Now, don't get me wrong, I love online shopping, but sometimes you need a little instant gratification. After choosing a few pieces online, I decided to venture into my Lane Bryant store of choice at The Avenue West Cobb. I was immediately greeted by Assistant Manager Clarissa Alexander. After explaining my purpose, and showing Clarissa the items I found online and overall look I wanted to style, I think she was a little concerned.
As you already know, I have an affinity for color blocking and pattern play and the look I had chosen pushed the boundaries of both trends, even for me. Although I don't think she loved my overall vision, she never for one moment discouraged it. Unfortunately, the main components for my look were not available in store, however she was kind enough to honor the sale that was on lanebryant.com and order the missing pieces for me and ring my pieces up from the store.
After only 3 days of waiting, my pieces finally arrived. This was it, I would finally know if the look that I had envisioned would become a reality. After showing the un-styled pieces to my co-workers, friends and family, I was met with the same skepticism that plagued me from day one. As singular pieces, the juxtaposition of the patterns and colors was jarring, however with the proper styling and the right accessories I knew I could pull the look together. Fashion is about taking calculated risks to achieve amazing results and this look did just that. So, without further ado, I present to you, "Urban Jungle Chic".
|Clothing: Lane Bryant, Clutch: Shoe Dazzle, Shoes: Shoe Mint, Necklace & Ring: Banana Republic (no longer available) Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Prada|
What do you think??? I paired the Lane Collection Scuba Ankle Pants in bright chartruse with a 3/4 Sleeve Perfect Shirt in humus and topped it all off with the Floral Sateen Jacket! The thing I love most about the look is that it works for day or play and the combination of colors and patterns can make this look also transition in to fall. In the next day or so, you will be able to vote on looks styled by myself and several other fabulous bloggers on Facebook. The winner will be revealed at the blogger conference during FFFWeek. I would love your votes and I will keep you posted with the deets. I would like to give a special thank you to Lane Bryant for their vote of confidence in me as well as to the team at Lane Bryant at The Avenue West Cobb for being so AWESOME!
"Make the world your personal runway!"
See you on the front row-
Parker S. <3