Going with Kim’s wonderful inspiration calendar again, I went with monochromatic blue for Monday. This challenge surprised me – I figured it would be easy, since I have lots of blue in my wardrobe, but when trying to put something together, I realized that many of the shades don’t work well together. I finally went with blue jeans (which were fine indoors, but oppressively hot outdoors), a tank and a cardigan (which was indoors only). I added some contrast by wearing a navy scarf as a headband, carrying a navy tote, and throwing in some brown sandals so it wasn’t too monochromatic. Neutral silver jewelry topped it all off.
That cardigan was a recent Anthropologie sale purchase. I adore it, but I hadn’t worn it yet because of the ridiculous heat wave we’ve been experiencing in Florida lately. It was just right for my nice, chilly office though. What I love most about this cardigan is the gorgeous details, like the fabric covered buttons, the matching placket lining,the adorable pockets, and the contrasting bands. The texture is also very unique, as it’s a reverse stockinette in fair isle. This will be getting tons of wear in the fall.
This outfit also lets me debut my new Born Savory sandals. I got these a few weeks ago, while looking for a comfortable, strappy sandal. They took a few days to break in, but now they’re relatively comfortable, only giving me blisters if I do lots of walking. I love them so much, I’m thinking about buying a second pair in orange or blue, since they’re on sale right now at 6pm.
In the afternoon, I ditched the cardigan, traded the sandals for Chucks, and played tourist with my boyfriend and some friends of ours. We checked out the touristy parts of our city, and then went bowling. You can imagine my crazy happy dance when I got a strike.
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Express Stella
Sandals: Born Savory
Scarf (worn as headband): Vintage
Earrings: June Designs
Necklace: June Designs
Bangles: Jill Popowich
Tote: Thrifted and re-conned