Suit of Armor

ep31_main (1)ep31_sub Blazer: Eliza J  |  Top: Aryn K - Similar here  |  Pants: Flying Monkey  |  Pumps: BCBGeneration   Bag: Katherine Kwei - Similar here 

Sometimes walking out the door and facing what awaits you is hard.  We all have methods of coping, and fashion is a common one.  We wear red to feel brave, sweats to disappear, and suits to gain a sense of control.  And even though I maintain my usual fierce fashion sense even under the toughest conditions, there are subtle ways I prepare for harsh, emotional winds.  Starting with this gauzy, army green blouse.  It may be translucent and soft, but it’s defiant copper beaded placket down the front adds edge.  Then, I layer it with a sophisticated, single button, black blazer. When there are things to fix, be prepared to roll up your sleeves. And if your sleeves are ruched, you’re one step ahead.  Next, I pull both pieces together with a pair of sleek black trousers accented with gold zippers at each ankle and black platform pumps sporting a metallic toe.  Last, I accessorize with a large, structured bag that combines black and gold panels in equal measure.  The more coordinated my outfit (in color, texture, and tone), the more I believe everything will work itself out for the best.

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