When I was coming up with a outfit for my first Speech team tornmament this Saturday, I wanted to make an impression. This being a professional event, I needed to find a way to look put together, chic, yet girly at the same time. I found my self wearing a black blouse with the tie detailing, tucked under a pretty cream pleated skirt and brown tights. I looked unique compared to the other contestants, but still managed to look well qualified and like I knew what I was doing. While most girls were wearing a pencil skirt and a blazer, I was wearing a softer outfit that still got the point across, and I realized something, that over the years, women's style in the work place has changed, onto the crisp boring black, there is not girly feel. I just wanted to bring back that inspiration with the girly touch in my collection! I couldn't help but feel like I was living a European fantasy, no doubt a stereotype, but I always associate these soft girly pieces, complete with pastel colors, collars (peter pan as well, obviously), pleats,bows, and of course pearls with Europe. I can imagine an innocent, yet professional girl, clad in her trench coat with a light dress underneath, running across the street to get to work. So the next time you're looking for dressed up outfit... think the girly way out! And of course, look for the collection for inspiration for your own European Fantasy.
Be sure to check out my blog for more sets and ideas: http://booyahitsriya.blogspot.com/2012/11/on-go-european-fantasy.html