|top: American Eagle (similar) // pants: Forever 21 // shoes: Steve Madden|
photos by Briley Noel
I wanted to start off my 30x30 with the two items that inspired me to do it. These pants and this top are two of the most difficult items in my closet to style. I've actually only worn the blouse once on the blog, and I think only two times in life. The overwhelming response on styling these pants has been to go with a color in the same tone, so I thought this purple blouse (that even has a little bit of the jade-green in the embroidery) would be a good pick.
Seeing it in photographs, I actually don't like it as much as I thought I would. I like the colors together, but the two pieces are just too complicated and the shapes don't flatter me when combined.
Oh well, that's part of what the 30x30 is about! Trying new things, being creative, and possibly even letting go of things that just don't have a place in my closet so that someone else can love them.