Our dear friends Phoebe and Marcus recently took us to see R&B singer and musician, Dwele, at Seattle’s Jazz Alley. We had a super evening! And Greg took these photos just outside the venue before the live performance. 

You’ve seen all the items in this outfit before, now remixed for a different look. I really wanted to wear the lace top that my sweet Papa gave to me for my birthday because I love it so much. It was too cold to wear it with just a camisole, so I layered a white button down shirt underneath it for warmth and a high contrasting “patterned” effect. I left the shirt untucked for a relaxed look, but buttoned it right up to the top to add back in the strictness and some masculinity. I left the sleeves long and un-scrunched, just for a change. 

I first intended to wear this top combination with a black pencil skirt because I liked the idea of the dressy pairing. But I wasn’t happy with that outfit when I tried it on. The skirt combination didn’t look bad, but I’m generally off my pencil skirts right now. So I pulled out my black wide leg trousers and things fell into place. I was instantly happy with this outfit combination because I’m more into trouser silhouettes and flared skirts at the moment. I also enjoyed wearing a somewhat voluminous look both on the top and bottom. 

Finishing off the look with black and white heeled oxfords was a good way to pick up the white of the shirt and bookend the lightest bits in my hair. The animal clutch added a modern touch and a pattern mixed effect with the overlayed lace. Retro specs complemented the lace and softened the masculinity of the shirt. I wore no jewelry other than my wedding ring and an oversized gold watch. 

My outfit was classic from head to toe, with romantic retro and androgyny thrown into the mix. Phoebe was gorgeously on trend in her bright green bod con skinnies, peplum top, high heeled wedges and glam earrings. Our boys looked dashing in their jeans, fab shirts and great shoes. Thanks for the wonderful evening Phoebe and Marcus.