I chose this photo because a huge flock of geese was flying overhead on the weekend, making a giant V.
I took that as a heavenly sign that I should go shopping ASAP.
If you decide to play along and post a pic on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, tag me @VVBoutiqueStyle and/or use the hashtag #9in6Style. At the end of June, I will draw for a $20 credit for the brand spanking new avenue for thrifting love - Sister Thrifters! To be eligible, you must be following Sister Thrifters on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook; 1 entry per look!
Today, I tackled the first look on the list: work the "rule of 3" on a hot day...
In case you're not familiar with this important everyday-fashion rule, allow me to explain. The Rule of 3 basically means that you need at least 3 pieces to your outfit, usually up top since a neutral bottom doesn't count! But in these days of patterned pants, your bottoms could count as 1 of the 3! Use your discretion, there are no rules. Er...as I was saying...
The Rule of 3 was coined as far as I know by Everyday Mom Style and I think she identified the missing link for most women - we tend to have just two pieces to our outfits aside from a neutral bottom: a top and a cardi, or a top and a scarf, or a top and a necklace. In these examples, 1 + 1 = meh. Adding a third piece or element to your outfit creates layers and interest and STYLE! This is not so hard to do in the chilly months but summer can be surprising tricky. That's why it's one of the 9 in 6 style challenges!
1. dress with interesting pattern and belt
2. light-weight linen blazer*
3. necklace and earrings
She Does Create necklace, earrings $2.10 VV Boutique
Bangles from my closet except that beaded beauty, perfect for small wrists, just $1.40 from VV Boutique
Okay, maybe I had a lot going on or maybe I had enough so that when my office got hot, I would still have three elements even if I shed the blazer! Either way, it gave me a good reason to wear this fab thrifted dress and kick off #9in6Style in style!