Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stepping Out

Suggested by Linz from Tart Lemon Drop:

I gotta be honest, it took quite a lot of courage for me to dress in this outfit and step out into the world with it. When I looked at the items suggested, I couldn't envision how they could possibly work together without looking hideous. As I've said before, I'm very conservative in my color mixing, and most of the time I'm very matchy-matchy... the times I dare mix unrelated colors, they tend to be neutral with one accent color or something along those lines. But a head-to-toe outfit of colors screaming for attention? Never in a million years would I have conjured that up in this little head of mine.
Enter the blogosphere. You wonderful readers of mine are here to ensure that I step out of my comfort zone and learn to take some fashion risks. I was able to muster up the courage to put on the items suggested (albeit having to add a red belt so that SOMETHING could match with something... it was the one thing that made me able to talk myself into wearing this outfit...), and lo and behold, the planet Earth did not spin out of orbit or come to a screeching halt altogether, nor did any other catastrophic event take place due to my colorful garb.
Although it did take some getting used to, I didn't find it hideous when I looked in the mirror (like I had envisioned it in my head). And as the day wore on, I got more and more used to the unusual combo and rather enjoyed the fresh take on the same old items from my closet.
I can't quite say yet whether I would willingly put this outfit together again, but I'm leaning towards actually liking the unlikely color combination.
What do you guys think of this look?

Thanks Linz for suggesting the most think-outside-the-box (for me, anyways) outfit yet!


  1. I think it's great that you are stepping out of your box a bit. I love that about fashion blogging! You look fabulous in this outfit. I would do it again soon! ;-)

  2. That's so funny that you considered it outside of your box because I didn't think that at all when I picked it out! I just picked things I thought would be cute together. :) It's so funny how we all have different styles we are comfortable with.

    I'm glad you grabbed a belt, I wanted to suggest that as well but I couldn't tell which one I'd like just based on the pictures. I personally take forever to pick out a belt for my outfit because I'm trying on 5 different ones to see what looks best.

    I love this outfit on you and I really want all these cute pieces!!

  3. @Frannie: Thanks! :)

    @Linz: I know right!? I've only ever worn this skirt with a turquoise top or with a black top. I know... snoozefest. You can probably see why this is such a wild ride for me :D Thanks again!

  4. wow wow wow, you look soooo great, step out of your comfort zone more often, it works well for you!