I may have set a new speed record for the photo shoot for this outfit; it was 28 degrees outside on a Sunday morning when I rushed out, sans coat, and tried to find a spot with some sun to stand in.
The inspiration outfit paired a long shirt with a skirt, so I pulled out this electric blue collared tunic I recently bought and matched it up with a black and white patterned skirt.
Since I’m on a roll with turtlenecks, I naturally wore one underneath. (Also: 28 degrees.)
As for the tights, I remembered I had a pair in almost the identical blue color. But they were also a more sheer weight, not warm enough by themselves. Sudden brain storm: why not wear them under an equally lightweight pair of black patterned tights?
For the shoes, I could have worn my black knee-high leather boots. Again. Instead I chose what I call my Eiffel tower shoes; the cutout on the instep reminds me of the Paris landmark. (They also feel a bit Downton Abbey, right?)
The final piece was a simple long silvertone pendant on a black silk cord from Express that I’ve had for ages and ages, possibly even decades. A look this minimalist never gets dated.
Turtleneck: Mossimo ($12.99, Target).
Tunic top: Calvin Klein (vaguely similar, $74, J Jill).
Skirt: LOFT (similar, $49.99 on sale, Ann Taylor).
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks Plush Weave ($109.99, Zappos).
Necklace: Express (similar, $64.99 on sale, Calvin Klein).
Outfit level: 4
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