Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orange, Blue, & Midi


[Dress: Asos; Cardigan: J.Crew factory (old); Shoes: Ruche; Bracelete: J.Crew (on mega sale); Ring: Old Navy; Necklace: H&M]

This outfit was inspired by the #StyleMeMay prompt of the day, which was to wear something that "used to scare you." Midi-length skirts scared me because I think they can come off as frumpy (maybe that's because Mikhail addressed me as Grandma the first time he saw me in one). But I took the plunge with this swingy blue Asos number. Orange is something I'm finally coming around to, but I had never really worn it with navy before.

In reality, I had a hard time finding an outfit for this particular challenge because I'm mostly unwilling to try out things that truly scare me. Pleated pants? No, my short torso just cannot handle that shape. Kudos to ladies who can rock it, though. And those floral pants that are everywhere? I just can't wrap my head around them. I'm still undecided on the re-emergence of denim jackets. Honestly, all three of these things combined give me scary flashbacks to my fifth grade fashions, and I'm just not sure I'm ready to go there.


What scares you? Any tips for conquering your style fears?

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

16 comments:

  1. Love love love this! The colors, the dress, your shoes... you look absolutely beautiful :)

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  2. i totally love the orange and navy combo! i also feel the same way about jean jackets - kinda brings me back to high school? not so sure about that one. i did just bring a white jacket home from my parents house, i'll try it out sooner or later :-)

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    1. I think the white one could be really cool for summer! And it's great that you didn't even have to buy it new :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures, I really like the color combo you are wearing:)
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  4. Midis scare me too because I'm on the shorter side. This one looks gorgeous on you - love the color combo, and those shoes are SO cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. Thanks Annie! I feel like you look cute in everything though so I'm sure you could rock it!

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  5. I would never think to pair these colors but they are SO cute together!! Love this look on you!

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  6. I like the colors in the this outfit! Reminds me of Bucknell colors :)

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    1. I guess I'm unintentionally repping the school :)

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  7. Agreed on the floral pants. Floral skirts: yes. I just can't justify spending money on pants with giant flowers on them because I just KNOW those will not last for a while. Also, I cannot handle black and brown together. I know some people can make it work, but I never wear like black shirt while simultaneously rocking brown boots. I just can't do it.

    ~L

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    1. Yes, I am totally ok with floral skirts! And I'm just not OK spending even $25 on something if I know I can't wear it again next year. Cheap? maybe haha. Some people can work the black brown, but all the details have to be right.

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  8. I love the orange and navy. it looks fresh. I also enjoy how you are yourself, not just blindly following trends.

    xo,

    sj

    http://poizbysj.blogspot.com

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