Friday was another unseasonably warm day in Charlottesville – 73 degrees isn’t bad for February, and was strongly welcomed here after some pretty cold weeks this winter. It gave me a chance to break in some new pieces and to experiment with khaki.
Hat (new) and shoes (0ld): Target
Pants: Ralph Lauren, secondhand from Divine Consign fall sale
I’m usually wary of going for an all-over khaki look, for the risk of looking washed out, too monotone, or dull. Or looking like the Sand People from Star Wars. But this look seems to work well, due to several factors:
- The contrast of the matching dark brown in the necklace, belt, and shoes (and also the dark blue of the hat’s band) creates more interest to the eye while keeping the outfit balanced.
- The stripes and unique neckline of the top are also visually interesting and provide a focus for the eye.
- The belt adds shape to the outfit – important, really, for any ensemble.
Now for Part II of this post – my new Michael Kors bag I nabbed with my sky miles! (Much due to the encouragement from my dear readers.) I can’t wait to carry this on the plane with me to Jamaica. It’s easily the biggest handbag I’ve ever had. Some would possibly argue it might be too big for my frame. No matter – I think it’ll make, if nothing else, a great travel bag.
Michael Kors “Hamilton” bag
I went with a different bag than I had posted about earlier. I thought this one was a little more classic, it was cheaper (miles-wise), and I don’t really need the matching wallet the other bag had (my little Nine West wallet from many Christmases ago is holding up pretty well). I love it! I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for bags.
(FYI Charlottesville, you can find Michael Kors bags at Belk, and sometimes even a small selection at T.J. Maxx.)