Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Square Dance

I don't know why ankle pants seem so risky to me. Between their skinny leg and shorter length, I just feel more exposed than I do in a regular skinny jean. It's a little odd considering the minor differences, but I can only hope that the more I wear them (cuz they seem to be a huge trend for spring), the more comfortable I'll feel!

Rylan Ruched Top - Kiyonna / Ankle pants - Lane Bryant /
Snakeskin clutch - eloquii / Heels - Nine West "Hopefloat" (via 6pm.com)

I will say that the right footwear can go a long way to make me feel more like a rockstar in, well, pretty much anything, though. I could wear this outfit with cute flats and feel decidedly less confident than I would in heels. I need the length, the height, the opportunity to rock a fierce color, pattern or shape on my foot! Basically, I need to mitigate these thick, somewhat stumpy legs that my Norwegian ancestors bestowed upon me. I do, however, love how my ankles look here, so bring on more ankle pants, I guess!

As for the top, it is easily one of my favorite and most forgiving items in my closet. I'd still like to have it shortened a little bit so it doesn't completely overwhelm my top half, but the wide open square neckline does a lot to balance that out. The last time I wore the top (and I have it in green as well), I also wore a black bottom, but that just seems to me one of the best ways to really make the rich purple pop. I could also see wearing it with sandy-colored bottoms (pencil skirt?) for a more springtime vibe. Ooh, and coral accessories/shoes....

Well, crap, now imma need to get coral shoes. On it.

Ring - Lane Bryant / Necklace - The Limited / Earrings - The Limited


  1. That top is very flattering on you!!!

  2. Love it! The pants and top both look lovely on you!

  3. You've done it again!  Love this ensemble.  :)

  4. I love the neckline on that top! It's one I don't see very often, and it's quite flattering :)


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