hard & soft
I’m not so sure this worked.
As I was putting it together in my head, I really liked the idea. But seeing the photos made me furrow my brow in slight panic as I rushed out the door with no time to change. Oh well!
Having picked up this military-lite jacket from Target (Mossimo, size M), I wanted to mix it up with neutrals (dark wash jeans: L.e.i.) while balancing a lot of hard and soft: army green & basic buttons on the jacket contrast the blue scoopneck & sparkly buttons of the Charlotte Tarantola top.
The structured collar & epaulets are softened by a feminine braid.
Even brash black liner is balanced by barely-there lips; and my Scrabble tile C charm necklace (Etsy) adds a dash of whimsy up top to balance the utilitarian, buckled Steve Madden boots on the bottom, while the navy anchor earrings (also Etsy) reinforce the vaguely military feel.
This is how I thought it should work in my head, but somehow it just didn’t come together like I’d hoped. Or maybe it’s just me, and it actually works? In any case, it feels good to be wearing boots again! They’re made for walkin’, you know.
Also loving this new Sonia Kashuk nail polish (available exclusively at Target):
The shade is called Tauped, and it just screamed Fall to me, so I had to give it a try. It can appear grey in some lights, and I almost didn’t get it, thinking it may be too similar to my beloved Sally Hansen Commander in Chic.
But, as you can see here in sunlight, it definitely has more of a brown/tan base than the blue/purple undertones of Commander in Chic. It’s a soft yet unexpected shade that I anticipate becoming a fall favorite. What do you think: taupe nails – Y/N?
Entry filed under: Hair, Nails & Makeup, What I Wore. Tags: blue, boots, braiding, brown, Charlotte Tarantola, Etsy, green, jackets, jeans, jewelry & accessories, L.e.i., Mossimo, nail polish, nautical, Sonia Kashuk, Steve Madden, Target.