Jeans: Banana Republic
Boots: Antonio Melani (black leather)
Necklace: Purchased from Simpleaddiction.com (mustard)
I know this is no surprise to anyone who reads this blog, but I still have a polka dot obsession! Thank God I can't buy anything or my entire closet would be full of polka dots.
I don't know what I'm going to do hen the polka dot trend fades away! I guess I'll just hold on to all my polka dotted garments until the trend rolls back around (like they always tend to do!).
I wore this outfit to our Company (Army talk) Christmas party on Friday night. I did what I do and mixed several coordinating colors together to make my outfit pop. First the jacket. It is pretty basic I think. The colors are neutral so I decided to wear a teal t-shirt underneath. I could've played it safe with my choice of necklace, but I decided to wear my beaded mustard yellow necklace. I think mustard and teal look great together!!! Plus, the necklace really looks great with the polka dot jacket!
I have done something similar before, but the result was NOT as fabulous (it wasn't fabulous at all!). In fact, the outfit made me look like I weighed about 50 pounds more than I do. Not to mention, I had a HORRIBLE haircut on top of it! I am embarrassed to show you all this, but I am trying to teach you all something today. The right way to mix colors (i.e. the picture above) and the wrong way to mix colors (i.e. the picture below).
I look so top heavy! That top (which is yellow with white polka dot...go figure) has an elastic band around the bottom which makes me look like I have the biggest beer gut in the world. The jacket isn't doing me any favors either. Looking at myself straight on in the mirror that morning, I looked pretty good. I managed to mixed a teal jacket, a yellow and white polka dot top, a minty necklace, black slacks and (not pictured) burgundy heels.
I thought I looked good. It wasn't until I saw this VERY unflattering picture of myself that I realized how awful I really looked. I really need to invest in one of those 365 degree mirrors;)
Anyways, now you get the point. Cute idea, poor execution. I've worn this top once since then and the last time I wore it I tucked it in to avoid the billowiness of it. It helped some, but I am forever scarred by this image of myself.
What do you think? Besides the poor fit, did the coordination of items pay off? Or, am I just trying too hard to make things match?