ZARA denim overalls // H&M top // New Balance trainers
When I was in 4th grade, one of my classmates always got in trouble because she kept showing up to school in crop tops and overalls... couldn't really blame her though, we basically just wore whatever the Spice Girls said was cool at the time. And according to them, crop tops were everything.
So I guess this is an outfit nod to my rebellious classmate, coming in a little too late at 17 years later, now that I can finally wear whatever I want without having to be sentenced to detention. What can I say, it never hurts to take a walk on the SAFE side every now and then! :)
My biggest wardrobe pet peeve is the number of dresses I have that are yet to be reworn after their first use — they're all either too short (college self, what on earth were you thinking?) or too flashy to be seen around town in too often. In my usual fashion, the coolest thing about most of these dresses are their open backs; open-back anything is basically my kryptonite.
The "top" in these pictures is actually one of these many dresses I own. I bought it at Urban Outfitters back in 2012 to wear in New York City when I went to a Broadway show with my boyfriend at the time, and in real life it actually looks like this. It was gorgeous when I wore the dress back then, and when I tried the dress on recently, I fell in love with the turtleneck + open back details all over again! Short dresses aren't necessarily an outfit go-to for me anymore though, so I decided to get creative. What better way to make it work than by combining it with a pair of ivory wide leg pants? The navy and white make for quite a formal-looking outfit, so it was perfect to wear to a young professionals networking reception I attended this weekend.
I've been doing tons of online window shopping lately, and if you know me (and probably every other 5'9"+ woman in existence), you'd know I love a good flat. Over the past weeks, I've been unknowingly gravitating towards a very similar shoe style, and it wasn't til I stood back and took a look at my Pinterest boards and bookmarks that I started noticing the trend — they're all neutral hued pointy-toed loafer-style flats! Something about them looks so classic, and without the discomfort of a five-inch heel, these shoes can take your outfit to a whole new level of chic instantaneously.
I'm absolutely loving Nicholas Kirkwood's styles lately, but I've shared a couple other pairs (and a wide range of price points) that have equally made me wanna whisk out the ol' credit card...
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