|Ann Taylor bow-tie blouse - thrfited ($4.50)|
(new w/tag) H&M shorts - FC ($10)
Soho Lab wedges - FC ($10)
Vintage Louis Vuitton bag - hand-me-down from Mom
F21 sunglasses; pendant from BF's gma; wrap bracelets + cuff
|left the tie hanging loose to elongate my silhouette|
|another way to tie the "bow"|
|and yet another way!|
My friend Camber (you can see her featured here) used to hit up the thrift stores about once a week. Well, she's got a big-girl job now and our schedules don't line up so nicely anymore. Sad face. So I ventured into Bargain Box, our favorite thrift store here in town, by myself a couple days ago. They have a vintage room (awesome, I know) and I always check it out first. I went into the dressing room with an armful and came out with nothing. Depressed and about to leave, I saw this blouse hanging up on the wall. Bingo! Ann Taylor (not Loft) 100% silk bow-tie blouse for $4.50? Yes, please!!!
Though you can't see the color clearly in these photos the blouse is a pale shade of lavender. The brown in the shorts complements it perfectly creating a neutral-esque monochromatic look. Apparently InStyle did an article titled "You Can Do Summer Neutrals" (May) featuring soft purples and pinks. I couldn't find it online anywhere but Jordana Brewster pulls off the lavender-as-a-neutral look nicely:
You can also see a wrist full of arm candy. That's me participating in the 21 Day Challenge again. I LOVE to layer accessories (see more here) be it necklaces, bracelets or a hand full of rings so this challenge was a piece of cake for me! Hint: wrap-around bracelets are an easy way to pull off the "layered" look! Here are some affordable options but they are also an easy DIY - let me know if you want to know how!
My question for you is: How do you feel about "atypical" neutrals? Are there any soft colors you've pulled off as a neutral? And what do you think of layered accessories? Did you participate in this prompt of the 21 Day Challenge?