Funny enough, my "softer side" still involves engineer boots, engineer jeans, and a military vest. Soft coloring will have to do, I guess.
If I could go back, I would not wear this particular sweater half-tucked. Looking at the pictures, the ribbed hem makes the tuck look awkward. If I could go back, I would probably also avoid a ribbed hem on my sweater. ;) I am wrapping up some final days of "boot camp" since I spent some of last week in gear. Today we have my Hudson "Hendrix" engineer stripe jeans, one of DH's favorites. Once again, my goal was to pair the classic bootcut jean with something trendy, so I pulled out my military vest and tried to keep the color scheme light and un-saturated (except for the belt and boots, which hopefully break up the pastel mass and bookend my hair).
Pics 3-4 show the closeup of the denim pattern and what my pendant looks like - found a mini pulley at the hardware store and DH and I got a kick out of them for my utility-inspired fashion persona. My pulley is strung on a simple ball chain (the kind that hold dog tags).
This is also another self-photo - I hope those are getting better! Exposure wasn't the issue this time; I just went out at a time of day with some harsh shadows. The result is a kind of unnatural head tilt toward the sun to try and make sure my head wasn't completely shrouded.
BB Dakota military vest - Salvation Army
Ann Taylor sweater - Ann Taylor
Men's belt - flea market
Hudson Hendrix jeans - Ebay?
Nine West silver snake bag - flea market
Rockport "Anna Motor" boots - Ebay
Spy Optic "Zoe" sunnies - Ebay
Pulley pendant - DIY via hardware store