I got a request today from an interior designer I know. She knows for sure how to make her way around a room and get it together, but will totally admit to always being unable to get herself together in the same marvelous manner! “How about outfit ideas? Those of us born with the fashion gene missing need help.” she asks. So, I was inspired to take a field trip today! I had a great time. The jaunt was short and I have to be honest, I was a little nervous walking up to people to ask them about their outfits. However, the nervousness subsided when people were more than willing to participate. One of the girls asked me if I was going to say that her outfit looked bad! Too funny. I felt like a reporter. New experience. Here we go.
I went to Lenox Mall in Buckhead. No luck in the Gap. Went to Macy’s. Bombarded by Dior reps wanting me to spend a jillion dollars on a “free” makeup session. Yikes. I finally ended up next door at J Crew. Luck at last. This is one of the first things I saw when I walked in. I love the blocks of colors in this analogous color scheme. I wear an outfit similar to this one- dark turquoise sweater, kelly green short wool skirt, and a yellow leather belt with brown boots. If I can get it together, I’ll post it soon.
This is Nancy. first words out of her mouth were “I don’t work here.” Ahhh, you are funny, Nancy. She caught my eye because she reminds me of my mother. Not in looks, except that she’s striking, but being stylish at an older age. ( I should mention, I have no idea how old she is. I just know she’s older than I am.) I’m always encouraging my mother to be stylish and not “frumpy” as she says. Nancy’s look is great from head to toe. Can’t go wrong with black. She’s got on a draped, cowl neck top with some slim fit pants and flats. The bag is big, but not overwhelming; the solid color keeps it that way. Her look is topped off with that sassy little haircut and a little flash of gold in her bracelets.
Anna Louise (I hope I remembered your name correctly) didn’t even like her outfit. Well, I think you’re totally put together. Jeans, long sleeved tee, mini trench, scarf and flats. Great outfit for running around town.
What got me here was the red shoes. I’m a sucker for them. These come in flat or heels and there were tons of colors.
Here’s another set of mannequins. I thought the center piece was a dress, but is, in fact, 2 pieces. These could all be mixed and matched for a handful of outfits. Lots of camel and jewel tones together here at J Crew.
On my way out, I went back through Macy’s and saw this cute girl. Looking put together and like she was on a mission, I convinced her to share her look with the world. I didn’t get her name, but the interesting thing about her is that she buys clothes for movies. What a coincidence. Hopefully, all the people in her position look as good. She’s layered and has a good mix of solid and patterned. I love the strappy boots, too.
Ok, hopefully you have some ideas to get you by for a little while. Let me know how you’re doing!
Ok, Here’s an update. 11/10/11 Here is the other pic I wanted to get ouf the outfit I mentioned above. Similar to the Purple Jcrew. Similar colors can make a great outfit.