Birds and Bows

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  I love it when an outfit comes together; it's like solving a riddle or completing a jigsaw puzzle.  This whimsical skirt called out to me this summer at the Saks sale, but it stood lonely and alone, no partner in sight. Nonetheless, I decided to take the skirt, as it was too cute and I couldn't resist its sale price. Once I got home, I tried it it with a black knit top but it felt very lackluster to me, diminishing the quirkiness of the skirt. So I did what any devoted fashionista would do, I headed back to Saks and scoured the racks for a top in black and cream. I found this Miu Miu sweater with these black birds flying tastefully on one side. It's cut reminded me of the short sleeved sweaters my mom wore in the 1950s, and it went perfectly with the a-line "bobby sock" feel of the skirt. We toyed with the idea of wearing a black slip underneath because the bows play peek a boo with my legs.  I decided it was not all that risqué, and went for it.
  These Aquazzura mules have been the recipient of many a compliment, and I wear them often because although they are high-ish, they are uber comfortable! Regretably, they were not on sale, but I will have them forever, and they are a classic design. I found similar ones for less and have linked them above. Tasteful whimsy always catches my eye, and this one is a classic.

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