Our bodies are beautiful without any adornment, but, in addition to the legal issues that full-time nudity would present, clothes are just so fun!
|Skirt: New York & Company (Available here)|
Clothes can enhance what nature gave us or they can disguise our natural beauty. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing clothes that do either. It is after all about our personal preferences and our own perception of what looks good or what appeals to us.
|Tank: LOFT Petites|
|Clutch: The Limited|
|Blazer: eloquii (Available here)|
I love dressing for myself, which means sometimes enhancing, sometimes covering, but always trying to feel comfortable and stylish (by my own standards) in what I’m wearing.
For today’s look, I took the metaphor of gilding of the lily (the lily being our bodies, in this case) literally, opting for this gold pleated maxi skirt. I just love maxi skirts, and spotting this one in a gorgeous metallic knit and on serious sale felt like a real find.
An ivory camisole and long black blazer complete the look.
I’m really loving this long blazer from eloquii. For quite some time, I avoided longer-length blazers. As someone who’s so petite, I figured long blazers weren’t very flattering, but I think pairing a longer length blazer with a tucked in blouse helps balance the proportions.
I also really love the style of the longer blazer with this look. It’s kind of the feminine version of the so-called “boyfriend” blazer – a little bit over-sized feeling, which I really like with the more formal skirt.
While pink and red get a lot of love on Valentine’s Day, and lately quite a bit on my blog, I would definitely wear this look for a more formal V-Day date or event.
Are you a fan of wearing metallics? Do you like longer blazers, or do you prefer to keep them more proportioned?