Most fashion bloggers are nearly always keen on using different locations for shooting their photos. It was with that in mind that I made my suggestion for the restaurant that The Husband, my cousin and her husband, and I would have dinner at a couple of weeks ago. The Husband and I had dined there before so we knew that the food was very good and that there were many options for where photos could be taken because taking photos was on the to-do list for the day.
True confession time … I have a fondness for peplum tops, florals, and embroidered details so when an item with all three comes along, I’m usually unable to resist from buying it. And when there’s a pattern along the hemline that’s continuous from front to back, I’m sold.
Such is the tale of this top and despite what I’d like to have you believe, I don’t have unlimited financial resources to spend on clothing. However, I don’t want my clothes to look cheap so I pay close attention to some key details that help to make inexpensive items look more upscale. In my opinion, stripes and patterns that match up at the seam is one of those details as is the continuation of an embroidered edging detail around to the back side of the garment like you see on this top.
There’s quite the mix of patterns and prints in this outfit as well. Along with the bright and bold floral motif of the cardigan that adds unexpected color to an otherwise black and white ensemble, the pants have an embossed snakeskin pattern that unfortunately doesn’t seem to come through well in the photos.
I opted for my white sandals instead of a black pair for constrast and to avoid the illusion of head-to-toe black. Another option I could try is to reverse this pairing with black sandals and white jeans.
Besides the lovely architectural aesthetics of location for these photos, there were hanging baskets of flowers that I thought were pretty enough to share on a post with the theme of floral.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s link-up is Anne from SpyGirl. SHE MADE A PAIR OF SHOES! How freaking awesome it that? Anne is also Blogger #2 on my newly revealed Wall Of Fame and I just spent a fabulous time with her over the last couple of days at a Fierce 50 Revolution weekend.
Do you have a fashion or style weeknesses? Are there any specific details that you look for or avoid? How much is too much when mixing patterns and prints?
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