Daily: Lace, Ruffles, and Pinstripes

Be proud, my Tumblr followers, be proud. I actually utilized my lookbook today, which is a rare occasion in the summertime. Thank you, Lucky magazine March 2010, for the inspiration for this look. Not only did I hit up the spring neutral and mixing patterns trends, but I also hit up the boudoir and menswear trends. Here’s the breakdown:

Sleeveless Top: Garage sale (Nine West)
Blazer: Walmart
Shorts: TJ Maxx (American Eagle)
Belt: Old Navy
Shoes: TJ Maxx (Steve Madden)
Watch: Garage sale

I know it’s a little hard to tell, but my shorts and my blazer are pinstriped; menswear is probably one of my all-time favorite styles. I love the way a couple of menswear-inspired pieces add contrast to what could be a very feminine outfit, especially with the ruffles around the jacket and the silk and lace of the sleeveless top. Did I mention that was a garage sale find last year?

Speaking of garage sales…today and tomorrow! I am on the lookout for a pair of oxford flats, and I definitely wouldn’t mind a few more mens’ watches. Is that too much to ask for?