I stepped into my closet this morning and randomly grabbed this shirt and this dress. There was not a lot of thought put into the selection. I was just trying to put a look together before my husband got home from work. (Staying in your pjs all day can lead to ridicule if one isn't careful.) When all of sudden, Bam! I fell in love with the pairing.
Then when I turned around with these pieces in hand and tried to step into the box in which I usually get dressed, I realized that that crazy box was just a teeny tiny speck on the very distant horizon.
Please excuse the blur, but I couldn't really pass up the "looking back" picture with copy like that now could I?
Seeing how far outside of my tried and truly comfortable box I was, I knew with certainty that this was the perfect outfit to wear to close out the year on the old bloggy blog.
All you seasoned personal style bloggers are probably thinking to yourselves, "Stripes and polka dots? That's outside the box?" And my answer is, "Yes, yes it is."
Oh, and open toed shoes with tights is pretty out there too, while we're on the topic of crazy wazy fashion.
Polka dot Dress: Thrifted; Striped Top: The Limited
Pink Sweater: Old Navy; Belt: Express
Black Tights: 9 West; Black Heels: Me Too (DSW Clearance! $17, baby)
Earrings: 600 years old and only been worn once. I realized today that they have avoided the trash for just this moment
So why then is this the perfect outfit to end the year? It's perfect because as I look forward to 2011 I'm so excited to continue to dress outside of the box. (I mean within reason, don't look for me in some scuba gear and a feather boa anytime soon. I plan to keep my looks within the realm of reality.) But, I do look forward to mixing the crap out of my closet. I'm having too much fun to stop now! I can't wait to use the clothes I have in new and (hopefully) interesting ways. I'm excited about mixing and matching and maybe even
What are you looking forward to in 2011?