In an effort to prove to myself that I don't need to shop to look "fashionable", I'm putting together some of my favorite pieces to create new looks. The black crop top is from Express and I love the way it looked with my high-waisted shorts in THIS outfit. One of my favorite pieces is my white pleated skirt from Zara and I previous wore with a cardigan in THIS outfit. Two great pieces that will go with so many other looks!
Quick story about today's outfit....
Originally, I wanted to wear my leopard print Manolo Blahnik heels with this outfit, BUT I lost them in a NYC taxi on the way to my photo session with Lydia. Like usual I was multitasking; putting on lipstick, texting and trying to tell the cab driver where to drop me off. It was a recipe for disaster. As Lydia and I setup to take photos, I realized my shoes were missing.
Thank goodness I had the receipt from my cab ride. I called several times, but I was never able to reach the cab driver. The cab company said my shoes were not turn in at the end of the day. I moped around the house for a few hours. My husband felt sorry for me for a few minutes, then he put things into perspective by telling me I could have lost my wallet or better yet, my kid (he likes to give me worst case scenarios to make me realize that "it could be worse"). That little incident is what led me to my shopping challenge. As I looked at my other shoes in my closet, I thought to myself, "be thankful for what you have, it's only a pair of shoes."
I will admit that I keeping an eye on eBay, just in case they magically show up...
Zara Skirt (similar Shopbop)
Zara Heels (similar here)
Prada Sunglasses (similar NastyGal)
Foley + Corinna Bag (on sale)
Photos by Lydia Hudgens