What I Wore

June 8, 2012 in Fashion, Style, Sustainability, What I Wore by alliemcc

I wasn't going anywhere special on Monday. I had a headache, and the weather was rather dreary. But I came up with this outfit which I am obsessed with — to the point that I re-created it in 2 hand painted illustrations. Crazy fashion girl that I am.

Ink and gouache on drawing paper.

: my husband's straw fedora – bought in a pinch at the Asbury Park, NJ boardwalk

: black & white buffalo check shirt – J. Crew, thrifted

: floral-on-black shawl with fringe – vintage, in all its polyester glory, gifted by a friend

: black jeans – Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted

: white, eyelet cotton sneakers – Keds, which I managed to snag a couple of years ago from either Gilt or 6pm.com

: black tote bag

Style Lesson of the Day:

Try a completely glamorous, outrageous shawl instead of a cardigan or jacket.

For the win.


Gouache with ink and gel pen on watercolor paper; collage assembled on matte board.