You know what makes me feel great even when I'm feeling “ho-hum” as I did in my last post? Pretty clothes. They instantly lift my mood. I got my latest Gwynnie Bee shipment, which had new arrivals in it. They're coming fast and furious at 2x per month lately, which means I rarely have to recycle an outfit. Hurrah!
This time, I picked out 2 items that had the hunter green theme: a Kiyonna dress and a SimplyBe tunic. The dress is a universally flattering wrap fit, and you can't tell from the photo, but it has a super current high-low hem (shorter in the front, longer in the back. Don't confuse it with a mullet. It's WAY more cute). The tunic is just an easy piece with a fun bird print, and it included a belt. Sorry for the orbs in the photo – the garment is perfect. I paired it here with just regular bootcut jeans and flats. I've also worn it with dark skinny denim and knee high brown riding boots.
Kiyonna Winona Hi-Low Wrap Dress, size 3, via Gwynnie Bee; eloquii by The Limited necklace (old); black platform pumps by Torrid (old)
SimplyBe Bird Printed Belted Tunic, size 26 via Gwynnie Bee; premium denim boot cut jeans by Old Navy, size 24; metallic flats by Merona at Target (old)
Now, for the next outfit, I had been drooling over this sequin pencil skirt from ASOS for over a month. It was something I LOVED, but couldn't justify the cost since it's something I probably would only wear a couple of times (New Years Eve, anyone?). When I saw Gwynnie Bee had it, I leaped. Yes, I have a problem with sparkly things. They create a ridiculous distraction and make me feel just so damn happy. With the sparkle and emphasis on the lower half of the body, I chose to go with black for the top.
Alfani sleeveless shell with ribbon details, old from Macy's; v-neck cardigan with 3/4 sleeves from Old Navy (old)
Sequin pencil skirt by ASOS, size 22 via Gwynnie Bee
black platform pumps by Torrid (old)
earrings by Dorothy Perkins (old)
I swear, the older I get, the more sparkle I crave. This skirt is no exception. And it's no guilt since I can send it back to Gwynnie Bee and swap it out for a new item.
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