Outfit Chronicles: High Socks + Gold Flecks

Monday, November 14, 2011

So let me share something I do when I'm in the closet staring at my clothes.

One day Jose and I were at the mall and he asked if we could stop by the Fossil store to replace his watch battery. Assuming I'll just be there waiting, I spot a lovely couch at the end of the store for me to plop down on, except as I'm walking in that direction I notice accessories along the wall. And I'm not referring to watch straps.

I see a wall of absolutely beautiful handbags and print images of people wearing incredibly lovely clothes. What?! Fossil sold... clothes?! One of the sales girls hands me their catalog and I flip through it in shock. The price range isn't my favorite -- but it is the styling that has truly caught my eye.

So back to me, standing in my closet, staring at my clothes....

I took the catalog home with me, and instead of tossing it in the recycling bin when I was done, I left it inside my closet. I flip to one of my favorite images, and hold it up -- staring at it. I figure out what pieces I own that are similar to this outfit and how I can recreate it with what I own.

I had finally bought a pair of ivory knee-high socks and I tried pairing it with 2 different dresses and 3 different skirts until I found the one.

sweater + skirt + socks: F21, hat: Target, boots: Steve Madden, necklace: Goodwill

Thought I'd share that with y'all if you're stuck on outfit ideas. Print images or keep catalogs that resonate with your style. To me it guides me when I'm blanked on ideas for new outfits with what I own. It really was the high socks that made it (in my opinion). So my challenge to you as this weather is growing chilly -- skip the jeans one day and go for some tights or knee high socks paired with a dress or skirt.

Anyone else know what's happening March 23, 2012?! CAN NOT WAIT!!! Happy Monday you lovely people.


  1. It's funny you posted this this week. I did the exact thing last week after having spent hours reacquainting myself with fall styling at Scottsdale Fashion Square on my day off. I went into my closet and started putting together some outfits based on what I had seen. I love when I don't have to buy anything new (especially when my clothing budget is 0 at the moment)! P.S. - high socks are fun (on you, not me, to be clear)!

  2. Criselda -- the release of the film The Hunger Games. I read the trilogy a few months ago and was -obsessed-. And yeah, it's always a toss up to make a movie from a book, but the visuals in the book are mind blowing that I'm just REALLY curious as to how they will interpret it on film.

    Seth -- well look at you!! It was funny because before settling on the sweater, I had a different top on and Jose said I looked like I was going on a "safari." He always has jokes that boy. Anyway, I love when guys make that extra effort to piece something different with their clothes. Jose has definitely impressed me with some of the things he puts together on his own :) Keep it up my friend!!

  3. I love love love The Hunger Games books so I am super excited/nervous to see what they do with the movies because I don't want to be disappointed! I hope it lives up to my expectations and gives people the right impression about the books.

  4. This is the cutest outfit ever! Love it!! THIS is what we need to do while you're in town.....shopping....I need my consultant! ;)



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