Anyway, moving right along. If you're experiencing deja vu right now, it's because yes, I'm wearing the same bright colour combination as yesterday:
I've only worn the yellow skirt once (here), and the lovely satiny top is such a pretty colour with it, and then I got the grey shoes, and they looked like the perfect neutral. What's a girl to do?
I tried this all on last night (I'm trying to get into the habit of doing that for more complicated combinations) and realized that the waistband was all wonky and that this shirt is really long. Hence the sweater vest! It's perfect nerd-wear too.
The blouse was around $16 and the shoes were a STEAL at $10 on sale. They were majorly comfy all day.
The shoes are a perfect "job interview" type of look. I like the suede and the shiny faux croc. It didn't show up well in the pictures but the heel has a nice outward curve to it. I think they kept the garishness of the colours to a nice dull roar.
The belt was a great match to the shoes (matchy! ah!) and the fabic in the buckle is the perfect match (matchy again!) for the lovely purpley-pink of the top.
A shot of the neckline of the top without the vest getting in the way:
I am showing off some of my graphic novels, because I am also a geek about those. These are from three of my favourite series (from left): The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman; The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison, and; The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman (all not for the faint of heart).
Blouse (Esprit, consignment), vest (Esprit), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), shoes (Franco Sarto, consignment), belt (Shi Studio), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral).