16 March 2012

DD's Style File - Rust & Cream

I've carried a "diva desire" for a specific category of accessory from season to season for the past couple of years - capes and wraps. I've always had an adoration for this ladylike look and felt that they would make great foundation items and wardrobe staples for seasons to come. The problem was that it was challenging to find any made in materials and shapes that I liked, that were also budget friendly. And when you live in small-city-nowhere Pennsylvania, it can be even more difficult to track down original looking items to define your personal style. However, when an item becomes "trendy" (as most things do eventually, at least once), then that particular style of item becomes way more accessible.

Cream ruffle knit wrap - eBay
Cognac leather clutch - Liz Claiborne
So, not only was I able to cross something off my list, but this wrap is a fall season purchase that I really love. I know cream can be a dangerous color to keep clean, especially as outerwear, but that color along with its soft, drapey knit just kept calling to me. And I'm happy I bought it, one can't help but feel immensely chic when you toss it about your shoulders. 

When it came to the outfit, it was all about the shoe. Rust isn't a color that I have a much of in my wardrobe, so I definitely thought these suede pumps with a dark wood platform vamp were an awesome buy because they weren't like anything else I already owned.  So, this outfit all came together based around a fabulous pump.

Rust open drape vest - Forever 21
Cowlneck LS tee - NY&Co
Beige pencil skirt - The Limited
Suede rust pump - Kohls
Brown diamond tights - JCPenney
Brown woven belt - unknown
Rust/gold/leopard dot necklace - eBay
Gold earrings - The Limited
Sunglasses - Charlotte Russe

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