Outfit of the Day

Chocolate brown skirt & turquoise blouse

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Super summery brown chocolate skirt with a turquoise blouse.

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.

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Franco Sarto kitten-heeled sandals in brown, turquoise & cream

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.

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High-waisted Banana Republic peasant skirt in a delicious chocolate brown

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.

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Chocolate brown and turquoise is one of nature’s perfect matches

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.

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Handmade malachite beaded necklace with thrifted copper pendant

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!

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The turquoise blouse is military-styled with the shoulder epaulettes

 

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Being silly with a twirly action shot

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