Friday, December 14, 2007

Ensemble du Jour

So yesterday I had a bit of an outfit challenge. I had to go to a seminar out of town all day and then straight from there go to an office Holiday cocktail/dinner party. I needed to drive 2 hours each way, so I had to get up around 5 a.m. to get ready then drive to the seminar, sit around all day but look somewhat professional, drive back and look sort of festive for the party.

Not easy.

So, here is what I came up with:

The Outfit
The top was an Ann Taylor v-neck black top and I paired that with a Mossimo silky black skirt with a red border print. The bracelet was black acrylic with pearls and for shoes I wore my YSL Tribute sling backs.

I know that's a horrible view of the skirt. This is what it looks like, but instead of teal, it is a dark red. The skirt is very swishy and has a very expensive look that belies it's $25 price tag.

Here's some close-ups of the bracelet. I actually have this in 4 versions and wore the camel version with the teal skirt above a while back.

What I love the most is the mix of the edgier acrylic with very traditional pearls.

Etsy is the best!

The Focal Point
Everyone knows that killer shoes can elevate any outfit. I went with the YSL Tribute slingbacks because they are comfortable, graphic, and have a great shape. The white heel is really different and eye-catching.

I think these were one of the best shoe buys of the year.


enc said...

Designer shoes with Target clothes


Princess Poochie said...

It's the only way! But I love Anthropologie too.


Daniela said...

I love people with the hi-low skills :)

It truly is the only way.

I covet the Target bangles, and have tried in vain to find them. I love Etsy as well (but sometimes it is truly like wading through a bargain bin to find a treasure.)