11.30.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Man, I Feel Like a Woman

I think there is something really sexy and classic about menswear; pinstripes, vests, button down shirts, and blazers are such sexy, yet versatile wardrobe pieces.  In fact, as much as I adore evening dresses, I really love when female celebrities wear tuxedos or well tailored suits to events.  They are such wonderful and unique looks!  Personally, I like wearing menswear when I need to dress up a simple look or when I'm trying to look powerful for a tough meeting at work.  I am Cara, hear me roar!  Coincidentally, over the past week I've worn several menswear inspired looks out and about. 

I knew last week was going to be a graveyard quiet week at work so I wanted to be comfortable but put together enough if my supposed meetings came to be.  The meetings didn't happen but at least I looked better than the three ladies I saw donning their tightest and brightest velour tracksuits. Speaking of track suits, please excuse my post run frizz.

Shirt - Old Navy, Jeggings - Target, Belt - Filene's Basement, Shoes - Steve Madden, Earrings/Necklace - Cape Cod, Gold Bracelet - Gift from parents, Colorful Bracelets - DIY
Please excuse the unknown stain on my boob, I ate lunch carefully and still splattered.  This is why I have to take pictures in the morning; to avoid gym frizz and lunch splatter! 






This lil ensemble was for dinner out to celebrate our friend Amber's birthday.  I love vests; always have.  My mom used to sew me vests made of celestial printed fabrics and buttons that I was weirdly drawn to in middle school.  Clearly, I was the coolest kid in school....or had a future career with Miss Cleo.  While my sun and moon vests are long gone, I do own this pinstripe one that I have loved for quite awhile.
Shirt - Old Navy( a different one!), Vest - Target, Jeans - Marmalade in San Francisco,  Shoes - DSW, Earrings - Limited 


I picked this tuxedo-esque tunic up in Chicago, while helping a friend shop for new duds.  I consider it my finders fee to myself for a hard day shopping for others.  I love the tuxedo shirt pleats, french cuffs and diamond-like buttons of this top.  It's the perfect combination of masculine and feminine and apparently that combination makes me laugh a lot.
Tunic - Macy's INC brand, leggings - Old Navy, Boots - Steve Madden, Belt - Betsey Johnson, Black Pearl Earrings - gift from parents



Do you like menswear? Does it makes you feel powerful?  Or do you trend towards more feminine and flirty pieces?  Let's hear it! 

10 comments:

SassyUptownChic said...

I love it! I just hate ironing them. HAHAHA You added the perfect feminine touches to these Cara. Some women come off toooo masculine when doing this. I love how you softened it! Great look! :D
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All Things Yummy said...

I have a vest almost exactly like that. Love it.
I've been trying belts lately. Your gold one is too cute.

Terri said...

I love your adorable accessories!
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laura said...

I love your outfits, Cara!!! especially the accessories in the first one, and the smart waistcoat in the second one! :)

♥ laura
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Jessica Gitler said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, I will be trying to post the whole time I'm in costa rica and I will for sure have a great game plan as to what to pack when I get back that I will for sure let you know all about!!
jess
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Nav said...

Oh honey, thanks for your compliments on my blog! I think you rock color like no one's business. I do love those red skinny jeans..I am gonna follow you. hope you follow back?! ;)

xo Nav
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TaraMixandMatch said...

You always have the cutest accessories! Also loving those red pants on you!

Bonnie said...

I love your red, white, and black outfit the most. That is one of my favorite color combinations! I also love the unknown stain -- I have those issues, too. Unfortunately, cameras catch everything.

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Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Super cute outfits! I'm totally loving your shoes and necklace in your first outfit - gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

I LUUUURVE menswear inspired looks and definitely feel sassy. My fave from this set is the red, white and black look. The vest is great.

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