Here’s another piece that’s challenged my assumptions about what I “can” and “cannot” wear. I never would have thought that I could pull off a bright, acid yellow. I saw this top last weekend at J.Crew, and fell in love with the print. With that fatalistic sense of “this will look terrible on me,” (bright colors tend to overpower me, and dramatic florals can make me look like I’m wearing upholstery) I tried it on anyway. And loved it. The print adds a lot of visual interest to a simple outfit.
The bracelet is one of my Paris shopping finds. Audi of Fashion For Nerds had posted before about Metal Pointus, a shop in Paris offering unique original jewelry designs. I spotted the small store as we were strolling through the Marais, and made a beeline. Once there I purchased a couple of pieces, and was sorely tempted by many more.
Right now J.Crew is offering 25% off selected items (including this shirt) with code PACKME.
Earrings: Argento Vivo, similar (available in silver or gold tone) // Bracelet: Metal Pointus, similar style // Shirt: J.Crew (don’t forget to use code PACKME for 25% off) // Tank: Eileen Fisher, similar // Jeans: Eileen Fisher (currently on sale at Nordstrom) // Shoes: Arche
Have you surprised yourself recently by finding you could wear something you’d previously thought was off limits for you?
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