Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: texture + monochrome (almost)

   Today's Try-it-out Tuesday features two rarely worn items: an embellished linen tunic and a boldly printed dress (this dress takes my love of big prints to new heights). I thought this would be a fun, subtle way to double up on the florals, and I liked the texture of the linen embellishment contrasted with the skirt.

Charter Club embellished linen tunic: passed down from mom (Macy's)
     Style & Co. petite dress: Macy's
6-strand red lucite necklace: eBay

     I've always thought this dress would look cute with a red necklace. Due to its size, this necklace is out of my comfort zone, but I like how it looks peeping out of a black shirt.
     I feel like this outfit is my first step out of a style rut. I felt good wearing it and I got to play with texture and prints! :)
 

   It doesn't really show up in the photos, but the big flower print on the skirt has splashes of a very light gray/tan. That gives me some ideas on how to wear it the next time around.

     Something else that, thankfully, doesn't show up in the photos: a fresh bruise the size of a half-dollar on my right shin. Just a souvenir from early morning aikido practice, and another merit badge for the Klutz Scouts. What, you mean you aren't a member??

20 comments:

  1. Great look :) loving the print on the skirt! It's bold but I like it :)

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  2. I think this is a great way to subtly mix prints and textures. Really loving the bold red pop from your necklace!

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  3. Nice dress ...i like the big floral prints! You are right it does look great with a red necklace. It's wonderful to be able to share clothes with your mom. She must be fabulous and trendy too!

    mongs
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  4. this is the super cute outfit! Love the pop of red:)

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  5. Thanks, Kat! Somehow the print doesn't look as big in real life ... :)

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  6. thanks, Van! I'm starting to like that necklace. :)

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  7. thanks, joanne! i love pairing red with black and white -- it's a classic. :)

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  8. I love this dress!! It's gorgeous on you!!

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  9. thanks, mongs! haha, I was just thinking the other day, either my tastes are maturing, or mom's taste is getting a little more trendy ... :)

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  10. thank you, sayaka! I really should wear it more often. :)

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  11. Beautiful! :)
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  12. I agree. Love the pattern on the dress. And the bead necklace adds a nice touch to your outfit. Great post.

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  13. Lovely! The red beads pop so nicely against the black.

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