On Saturday night, I attended the Pacific Northwest Bloggers Holiday Party in Portland. I was nervous and had no idea what to wear. I ended up in this:
|Franco Sarto "Leticia" - image via Nordstrom|
Why? Well, I figured nothing says “holiday” like swans (except, you know, maybe Santa, holly, elves or whatever) and nothing says “blogger” like a blazer with pushed up sleeves, so I wore a black blazer (Gap), with the sleeves pushed up, over my swan print dress (eShakti ). I then remembered that bloggers also enjoy pattern mixing, so I added sheer polka dot tights (Spanx via Nordstrom) to the look and finished it up with Mary Jane pumps (Franco Sarto “Leticia” via Nordstrom).
And I think the look was well-received. There were so many bloggers there that I didn’t actually even meet them all, but I believe my swans put those I did talk to at ease, because we chatted like old friends. The lesson here? Never under estimate the power of a swan dress, folks.
For today, I’ve gone from swans to stripes:
But, I kept the pattern mixing because I like to maintain my blogger street cred, even while at my day job.
Today’s mix comes from the striped ¾-sleeve tee (Target) and plaid scarf (DIY’d). I also wore a red, button-front skirt (vintage, Goodwill) and gray, suede boots (Circa Joan & David via Piperlime). I thought I’d give suede a shot as it wasn’t supposed to rain today; it started to rain as I took my pictures. I love Oregon weather.
Happy Monday, Everyone!