We survived! Not that the date automatically drops the temperature, but as of tomorrow we will have survived the summer. September is actually moving along faster than I expected. Summer was the time of relaxation and carefree living back when I was in school. With two to three months away from school, who wouldn’t choose summer as their favorite season? Of course, as you grow older you come to realize (or at least I have) that summer is in fact not the best season. Living in Texas, it’s actually the worst season.
So why am I rambling about the seasons?
Well, I wore this outfit over the weekend while making the usual trip to Target. I had a purpose this time: I was returning a top I purchased from the Altuzarra for Target line. Did anyone scope out the arrivals when they were released on the 14th? My friends and I stopped by one of our local Target stores, but we weren’t impressed. I liked a few things from the collection, it’s just that my location didn’t carry a majority of the good stuff. Because simply returning an item and heading back home isn’t possible for me, I perused the wonderful store of Target for a bit of inspiration. As expected, Halloween stuff was on full display. What wasn’t expected was the display of Christmas items. This is why I’m so in love with Fall. It’s the first indicator towards the beginning of the holiday season. I’m that annoying person that turns into Cindy Lou Who around the holidays, especially since I don’t work in retail anymore. Hopefully I’ll be able to incorporate a bit of my holiday spirit with a few festive posts sprinkled throughout the normal content as we pass through each upcoming holiday.
So let’s talk a little more about this outfit. The focus is the gold foil of the tank, which is what immediately caught my eye when I first spotted this at Nordstrom. I’m part of the anti-leggings-as-pants club, so I contemplated in-store for a bit as to what bottoms I would pair with the tank that wouldn’t have a bulky blue jean pocket outline on the backside. The perfect solution was luckily already in my closet. The bottoms are a high-waisted riding pant from Forever 21 that I purchased last year when I went to my first Lydia concert. They look and feel like liquid leggings, but they have seamless back pockets and all the zipper and button makings of a normal pant.
Since the tank hangs low, I didn’t want to wear boots for the shoes since they will shorten my already short legs. My leopard print moccasins added a mix of print. As for the chambray top layered over the tank, it was my lightweight alternative to a denim jacket. Not to mention, the only denim jacket I own is cropped and that would throw off the proportions to pair it with such a long top. One thing to note about the foil tank is its wearability. On the hanger, it looked like your average tank with a pretty yet wearable low-scoop back. Once I put it on, I was not so pleasantly surprised by the revealing sides. The front of the tank is cut in such a way that wearing it alone isn’t an option unless you’re A-ok with a considerable amount of sideboob peeking out, which of course I am not. If you really want to wear this tank without a jacket overtop, my suggestion is to pair it with a bralette that has a low or caged back so it can add to the low backline rather than negate it in a way that a basic cami would.
And yes, I did totally splurge on the one thing I never thought I’d splurge on. A post will be up to discuss that particular item in detail this week. Kudos to you if you know what I’m talking about. As for the beauty items, on my nails I’m wearing Essie’s “The Perfect Cover Up” from their Fall 2014 Trend collection. On my lips is a Kate Moss for Rimmel London lipstick in the shade number 104.