WIW 05.30 [inspired by Angie's citron and light blue]

When I saw Angie's cheerful homage to the mothers in her life I just knew that I wanted to find a way wear something similar. How fun is that color combo, especially in beautifully fitting Modern Classic pieces?? The weather has finally cooperated, which worked out well because I did want to wait for my own little gray pumps to arrive before wearing this since it makes me smile to share that one exact element. My style isn't as MC-centric, so I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone that my version has a huge dose of 70s (and a little bit of 80s) to it.

My very limited items in yellow and light blue pretty much dictated how this outfit came together. Since my only light blue tops are in the form of periwinkle cat prints (why yes, plural), I deemed this acid washed denim vest "light blue enough" -- of course, it does give a totally different vibe than a tuxedo shirt, even though I buttoned it up ;) To keep the collar put, I've got the ends discreetly safety-pinned down; the pins completely disappear against the wash. And happily I was able sneak a little actual light blue in the form of earrings. The gray pumps in my version are a less striking element than in Angie's outfit because I've actually got gray in my skirt, but the suede still adds to the textural richness. I also wanted to don a similar lip color, so I tried layering two of my pinks but in retrospect I think a pink and red would've been a better combo. Still, the juicy pink shade is totally in the spirit of Angie's watermelon lippie and I do like how fun it looks with this outfit.

The slightly awkward not-quite-ready-for-the-snap center photo is courtesy of me not remembering to charge the camera battery last night ^^ As an aside, I dunno what's with it but my hair is extra crazy today. Not at all like Angie's cool, contained wildness. But I suppose that just adds to how this outfit is me.

I'm super happy in this today, and am thinking it'd even be a great option for the meetup later in June. Thanks for always being such wonderful inspiration, Angie! <3

Available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    Love this! The colours, the high low hem, the co-ordinating sunnies. Fresh and feminine in a cooly restrained way. Does that make sense?

  • replied 6 years ago

    Very pretty!

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Love everything about this outfit Aida, it is very feminine.  And that is one gorgeous watch!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    I really like the skirt with the shoes. Unfortunately I have huge reservations about the vest worn like that. Reminded a bit of the comedian, Larry the Cable Guy. Though you're much prettier.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thank you ladies!

    Anna, hah! I don't really watch the comedy stylings of Mr. Cable Guy, but yes I could see the connection there. I did it up and unbuttoned it several times before finally deciding that this way just felt better, for whatever reason. Well I do live in Everett, after all ;)

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    I like your interpretation of Angie's outfit! The hi-low hem on the skirt is one of my favorites, and I love the denim vest worn buttoned up as a shirt. This is another one of my favorites.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Just lovely Aida! So feminine and summery. The cropped denim is fab with your hi low skirt and all your accessories mix and match beautifully.

  • citygirldc replied 6 years ago

    I'm late to respond but loving this outfit. Nice colors.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    The outfit, the sentiment, and the heart that you put into all your posts. I am humbled and touched. Much love. xo

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Seeing you wear Angie's shoes has put extra itch into my trigger finger. Gorgeous, elegant and funky all at once.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Oh boy! Would you mind if I copied every outfit of yours? It might be a true PITA! LOL! I really love how you have used your denim jacket as shirt here. Very clever and beautiful skirt. Love!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Apologies for getting back to this so late, work has been hectic! Thank you all very much for the wonderful comments, I really appreciate them. This outfit really was such a pleasure to wear, and made me feel super fab.

    Angie, thank you, it is my pleasure ^^

    Neel, hah feel free to copy away :D

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    This outfit is right on trend with Angie's blog post today.  And that denim vest gives you a nice shape.

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