Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The "Mullet"

Haha, don't let the title fool you - I did not get a mullet haircut...it's just the idea of a dressy-casual outfit: business in the front, party in the back, right?
Vintage The Limited pencil skirt - FC ($7)
Screen-print tee - FC ($5)
Vintage belt - thrifted ($2)
Pink Studio wedges - FC ($12)
Micheal Kors bag - FC ($35)
wrap-around + friendship bracelets
Included the next 2 (even though the lighting is bad) to more closely show
the cool neon print on the shirt as well as my corresponding layered bracelets!

But seriously, I love to mix fancy and casual pieces like a pleated skirt with worn-in tee or a ground-grazing silk maxi with a vintage band t-shirt.  I love the idea of mixing fancy with casual, old with new or just unexpected combinations in general!

Since I don't work in an office I wanted to dress down this pencil skirt I got.  Paired it with a crazy-colored screen print tee and tied the look together with multicolor layered bracelets.  I also mixed black and brown in my accessories (another favorite combination).

I think Ralph Lauren executed this look well in the SS 2011 collection (via style.com):
southwestern vest over lace dress
adds a thick, western-inspired belt to a floor-length gown
personal fav: flannel + sequin skirt

Do you do business in the front and party out back?  In other words, do you mix business with casual?  What are some interesting combinations you've come up with?

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5 comments:

a Bug and Bird said...

thanks for the birthday wishes! what does the FC mean beside the items? i figure that's the name of the consignment shop where you work?

Stream said...

Love your outfit!! The skirt is such a versatile piece to wear both in casual or much more dressy ways. I'd love to see your shoes better though!

xo,Stream
http://twistandfashion.blogspot.com/

jess said...

I love the skirt.

Rin said...

Great way to dress down a classically business-y pencil skirt! I would never think to pair a t-shirt with a pencil skirt!

threadsandbuttons said...

Fancy and casual is my favorite fashion combo. I love this great outfit! And your bracelets are awesome!

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