I've purchased a lot of clothes this summer, so buying a whole new outfit would have made me feel guilty. I needed to keep it to one article of clothing. And instantly, I knew. Georgina on Cupcake's Clothes recently modeled a pink and white eyelet skirt from ASOS Curve. I'm always on the hunt for pink, so I checked out ASOS. The skirt was on sale for $15. I ordered it, thinking I had some pink and white tanks and cardis I could wear interchangeably with it, and hoped all would be well.
A week later, it showed up. The underlay is hot coral, but the white eyelet masks the overlay enough to dull it to appear bubble-gum pink. To give it a few of the Oscar de la Renta touches that I loved on the runway, I tied my cardigan at the bottom to mirror the cropped style of the capelet, pinned on a flower brooch, and strung a ton of charms onto my necklace to make more of a statement (although it still seems a little underwhelming compared to the oversized globs of jewels on the models).
It's certainly no Oscar de la Renta, but it's a fun, feminine look with all of the pink and girlieness that I loved about the ad. I'd typically never wear a cardigan this way, but I think it works for this look. And when I wear it, I can pretend I'm wearing the real thing, because pretending is as close as I'm ever going to get. And I'm okay with that. I won't go into debt that way.
Pink Cardi - Dress Barn
Skirt - ASOS Curve
Shoes - Thrifted
Clutch & Brooch - Etsy
Necklace - Most charms from Brighton