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Outfit: Break the Rules

When it comes to fashion, I don't have a lot of "rules." After all I think fashion should be fun and you should constantly be trying new things and pushing your style to evolve. I think most fashion rules - no white after Labor Day, no mixing navy and black, and no sequins during the day - are meant to be broken.

But there are a few rules I follow, like only show off one body part at a time (legs or d├ęcolletage, not both), tights are not acceptable as pants, and finally, if you are an adult woman, you should not be shopping in the junior's department. This last one I thought I was pretty dedicated to, after all juniors clothing is designed for young women who have very different bodies than adult women. 

The other day, however, I broke my own rule. I was walking through Dillards and I saw the most adorable pink and red plaid skirt, in the juniors department! I was instantly attracted to the unique color combo (another forbidden fruit) and the flare shape of the skirt. I couldn't help but try it on. Naturally I had to go up a size to compensate for the juniors cut, but to my surprise it was adorable and well made (it is my favorite structured ponte fabric)!

hat // shirt // skirt // sunnies // socks // shoes // bag (no longer available, similar)

Since it is a junior's cut, the skirt is a bit too short for teaching. But I think it will transition well into winter and look great with back tights and grey knee socks. I also think I need to wear more pink and red together, I love it!

Which fashion rules do you live by and which ones are you willing to break?

Ashley B
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  1. Loving this skirt on you and I agree, fashion rules are meant to be broken!

  2. Have you checked out the Nordstrom's junior department? Its amaaaazing! Good basics like jeans, cardigans and (faux) silk tanks. Obviously a lot of it is too trendy/teen-ish, but the classics they stock are great staples!

  3. Sometimes it's fun to break even your own personal rules. For awhile I was strongly against mixing brown and black but then I got a cute sweater that had both colors in it, and I would forever break the rules going forward.


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