I thought it would be fun to go with the same colors I wore in my winning outfit last year but in a totally different way. I eyed this dress from Need Supply Co. at an event there a few weeks ago and after dreaming about it all night decided to go back and get it. A new goal of mine is to find more pieces that I can wear year round instead of having to completely flip my closet every season and I figured this dress would be great by itself for summer and even better layered with a sweater or leather bomber for fall. This will definitely be a new staple piece in my closet.
For a pop of red I decided to go with these booties that I scooped up from B-Sides a few weeks ago that just happened to once belong to fellow RVA fashion blogger, Chris from A Ring to It!!! Chris has impeccable style so it was no surprise that these little beauties were once hers. To top the whole outfit off I added a leopard cardi, black and gold belt and the pièce de résistance, my Chanel bag.
After I put everything together and looked in the mirror (and received a little unwanted commentary from my mother....sorry ma) I realized this look may be a little over the top, especially for an event at a pretty conservative mall in Richmond, VA but then the following conversation took place:
Me: "Do I look too over the top??"
Mom: "Kind of."
Me: "But isn't that me???"
Mom: "It sure is."
Once I made a quick pit stop at my job to ask everyone's opinion (have I mentioned that I'm mildly insane??) I decided to stick with the look. The truth is I am over the top, but that's me. I've changed my look a billion times over the years but one thing I've never been is ordinary or plain. I love tutu's, bright sky high shoes, animal prints, leather, spikes & studs etc. and I will never change, no matter where I live and how many stares I get, I will always be me....a little over the top :]
Dress from Need Supply Co
Cardigan from H&M
Shoes from B-Side
Belt and Sunglasses thrifted
Earrings from Forever 21
Necklace and bracelet by Betsey Johnson
Bag by Chanel
Love Always xoxo
PS. In case you are interested this was my winning look from last years Project Style contest: