I attempted to inject a festive holiday feel into this outfit by adding red and green accessories and some rhinestones. I'm happy with the accessorizing, but I wasn't sure that I liked the proportions of the skirt and sweater together and seeing the pictures confirms my suspicions. This combination looks frumpy to me. I'm wearing item # 9 (grey and black A-line skirt with front pleat) and item # 25 (grey 3/4 sleeve cardigan) from my 30 chosen items. I don't hate this outfit but I'm not wild about it either.
It seems that I might need more emphasis on my waist to keep me from looking so blocky. I did try tucking in my sweater, but the result was bulky and even more unflattering. It's not really that kind of sweater. Additionally, I think my undergarments can share some of the blame on this one. This bra was never my favorite shape-wise and now it's also old. Must put new bras on my list of wardrobe essentials.
I keep trying to come up with more to say about the failures of this outfit but I'm at a loss when it comes to analyzing why exactly I don't like it. I give this outfit a 6/10 rating. It would be a five but I think the accessories do elevate it a bit. I certainly wouldn't be embarrassed to run into an old flame at the market while wearing this, but I don't imagine that this imaginary old flame would be eating his heart out after seeing me in this ensemble either. I think this is what you might refer to as "perfectly serviceable." Let's finish on a high note. I leave you with just the sparkle. Happy Holidays!