Today's Everyday Fashion: Style Experiments

Wool hat with fringe chandelier earrings
 Inspiration:  Express

Inspiration: Express

Floral top, suede skirt, lace up heels, wool hat

Several of my posts lately have had a similar theme - new items, trends or styles that I'm testing the waters with and unsure of. Which might seem a little silly, right? If you're unsure about it, it should go right back on the rack? That can certainly be the right answer at times, but for me, my absolute favorite purchases and outfits are often the ones that I feel the most uneasy about. I think it's because my goal for dressing is often to push the envelope and be right outside my comfort zone. Last week I thought an outfit might be too "medieval," another shirt was a "sailor costume" and today I look straight out of a 70's party! I ride the "undecided" line a lot, but that's what (to me) makes getting dressed the most fun!

Would you wear today's outfit, or does it venture too far into costume territory for you?

Top: J.Crew Factory, $23
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, $33 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Hat: Express, $12 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: ShoeMint, $75 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse and hat are 3 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Top is 6 months ago. Skirt and earrings are recent.

70's floral blouses under $100