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Nicole Martin
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Shake It Like a Ladder to the Sun

khakis: Express ~ t-shirt: Target ~ trapeze blazer: Ann Taylor Loft ~ sandals: UO ~ bracelets: bangle thrifted, guitar string bracelets via ~ necklace: reconstructed from keyring

Date: July 19, 2010
Ensemble message: My intent was to go for a sloppy preppy look today (if that makes any sense).  I saw this picture on Chictopia and was totally inspired, but I think I fell short.  It all started with the rolled khakis and sandals, which was so casual that I wanted to add structure.  In comes the cropped trapeze blazer, which in these pictures makes me a look a little frumpy*.  I also would prefer a little more panache in the way of patterns, or an interesting texture.  

Any one have suggestions on how I can re-mix the cropped khakis?  Think I should go for total copy-cat look and wear a cardigan next time?  

* I got a tripod over the weekend!  Unfortunately, I took about 7 pictures total before my camera's battery died (hence no jewelry close-ups), so I’m not even sure this is the best angle I could have taken.  I don’t think I’m that frumpy IRL, haha!  And I only say that because when I inspected myself in the office bathroom mirror, I appear more polished than in this pics.  I think I need to explore different areas of my condo, or a new backdrop altogether…

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