January is a great time to reassess your wardrobe, enjoy your holiday gifts, and pick up sale items from your favorite places to shop. I enjoy browsing in the stores, online, and in my closet. I also have fun rummaging in relative’s closets like your sister for a place to begin. Obtain permission before you dive into your sister’s closet. Even if you are close you could damage your relationship with unapproved closet shopping.
I pulled together a Sunday brunch outfit with a ‘Wardrobe Remix’. When you remix begin with a color palette. I began with a chocolate brown faux leather skirt from NY&CO I picked up last season from Century III mall. It was a closeout great price, coming in under $10.00.
I had an old taupe stretch lace bodysuit in my drawer which I love but I don’t think it looks as fresh as it once did. I did not purge it last year but have not worn it. What to do? Layer the old lace stretch lace bodysuit with a new stretch lace top. The new top is in a complimentary color, chocolate brown, with an empire bodice and three quarter length sleeves. The V-neck and three quarter length sleeves allows the old lace bodysuit to peek through and carry the eye from the bottom layer to the outer pulling the look together. The empire bodice and three quarter sleeve length of the lace top is from Ross for Less in the North Hills and a fresh new look. Layering gives the look a fresh snap.
I added a brown faux alligator textured belt with a rustic western style buckle I picked up at NY&CO South Hills Village. Pittsburgh has not been as freezing cold all January as it can be so I ran out to brunch with a classic mohair cocoon sweater in a light taupe color. I picked up that color in my over-the-knee faux suede boot from Sears South Hills Village.
The photographs are taken at the historic beautiful Station Square. They have great food and the history is very important to our great city of Pittsburgh.