is such a great thing to push ourselves to try new things, and doing 2 at once–well done!

  2. January 17, 2016 / 1:36 am

    A definite success Monika! The red skirt is such a fabulous eye-catching shade and I'm in love with that cardigan. It's a good thing to push yourself every once in awhile!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashonfairydust.com

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