Then last night I was standing in my closet and looking around. And I spot this shirt that I may have worn once since bringing it home from a thrift store. I looked at it and thought... 'maybe...' And I came up with this -
I liked the color combo because the skirt was neutral and with the subtle stripes (same-to-same color), I thought it wouldn't look too bad. But I wasn't in love with the flowy dressy skirt and the straighter no-frills shirt.
So I ventured into my closet again and came out with this -
And then I walked out of the house to go to work. Nervous the whole way thinking that I may very well look ridiculous and should probably keep my coat on all day.
Thankfully I have some good friends who work here too, one of which comes in the same time I do. So I went straight to her desk for approval. She wasn't there so I left a note telling her that I needed approval. She came to my desk when she got in and convinced me to take off my coat so that she could actually see what I was wearing (this after I prepped her with the whole pattern-mixing thing and how I wasn't going to do it, etc...).
She approved (thanks Katie!).
So here I sit. Coatless. And feeling pretty okay about it.
I won't go so far as to say that I love it. But I don't think I hate it either.
a close-up of the patterns
these aren't part of the challenge at all, but I rediscovered them when I was going through my closet a few weeks ago and wanted to share since I like them so much. (:
No make-up or hair related to this challenge, so thankfully this post is close-up free. (: (but I am wearing make-up. and hair.)