Tag: earth tones

Printed Blouse + Peach Trousers

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone and hopefully you’ve enjoyed your holiday. Hubby and I spent our first Thanksgiving (and Black Friday for that matter) in bed watching movies. We opted to barbecue instead of preparing a traditional turkey dinner, although we made sure to bake an apple pie.

It was the most relaxing two days I’ve had since out trip to Avalon and we were rested enough to spend the weekend out and about with our daughter. Now that fall is winding down the trees are full of colors and the grass is littered with leaves. I’ve been taking full advantage of nature’s photo ops by shooting blog pics in the neighborhood.

I chose a nearby park to shoot today’s look because the backdrop was perfect for my outfit. Rich warm colors always look sublime on brown skin so I decided to layer them. A dark brown v-neck underneath this sheer printed blouse really makes the colors stand out.

I then added a pair of loose peach trousers with an elastic hem to give a relaxed look. The earth tone accessories compliment these separates and make everything cohesive. Here’s to seeing another wonderful Thanksgiving and the start of a great week.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you did over the holiday, XO!

Cotton Shirt//Old Navy , Blouse//New York & Co , Pants/Jewelry//H&M , Shoes//Donald J. Pliner

Earth Tones

Maybe it’s the anemia or the fact that I’m a church girl but I still wear tights and stockings. Call it retro, old fashioned, or whatever else I simply don’t care. I say this because today’s look sparked a conversation among my coworkers and I about whether tights are chic or shabby.

It was interesting to sit back and listen to everyone’s opinion. It reminded me of the local fieldwork assignments I’d have in undergrad as an Anthropologist. Listening, observing, taking notes… The older the coworker the more inclined she was to wear them, even on a daily basis. It was seen as inappropriate or risqué to be bare legged in the office.

While the Baby Boomers were calling stockings and tights foundational pieces, some of the Gen X women were more progressive. However, the overwhelming majority of my fellow millennial coworkers felt stockings were the spawn of Satan. An absolute fashion restriction. Tights were tthought only to be worn when cold weather requires such a covering. This is in sharp contrast to the older women I spoke to, most of whom were in stockings themselves.

In any case, I love a good fashion experiment and a good pair of tights lol! I’ve paired these tan tights with a lovely faux wrap dress and simple cardigan for the office. By adding my trench and a pair of neutral heels, the earth tones in my dress pop and I especially love the graphic print. So listen, I’m dying to know, are stockings chic or shabby to you??

Dress & Cardigan//H&M , Trench//DKNY , Shoes//Donald Pliner , Bag//Rampage , Sunnies//Smak Parlour 


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