I spent a few days in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, and loved everything about it! I have visited NYC several times before, but had yet to thoroughly explore Brooklyn. I loved the slower pace compared to Manhattan; and the tall, stately Brownstones with their high stoops flanked by lush hydrangeas. I will share more about our visit in another post..... but seriously, how adorable are these cute yellow flowers! On the walk to lunch one afternoon, I was realistically close to complaining about how hot it was outside (and how we should catch an uber if we want our makeup and outfits to last the rest of the day), only to be greeted moments later by this tangled mishmash of yellow. It may not sound revolutionary, but in that moment, I found the juxtaposition so sweet and endearing.
This outfit was just as spontaneous. I spontaneously popped into Beehive boutique in Fort Worth one day, after paint shopping next door, and found this stripe-trimmed tank on sale; and the Topshop floral wrap skirt was a Nordstrom Rack clearance find one afternoon while I was supposed to be packing for this trip and not shopping. I had no intentions of wearing them together until getting ready that morning in our apartment. It turned out to be a happy surprise!
This look was completely out of my comfort zone in a few ways... 1) mixing floral and stripes, and 2) wearing yellow. Not that I don't like yellow--I adore it!--but I haven't figured out how to make it work for me since going blonde. This look was perfect in that it combined enough of those two factors without making me feel unlike myself... I didn't feel out of character at all. It had many features that made me feel like the best version of myself.... including the tank top's straps (so flattering to the shoulders) and the flat mules I paired it with (I suppose I could have gotten more creative there, but I needed something I could walk all day in). I even purchased a silk bead bracelet from Nomi during our event and added it to the ensemble. It's become a staple piece since!
Here's to spontaneity and abandoning comfort zones!