Hey Everyone!!! Thanks so much for stopping by the style diary again! I've been absent for a couple of weeks due to recent events in the media. It's hard to be creative when you are burdened with all that is going on in the world. I chose to pray, and take an introspected look at how I can contribute to my country in the fight for justice and racial equality. I will update you guys about all of that in a later post.
On a lighter note, styling my looks always makes me feel better! There is just something , almost medicinal for me, about getting up and getting dressed. It makes me feel like I can "conquer the world", if you will. In today's look, I dug in to the recesses of my closet and procured a pair of cargo pants/shorts I purchased quite some time ago. To disclose the date of purchase would be rather embarrassing, so I will keep that info to myself! Haha!
I decided to take a feminine approach to the masculine repute of the cargo pant. I paired the pants with a recent thrift purchase (a flowy Ann Taylor Loft blouse), chandelier earrings, my latest shoe obsession (my nude minimalist sandal), and my "diaper bag". Oh, I almost forgot the pop of color on my wrist: that was a gift from my sister! Enjoy!
Cargo Pants: Ecologie / Nude Sandals: Charlotte Russe / "Diaper Bag": Rosetti Handbags
Chandelier Earrings: A Gift.
Ann Taylor Loft Blouse: Thrift Find. / Statement bracelet for a fun pop of color: A Gift.
As you can see, it's totally possible to put together a season-appropriate ensemble that is both fabulous and affordable. I did not have to go retail shopping for a single thing. I think the key is to purchase staple items (statement jewelry, nude heels, a quality handbag, solid colors, etc.) in order to gain maximum use from your wardrobe. You will always look like you have on a new outfit, when, if fact, its simply a new combination!