There was something so satisfying about all the little outfits, laid out flat, each one perfectly sized to fit on the doll. I had a Raggedy Ann paper doll with a whole shoebox full of dresses, all basically the same shape, all lavishly decorated with stripes, polka dots and flowers in vivid colors.
There's something extra good about playing with clothes that aren't your own, isn't there? That's one of the reasons I love the Shaped by Style group so much — borrowing someone else's clothes and trying to figure out how to style them is just plain fun.
This outfit comes to you courtesy of Kristina of Eccentric Owl, who looked through my archives and came up with this combo for me to wear. (You can see the look I styled for her here.) It's a perfect guest-style combo, because I definitely never would have put these items together myself. And, I'll be honest, I was skeptical at first.
Would the different shades of yellow in this blouse and skirt work together? Would flats make me look dumpy? Most of all: could I fit this belt around the waistband of this skirt? (It was a tight squeeze, but it worked out in the end.)
But when I put it all together, I was pleasantly surprised with how it all worked out. With the top tucked in, I loved the silhouette it created, and the shoes add a great pop of color and interest. (I get compliments EVERY time I wear these shoes, which are F21 via the thrift store. You never know!)
Thanks to Kristina for playing paper dolls with me! It was really fun, and I would love to do a style exchange with any other blogger who's up for it.
Tribal print top: a.n.a. (consignment bag sale)
Mustard skirt: Ann Taylor (thrifted)
Red ankle strap flats: F21 (thrifted)
Belt, necklace: Vintage (thrifted)
Total cost to me: About $15