First, CHECK MY GUEST POST IN SMITTEN! I'm so glad that Rosemary (one of my favorite bloggers from way back that inspired me to start up kel.KEL) gave me the chance to talk about my hometown because I think Houston too-often gets overshadowed by Austin and Dallas when it deserves its own recognition. Well, that's this native Houstonian's opinion, anyway, ha!
I pulled out the standby lazy day outfit of a top + blazer + skinny jeans and in no way am I ashamed. Some days I just can't be bothered to use the ol' noodle in the morning, you know? And on those days, it's good to have a tried and true ensemble ready to go, especially one where only two elements need to be considered (top and shoes).
debonair doily top, anthropologie
shrunken schoolboy blazer, gap [x]
denim, joe's jeans
snakeskin elly criss-cross wedge flats, cole haan [x-ish]
monocle necklace, gift
stone bracelet, lucky brand
flower ring, f21
I know I rock the monocle necklace a lot, but it is seriously one of my favorite necklaces ever. My good friend Karen (hi Karen!) gave it to me a few Christmases ago as a joke gift. I had been telling her for some time that my fashion idol was Mr. Peanut and that I wished I had a monocle like him. She took me up on it and well, Mr. Peanut may actually be my muse after all because I love this monocle necklace!
All I need now is a top hat, a cane, and some spats to complete the look. But in all seriousness, do any of you have someone who you look up to as a fashion inspiration? And are there any of you with a rather unusual fashion idol out there?