H&M Knit Top with Bow (similar look here)
J.Crew Toothpick Ankle Cord in Soft Ochre (similar here)
Taryn Rose Pumps (similar here)
Bally Quilted Purse (similar here)
I have to confess that I have a weak spot for bows (it must be the inner Emma Pillsbury in me) and this knit top from H&M was no exception. It is really dangerous living near an H&M, I keep just popping in there "for a look" and end up walking out with a new find. But lately I've definitely been more aware of how a new item would fit in with my current closet. I've decided that I need to be able to incorporate it into at least 3 different outfits if it is going to stay.
I decided to implement this new method with some of my recent purchases. With this bow top, I decided that it would go great with my skirt collection, along with my cords and jeans.
(L): H&M Bow Top, anthropologie Blueberry Skirt, Jeffrey Campbell Oxfords
(R): H&M Bow Top, Martin + Osa Pleated Skirt, Taryn Rose Patent Pumps
I am really excited about this Reed Shirt Dress from anthropologie. I had been coveting it for ages, and after carefully considering if this had a place in my closet full of dresses I decided that it did.
*anthro Reed Shirt Dress, grey Snake Bite Belt, Taryn Rose pumps
The colors in the print are lovely and I feel like this can be a year round piece. The sleeves can be rolled up but for now I think I like the sleeves down. It can easily be layered, or worn by itself with sandals in the warmer months. This is a dress that was just asking to be belted, and the Snake Bite Belt is perfect!
*anthro Reed Shirt Dress, grey Snake Bite Belt, Mint Drop necklace, Taryn Rose shoes
*anthro Reed Shirt Dress, J.Crew Ethereal Cardigan, anthro Snake Bite Belt, Dolce Vita Wiley Boots
*anthro Reed Shirt Dress, Life-Off Jacket, Taryn Rose pumps
Another new anthropologie purchase is my Life-Off Jacket. I love the look of a casual rumpled jacket, but most that I've seen have been too boxy, or didn't come in a color that I liked. I love this soft green jacket, it is military inspired but isn't that too masculine of a green. I'm still undecided about the fabric applique, it is removable though.
*anthro Life-Off jacket, J.Crew tissue tee, J.Crew outlet skirt, BCBG gold sandals
The sleeves on the jacket can be left down or rolled up, which is nice so you can adjust them according to the weather. I only have two outfits posted with this jacket, but I think it would look great paired with cropped jeans or my denim shorts with a simple tee.
So there we have it, forcing myself to think of at least three ways to wear an item has definitely had me digging in my closet. That is always good because I have the tendency to get excited about new items and neglecting what is in my closet.