Daily: Some Color

After a reader request that I take a break from last week’s black trend and the fact that I was waiting for a special occasion to wear my new tank from LOFT, I thought my friend’s birthday party was the perfect opportunity to do both. Liz, my photographer while I’m at school, was turning 21, so we had a surprise party for her. Here’s the breakdown:

Embellished Tank: LOFT
Camisole: Gap
Shorts: Garage sale (Banana Republic)
Sandals: AJ Wright
Bangles: Elder Beerman/Von Maur
Ring: Rue21
Earrings: Macy’s/Peebles

Isn’t this tank absolutely beautiful? I love the color, but I loved the price even more (I got it during LOFT’s extra 50% off clearance items sale). My sandals are fairly trendy, so I should probably get as much use out of them as possible this summer. The problem with any ankle straps, including the ones on my sandals, is that they tend to cut the leg-line. Most of the time, you always want to look as long and as tall as possible (basically an optical illusion), so shoes with ankle straps are not the way to go. If you do have ankle straps, the best way to prevent cutting your leg-line is to wear shorter (but not inappropriate) shorts or skirts to lengthen the appearance of you legs. Just a little FYI there.

 I just bought my ring for two dollars; I’m not quite sure what’s up with my current addiction with all things owl, but the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I also found a cute, gold owl decorative plate at a garage sale last week. Like I said, it’s an addiction.