WEEKEND WEAR : Dress-ing Up & Helping Others


As some of you know, I have a part time job with Anthropologie. You know, the store that provides an experience for each client that walks in - be it in their lit candles around the store, the plethora of inspiring home goods, or shopping their unique, travel-inspired clothing options. I've loved working in the fitting rooms area recently because it gives me full opportunity to help women piece outfits together! They walk out for a second opinion, my opinion, and sometimes the yay or nay from a girlfriend who came along too. Anthro has also given me a new reason to dress up more often!...

(Photos by Peyton, edited by me)

It's been fun to have co-workers who approach their style expressions much like I do. Especially in the skirt or shirt OVER a dress concept!

The Look: The skirt brings lengthens the hem line and the crop top adds a little extra pattern-spunk. I chose a blue & gold statement necklace because of the color story I introduce in the Mix it Up look - keep scrolling!

Mix it Up - Skirt & top: I recently bought this striped shirt and just haven't been able to stop wearing it. It's quite similar to another one I have, but I love the dropped shoulder seams and thinner fabric.

The Experiment: I brought in the black and white pattern in through the batwing shirt, swapped the blue from the necklace with a blue skirt, and added a wide, black belt!

Three looks - all similar in style and color. With having a few trips coming up and my need to dress up for Anthropologie, I'm really loving styling complimentary looks with only a few differing pieces!

What do you think? Are you catching onto this color story concept in your own wardrobe? Tell me in the comments!

|| Dress, striped croptop & batwing shirt: H&M, on sale. Skirts: Goodwill. Black belt: Kohls, came with another dress purchase. Necklaces & Earrings: Gifted. Rings: H&M & Lou Lou Boutiques, gift card. Gold Sandals: Target, clearanced. Location: Midlothian, Virginia. ||

--Tara M.