Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Go The Distance


My mom gave me this adorable top for my birthday. At first glance I couldn't tell if it was more lilac or pale blue, so I decided to create an outfit that mixed the two. First I layered two of my Noa Noa tulle skirts; you can just see the blue one peeking out from under the dusty purple. The blue skirt is just a single layer and is meant to be worn like a slip, so it didn't make the outfit too warm.

For the top half, I decided to punch up the contrast since all the other colors are fairly washed-out. Once again I chose a Noa Noa item; this fuchsia cropped cardigan. I like the blend of soft and bright colors, and how each shade is different but they all work together.

The shoes actually weren't my first choice for this outfit, and I think the dark brown ones I originally chose would've looked better, but on this day I was going straight from work to meeting Fawn for cocktails, so I needed a pair of shoes that could really go the distance. These don't have quite the contrast I was looking for, but they're wearable for a long day and into the evening, including a lot of walking, so they won out.

Cardigan, skirts, tights: Noa Noa
Top: Inspired, a gift from mom (thanks Mom!)
Shoes: John Fluevog

12 comments:

Betherann said...

Lovely!

Deja Pseu said...

That raspberry color looks really great on you!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Great colours. And I like the shoes, they keep everything balanced.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love the color combination, yea mom for such a great top.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jodi said...

Cute top from your mom.. and I love how creative you are with your outfits.. always a great mix and some funk thrown in!!

Rebecca said...

I like the light colored shoes, and that top is fantastic. Your mom has good taste.

Franca said...

such a lovely top, yay for birthday presents! I love how you've styled it!

Monica said...

Great outfit! And I also like the shoes -- creates a nice long leg line and blends in nicely with monochromatic color scheme. Your mom has style!

WendyB said...

Mom has good taste!

Sal said...

What a fab top! And even though the shoes weren't your first choice, I think they look great - they create a nice, long leg line.

Eyeliah said...

It's a great top, good job mom!

virago said...

I so appreciate your choice of colors. You do not Fear the Purple -- and that is good!