Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Serendipitous

This outfit was worn on my first day back at work after Burning Man. That was a tough day, to be sure. Somehow the default world didn't seem so bad until I had to deal with commute traffic and work. That's when I realized I was having a much harder time with re-entry than I initially thought.

Generally when I feel the lousiest I end up with an outfit that looks really great, and I thought this one was no exception. The black and off-white top is one I've had for ages but haven't worn much in recent years; why I was suddenly inspired to pull it out and pair it with a skirt I also haven't worn in quite awhile is a mystery. But I love the different patterns together and the way the off-white edging on the top is mirrored in the embroidery on the skirt. The vest lightens up the whole look, and the detailing on the back is even similar to the pattern in the skirt.

This was just one of those serendipitous outfits that came together with very little effort. Which sort of made up for the fact that the rest of the day was such a struggle.

Top: Ann Taylor
Vest, skirt: F21
Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Boots: All Black

9 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love how gorgeous the back of the shirt looks with the black beneath.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Chelsea said...

Audi, what a gorgeous combo! I love it. Black and white combos are my favorite right now, you just do this one SO RIGHT.

MsKatieKat said...

I love this! :)

Kat said...

Gorgeous! I love how all the patterns work together.

Also, I miss f21 having skirts that were actually that length instead of all microminis, all the time...

Sheila said...

Really pretty, Audi!

shams said...

Yes, this is a very gorgeous outfit!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Wow, I love the detailing and how it ties the outfit together as well as adding interest. You are perfection in your layer. They give you an amazing silhouette too.

Emily Kennedy said...

I love this! What an excellent combination!

Sal said...

Love how that back detailing on the vest mirrors the skirt pattern.