Three birds with one stone here.
Picture 1 - First, a K/R. I purchased these Okalas recently at TJ Maxx. They are a deep chocolate brown, and they were $60. I was in the store getting a fathers day gift when I saw them. I got them specifically to wear with this Rick Owens pod skirt (I also have a jacket and long skirt in the same color way called "Dark Dust"). It is a brownish-grayish-greenish neutral color that I felt was more flattering on me than black. The problem is, it's a challenging color to work with as it's not a currently trendy color. What do you think, do they work or should I keep looking?
Picture 2 -- Actual outfit worn to fathers day brunch. Helmut Lang top from 2012, above RO skirt via MyHabit.com, Sam Edelman sandals from last year.
Picture 3 -- Worn on one of the last cooler days of Spring. Top from the Rack from 2011, Rag & Bone jeans from 2013, sandals are new but already quite trashed as they were $13 at Ross. I love them, they're from Sbicca and I can't find a replacement anywhere!
Picture 4 -- More recent picture reflecting hot weather with happily age inappropriate outfit. Shorts are Genetic, a hand-me-down from one of my sister's clients. Blouse is from Kohl's Milly collection. Skull clutch is from Shopbop and getting lots of wear. No one coughed behind my back in these shorts while I was shopping for black work pants.
PSA -- Shopbop currently has a 25% extra off sale coupon. Code 25MORE. Expires tomorrow.
Thanks for looking and let me know if you think I should keep the Okalas, or keep looking for a better match with this custom color "Dark Dust."