When I think of the current military trend my mind immediately goes to olive tones. But recently I've begun to reshape my thinking and remind myself of the military-esque pieces I already own that come in varying shades of black, grey and khaki - as well different styles. I'm doing my best to shop my closet, so look for these to appear in upcoming posts. In the meantime here we go with
The gold buttons and white piping add perfect attention to detail.
Note to self: lint roll the blazer before taking pictures in order to get better closeups.
The high collar on the jacket compliments the neck while the ruffles
and color of the dress soften the overall look. Kismet!
The military detailing continues on the shoulders and back of the jacket.
While the sheer skirt part of the dress keeps the outfit flowy and feminine.
It literally blew softly in the breeze that evening. Swoon!
I wore my ruffled Steve Madden's because I liked the compliment of the wooden heel,
but I might try it with these zip booties the Chef got me for Valentine's Day a couple years ago.
Ballerina girl...oh Lionel Richie! Why didn't I say hello to you that time in Theory?
I grew up at Gap, then graduated to Nordstrom and occasionally took a class or two at Barneys and Saks. A couple of years ago I went through a boutique phase where I didn't really shop in malls or at traditional retailers (except Martin+Osa RIP I'll never recover) - but within the past year or so it's been hard not to notice the great things that Target is doing with women's apparel. To me, true style means finding things you love everywhere - flea markets, swap meets, big box retailers, the bf's closet, and all the fancy places as well. How about you?
Outfit details: Zara - Blazer, Target - Dress, Steve Madden - Shoes, J.Crew - Ring