mix + match

I love how certain color palettes correspond to specific seasons.  When fall rolls around I always find myself drawn to rust, mustard, navy, and wine.  Color that are a little more subdued, but still rich.  Fall has so many of it's own colors that it's hard to not be inspired by my surroundings.  This herringbone skirt is a fall staple.  I almost never wear it during any other time of the year, despite it being one of my favorite pieces.  The warm weather is lingering on, but this outfit with a pair of tights and a cardigan would work just perfectly once the temperatures drop.  

As always, I'm mixing prints.  I have a deplorable lack of leopard print in my closet, especially for a blog called Delightfully Tacky.  I feel like leopard print perfectly walks that line of being delightfully tacky.  It's luxe but also a bit kitschy, which is right up my alley.  Of course, sometimes leopard print can stray into full-on tacky (oh hai, leopard snuggies), but I love when it's deployed well.  Some more discerning people might avoid pairing leopard with other prints, but I'm pretty sure I can't not mix prints, so of course I am.  Next time, though, I think I might pair it with an LBD for a date night.  The bright orange would be a fun punch of color against black.


watch + clutch/courtesy of fossil :: top(dress)/courtesy of lace affair :: skirt/target
necklace/courtesy of moorea seal :: bracelets/courtesy of musana jewelry + jewelmint
shoes/courtesy of blowfish :: glasses/target

I saw Rebecca post a picture on instagram wearing a huge stack of bracelets and I was inspired to create my own "arm party."  I wear so few wrist adornments because most of them are too big and just fall off over my hand.  I had to remove four segments to get this watch to fit, but I'm glad I did because it makes me feel pretty fabulous.  I really love the look of stacked bracelets and watches, so I might start doing it more often!  Elastic bracelets work better than, say, bangles.  I'm pretty sure I could wear most bangles around my upper arm.  Maybe I'll start doing that too.  A little Xena Warrior Princess realness, eh?  

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