Sweater: J.Crew (on sale!)  |  Skirt: The Limited (similar style)  |  Heels: Valentino  |  Bracelet: The Limited (on sale!)  |  Earrings: Tiffany & Co.  |  Clutch: Via Nordstrom Beauty Blogger event (similar style)  |  Headband: L. Erickson Via Nordstrom Rack (similar style)  |  Scarf: J.Crew Factory (similar style)  |  Tights: J.Crew Factory  |  Lipstick: YSL Rouge Voluupte #13   |  Lipgloss: YSL Golden Gloss #30  |  Eyeshadow: MAC (limited edition Keepsakes collection) |  Faux Lashes: MAC

Color and pattern are usually the first aspects of an outfit that are noticed. Texture is an element which is often overlooked when it comes to planning a head to toe look.  Funnily enough, I learned about the importance of texture in one of my interior design classes and it affected the way I style outfits. Just as silhouettes and colors go in and out of style, so can texture. In fact, I remember having a bright purple, shiny inflatable chair in the 90’s. I also remember pining for red shiny pleather pants like the ones Britney Spears wore. I think it’s safe to say that I had clearly not found my own personal style yet! Anyways, my point is that bright, shiny pleather textures were a fad that have been long gone now, thank goodness. Textures as of late have a more natural feeling which I much prefer. With this outfit, I complimented the gold sequined skirt with a soft sweater and scarf combo and then added nude opaque polka-dot tights. The matte engrained texture of the purple clutch offsets the shiny patent leather bow heels which makes for an altogether noticeably chic outfit!

Thanks for stopping by ladies and gents and remember, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”~ Coco Chanel

~The Sugared Lemon