This is a really yummy sounding outfit, isn't it?
I loved Turkey Vulture's look where she paired the Anthropologie Lemon Liftoff blouse with a raspberry dress for her Anthro interview:
Since we are blouse twins (I also bought the same blouse at the Anthro sale), I was inspired to do a similar color combination.
This short sleeve pussy-bow blouse is bright yellow and from a distance looks like it has white/brown polka dots, but if you look closer you'll see that the brown spots are little owls. I love it! I had tried on this blouse a long time ago but didn't buy it (bought the green dot blouse instead), but once it went on sale I had to grab it. It kind of reminds me of the bee blouse that MaryK and I have, where there are "secret" animals once you look closely. Maybe a little too whimsical for some, but I adore it! I paired it with my raspberry Tulle blazer. I would never have thought of magenta and yellow together but thanks to Turkey Vulture I gave it a try!
And the best part is I was able to rescue a closet orphan...I haven't worn this chocolate brown Ann Taylor skirt in over 10 years and I was debating about tossing it when I was doing my closet purge, but you all convinced me to keep it. But I wasn't that happy with the AT berry tank that I bought it with (I don't like how the halter style exposes my shoulders so much) so it was languishing in my closet because I didn't know what to pair it with. Until now! I love it because even though this is a wild color combination, the brown skirt matches the brown owls and the small berry colored embroidery stripe at the bottom matches the raspberry blazer. So the orphan skirt ties the outfit all together!
I wore chocolate brown Clark pumps with a curved criss-cross strap over the top of the foot (kind of retro-looking). I have had these pumps for a long time as well but rarely wore them. Now that I am wearing heels more, I am surprised how comfortable they are! Very cushy and mid heel height...I can wear these all day. And finally, I paired it with a chocolate brown Jack Georges briefcase that I've also had over a decade. I've been ignoring it and using my bolder bags like my red tote and my floral tote, but in this case I think the more subdued bag works better since the outfit is already so colorful.
Yay, I love how these two new items (blouse and blazer) have rescued three underused items in my closet (skirt, heels and briefcase)! Also, I feel like I'm wearing a suit, without wearing a Suit (I don't like wearing those matchy matchy corporate suits). It feels professional but still fits with my personality (hopefully the raspberry & lemon isn't too loud!). Plus this outfit is a lot of fun to wear! Comments and suggestions welcome as usual, thanks for looking!
So thanks Turkey Vulture! BTW hope you got the job!
1-4. The WIW outfit.
5. Orphan skirt and tank from my closet purge thread.
6. Turkey Vulture's inspiration outfit.
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