Long time readers of So What to Twenty know I enjoy adding a bit of disturbance to an otherwise basic look. In other words, I find it adventurous to trick-out my wardrobe with elements of surprise. To don the basics is fine for some, but for myself, I enjoy playing around with unexpected fabrics, textures, accessories, vintage finds, and other unanticipated elements. I do this in order to create a look that's unique and downright electrifying.

Because of it's luxurious quality, metals are often seen as the go-to choice in fashion for special events or an evening soirĂ©e. However in recent years, wearing metals has since moved into the realm of daytime apparel. I view the metals as high intensity neutrals that can be paired with many types of garments to create a variety of different looks...and for any occasion. One can wear metals subtlety by carrying a metallic handbag, or tying a simple scarf around the neck. Or, you can create an electrifying ensemble with key pieces like a dress, coat or skirt. Whichever way you choose to wear the metals, it's sure to leave a shock-and-awe effect on the viewer. 

For today's look, I chose to partner my casual basics with a WOW metallic piece - a skirt with a high voltage shine, it puts the EXTRA in Extraordinary. I hope you enjoy today's look and I'll meet you below in the comment section.

I often take an irreverent stance when it comes to dressing. Tell me it can't be done and I'll find a way to make it work. Tell me metallic garments are for evening and I'll rock it for day wear. Call me a bad ass if you like, but I have a propensity for laughing at the norm. Today's look is a taste of what I mean. An almost foil-like fabrication gives today's skirt its stunning quality. With each movement, it can't resist enticing us with its sparkle and shine. To give the skirt a more straightforward presence, I paired it with a basic tee, denim jacket, rustic belt and mirrored aviators that mimic the star of the show - an outfit that's both luxurious and basic simultaneously.  

Outfit Details - Eclat Midi Skirt: Anthropologie; Denim Jacket from Loft many years ago. Current Denim Jacket from Loft; Linen Tee via Kohls (Option at Linen Tee at Loft); Aviator Sunglasses: Loft (in Hushed Aqua)


The man behind the camera

Also on the agenda...
Today at Midlife Blvd, I'm taking us further on our journey of adding luxury into every day: 
Our lives have become so inundated with work and caring for others, we often forget how important it is to relish in touches of everyday luxurious indulgences – you know, little things that make us smile, or remind us of how special we are. When I was about the age of twenty-two, I carpooled into work with a fellow employee named Nancy. After work, she suggested we make a little stop into our neighborhood high-end...
Meet me on the corner of True Style Ave and Midlife Blvd to discover 6 Ways to Add Luxury into Your Every Day {wink}

And, if you missed THE BIG REVEAL...

Available January 2017

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  1. I loved that you used the power grid as a backdrop. How perfect. Rockin' outfit.

    1. Thank you Rebecca! I like to create an entire story by selecting locations that complement my style story.

  2. This is great!!! I too love to juxtapose the unexpected with the casual. This is a great post with a killer skirt!!!

    1. Thanks Naomi! I believe mixing high/low or casual/evening makes for such an interesting outfit. I can't get enough of it.

  3. Totally Bad Ass and I'm here for it all. I Love this outfit on You!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I believe the denim grounds it and makes it more relatable.

  5. Perfection!!!! Go, Glenda! Go, Glenda!!!!

  6. I love the glam skirt with the cool basics of a tee and denim jacket. Perfect, Glenda! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  7. Loooove the skirt! Definitely going to try wearing my metallics in the day. Thanks for the inspo.


  8. This looks so great, and I love the idea of "high intensity neutrals"!

  9. Love this skirt with the denim jacket.

    1. Thank you Kim. I think it makes the skirt more relatable.

  10. love the shimmering, pleated skirt, with the simple tee and denim jacket- electric and so You!
    xx, Elle

  11. I absolutely love this look! Head to toe! Perfect and well-stated. I am in awe of you

    1. You flatter me, Kerry. Thank you so much. This skirt is to die for. I can't even begin to explain the fabrication. It's like pieced together lame'


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