//blouse, belt, petticoat, heels: thrifted / skirt: made by me / tights: JCP//
Sometimes I show up at church looking like I could have stepped out of the 1950s. And I'm oddly ok with that. I wear what I like, and so long as I think it looks good (and it remains modest and appropriate for the particular situation), I don't really care too much what anyone else thinks of it. I used to be so self-conscious about what I wore, and I really cared about what other people thought. Now, I've discovered more about my own personal style, that it's eclectic and old-fashioned and sometimes a bit odd, and that manifests itself in the way I dress. For some reason, I feel so much more confident in my own skin when I dress that way.
Anyway, this is another one of those outfits where I kind of threw together a few pieces that I normally wouldn't have paired with each other, like this patterned blouse and my blue circle skirt. I'm usually very against mixing black and navy blue, but I realized that this skirt isn't quite navy blue, and I wondered if the two would go well together. And I think they really do! I also added my favorite burgundy tights and my black Oxford heels and belt to tie in with the black pattern, and make the outfit feel a little more put together. The burgundy tights also added a more modern touch to the outfit, in my opinion. And, finally, to make my skirt even more fun...I slipped on my vintage petticoat. I kind of loved the look so much I kept it on all day instead of changing after church, mostly because I love the swishy feel of my poofy skirt as I moved.
I hope you all are having a lovely start to your week!