Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fashion Diary Day 27: Spring 2011

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The Outfit
Forever 21 jacket, tank and bubble skirt

The Accessories
Kate Spade slingbacks
Vintage satchel
Marc Jacobs sunglasses

The Grade

The Commentary
I bought this top years ago because the detailing made it look very luxe and the delicious print read very Diane Von Furstenberg.
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Today it looked very Jill Sander to me with all the bold colors that were hot on the runway for spring. The result: a total freaking hodgepodge of an outfit. Adore the whimsy matchy-matchy symphony of it all. Love when a print is so rich that you can build a whole outfit around it.

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A reader recently asked the reasoning behind my outfit grades. And I have to admit that it's not a very objective scale. The grades have always been more about how I felt in an oufit rather than how I looked.

If I felt uninspired and utilitarian, it's a C. If I felt invincible and unique, it's an A. Lately the most important critieria was whether I felt like I was taking a risk. And today I felt quirky, chic and yes, risky. Hence the A.   
The Inspiration







Jil Sander SS 20114




perfumeorpoison said...

definitely A+++!! :) love it. reminds me - i really have to buy more prints for my closet. i'm stuck with neutral pieces but i rotate jewelry..
anyway, thanks for the inspiration :)

Emily said...

Thanks for the grading breakdown. Totally makes sense now why I see some of your outfits and think you look great, but they only get a B - pretty doesn't always equal risky. This one, however, seems to hit both.


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