Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rock Your Socks Off

Recently Linda over at Struggles of a Creative Mind challenged me to sport a JCrew-inspired ensemble featuring bright socks! I don't have any neon socks, so I kind of cheated with this burgundy pair. Drawing inspiration from the JCrew photos, I put together a ruffly blouse, structured blazer, distressed denim, dainty peep-toes and of course the socks. I think I like the outfit with white socks better. What do you guys think?

Thanks for thinking of me, Linda. It was fun! If I acquire any neon socks, I will definitely put together another look.
Blouse: Rebecca Taylor, thrifted, $23 // Blazer: Vintage Levi's, thrifted, $1.50 // Jeans: Almost Famous, TJMaxx, $20 // Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless

27 comments:

piglet said...

Cute, I like it!
Maybe pink socks to match the blouse?

Laura Gerencser said...

I like it much better with the red socks! Looks really cute!!

Clare said...

I actually think I like it best with the maroon socks! What a great, creative look.

Revolution Vintage said...

SUPER cute!

Lexie said...

i too like it better with the first pair of socks, but i know sometimes things look different in real life than in photographs!

alissa said...

i agree with the others - the red is more unexpected! but if it were me id probably wear the white haha i tend to tone things down. love the top with that blazer!

Lizzie Jeanne said...

love it, definately look for some bright pink or even green socks, so cute!

Chelsie Te(e)la said...

I also like the red socks best. Great outfit!

alicat said...

I love the red socks, too! It adds an unexpected touch much like the neon in the JCREW catalog.

Linda said...

WOOT WOOT! Thanks for taking the challenge!
I like the burgundy socks best too... I knew you could rock this!
Seriously though keep your eyes open for the neon ones because you can definatly pull it off.

Kyla said...

You can totally pull this off! I love the red socks!

Only 4 more days!!!!!!

FashionAddict said...

Wow, so very cute! I like the red best. Can I ask how you do your hair like that? It's fantastic!

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks, everyone!

I'm glad you all like the red socks best because that's the outfit I actually wore. :)

FashionAddict -

I put my hair into two low pigtails, braid one and pin it on top of my head with bobby pins. Braid the other, use it to cover up where I pinned the first braid, tuck the end of it into the first braid and pin it into place. I always have to use a lot of pins, and it usually looks a little messy. It helps to have a lot of length.

eednic said...

i like the outfit both ways. i'm privy to the bright socks for some reason.

just my style said...

I think the red socks look amazing.... I was sad when I kept scrolling and found plain ole white socks! Rock the RED!!!!

God Made Me fuNky said...

I love the one with the red socks, they look so different, dnt know whether I will be able to wear something like this or not but it looks damn good on you. love the color of the blazer and the blouse.

Orchid Grey said...

very cute, I love Jcrew!

katie said...

the burgundy socks make the color of your lips pop! go burgundy!

Laura said...

if i had to choose, i would go with the red socks. definitely. great job with the challenge--very j.crew!

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K*Rock said...

I like the red socks, hands down! Also, I noticed the hair style you've been rockin' lately - I'm soooo into braids right now and I love yours!

Dylana said...

I love this look with the red socks! So chic and quirky! Great blog! I am def. a follower now!

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cutandsew said...

You always come out with the best ideas ever for your outfits. I'm totally jealous

Sooo L.A. said...

this outfit is stunning! i would have NEVER came up with something like that! LOVE IT!!!

xoxo

Capricioustraveler said...

I love the red sock outfit! You really look fantastic!

Fashion Obsessed said...

loveeee the red socksss & the jeans &&& ur blog!

the Rynham said...

love this look - with both socks!
-JB

xpander said...

definitely the white socks- very lolita, very cute!