- Shirt: BR Outlet
- Lace trimmed Undershirt: Gap Outlet
- Skirt: Banana Republic
- Belt: Custom made by Leather Report
- Shoes: Bandolino via DSW
- Lacquer Necklace: Ikuta Mayumi via Keiko Gallery (Boston)
Can you tell how much I loved wearing this outfit? Yup, it was a hit. This look draws from the fall trend of “jewel tones”, and the deep sapphire of the shirt and ruby red of my pendant and belt were inspired by designers that feature these saturated and heart stopping hues in their fall collections.
Not exactly flirtatious, certainly not sweet, fall hues like garnet, malachite and carnelian guarantee drama, especially when used monochromatically. Gem tones also serve to accentuate such fabrics as shiny satins or shimmery metallics and details like pleating and draping…These jewel tones don’t attract; they command.
I definitely loved the fully saturated blue and red together. I felt pulled together and super professional all day in this number, which was important because getting through this last week until Thanksgiving break is really taking it out of me! I find that at least for me, dressing up changes my attitude and how I carry myself is influenced by what I’m wearing. Hence, during this extremely tiring period of the boarding school year, looking neat and stylish is making up for whatever I’m lacking in actual motivation and energy.
I also love this necklace and can’t help but feel dramatic when I’m wearing it.
As E. heads off to her major field exam and A. finishes up her grant applications I say, “Keep up the great work, my friends! You’ll rock those tests and apps, AND you look fabulous in your 30 for 30 at the same time!”