Well, today I've been inspired by a lovely lady in my office. Her name is Katrina and she always looks so great! She wears the cutest outfits and I envy her wardrobe. Now, it is easy to envy a younger woman her figure, her wardrobe and her ability to wear things we can no longer get away with but Katrina is a little different because she's not as young as she looks. I won't tell you her age but I was shocked when she told me how old she is because she looks so much younger. She is certainly blessed with good genes.
Friday's at our office is casual dress day. Most of us wear jeans and tennis shoes. Occasionally, Katrina will also do the jeans and tennies but today, this is what she's wearing:
A simple black dress with a distressed denim jacket.
With her hair up in a bun, the hoop earrings and the necklace, she looks very casual and put together. Her outfit is comfortable yet sexy. It's really the perfect outfit for a warm winter day. She has such a pretty face and generally wears a natural make up that compliments her skin tone and features. Isn't she gorgeous?
The shoes, she told me, are Jessica Simpson and she got them at a local boutique for a song (under $30!). Along with a really cute pedicure, the shoes make a really nice statement and compliment the outfit.
As I looked around the web to find patterns that would allow me to replicate this outfit. I found a Kwik Sew pattern on Etsy for the jacket but it looked a little 1980s and not modern at all. McCalls 5860 is a possibility but it would need to be shortened to achieve the same look.
So, I was wondering, with the plethora of resources available to us, where you get your fashion inspirations from? From the Internet? From fashion magazines? Or do you get it mostly from those you see on a daily basis?