Sunday, August 22, 2010
Alex & Chloe tee. Joie shorts. Calvin Klein heels.
Carolee earrings. Linea Pelle bracelets. Forever 21 rings.
I love versatile clothing items. Then again, who doesn't? Versatility adds to convenience and efficiency. Sometimes--okay, more often than not--I fall in love with a clothing item (or a pair of shoes...) that I must absolutely have for the sake of having it, like I couldn't imagine life without it. I have a pair of beautiful Steve Madden heels that I bought probably more than a year ago and have never worn, but I had to have them. They are gorgeous. They are a dark red, almost a red violet color (perhaps setback #1 because I rarely wear red) with a t-strap made of this ruffly, flowery design. Lovely. Sometimes, I like to open up the shoe box and just gaze at them because looking at them makes me happy; they are a work of art. (In general, I consider fashion art.) But someday, I will find an outfit to go with those shoes (probably buy an outfit solely for wearing with those heels...) and I will finally wear them! Hopefully.
However, I do like to be a really effective shopper and buy items that are versatile, that are not bought to simply go toward a single outfit. Example A: my Alex & Chloe shirt. I love this shirt because it's so simple and casual, yet can be easily dressed up. I wore the shirt with some jeans as seen here and nicer shorts as seen above, but if I really wanted to, the shirt could easily be worn with a skirt. I prefer to dress the shirt up with some heels, but it could certainly be paired with some flats or sneakers.