I’m back, finally! And I decided that my returning post was going to be a PFC, my first in a long time. I finished my exams last week, but TBH, I haven’t fully recovered and I’m still trying to find a groove into life without studying. Thank you for your patience. I haven’t done much shopping over the past month with the exception of some activewear, and I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired, so I decided to take this challenge to try and get me going.
The challenge is hosted by Sew Petite Gal:
The Challenge: Candy Colorized : Take a bowl full of colorful candies (M&Ms, Jolly Ranchers, jelly beans, etc.), close your eyes, and draw 2-3 pieces. Now use those colors (+ a neutral of your choosing) to form the basis for your ensemble. **Extra brownie points if you post more than 1 colorful ensemble or if you add a DIY element (because I love DIYs so much!) :D**
When I’m in a style rut, sometimes I try to put together outfits that make me feel uncomfortable to try and push me out of that proverbial “box”, so for this PFC, that is what I tried to do. You’ll see in a moment what I mean.
Here is my bowl of candy. I decided to use some M&Ms. I was going to use some Smarties because they have more colors, but I forgot to buy some when I was Toronto, and they don’t sell them in the U.S:
There are the two colors I ended up choosing:
And the outfit (I apologize if the photos look strange, both my iPhoto and my Pixelmator are giving me issues right now, so much for upgrading):
H&M Collarless Blazer (similar here) / Theory Larryn Skirt (similar here and here) / GAP Stripe Tank (similar here and here) / Pour La Victiore Mai Wedge / Viktor Sabo Leather Obi Belt (Black, O/S) (similar here) / Forever21 Flat Link Chain Necklace / Material Girl and Forever21 Bracelets (similar here) / Forever21 Ring / Botkier Charlotte Clutch
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you can guess what it is about this outfit that makes me uncomfortable. LOL. And yes, I cheated and put the color on my feet just so I could use the skirt and these shoes that I’m currently obsessed with.
The blazer is the one non-gym-wear clothing items that I purchased this month. It comes with a ruched sleeve, but ruched sleeves on blazers bug me, so I took it upon myself to do some DIY-ing and cut out the elastic and pressed out the wrinkles. Does this get me some brownie points?!?:
The end result is bracelet-length sleeves, which is fine for a spring/summer blazer. I may decide to let them out a bit more using the technique I used here.
Check out what the other petites came up at Sew Petite Gal’s blog!