It took a few days to figure it out, but I finally came up with a red/brown combo. I don't wear much brown, having been traumatised at an early age by a chocolate/cream coloured school uniform, so it tends to be reserved for accents.
I found this little top, another gift from my awesome sister, when I was purging the holding pen over the weekend. I'll be honest, I'm not sure about it. I quite like it, it fits nicely but it doesn't thrill me and I wonder if it's adding pounds to my somewhat top-heavy figure. Also perhaps a bit dated, but that's rarely a deal breaker for me if I like something.
I paired it with navy tights and this skirt, a genius number from local hero BYBROWN, one of my favourite Amsterdam brands. You can't see from the picture but the ruches can be undone and adjusted on tiny hooks in the blue band.
The other things you can't quite see are my lovely Dr Martens Elizabeth brogues, which I had to have since that's my name, and who can resist a gorgeous pair of shoes with her name on?
I never would have thought of putting these two items together but the colours and the ruches are playing so nicely that I think I might give the top a reprieve and see if I can find some other ways to style it. What do you ladies think?
Thanks for the inspiration Angie!