July 30, 2013

Mixing Metals

I wore this to a wine and cheese type get together on Saturday night. I asked the host what to wear and got a very vague answer, so I ended up dressing pretty casually. Little did I know that all the other women were going to wear dresses and heels! You always hear the saying that it's better to be overdressed than underdressed, and I wish I had heeded that advice this time! In terms of the outfit, I drew inspiration from the tan overlay on the black shirt, and decided to mix metals on my wrist because the gold and silver could both technically "go" with an outfit like this. At first I also had on 3 necklaces in different metals, but considering there were going to be many people at this gathering that I didn't know, I decided to tone it down a bit and only wore one necklace. What do you think about mixing metals? Is it something that you've done before, or would you do it in the future?
Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21 (only $7.80!)
Sandals: Target (similar)
Necklace: Ann Taylor
Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar), Ebay (similar), David Yurman
Bag: Longchamp


  1. I'm pretty old-fashioned, but mixing metals doesn't faze me anymore. Granted, there is a time and a place for everything; but particularly with a funky, fun, young look -- I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. In retrospect, this would have been a great outing for the Ann Taylor paisley dress. It is flexible enough to be safe in a wide range of environments, and certainly fits with the wine and cheese styled in the invite. Still, you looked darling; and I can't believe you were the only casual dresser there.

  2. LOVE that bag! Mixing metals is a bit weird for me still, but I'm getting more used to it.

  3. I know, the dress would have been perfect for the occasion. Yep, there were about 7 other women there and everyone was wearing a dress! Poor planning on my part, haha.

  4. non committal dress codes are the worst. I never get it right.