|Skirt: The Limited, Sweater: The Limited, Scarf: Express, Shoes: ShoeDazzle, Purse: Eileens, Watch: Micheal Kors, Bracelets: Handpicked, Rings: LeVian (photos: Carrie Hawkins Foust)|
They say that "one thing leads to another". That was the case this morning at my house. Yesterday's pin straight hair lead me to this messy, dirty ponytail today. I tried to straighten it out again to squeeze two days out of Monday morning's effort, but the attempt left me with a slew of flat, straight hair with zero volume or potential. So, I threw it in a ponytail and went to about my merry way, heading straight on into my closet...where I found this scarf. I was initially attracted to this scarf because it had so many great, vibrant colors in it. That being said, my first instinct was to just pair it with a simple black pencil skirt and a white 3/4 length sleeve cotton t-shirt. My thought was that the scarf was "loud" enough to carry the whole outfit. While that is true, upon closer look at the scarf I saw this pretty, purple-hued feather smack dab in the middle of this scarf. That lone feather just happened to match this sweater that I had hanging up right next to it. (You can see the feather I am referring to in photo number 2.) This sweater is the same exact style from The Limited that I wore in my last post (Baby Got Back). I have a habit of finding something I like and buying it in a couple of different colors. I also have a third one that is light gray (it's a problem and indicative of sheer laziness on my part...I know, I know). The idea of pulling the crazy colors from the scarf into the whole outfit lead me to this orange skirt. I don't think I have ever worn purple (eggplant, if you will) with orange. Unless you are a Clemson Tigers football fan, those colors don't normally get paired up on a regular basis (that reference was for you, Jen T. and Bri C.). The scarf in the middle of it all pulled the two colors together nicely, and again I went with a pair of nude heels (refraining from adding yet another competing color into the mix). If you can find a pair of heels really close to the same color as your skin, you are in luck. You will rarely ever have to wear another pair. Especially when your legs exposed. I grabbed this great Hunter Green leather satchel last minute. I bought it in 2007 at a little Charlotte boutique that has since relocated. I rarely carry it anymore, but today I thought it fit the cornucopia of color I was already working with. Lots of fall colors going on here. I look more like a Thanksgiving table centerpiece than anything else, but hey....'tis the season!