I was really pleased with this combination and it is a little unexpected for me Suz I see this as a bit more rustic and romantic than my usual style. I think it's reflective of my mood which has been meditative, reflective and nostalgic.
Alana - yes this is a softer look. Honestly this is not the easiest look for me to pull off because there are so many factors to balance, color, structure, proportion, fit etc. I'll be returning to this combination and working to improve upon it.
Alassë - I thought the same thing too when I picked this skirt up 8 years ago at H&M. Part of me can't believe it's been that long ago.
Floradora - I struggle with tucking, belting and not tucking. I have a short waist and if I'm not careful I can give the impression that my legs start under my bust Whether I tuck or not depends a lot on fit and where the tail of the shirt hits. Belting is the same. I am a big fan of playing in my closet.
Ingunn - I don't feel as fresh as I look! I do realize I feel better on the days I make the effort to get dressed. My greatest frustration is the fact it just takes longer to do everything. I love shades of blue in general. I have also realized that I tend to put in more effort to make blue work (if the color is a little off) than say a shade of red or purple.
lyn* - you can never have enough florals
gardenchick - I can relate to baggy whatever. Those are the days I don't post which is most days. DD has a sixth sense about these things. She wakes up just when I'm about to leave the room.
Shannon - Thank you!!!! My body remembers that DD was born a month ago even if my image suggests something else :-D! It's nice to be able to ditch the drool-stained lounge wear and focus on myself for the hour or so it takes to put myself together.