Top: Goodwill (Wet Seal) — Camisole: Hand-me-down — Pants: Express — Shrug: Goodwill — Shoes: Thrifted (Naturalizer) — Watch: Hand-me-down — Earrings: Gift
Happy Valentine’s Day and EBEW, everybody! This time around the majority voted for the theme to be “pink and red,” which I don’t think is a color combination I’ve really done before! I hunted high and low in my closet for garments that would work, and eventually came up with what you see here.
I’ll be honest: I wasn’t sure I was 100% sold on this when I threw it on in the morning, even after settling on it the night before. Was the shrug plus sleeves too much? Would I look weird? Despite my love for looking silly, there’s an important distinction between intentional silliness and that of the unintentional variety, and I’m not particularly fond of the latter. Plus, Mike told me that my shrug looked like a grandma sweater. (Though, to be fair, he says that about anything cable-knit.)
Nevertheless, I sallied forth and bopped around at work with my grandma shrug and sheer, ruffly-sleeved top like nothing was unusual. (It helps that I love these pants and how they make my legs look about four million miles long; throwing a comfort item into an otherwise-unusual outfit helps with the occasional jitters, I find.) And you know what? Nobody gave me any crap about it. In fact, I got a compliment or two, and a coworker who knows Mike told me to tell him that he’s a goober with no fashion sense.
Which, you know: true. But I’ll try not to rub it in.