A little bit British

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First off, let me apologize for the poor image quality. I had to shoot these quickly before my photographer/husband ran off to work this morning. The sun was just coming up over the buildings so there's a lot of back light too. But, I still really love my outfit.

You may not be able to decipher the colors but my dress is back and white striped, and I paired it with a navy blazer, navy belt and then a couple pops of mustard. This dress is my new go-to dress because the print is so versatile and I don't have to wear a bra with it! A few years ago, that concept would have made me so self conscious, but as I am getting closer to my thirties and have given up all hope of my boobs ever "coming in," I am embracing it. I hate wearing bras, I worry I might give them up forever :D

I also have to brag a bit... you see that navy blazer? Well, it's vintage Oscar De La Renta!! I found it at the Goodwill (of course) for under $6! It's a heavier fabric, almost a tweed, so I have been anxiously waiting for the weather to cool off so I could wear it!

To finish off my look, I wanted to bring in a pop of color. I thought my matching shoes and bag would bring the whole look together :)

Total Outfit Cost: $31.96
Estimated Retail: $300.00


{dress}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $22.80

{blazer}
brand: Oscar De La Renta
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail:
$150-$300

{pumps}
brand: unknown (I think they're from Urban Outfitters, but tag is worn off)
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

{cross-body bag}
brand: Urban Expressions
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $42.00
*This bag inspired the title of the post, because if you flip it open the studs form a British flag. I was really digging the UK punk vibe.





{re-styled}

If you think Mustard colored shoes are not versatile, think again! This is the third post I've worn them in, and countless other times in my day-to-day life. Which styling is your favorite?




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