This is one of those “really too casual for work but it was cold so I wore it anyway” outfits. I kinda love it, even if I was underdressed (the sparkles help, right?)
What do I love about this outfit, besides the fact that these once tight pants are now almost too big for me? I love the colors. Blues are easy to match – these two are different shades, but as is usually the case with blues, they don’t clash, so I went with it.
I’m also obsessed with my earrings, which I seldom wear because they’re pretty dressy. However, by combining them with the casual look I toned them down a bit (as well as dressed up the overall outfit a little).
And, I left more of my head in this picture because I was having an awesome hair day. That’s really just for my benefit.
Scarf: My boss, via a NYC street vendor
Jacket: Rue 21
Shoes: TJ Maxx in Boston (which is obviously cooler than TJ Maxx anywhere else)
Recently, I went on a date that ended in disaster. Fortunately, the outfit I wore was so awesome, it almost didn’t matter. Almost.
For Christmas, I got the grey dress I’m wearing below. It’s a great piece because it is so simple to match – grey is basically a black alternative. Dressing cute in winter isn’t always the easiest thing – how do you make bulk look sexy? But, this dress is a light knit – a sweater dress that doesn’t add a ton of bulk. I belted it to further define my waist, paired it with leggings and ankle strap shoes (ankle strap shoes and leggings are a tricky combination. They can make legs look very stocky, so ask a friend if it works before attempting), and topped it off with a colorful scarf so I didn’t look like I was going to a funeral. The scarf has several different colors in it, and I chose to pull out the orange with some dangly earrings.
Tomorrow, I’m going to show you how I made this same dress look completely different two days later. That’s my favorite thing to do – remix outfits. I try to seldom wear the exact outfit twice, so I have to get creative sometimes. You can be the judge tomorrow of how well I did.
Yesterday was a big day for me – the beginning of the NFL playoffs. Next to fashion, football is probably my favorite past-time, and I seldom miss a Colts game. Especially when they’re in the playoffs.
Alas, my boys were one and done, but we have a rookie quarterback phenom in Andrew Luck, so I have full confidence in the future. And, even if my team were terrible, I do not shy away from showing my spirit.
The no-white after Labor day/before Memorial Day rule is passe, but to pull off white during the winter, you really have to anchor it with some more seasonal items. I didn’t do this. I tried with my black boots, but a light-weight t-shirt still made me look summery. To really wear white jeans in January, you should have on boots and a sweater or jacket.
However, for the sake of being true to my team’s colors, I sacrificed a little on the fashion-rule side. Do what I say, not what I do.
And since the Colts are out, go Broncos! I’m just sorry that now I have to wear orange.