Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Professional Steampunk

I think this outfit turned out well!
Folk Hoodie: Prairie Underground (eBay)
Necklace: family crest (family reunion)
Tank top: Theory (thrifted)
Crop blazer: Charlotte Russe (thrifted)
Pinstripe pants: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Shoes: Aravon (zappos)
I've been trying to thrift colors I find too bright or unflattering on their own, so I can mix them. I've internalized that a color that doesn't look good against my face can be balanced and complemented.
My friend asked me to take him thrift shopping for a new color palette "because [I] am the goddess of that" (hee!) and told me about color theory. We found this website and after watching him mix colors for an afternoon, I was raring to give it a go.

I think this fuchsia breathes warmth into the navy blue and grey. I found this Charlotte Russe cropped grey blazer recently, and it has charming tiny buttons all down the front and on the sleeves. I combined it with pinstripes and a brass-colored necklace with rivets for a hint of Steampunk.
Not sure what to call the pattern; it's very fine herringbone, but with black yarn sewn through it in rows so regular little black dots are all over it. Either way, it's a keeper!


  1. I think you look fantastic in color, but also in black and greys. You also have all the best jackets.

    That's your family crest? It's gorgeous!

  2. Yes, what you're wearing is stylish but what impresses me even more is your fitness. You look fabulous. A naturally-attractive person in the prime of her life. If aliens need to abduct someone who represents the best of our species, they should take you. :-)

    1. Ally, you always give the most unique and wonderful compliments. Thank you. :D

  3. You are looking quite lean! Good to see you back.


    1. Hah! Funny you should mention; I haven't had time for wushu or even the gym lately because work has been so busy. Guess it's all in the right fit and proportions!

  4. The fuchsia is a great color on you! Just the right amount of contrast with your skin, and the right undertones to make you look like you're glowing. I think you really nailed it with this office outfit.

  5. That little jacket is a fabulous find - the perfect fit and the interesting details are just lovely. And that deep shade of pink is wonderfully flattering too. xxx