Outfit inspiration comes in so many different forms for me. Some days, it’s a mood, or a color, maybe a piece of jewelry or a new addition to my collection that I want to showcase that day. Sometimes, it’s a certain eyeshadow I love and want to matchy-match my outfit… today, it was the shoes. Actually, it’s often the shoes because I’m a confessed shoe-oholic.
I brought these Franco Sarto kitten-heeled sandals out from hiding this past weekend and I knew they needed some love. They’re a lovely brown and muted turquoise combination with some cream highlights. I love the buckle at the toe and the ankle closure has this delicate criss-cross that highlights my ankles.
They’re kitten-heeled so they’re also very comfortable to wear. I bought these used SO long ago and they’ve paid for themselves over and over again. Isn’t that the best feeling? It’s partially why I thrift and buy used. I get this “high” from thinking that if I amortize price over usage, I have shoes/clothing/accessories that basically cost me pennies per wear. You don’t achieve the same impact with newly purchased clothes unless they’re really discounted.
As you can see, the shoes are a beautiful brown, turquoise and cream color. I wanted an outfit that matched that color palette, preferably with a skirt so I can show off the shoes in their full glory (pants would’ve covered them slightly). And so this outfit came together. A beautiful chocolate brown Banana Republic peasant skirt with a turquoise military-themed sleeve-less blouse. I added one of my fav chocolate brown cardigans for warmth in the office.
For accessories, I decided on a handmade necklace I made years ago from a thrifted copper pendant and malachite beads I pulled off another thrifted necklace. I rethreaded the necklace on new string and put the pendant in the middle. I always get compliments on this necklace!