Sandals: Target – Skirt: Thrifted – Belt: Thrifted – Top: Target – Jacket: Thrifted
Glasses: Warby Parker (Webb)
Have you ever purchased something because you liked the color, and then, after you bring it home, find that you have absolutely no idea what to do with it? Classic girl problem huh? I guess that’s why my dad always tells me not to pay attention to color when I’m buying a car… Knowing me I’d end up with something that’s the “Most awesome shade of green!” but doesn’t have a steering wheel or a passenger’s side door.
Anyway, that whole impulse color purchasing definitely kicked in when I saw this skirt. Usually while shopping, my rule is that if I can’t think of at least three different ways to wear something, I can’t buy it. Well when I saw this skirt, I immediately thought, “BLUE…. BRIGHT BLUE… BEAUTIFUL BLUE!” And apparently I counted that as three uses for the skirt, because before I knew it I was handing the cashier $2 and bringing my new blue skirt home for good.
I wish I would have taken a second to stop, get over the color-shock, and THINK, because while I have worn it a couple of times now, it’s WAY harder to style than I thought it would be. I LOVE the color, but can’t think of what to pair it with; the length is nice, but teetering on awkward; and I’m not used to wearing such an obvious A-line shape.
So, while my father should be proud that we own one tan and one silver car (BORING), I should be chastised for giving in to the mesmerizing shade of blue and breaking my “three ways to wear it before you buy it” rule. Unless of course you guys can think of any awesome styling ideas?!
-The Color Blinded Kelley