I thought this first outfit was a bit plain and maybe a little less "me" than usual, but my husband really liked it and kept complimenting me on it, especially the shirt. Go figure! Whenever I wear plain black fitted turtlenecks or a plain red or plain blue button down shirts he loves it! I think boring, he thinks classic and stylish. He hates a lot of bold or busy patterns and isn't into edgy stuff (he was an Eagle Scout, if that means anything) so we're somewhat at odds with our tastes--he's a lot more conservative and simple in his tastes compared to me.
I did manage to do matchy matchy with the glasses necklace and my glasses, and the leather strap on the bracelet matching the straps on the Ugg flats and the contrast trim on the Jason Wu for Target straw purse. But I felt like the second outfit was a lot more "me". I so love finding exactly matchy matchy pieces that aren't even from the same source. I bought the Vince Camuto big black polka dot skirt first, and when I saw the Kate Spade big black polka dot diaper bag I knew I had to have it! This Target black zippered shirt is one of my core workhorse pieces, just like my black studded purse and black Ugg moto boots. This is one of the few pieces in my large wardrobe that is probably down to pennies in CPW by now. So Helmut Lang-ish. I even bought the Helmut Lang Villous sweatshirt, but I end up reaching for this Target version way more often! I just change out the skirt and purse...my Target shirt plus random skirt plus moto boots and black satchel has become a FFBO for me. What do you think of these two outfits, and is one more "me" than the other, or are they just my regular and shadow style?
Banana Republic blue pinstripe shirt
Diane von Furstenberg navy lace pencil skirt
Ugg Izabel blue lace up ballet flats
Kate Spade eyeglass necklace
Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet
Jason Wu for Target purse
Target black zip shirt
Vince Camuto black polka dot skirt
Kate Spade black polka dot diaper bag