Would it surprise you at all to know that I’d originally had a black tank top in mind when I planned this look of the day, dear readers?? Considering my affinity for wearing black – even at the height of summer! – I’m willing to bet probably not!! 😜
I’m glad that I decided on my baby blue knit camisole for this gingham skirt and over-the-knee boots combination instead, though. Not that it’s ever wrong to wear tone-on-tone ensembles…obviously!! That kind of colour continuity is often an easy way to achieve some serious outfit sophistication. Head-to-toe shades of beige can look super chic, for example; and “all black everything” will forever be the ultimate in edginess.
But sometimes it’s kinda too easy…almost to the point of laziness, don’t you think?? We all know that colours don’t have to “match” in order to work together; and throwing on a hue that’s perhaps a little less expected can do wonders when it comes to making a “safe” outfit suddenly feel really fresh.
Oh – and fearlessly fabulous footwear never hurts either, am I right?! While I’ve been pretty good about putting the brakes on my spending since my hubby’s unemployment, I’ll admit that these black suede OTK boots from Lucky Brand are, in fact, brand new. There was simply no way that I could pass them up for the clearance price of – drum roll, please! – a mere $30!!
Actually, you might be seeing a few other Lucky Brand finds showing up here in the next few weeks – hint, hint. “Budget friendly” and “shopping spree” aren’t phrases that a lot of fashionistas would typically be putting in the same sentence; but when I managed to bring home three pairs of jeans, a pair of earrings, and a jacket for the piddly sum of $150?? What else can I say…except maybe “stay tuned for more”!! 😄