Outfit: On Top of the World

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Worth it.

It’s an unusual outfit for me–I normally dislike this top, but something about it being tucked into this particular skirt makes it work.  It makes me feel chic, especially with my favorite choker just peeking out under the collar.  And that’s not to make the other little details any less significant; the embroidery on that skirt is to die for, and those booties have the most engaging, rich shade of wine, don’t you think?

In fact, the whole thing felt good enough to wear to an artist talk at the local art museum, which I attended during my lunch hour.  The exhibition currently on display features the work of Nigerian American artist Nnenna Okore, who creates these beautiful, massive sculptures out of found materials–the ones we saw were made of meticulously twisted newspapers or frayed, wired, and painted burlap sacks.  They represent interconnectedness, the networks of life.  Here’s an example of one of her burlap pieces:

nnenna okoreI think maybe I’ll do a “Pretty Please” post on these guys…

Headband: old, Forever 21

Jacket: old, ModCloth

Necklace: old, ModCloth

Shirt: old, Gap

Skirt: thrifted

Tights: old, Urban Outfitters

Booties: old, Seychelles

Bag: old, Melie Bianco


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