When my daughter and I went thrifting last week, she found this skirt, held it up and said, "Mom, what do you think?" With gleaming eyes, I asked, "For me or for you?" She quickly let me know that it would be for me and I jumped at it! I just LOVE this skirt and in some ways it encapsulates some constants about my style. (I really think it's those constants that transform personal style into SIGNATURE style and that's ultimately what I'm heading toward.)
The skirt has some drama to it yet is a classic shape. I tend to gravitate to clothes that have some "UMPH" to them.....a "LOOK AT ME!" quality if you will. And this skirt with it's metallic leather definitely makes a statement. With this look, I've found myself moving further along the path to SIGNATURE STYLE by learning two constants that I find in my outfits:
1. I ADORE metallics! Seriously! What sequins are to some, metallics and shiny's are to me! They go with EVERYTHING and they always look fabulous. My favorite shoes are metallic shades that dress everything up. In fact, when I think about it, I even prefer metal over beaded jewelry. Usually when I have jewelry that is beaded, I rarely wear it, no matter how pretty it is. I just favor silver, gold or metal. It's nice to know this about myself and helps avoid shopping temptations and bringing home things that are soon neglected.
2. I'm a bit of a minimalist at heart. Well, when it comes to accessories anyway! With this skirt and metallic belt, I just felt like that was enough. And it occurred to me that I need to embrace this about myself. I've gotten out of my comfort zone on this one, but have decided that it's just me. I'm not afraid of the risk, I just don't like alot accessories muddying up an outfit. Another one of those things that I can appreciate on someone else, but when it comes to myself, I'm just not feeling it.
I'll be posting this week a dress that I dyed to give it a second life! LOVE it!