I love every single thing about my rosy skirt, worn here.
One of my blogging mates, the bubbly blonde Kellyann of thisblondesshoppingbag, suggested wearing the skirt with a Chambray skirt and pearls. Problem. Unlike most of the blogging ladies out there, I don't own a Chambray shirt. In fact, I don't own many shirts generally as they require the dreaded ironing, that being possibly the devil's worst work ever.
But green is one of the skirt's many colours, and I do have a khaki shirt. Linen. Go figure, I don't wear it much! But despite that mega drawback, I was forming a plan. It did involve ironing, so my plan didn't grow legs with any speed.
Then with my lovely mate Anna gave me the kick start I needed. Anna is another blogging blonde and my twin separated at birth ... by many years! We decided we'd like to try out a roses and pearls outfit (and hey, I could try out the shirt and pearls look too!). Suddenly I had a plan with legs!
I'm excited to see what stylish Anna of muttonyearsstyleandi comes up with.
But, for the moment you have me and my roses and pearls.
Yes, the iron came out today! Roses. Pearls. Shirt, not Chambray, not blue.
Any views, ladies? Perhaps I could have hung the pearls tidier ...
but is this glam casual?!
I then played around some more with the roses and pearls theme.
I felt it worked well with a sleeveless top and different pearls. Neat.
It's getting a little cooler now, so I tried long sleeves.
Still using khaki to pick out the leaf and stem work in the skirt.
I switched pearls.
I felt the longer pearls gave better balance to the outfit.
I love the full skirt with little strappy sandals.
I think this look is my fave, especially for this time of year.
The curvy line of the top accentuates the fullness of the skirt.
The pearls pick up the background colour in the skirt.
The heels add both elegance and a touch of sassiness.
Soooo ladylike, even though I do say so myself!
Overall, I think the balance and line of all these pieces work well together.
I gave the shirt another go, now as a shacket.
Hmmnn. A bit windy. If shirt tails require tethering ..
then tie a knot in 'em!
Nah, not such a good look.
So it was the 3/4 sleeved top which ended up being my look for the glorious day.
BTW, today's post has a guest photographer. My super Sis stepped in to take these shots. Didn't she do well?!!
What do you think about my roses and pearls outfit, dear reader? And a casual shirt with florals and pearls?
I guess if I wore shirts more often I'd learn how to look tidier in them!
I like that this post has taken me down new avenues, experimenting with colours, shapes and pearls.
I love khaki as I find it seems to draw the redness from skin tone.
And of course pearls bring so much to any party, be it formal, casual, or anything in between, as I discovered today.
So, dear readers, I hope this post perhaps gets you thinking about mixing things up a bit too.
Try a shirt with pearls and a full skirt.
Try new colours with old clothes.
Try roses and pearls!
Now, please do head on to Anna's blog here. I bet she's done something truly stylish with her roses and pearls ...
A la perchoine.
Shirt, M&S, old
Skirt, M&S, old, but charity find so new to me
Sleeveless top, Dotty P, last year (so that's Pout-New then!)
3/4 top, H&M, v old
Shoes, Adesso, old
Pearls, super old
Body, model's own, also super old