So, here goes, my very first Fashion Don't Post...
FASHION DON'T: Avoid pairing too many pieces together from the same color or theme. Doing so will create an over-done look and appear to be too "matchy, matchy" (yes, that is the technical term).
On a few occasions, I've interacted with who I will call Mrs. X. A very lovely, middle-aged woman with a great figure, and generally nice pieces of clothing. Where I've seen Mrs. X go wrong is by wearing too much of something thereby drawing way too much attention to how overly thought out her ensemble is. For example, I last spotted Mrs. X in a white button down shirt, and well-tailored khakis (by themselves a nice understated classic look). Her crime was then donning a pink beaded necklace that hit just below the collarbone, a floral patterned pink scarf that was tied loosely at the bustline, pink dangly earrings, almost neon pink slingback pumps, and to top it off, a handbag with a dog with a pink scarf tied around it's neck. It almost brought back images of Legally Blonde - but way less couture.
In an attempt to re-create this look, I started with part of an outfit that I would normally wear - a sleeveless black ruffle shell, and a leopard print skirt. Where it goes wrong is when I begin adding animal-inspired jewelry (including a faux-fur belt), and to really take it over the top, animal-print shoes (which appear to be from the giraffe family). By the way, that's me trying to look animal-like (sad, I know).
|Ann Taylor Ruffle Shell in black, Sz SP|
Ann Taylor Wild Leopard Skirt, Sz 2P (no longer available online, sorry!)
Nine West animal print shoes
|Ann Taylor faux-fur skinny belt (not available online)|
Express bracelet (I think)
Earrings from somewhere in Portland
|Swarovski cat necklace (find similar here)|
Ann Taylor Loft Scuba Jacket, Sz 0P (no longer available online)
Aldo laser cut stilettos in tan(find similar here, beware of high price, though!)