Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional

It is time again for Sartorial Medley, a monthly themed fashion post hosted by myself and Aislynn of Aislynn's World.  (Did you miss the previous posts? Check them out!) We welcome participation from anyone, regardless of your dress size.  Email me your photo and link to your blog post  - diva (at) divinemrsdiva (dot) com.  

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This month's theme is: Multifunctional.

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For our multifunctional theme, I pulled out my SWAK Pretty Flutter Top.  It is a super comfortable and roomy knit top perfect for summer.  I now own this top in a soft lavender color too.  I would normally wear a 3X in SWAK pieces, but I bought this top (and the Pretty Cami) in a 2X because of all the extra fabric.

My first look comes courtesy of our recent road trip to Seattle.  I needed something comfy and breathable for the car ride, as well as something to wear to the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum and dinner once we arrived in town.  The Pretty Flutter Top is a bit of a high-low hemline.  Going with the smaller size made it just a tad short in the front (to me), so I added a black lace-trimmed cami underneath.  The flats dressed up the look a little, but also provided color (plus they are really comfortable for walking).  My turquoise sparkly scarf added color, while my rhinestone teddy bear head necklace added some extra pizazz and whimsy. (I always say, when choosing an accessory, "When it doubt, wear the rhinestone teddy head!")

What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
Pretty Flutter Top - SWAK Designs (Lighter shades here; patterned top here)
Lace-Trimmed Cami and Denim Capris - Lane Bryant
Adrina Flats - Crocs via Amazon
Teddy Bear Head Necklace - Torrid

The second look is more date night or a fun outing with the girls! I belted the top to accentuate my waist under the jacket.  I didn't like the look of the gold buckle showing, so I just turned the buckle around to the back.  Black shoes would be the typical go-to for this look, but I felt the pink wedges kept it ideal for summer and a bit more casual.

The shoes are Crocs (I only like cute Crocs.) so they are pretty comfortable.  I did find that the strap was a bit long.  When buckled, the shoe was still loose on my heel.  I really didn't want to return them, so I punched a couple extra buckle holes in the strap.  This helped to make them tighter and wearable.

What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
Denim jeggings and leopard blazer - Torrid
Black skinny belt - Lane Bryant
A-Leigh Wedges - Crocs via Amazon

I imagine wearing this look to the Farmer's Market or a low-key brunch.  It has a nice simplicity to it.  I paired my trusty top with a chambray skirt, nude flats, a belt, and a colorful owl necklace.  No fuss or constant fidgeting required!

What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
What I Wore: Sartorial Medley - Multifunctional  -
Chambray Skirt - eShakti
Stretch Belt - Lane Bryant
Owl Necklace and Peep Toe Flats - Avenue

What are some of your favorite multifunctional pieces?  It can be a clothing item or even an accessory.  Leave me a comment and don't forget to participate with a photo of you in your best multifunctional item!

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