Outfits: Heading out with Delancey

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

main outfit: 1 + 25 + 6 + 13 + 20
For a breakdown of the numbers, please see this post.

Let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start). Yoana Baraschi's Delancey Skirt ($128) has the grey-blue pattern that draws me in every time. There are a lot of circles going around for late summer/early fall but I prefer the the rectangles populating this silk-twill number. In my true size 8 this skirt sat true -- maybe a little tight around my thighs but all pencil skirts hug to some degree. My only worry is that the skirt will hike up throughout the day because of the slippery silk top.

I'm always impressed by Anthropologie's in-store outfit combinations. They match patterns in a way that I could never do but always love. On my own I keep things much more simple so this outfit remains pretty neutral with a pop of color. I added Edme & Esyllte's Annelea Blouse ($58), a work-friendly top with some lovely sweetheart ruching. Usually I size down in their tops but my true size 6 was the right size in this top to keep things locked and loaded. To combat the office air conditioner I selected the Tread-Filled Cardigan ($98) which feeds my obsession for embellished cardis. The length is great to cinch with a belt though for this outfit I'd probably wear it open to allow the skirt and top to be the stars.

Darling Delancey
Darling Delancey by roxyturtle

I love fun shoes and the Spice Chest Heels ($198) are no exception. I have not tried these on yet. But they were too alluring to resist. They remind me of spats in some ways; no flaps or buttons but the same color block look. And finally for a bit of pop I added Joe's Chipper Tote ($199). Like this outfit, the deep red will transition well from summer to fall. A couple of accessories added to the Polyvore set above and voilĂ ! A fun work outfit.

If $648 for one outfit gives you pause here are some alternatives:
1 + 4 + 10 (in dark grey) = $274
1 + 4 + 12 = $284