There’s just nothing quite like the open space of the top story of parking garage, don’t you think? So much elevated concrete – ideal for mid-summer fireworks watching, spring star gazing, and in the off season? Outfit photo adventures. This set represents the last outfit we shot just before Christmas, and lemme tell you – I’ve been holding on to it for a little longer than necessary.
This outfit is special to me – it’s one of the few ensembles in my closet that I’ve willfully repeated, and every time I wear it, it makes me feel smart, put-together, and classically vintage. I purchased the skirt in one of my pre-fall thrifting escapades, and it remains one of my favorite finds. Though it must be at least 20+ years old, the pencil shape, wool material, and color scheme is so on-trend for this season, and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it for years to come. And this cardigan? I bought it to wear at my wedding, and I’ve loved finding ways to repurpose and restyle it since. It’s a cropped length, and this pencil skirt is a little on the high-waisted side, so they seem to work in perfect tandem with each other. This post is a little photo-heavy, but you know what? It’s my prerogative
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters (old, similar version from Anthropologie here, plain version under $50 here, stunning red option here, embellished lavender option here)
Pencil skirt: vintage Liz Claiborne Classics (inexpensive version here, pricey version (on sale!) here)
Purse: Kate Spade (purchased on sale at the outlet!)
Suede pumps: Sole Society (old, similar shape/material here - several of my favorite bloggers have partnered with Sole Society – use codes “WHATIWORE20″ “KE20″ “DLOVEF20″ or “THEDAYBOOK20″ to get $20 off your first purchase through the end of January!)
Jewels: right arm bracelet, Forever21 (same); left arm watch, Fossil (old, similar here); gold bamboo cuff, vintage – from my grandmother’s closet (super cute version on Etsy, while it lasts!)
Hosiery: J.Crew Factory (sold out, STILL looking for another pair!)
Hello perfect parking garage light!
And parking garage smiles!
Those tights – still eluding me!
And, just for fun… further proof that I just can’t take myself seriously, when it comes to photographing outfits:
Mike – when are doing this again?! (All photos were taken by my friend Mike, of Michael Hansen Photography at Southlake Town Square. You can check out his blog here, and his Facebook page here. You can also follow him on Instagram @jmhansen OR on twitter @jmhansenphoto).