Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Teal Floral Shirtdress.

Shirtdresses are so easy, comfortable, casual yet super chic. This is not your typical shirtdress. Yes the shape of it is classic, but the print is for someone bold and who loves to wear colors and is not afraid to be noticed - me. This is an in-your-face mix of floral and paisley print mostly in dark and medium teal as well as ivory. I like that the buttons are large and noticeable and they are gold, you can totally spot them through the busy print.

I will be posting Day 3 of the Challenge tomorrow. Meanwhile enjoy your evening and have a lovely dinner!!

Teal, Cobalt, Beige, Yellow and Ivory, Short-Sleeve, Floral-Print Shirt-Dress: The Limited.
Skinny, Pin Teardrop-Shaped, Silver Earrings: Kohl's.
Skinny, Tall, Oval-Shaped, Orange-Stone, Cocktail Ring: Kohl's.
Teal Pearlized, Patent Leather, Peep-toe Pumps w/ Buckle Detail: Worthington (JC Penney).

Peep-Toe Flats and More Bold Color for Fashion Challenge: Day 2.

Here is the second day of my Fashion Challenge, what I wore yesterday, precisely. The challenge called for either platforms or flats. I only own about 7-8 pairs of platform shoes and probably kept only two pairs of them here in Albania, where I now reside (the rest are in the States). I own a ton more flats especially sandals and ballet flats. I have Gladiator-style sandals, strappy sandals, thong sandals, open-toe ballet flats, round-toe ballet flats, pointy-toe ballet flats, etc. etc.

However I will tell you of my decision to wear flats or small-heeled shoes. I actually own a lot of heels: wedges, half wedges, platform shoes, stilettos, etc, 3 inches to 6 inches tall. I even brought many of these high-heel shoes with me, when I made my move from United States to Albania, last November (2011). However I now walk a ton. I walk daily, at least an hour and a half a day. All this walking calls for comfortable shoes which usually translates into ballet flats, espadrilles, riding boots, sandals, cute tennis shoes, not-too-tall wedges and such - depending on where I am going or what season it is. And even-though at work I am mostly sat down, my office is located on the second floor of the building so that's some stairs I have to go up and down, several times daily. Plus we have some hard, slippery tiles in the building, which also make it harder to wear heels. Because my style is rather dressy, elegant and I am usually more dressed up than dressed down, due to my personality, I feel like heels would pair better with my clothes or outfits than flats, loafers, ballet shoes and such. But I have to be kind to my feet and legs and do the right, comfy thing, so I have learned to appreciate all kinds of shoes. I have always been a fan of Ballet Flats. I love how now you can find them in a peep-toe style or with a sling-back and closed toes. WOW that's a lot of shoe talk in one post. So for Tuesday's Challenge I did indeed wear flats and I loved my outfit. It was bright, monochromatic and full of summer. Here it is, for you. Have a Happy Hump Day!!

Magenta, Elbow-Length Sleeve, Button-down Shirt w/ Chest Pockets & Fun Metallic Buttons: Express.
Magenta, Fuchsia & Plum, Water-color Print Bubble, Mini Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT.
Black Beaded Earrings in Shapes of Tiny Chandeliers: Ann Taylor.
Black Beaded Crystal Necklace w/ Multi-Faceted Square Pendant: Ann Taylor.
Real Pearl Bracelet w/ Gold Clasp (Right Hand): JC Penney. 
Metallic Hair Clips Featuring Flowers and Butterflies: Gifted from a Friend.
Hot Pink & Magenta, Python-Print, Skinny Belt: The Limited.
Canvas, Black & White, Polka Dot, Peep-Toe Ballet Flats w/ Bows: Steve Madden.
This was Round 2 of the Challenge for this week: Tuesday, June 12th. As you can tell I chose FLATS.