How to Wear DIY: Work dress-up
I don't wear black much. I really don't like it--it feels too severe for my pale skin and my age, I think. I dunno. But I do looooove grey. This heather grey suiting, made up into a structured dress, is super cute to me, but really goes best with black (not as cute to me!). But I made it work, I think, with this cool vintage gold/pearl/black necklace I have, and some fave "shooties" from JCPenney last winter. And a cool gold cuff. I guess if I make the black look less basic, less generic, and treat it like an accent color? then it works for me.
The whole look. I also love that cardi, despite the fact that it's black--love the preppy contrast detail, and it's lovely merino from Banana Republic (fall 2010--I got it at Goodwill for $5).
Necklace: Vintage. Scarf: JCPenney, great deal. Sweater: Banana Republic via Goodwill.
Cuff: Forever 21: Watch: American Eagle. Belt: Charlotte Russe. Dress: DIY!
I love feeling pulled-together for work, in something that I made!