Sunday, November 13, 2016

Camel and Mauve.

Sometimes I surprise myself when I put together an outfit or color combination, by how well it works and how great it looks. That is how I feel about both today's outfit and the combination of Camel with Mauve (which I hadn't tried before, but love it). This exact shade of mauve is between a blush pink and a lilac and the camel is soft and neutral enough, not too dark so the two colors work together so well. And even-though I color-blocked two colors here, since I have on 2 different shades of camel (from the waist down) and 3 shades of mauve (from the waist up, including my beaded clutch) it is still a very soft and feminine monochromatic look. And I wore this outfit to work the day after I cut my hair in late October. I was doing my part in wearing Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, still.

This Faux Suede Wrap Skirt is amazing. I walked into Express a few weeks ago (hadn't been there since August when my sister in law was in town) and I picked up this skirt, a cropped sweater, a blouse and a camisole for less than $70 total. There were only two skirts left like this, one in a size 4 and one in an 8. I usually wear a 4 at Express and most brands (sometimes a 6) but I picked it up and the 4 looked like a 00. This skirt runs very small. The 8 fit me perfectly. I had seen either this skirt or something very similar on the always posh Sheree before and I loved this skirt and how she had styled hers so far too. I thanked my lucky stars the day I found this at Express. The blouse I purchased during Nordstrom's big anniversary sale. I had looked for a while for a pink or red-tone chambray shirt. This one is not chambray, rather a very light linen but it satisfies what I was looking for. I love that it is an easy popover and a tunic length. I wore this same blouse with jeans later that day (after work) when I had a date with Viv (you can see it on my Insta). The blouse paired perfectly with the Soft Pink Colorblocked Buffalo Plaid Blanket Scarf I purchased at the end of the Winter season, also from Nordstrom. The clutch I have had forever and the shoes are a few years old, too. I wanted all the clothes and accessories to take center stage so besides a few rings and a very simple Bracelet Cuff, I have on Simple Asymmetric Druzy Studs, that's it. What do you think of this outfit and this color combination? Something you have tried too?

Pink Heather Linen Popover Tunic Shirt: Lush via Nordstrom (New) (similar patterned shirt, Steal, my Favorite), (similar button-down, on Sale), (similar utility shirt, Great Deal, love this).
Blush/Mauve Buffalo Plaid Colorblocked Blanket Scarf: Halogen via Nordstrom (New) (very similar), (similar, Huge Steal), (similar w/ fringed hem, Great Deal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, my Favorite).
Blush/Rose Quartz Silk Beaded Clutch: Mervyn's California (Old) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Charcoal/Steel Gray Stud "Tessa" Earrings in Platinum Druzy: Tessa by Kendra Scott via Rocskbox (New) (identical in black druzy), (identical in light gray, on Sale, love these), (very similar in rose quartz druzy, Steal), (similar in black druzy, Fantastic Deal, My Favorite).
Gold-tone Ring w/ Semi Precious Square Orange Stone: Kohl's (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, my Favorite).
Cognac/Camel Real Leather T-Strap Sandals w/ Cone Block Heels: Naturalizer (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).