Today’s post is a little different… I wanted to participate The Tiny Heart‘s first-ever “What to Wear?” link up, and the first event/occasion challenge was to put together an outfit for a backyard barbecue. Sounds great on a Thursday workday! 😉 So I’m combining a what to wear kind of post with what I actually wore.
First up is my Polyvore inspiration board:
My idea for a barbecue outfit was to focus on basics, ones with a pretty, feminine vibe, with simple and classic gold earrings and sandals.
But it’s also Thursday, and a work day for me, one that includes a conference. So I decided to convert the backyard barbecue look into a more work-appropriate version.
When? July 12, 2012 (7-12-12!)
What for? Library conference and meetings. Following my inspiration board lead, I focused on pairing a bright top with a neutral bottom, finishing it off with gold accessories. I also carried a bronze shawl with me in case it got cold inside the venue (it did). I did my hair in a messy side bun, also seen here.
What do you think? Are you heading out for some barbecue now? 🙂
- Tan skirt: Bealls? years ago
- Embroidered tunic: Dana Buchman collection for Kohls, 2009?
- Embellished sandals: Boutique store in Amsterdam, 2010 trip
- Wide belt: Kohls years ago