Friday, February 18, 2011

Juxtaposition


I love fashion.  It's just so fun to play around with!

I was still gravitating toward really feminine pieces like my super springy outfit, but I decided to switch it up.  I couldn't resist this lacy blouse, but instead of wearing it as feminine as possible (which wouldn't be anything out of the ordinary for me), I decided to add a little bit of edge to it.


To juxtapose the femininity of the top, I added some harder, masculine details.  My boots are super structured, and I did my eye makeup harsher than usual.  I think the necklace (which I made) did a good job of balancing the two elements.  The angles of the diamond pendant are consistent with the more structured elements, and the dangling chains soften it up a bit.

While this might not be the way I'd usually style a frilly, lacy top, I enjoyed playing around today and really liked the final product.  Do you think it worked?  How should I style it next?








I really am a sucker for a June cameo.

blouse - via TJ Maxx
jeans - Old Navy
boots - Madden Girl, via DSW (now on sale!)
rings - Forever 21
necklace - available soon on my Etsy shop, Splendiferously Yours

16 inclinations:

Tasha said...[Reply to comment]

Cool blog!

tasha

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Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Tasha
Thanks for following! <3

Kenziefaith said...[Reply to comment]

I love your necklace!! Cute outfit!

KF x

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Kenziefaith
Thanks! A lot of time went into measuring and cutting the chains for the tassels, so I appreciated it!

(S) said...[Reply to comment]

I love that lacey top. I have been on the prowl for something good and lacy because my wardrobe is lacking that texture. Looks great.

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@(S)
Thanks! I got it for a great price at TJ Maxx. I'm glad to see lace coming out for spring! It's so feminine and pretty.

Not quite beautiful said...[Reply to comment]

A very soft and feminine outfit.

toya

x

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Not quite beautiful

Thanks! I love the timeless femininity of lace.

Cait said...[Reply to comment]

just came across your blog and its one of my new fav!

Linley said...[Reply to comment]

outfits of juxtaposition are always the best - in my opinion! i love the lace with the black bottom - it's still feminine, but with an edge! you look great!

Elissa said...[Reply to comment]

Heehee - we're both wearing lacy tops today. Must be due to the gorgeous weather Dallas has been having! I love how you mixed soft and tough elements in this outfit. It really looks great.

www.dresswithcourage.com

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Elissa
Thanks, Elissa! Who can resist a pretty top with this pretty weather! :)

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Linley
Thanks so much, Linley! I usually tend to go one way or the other, so it's fun to mix it up every now and then.

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Cait

Thanks, Cait! You're too sweet!

Mindy said...[Reply to comment]

I keep seeing lace all over the blogs and I love it! Need to get some more lace pieces for spring!

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@Mindy
I'm glad that lace is coming out of hiding!

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