Shoes (then) – Cole Haan Carma patent open toe pumps, size 5 (similar)
Necklaces – Honora pearls & Jet beads
Aww…vintage AN! This outfit was worn on this very blog almost exactly one year ago! Oh, the shame of my foolish youth, not realizing my short torso needed some…um…help, in this ensemble. Thank goodness I’ve since figured out a magic formula for tucking in. Follow along as I recount the steps taken in this outfit redo…
First things first. This outfit was screaming for a belt. Priority number one was to add a belt in a similar color palette to the blouse, which helped balance the outfit almost immediately. The skirt is also tugged down just a bit lower than the original outfit, and the long necklaces are a little bigger, so they attract more attention.
The red shoes in the original outfit are cute, but I feel the grey ones open the leg line better, and are a bit more sophisticated.
Should I be worried that these grey shoes are almost nude on my pale complexion? I think someone needs to get out of the house and get some sunshine…I’m looking at you, self!
Brooch – Vintage sterling silver & jet
Why not take the formula one step further and add a blazer as a “longer top layer”, for that extra-special, “I go to prep school” look?
Oh yeah…and a red handbag pretty much makes everything better…
Was this”outfit redo” a success?