It’s Wednesday (ok, Tuesday evening) which means it is time for another Style Perspectives link-up over at The Blended Blog.
Carrie, who blogs at A Lovely Little Wardrobe, is hosting today’s link-up. Her prompt features several ingredients: a blazer, a tee, jeans and sneakers. When I saw this outfit coming up on our list of prompts, I was relieved. I had all of the pieces required, and actually had put this outfit together in the past myself.
To create my interpretation of Carrie’s prompt, I decided to go with my Chadwick’s khaki blazer, Loft Outlet coral tee, Loft cropped jeans, City Sneaks tennies from Payless and a tassel necklace from Charming Charlie.
Of all of these pieces, I probably get the most wear from this pair of tennis shoes. If you look closely at the inside, you can see I have worn the cushion down. Funny story about these shoes. I was early to a doctor’s appointment – which should have been a huge red flag that something was wrong in my universe – so I decided to stop and photograph some of the murals under an overpass nearby. Isn’t that what everyone does when they are early for an appointment?
These are just a few of the works of art found in El Paso at Lincoln Park where I-10 meets Highway 54. I appreciate the presence of the American symbols combined with images familiar in Mexican culture. Our city is truly a melting pot.
As I returned to the car to head to my appointment, the strap on my shoe broke. I had fiddled around using up my extra time taking pictures, and now it was just minutes before my appointment. And I was barefoot. Well, on one foot. Thankfully, the clinic where I was headed is located in my former “barrio”, my ‘hood, my old stomping grounds…the southside of El Paso where I had worked when I first moved here. I remembered there was a Payless shoe store around the corner. That’s where I found these tennies and have enjoyed them ever since. There was a reason why I was early (for the first time ever) for my appointment that day.
So here’s today’s outfit on our model. I give you Leslie (me) wearing a blazer, tee and tennies, first here in skinny mirror (available at Kirkland’s for under $50).
No matter how hard I try, there is always something wrong in my pictures that I don’t notice until I am putting a blog post together. More often than not, my hair is especially funky. But in this pic, not only are my freshly cut bangs looking like freshly cut bangs but my blazer is hooped up in front. Nice.
PC was feeling very cooperative on this particular morning, so I took full advantage and had him take two, count ’em, two pictures outside. My blazer is hanging better but my bangs aren’t. Looks like the gal at Super Cuts set a bowl on my head and cut my bangs around it. Good look. Similar to some of the cuts my sweet mama gave me when I was little.
Yup, same hair cut. And same stance.
Just facing east in this picture instead of west. Virtually the same, otherwise.
Again with those bangs. But I am liking the blazer-tee-tennies look. Better to just forget everything above the chin for this post. Please be sure to stop by the blogs of all of the other TBB contributors to check out their blazer-tee-sneakers looks, and their bangs. Just follow the links below.