Take it up a notch

There was a knock on my door and I heard, "Fed-Ex!" A rush of excitement came over me and I knew it was my next Broome & Bow box! "You just made my day." I said to the nice man in purple and navy. I hurried to open it and examine its contents, and I wasn't disappointed...

Inside was, a grey menswear inspired blazer, a supple and super soft vegan leather pencil skirt, and a fun "text" tank.

In my week day life, I'm not wearing vegan leather pencil skirts, but for a date night, a girls weekend, or if I was at the office, I would wear this often.

The menswear blazer I probably wouldn't have picked out myself, but that's one of the reasons I love Broome & Bow- it challenges me to step a little outside of my typical style without the commitment of permanently adding it to my wardrobe if it's something I know I won't wear as often as I should.

The "text" tank I thought was rather fun. I love the pop of turquoise and it takes me back to the good old days of high school french class with Madame Schumaker.

I paired a fun gold, sparkly, and turquoise necklace from one of my favorite local shops, Aaraa. If you have to have this necklace (only $30.00!), call Neeta now and she'll ship it right to your door!

Here's an easy way to make a really dressy skirt more comfortable and give it a more casual feel- pair it with a novelty sweatshirt! This one happens to be an oldie but goodie from Target. Even a bright colored solid sweatshirt with a statement necklace and this skirt would make a fun and finished look. Here and here are two ideas to inspire you!

I then decided to match up the blazer and tank with a pair of novelty distressed jeans, scarf, marcasite necklace, and my favorite booties.

 les angles in the sky

les angles in the sky

The tank was great to layer under a simple chambray shirt and paired with leather leggings.

If you're not yet convinced that you should try Broome & Bow, here's an offer that will be hard to turn down....Broome & Bow is generously offering SCF readers a great discount on their 1st Broome & Bow box. For first time subscribers, you can receive your first box for just $19.00! (originally $49.00) Simply go here to the Broome & Bow website  to set up your profile and type in "SCF Invitation" in the field where it asks "how did you first hear about Broome & Bow, please name the friend or source ". This offer expires on 3/31/14 so hurry and sign up and send me pictures of what you receive!

ALL IMAGES BY DANIELLE GUENTHER