My outfit today was inspired by two outfits I saw via Instagram, this one from @iamterrib and this one from @suzannecarillo. Both outfits paired an orange floral dress or skirt with black… and thus, a style idea was born! 😀
It also was a practical choice to pair a heavier jacket and tall boots with this dress, as our transition to spring up here in Tacoma has been a decidedly cold (and rainy) one.
I last paired this orange floral dress with a white cardigan; this time, it was fun to play off the vibrant floral print with all-black pieces and accessories, including a moto-style jacket, tall black heeled boots, and black metal hoop earrings.
I also thought it made for a nice contrast to pair the heavy canvas of this jacket with the floaty fabric of the dress.
Although I think the look would be sharper with a slightly shorter jacket, I really liked wearing this outfit. It felt fun and fresh and unexpected, just right as we are still transitioning into spring up here in the PNW. So many colleagues and students commented on the orange floral print, that it cheered them up! Me, too. 🙂
Weather: 50s, damp and chilly
Where: Work day with meetings and Reference Desk duty
- Jacket: St. John Sport, thrifted at Portland resale shop, old
- Dress: Loco Lindo, thrifted at another Portland resale shop, old
- Boots: Rampage via Nordstrom, old
- Hoop earrings: Made in Oregon, Christmas gift from in-laws, old
- Leggings (worn as tights): Spanx via Macy’s, this past fall
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