- Dress – Banana Republic
- Belt – Old Navy
- Blazer – Ann Taylor Loft
- Shoes – Banana Republic
These pictures were actually taken a couple weeks ago, when a sleeveless dress and open-toed shoes were still a viable combination. I hesitated posting this outfit because of the horrible quality of these photos. In the end, I decided I loved this color combination and silhouette too much to not share the outfit (plus I was having a good hair day!). It can be hard to pair what I have come to think of as this raisin-colored dress with accessories. I knew I liked how it looked with teal, because the last time I wore it, I sported my teal pumps and a blue-green scarf as a belt. This time around, I was going for something more teaching appropriate so I added my navy blazer and grey suede pumps, and was rather pleased with the complex mix of neutrals and jewel-toned pop.
I think sometimes, it’s hard to remember that this whole style-blogging thing is just a hobby, especially when there are so many fabulous bloggers out there with professional-quality photographs, major sponsors, and what seems like a bottomless fashion-forward wardrobe. I find this happen in many aspects of my life. It’s hard when running in the park on Saturday morning to remember that while I am training for my fifth marathon, I am not a professional runner, I don’t have sponsors, a trainer, or always the time to adequately stretch. What I am, is a professional student! So, please excuse my short post and crappy-quality pictures, but I have a dissertation (for which I am “sponsored” and have a “trainer”) to get back to!