I think it was love at first sight when I saw this skirt on ModCloth. It’s called the “Music In Me in Mix Tape” skirt, and I literally said, “I must have that!” I fell in love with the pattern, and the fact that is has pockets (skirts and dresses with pockets are the best things ever). I’m glad I bought it when I did because not only was it on sale, it’s now sold out. Hopefully ModCloth will bring it back somehow because it has quickly become my favorite skirt in my wardrobe, and I know so many would love this skirt. When I wore it to work, one of my co-workers said, “You definitely should have been born in a different era!” I admit I styled the skirt for this outfit to be retro, but I can also see this skirt in a more edgier outfit. But maybe he was talking about the fact that the pattern is cassette tapes, and everyone knows how much I love the 80’s.
Outfit – Burberry sweater (old); Bitten t-shirt (old); Retrolicious skirt from ModCloth (sold out); Rebecca Minkoff purse; Nine West shoes (old); Zekes Zipper Bangle from MimiBoutique (sold out); Michael Kors watch; Suki Bijoux and Wendy Brandes rings; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Unknown brand pan collar necklace and belt; Tambourine earrings made by my sister, Rholnna
(The title of this post is a line from the Depeche Mode song Photographic.)
I’ve worn this dress in a previous outfit post (here), and it’s one of my favorites. There’s quite a bit of subtle mixing going on here: the dress is made of a sweatshirt material, the shirt is sheer (I love the layered pan collar), the tights have a textured pattern and the boots are suede. It was only fitting that the bag had some opposing patterns to it as well. This is my first Bodhi purse, and I got it for such a great deal at DSW (it retails for $298, but I got it for only $41). I think the total cost for the outfit is about $150, including the shoes and bag. Someone asked me once how I shop, if I do it by outfit or by bits and pieces. I pick a lot of great standout pieces that I want to showcase, but I also shop for great basics that will integrate well with everything else in my wardrobe, making the cost stretch even more. My wardrobe is definitely a mixed bag, but I think that’s my style.
Outfit – Juicy Couture dress; Bisou Bisou shirt from JCPenney; Hanes argyle textured tights; Bodhi New Layfayette purse; Nine West booties; Lucky Brand glasses; Kelly Evans Designs vintage button ring; Suki Bijoux vintage typewriter ring
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