Shirt – Banana Republic 3/4 Sleeve Dress Shirt (old); Denim Jacket – American Eagle Faded Denim Jacket; Skirt – Banana Republic Circle Skirt; Shoes – Bare Traps Gretchen Bootie (c/o DSW – find similar HERE); Belt – borrowed from a dress purchased at Zulily.com (similar); Necklace – Forever21 Flower Necklace (no longer in stock); Bracelets – Forever21 Faceted Stretch Bracelet Set
I have to admit I cheated a little bit. This outfit was actually not worn in August, but on Monday, July 29th. But I loved it so much, I had to share. Besides, the fact I started my “no-shopping” month three days early should earn me some bonus brownie points…right?
Neutrals have always been my go-to color scheme. I’ve always been a little fearful of going crazy with the bright colors (though, recently, I have been trying to incorporate them more into my everyday style). But there are days when I don’t want to be so adventurous and would rather stick to something within my white/black/brown/beige/denim comfort zone. Mondays are especially prone to “neutral-ness” because…well…it’s MONDAY! And I hate Mondays. The weekend, and all the hopes of fun and frivolity that comes with it, is just too far away for my taste…and being do far removed from the weekend to come, I am not ready yet to incorporate color in dress, demeanor, or otherwise.
By the way, my favorite part of this outfit are my oxford-style Bare Traps booties. They are SO versatile, and I’ve work them with jeans, dress pants, skirts, dresses, and shorts. They are also SO cute…so Ramona-esque (my friend Stephanie would understand). I’m hoping these will last me for years to come (meaning I will need to take good care of them and find them a good cobbler).
|Cute canine cameo alert!! 😀|