To continue with the conversation that was started on Monday about making any outfit your own, here is another example of how I did just that! This time, instead of something being too boho, I felt like the outfit was going in an almost… too cutesy way. Does that make sense? I LOVE cute things, as you can probably tell from the pictures you have seen of my house here & here, but there is a line. Where, or what, that line is, I have no idea. Sometimes I just put pieces on or an outfit together that I think, “hmmm… this is just so cute. Too cute.” Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or something, but I wanted something to bring the outfit down a notch.
This entire outfit started with the clogs, which are super cute, but not too cute unless you pair them with a bunch of other too cute stuff. Have I said cute enough for you yet? I loved the clogs with this skirt, and I wanted an outfit that was geared toward the weekend since we’re sitting right on the edge here at Thursday. How perfect is this floral skirt tied up in the front for walking around the farmers market? Add in the basket bag (also used as a beach bag), and I think the deal is done! Well, except for the fact that I needed a shirt. I tried on a few tops and all of them were, just as I described above, making the outfit all too cute.
In swoops the crisp white button up! Pairing the girlish pieces with something a little more menswear inspired was the perfect solution. With clean lines and a stiff collar, it was the perfect piece to make this outfit sit right in with my own personal style. Still comfortable to meet all of my weekend needs, while looking a bit more polished! I have found myself gathering quite the collection of white button ups lately, despite my better judgement as I tend to spill, and don’t see myself slowing down any time soon. I have so many statement pieces, like this bright floral skirt, that need a tad bit of grounding to make them feel good.
What’s your favorite grounding piece? Do you have white button ups in every shape and size? Do you not have white button ups because, like me, you tend to leave the table with your meal on your shirt? I would love to hear what you guys do to make your own outfits fit you!
Photography by Randy Tran