Unexpected Casual Look

DSC_0171It’s Day Two of my self-imposed Take One, Pass It On Challenge.  I decided that I’d start out by remixing the blouse I wore in yesterday’s look.  Today, I paired it with a beaded Zara skirt for a casual yet chic look.  I don’t know why but I never wear this skirt for nights out on the town.  I mean, it’s a beaded mini skirt so you’d think that’s what it was meant to do!  It’s my fancy beaded day skirt!  It’s unexpected but still totally appropriate for a day time look.  Just add some funky earrings, like these vintage telephone ones, and your look is done!

I’m having fun with this challenge so far!  I spend most the previous day thinking about what I’ll do tomorrow.  Two looks down, 28 more to go!  Wish me luck!

DSC_0165DSC_0214DSC_0191 DSC_0166DSC_0152DSC_0207DSC_0181Top: Halston Heritage (Similar), Skirt: Zara (Similar), Shoes: Dolce Vita (Similar & Similar), Earrings: Vintage, Bracelet: Handmade





The Beaded Day Skirt

Beaded Skirt Day StyleWhy should beads and sparkles be reserved for the night?  Why doesn’t the day get to have any fun?  I vote we all start wearing pieces originally reserved for happy hours and nights on the town out in the daylight!  Hear Hear!!

I love all my sparkly intricate pieces but they often just sit in my closet unworn.  It doesn’t make sense though because these pretty gems could easily be styled down a bit and worn wherever you darn well please!  I toned down the beadwork on this Zara skirt by adding a simple shaped Brian Lichtenberg ‘Homies’ T-shirt and a light denim Zara shirt.  Since the skirt has enough bling on its own, I kept accessories simple with just a few basic silver rings.  Carpe Diem, you beautiful skirt!!

Isn't the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Isn’t the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Denim Shirt:  Zara, T-shirt: Brian Lichtenberg   Skirt: Zara (No longer available.  Similar style here)