Instead of waking up to an alarm clock, I woke up to this:
Ky-ky hovering over me saying “take my picture!” (That is my line, BTW) I obliged, even though I didn’t really want to be awake at 7 am. I can’t really complain too much, though, because right after our mini photo shoot he went downstairs and got me a chai latte from Starbucks. He then headed back downstairs for his big, important work conference, and I tried to get a little bit more sleep. No such luck. I was wide awake. So a couple of blog posts later, I decided to empty out my suitcase, lay all of my clothes on the bed, put outfits together, and take pictures of myself! Just for you all! Now, doesn’t that sound like a good time?!
So, here is pretty much everything I packed for this trip (minus stuff like pj’s, some tank tops and undies) :
And I totally scaled waaaay back in the shoe department. I wore a pair of wedges and brought with me:
- Tory Burch tennis shoes (navy/ivory)
- Tory Burch turquoise sandals
- grey suede Gucci pumps
- open-toe navy blue suede Romantic Soles pumps
In addition to my wedding ring (duh!) my other accessories included: Michael Kors rose gold watch, crystal rosette stretch bracelet and my Betsey Johnson snake ring.
Onto the outfits….
This outfit includes:
- Forever 21 tribal print skirt
- Forever 21 black tank top
- BCBG Max Azria cropped blazer
- Romantic Soles navy suede pumps
Another picture (showing the patterns of each piece more closely):
a flash to the face is always nice!
Next up, same outfit, but traded the BCBG jacket for a dusty-pink Forever 21 blazer:
pretend you can't see my head
Again, this is the same Forever 21 tribal skirt, but I ditched the black tank/pink blazer combo and added a taupe colored ruffle front sleeveless blouse by LINQ of Los Angeles. Then added a thin, black belt:
Now, to remove the tribal print skirt from the picture….
This time I paired the ruffle front blouse with 7″ black shorts (khaki material) from Old Navy and the grey suede Gucci pumps. Then added a navy blue cardigan from Forever 21:
Now, to switch it up again…I kept the black Old Navy shorts and paired ‘em with a plain white v-neck tee from Banana Republic and a brown and silver striped scarf from Forever 21:
Getting tired yet? I hope not…..
Okay, in this next photo I traded the black shorts/brown scarf for a grey and pink pleated skirt and a pink infinity scarf from Charming Charlie! (Same white t-shirt and Gucci pumps)
Moving along….with the grey and pink pleated skirt…I have now paired it with a grey sequined tank from Kohls and a 3/4 sleeve navy blue blazer from Forever 21:
the jacket lining is covered in white bows!
Next outfit of the day: skinny dark wash Forever 21 jeans (I only wear them with boots!) with the same Banana Republic white t-shirt and a faux grey leather jacket from Forever 21. Oh yeah…can’t forget the boots! My tall, black motorcycle boots are Frye. And I love ‘em!
Next outfit: same pants and boots…this time paired with a navy blue and white striped stretchy tank from H & M and the pink Forever 21 blazer that was pictured above:
Now, on a more casual note….same H & M tank…this time with Vera Wang for Kohl’s cuffed shorts, a loose-fitting hummingbird-patterned navy blazer and my wedges!
Ditched the hummingbirds and traded ‘em for the plain navy blazer:
Again, same outfit, but I am now wearing a very pale, blush-hued tulle trimmed cardigan by Vera Wang for Kohls.
And that, my friends, is where the fashion show ends. There are many more outfits to be made with all of the separate pieces that I brought, but I decided to call it quits. Next time I am going to involve Kyle Thomas in the photo shoot, because it is way more fun to have someone else taking the pictures! I don’t like to stand pressed right up against the mirror to get a good photo of the outfit! I want my face in the picture too! And not covered by a camera!
I would love to know what you think of all the outfits I created! This was certainly an eclectic mix of items from my closet….and I never really knew how versatile that tribal print skirt was! It literally went with everything! And I think it only cost $14!! Not too shabby! But, in all seriousness, I really would like some feedback on these outfits I have put together. I realize that not all of ‘em look great, but that is where you guys come in! Tell me which ones you like and which ones you hate!
For now, I am signing off! I need to go clean up the mess I made! There are clothes EVERYWHERE!!!