Gingham, eyelet and pearls

Those ingredients do not sound like the elements of a city slicker's outfit but indeed they are. I wore this to my weekly excursion to the Target. (Was anybody else underwhelmed with the Phillip Lim collection? Perhaps it just wasn't my style?) I got a really late start -- I left home at 7:30 pm. I'm such a night owl. Anyway I am wearing:

  • Old Navy shirt and tank
  • J Crew eyelet skirt
  • Old Navy Denim Jacket
  • Liz Claiborne yellow tote
  • Crocs
Tell me what you think?

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  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    I have yet to see a color that you, like MaryK, can't wear!  You look elegant and sassy.  :)

  • Kristin L replied 9 years ago

    You look great! I love the gingham with the eyelet skirt. Like AG said, is there a color you can't wear? 

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    I have a harder time pulling off colors with gray undertones -- I don't wear them close to my face unless I have one of my good colors paired with it. I prefer and look best in very defined highly saturated colors with blue or white undertones.

  • replied 9 years ago

    You look absolutely amazing.  You always look amazing.  

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    I love the contrast of the pearls and the denim - I may have to replicate this look, but I don't have a mint top. May have to swap some colours around, but I need to dig out some pearls!

    :3 I thought that the bed sheets were cute!

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    DV and I can both wear every color because we have such similar coloring!  ;)

    I think the yellow bag is the key to the whole endeavor here.  Just fab!

  • replied 9 years ago

    You never cease to come up with the gods DV. I love how this all looks so effortless. The touch of yellow and the pearls are genius.

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    The version with the denim jacket is just gorgeous, pretty smiley lady. xo

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    That J Crew eyelet skirt is stunning! Fab, I tell you, fab, fab, fab!

  • MsMaven replied 9 years ago

    Upon reading the title of this post I immediately conjured up an image of Shirley Jones in Oklahoma and wasn't certain that even Day Vies couldn't pull  that one off.  (Or any poster here, for that matter.)

    What a relief.  Another winner.  

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    You look gorgeous and understand your colors wonderfully just like your virtual twin MaryK!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago

    Really love tove the version with the jean jacket...Would have been even funnier if you had added "Crocs" to the title....

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    I'm particularly fond of the skirt, DV, but the whole ensemble is smashing.  D you ever go into the dressing room while shopping, and, when you get your own clothing back on, think to yourself:  "I like my outfit better than anything I just tried on?"  Well, no wonder you were underwhelmed by what was on the hangers!

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Fabulous! It's a sophisticated uptake on the 50s! I also love the bag. 

  • dakotacheryl replied 9 years ago

    You had to have been the best dressed lady at Target!!  So feminine and lovely!!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Lyn -- I did not know there were bed sheets. Maybe there weren't any at the Targets I visited.

    MaryK -  I agree. The yellow bag keeps it from fading into the darkness blue green & white (snore!)

    DianeG- I was totally inspired by several pins I've come across in the past few weeks. These women were wearing gingham, tartans, and plaids with pearls and "fancy" jewelry. I though these elements were very interesting counterpoints.

    Angie - there has been plenty to smile about lately.

    Karie - I adore J Crew pencil skirts. They are true to size and very very well made (get your self one -- or two --  this season if you don't already have any).

    MsMaven -- I'm still laughing! I think that's exactly what I meant when I wrote the title because when I stopped to think about it the combination sounds ridiculous (for me). I appreciate your posting the corresponding picture! 

    Shevia - Yes whole heartedly MaryK is my sister from another mother ;-) 

    TraceyLiz - Yep, I thought about adding crocs to the title for a second but then I thought better. I felt like nobody would view my post with those ingredients listed (sounds horrible :-D!)

    Suz -- you're exactly right. I would have never made the connection. You know I am a huge fan of the 50's. Interesting how creativity springs from what we love when we aren't even consciously aware of it. 

    Beth Ann - Answering your question honestly -- No. (Except when it came to Phillip Lim's collection :-) ) I think if I constantly felt like what I had was better than what I tried on I'd never buy anything new. I think my approach is will this item add to what I have or will it fit in with what I already have. 

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