I'm trying to spend the next few days photographing some more of my 30 for 30 outfits. This one might be one of my favorites so far.
And as you scroll down to the bottom, I'll need your help with some accessorizing!
Plum ruffled tank top: Forever 21
Grey Cardigan: J. Crew
Black and white skirt: J. Crew
Skinny patent belt: Gap
Polka dot tights: J. Crew
Booties: J. Crew
Snake pendant: Francesca's
Ok, earlier this month I was inspired by Audi over at Fashion for Nerds when she put thigh-high socks on over her tights (and some awesome suede shorts). I agree with her that added the socks somehow made the whole outfit look a little less leggy but still super cute. When I shot these photos I didn't have any thigh-highs, but tried on a pair of aqua knee-high socks over my polka dot tights:
So my question is: Do I look ridiculous in these?? Do I need thigh-highs to make this work? Or do I just look like this or this? Please be honest: I need your advice!
Also, let's take a moment to look at this awesome necklace I fished out of the sale bin at Francesca's for $8. Holler.
Also, one last note before we end: A moment of silence is in order to commemorate the fact that I officially no longer work at J. Crew having finally found full-time employment. It's a been a blast, J. Crew: a memorable year and a half that I dressed mannequins in outfits I could never pull off, encountered some truly unique customers (I'm looking at you, woman who returns things with the tags still on 3 years later), Lysol-ed the Red Phones after sick people coughed into the receivers, dug through the return-to-J.Crew-warehouse bin for cashmere, stocked up on waaaay too many cardigans and too much jewelry, and learned to buy menswear for myself and not just my brothers. So thanks, J. Crew. Although I'm pretty sure you should be thanking me because mostly my entire paycheck was funneled back into your company because of the truly stellar discount you offer your associates. So instead, my closet and this blog thanks you. But I refuse to say 'orchid shadow' when referring to darker shades of purple. Now back to the show.