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The Creative Closet: Classy Neutrals

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So last week I joined a new linkup, with the aim of rediscovering my wardrobe and helping me think beyond my standard 'whatever's clean' jeans and tee shirt mommy armor. I really liked the outfit from last week and ended up wearing it all day (except the long earrings which were grabbed at a few too many days) - and I even wore the skirt again at the weekend! 

This week the prompt is: Classy Neutrals. Now, I have no problem with neutrals in general. I love grays, creams, black, navy, etc. In my (former) work wardrobe all of my staples were in grays, blacks and navy and then I used color to accent it in different ways. However I didn't think my favorite heathered grey tee and jeans counted as 'classy' so I stood in front of my wardrobe and tried to think what I could wear that counted as 'classy' but could also be child safe. 

I ended up with this Oasis sleeveless shell and my black jeans, an old but loved pair of patent black flats, and my favorite black bag (that sadly hasn't seen daylight since my last day going into the office). I'm out on a limb here because I wouldn't actually wear this top day-to-day with Bug in tow only because she's loving putting her dirty hands on things that will leave a mark these days - BUT I would wear this outfit if the 3 of us went out to lunch somewhere nice, or were out for the day at the weekend. Especially if M carried the nappy bag so I could carry the bag he gave me! (Hint, hint. Ahem.) ;) So I think it counts. (I think!) What do you think? 

(I must apologize for the state of the photos - I was in desperate need of a haircut & color at this point, and as many friends know, I have an atrocious inability to be serious in photos! Also, lesson learned - photographer should always be on the same level or lower than the subject - I look so short! Ha!) 

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Shell: Oasis (similar) | Denim: James Jeans | Flats: Jones Bootmaker (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors | Earrings: old, unknown | Scarf: The White Company (similar) 

Shell: Oasis (similar) | Denim: James Jeans | Flats: Jones Bootmaker (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors | Earrings: old, unknown | Scarf: The White Company (similar

I love the detail on the placket of the shell - without it, the top would be pretty plain but it jazzes it up enough to make it a bit more dressy. And the jeans are my favorite cut - they go with almost anything and if I wanted to wear this in the evening I could throw on a pair of spikes and swap the bag for a small clutch. So all in all, a bit more versatile than I originally thought! 

The Creative Closet