Just as summer was winding down I scored this military jacket for $15 at Avalon. With military being such a big trend for fall I snatched it up. For a long time I toyed with the idea of wearing it over a work outfit. After seeing Skyfall this weekend, the latest installment of Danial Craig as James Bond, I pulled the trigger. I think I was inspired by Naomi Harris as Eve Moneypenny. Her MI6 office attire felt sophisticated but modern. For the purposes of my workday, this jacket toughens up the ruffles and satin of this blouse, and accentuates the jewel tone.
DETAILS: J.Crew blouse and H&M jacket via Avalon // H&M skirt // Franco Sarto Boots via Nordstrom // J.Crew necklace.
If there is one trend or one style that I have picked up as a blogger, I would say it is mixing girly clothes with the tomboyish ones. The contrast can make an outfit so much more interesting. For instance, with this outfit, I usually would have worn the sequin top with a black cardigan. That looks cute too, and is more appropriate in certain situations, but it’s not challenging me in any way to think outside the box. Don’t get me wrong, thinking inside the box sometimes works wonders for a wardrobe, like not wearing that miniskirt that is so trendy to work (Thank god we have all moved on to longer skirts). But every once in a while throwing a kink into your normal dressing routine can take you by surprise. I was really happy with the results in this instance.
J.Crew shirt; The Limited top; H&M pants; Nine West shoes; Vintage necklace; Macy’s pearl earrings
Here is the third look of the remix. This time I went for a much more casual rough around the edges effect, especially my hair. That is what happens when I let it go for too long. After a full day of hot humid air, my hair has no chance. But that’s OK because clean and polished hair wouldn’t really look right with this outfit. This is definitely one of those running-errands-on-the-weekend-but-still-want-to-look-chic-so-I’ll-wear-my-heels look. I got my inspiration for the outfit from J.Crew’s summer catalog. I thought it was a pretty good attempt at recreating the look. Although I wish I had the cool jacket the model is wearing. See all three looks here and click on the star to add me as your favorite.
J.Crew button down; H&M top (from Mom and Dad); Little sister’s shorts; Nine West Shoes; H&M purse
So, I just featured an outfit post with this army green shirt because I am using it for an outfit remix contest on Chictopia. The winner will have their look remixed in Teen Vogue. Based on how much I loved the first outfit I put together with this shirt, I figured it would be a good piece to play around with. And I figured Teen Vogue’s readers may want a fresh way to wear the Military trend that is so popular now. I really liked the way this outfit turned out. I kind of just threw it together and hoped for the best. The proportions and colors came together quite nice. The top is actually a dress, which I was proud of myself for trying.
J.Crew button down (from the men’s department $20); H&M skirt; Express dress; Nine West shoes; Kenneth Cole watch
This was one of those outfits I wasn’t sure about all day. I am not one to wear army green or any camo patterns for that matter. But I had seen the trend done so well here and here that I wanted to try it. I bought this shirt at J.Crew while shopping in Georgetown. It was from the men’s section and on sale for $20. With the encouragement of my shopping enabler friend, I made the purchase. While it felt like I was just wearing a baggy shirt all day (also something I am not accustomed to), I actually love how it looks in these photos. The tough, structured green shirt and the floral print dress create a great contrast.
J.Crew shirt; Forever 21 dress; Target leggings; Nine West sandals; H&M earrings; Ray Ban sunglasses
Some things I am daydreaming about and wanting this chilly Friday morning. What perfect skirt or perfect vacation are you daydreaming about?
This gorgeous jacket…
This Venice-inspired skirt…
This entire outfit…