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Gilded Glory

There are a few items in my closet that I really like, but I never wear – either because I just forget about them, or because I’m not sure what to wear with them.

This golden skirt is one of those. I don’t know what to wear with it, SO I forget about it. But, whenever it does resurface, I really like it.

Gold skirtReally, I like it because it makes me feel like a Grecian goddess. I don’t know why – I don’t think they wore gold-threaded maxi skirts. Maybe it’s the column silhouette.

Regardless, I went a little more mono-chromatic with this outfit than I usually do. Or, rather, I should say more neutral. The gold is consistent throughout, but I let the metallic color do the heavy lifting, and kept everything else toned down. Except my lipstick, of course. 1 - gold skirt, olive shoesAlso, how cute are my little bumble bee earrings? I bought them at Christmas time because they were too adorable to pass up. I thought I’d find someone to give them to. Obviously, you can see how well that went.

Trendy Tuesday: Tees

I had so many choices for today’s alliterative title, particularly considering the subject of my t-shirt.  But, Trends and Tees won over Tebow Time.  For perhaps the first and only time in my life.

Anyway, t-shirts are having a moment.  Which seems odd since, aside from jeans, t-shirts are probably the one staple of the American wardrobe that never goes away.  Functional, usually free, and long-lasting (well, at least if you’re my dad – he has t-shirts from college still.  Even if I’d been born while he was in college, that would still be 30 years ago.  I was not.)

But instead of being relegated to family reunions, youth group fundraisers, and the gym, t-shirts are now finding places in high fashion (or at least, street style of the rich and famous).  Of course, these are not the ill-fitting, over-sized, company logo shirts I’m talking about, but rather a cute graphic tee (like the bubble gum machine shirt I wanted to buy at Walgreens in Orlando.  I didn’t even care that it said Florida on it.  It was cute!), or a shirt with a witty phrase (most of which are really not that witty). And they’re being paired with all kinds of things as part of the high-low fashion trend that’s been going on for a while – and which my mom simply does not understand.

Right now, I’m obsessed with this company I just discovered on Facebook the other day called Litographs – they take classic books, print the entire text in super tiny font all over the shirt, and then add an iconic image from the story.  It might be easier if I show you.  This is the one that I want.  You can feel free to buy it too – I don’t mind being twinsies.  Just make sure they don’t sell out.

Alas, that kind of creativity isn’t free, and these tees are a cool $34.  Not a lot for a dress or shoes in my economy, but a little much for a t-shirt.  I’ll keep thinking about it until a) they run a sale; b) I can’t resist anymore; or c) one of you buys it for me! 🙂 🙂 🙂 (A woman’s small or medium would be great…)

So, I’m on the hunt for some more cute tees.  In the meantime, I think my Tebow shirt will be getting a lot of wear.  Which is fine with me.  It may be in Jets colors, which is completely irrelevant now, but the man himself will never be irrelevant.  Ever.

1 - tebow teeHow do you feel about the super casual mixing with the more dressy?  Have you tried it, or are you more like my mom and just don’t get it?

Oh, and my earrings are from Rahab’s Rope, btw.  We don’t carry this particular style anymore, but you can always order something else pretty!

80 Days of Shoes: Grecian Olive

These shoes are one of my favorites for summer-to-fall transition.  They’re still breathable with the cut-outs, but the color and weight of the shoe add a more fall-ish feel and help keep an outfit grounded.
DSC_0809This dress, however, is about as summery as it gets, and since it basically hides my shoes, I don’t think I was doing the transition very well (I did, however, wear this particular look about three weeks ago when it was, you know, still summer).

One of my favorite things about this dress is the back tie.  I’m doing a terrible job of modeling it, but you get the idea.  I also kindof feel like a Greek goddess wearing my column dress – so you know, that’s cool, too
1 - blue maxi dressHave a great weekend, everyone – see you again on Monday!

Pineapple Paradise

I think pineapples are becoming trendy now.  I didn’t know that when I bought this shirt a couple months ago- I just thought it was cute.  But, since its purchase, I’ve seen pineapples popping up in a lot of places.  And, since it is one of nature’s most perfect foods, I’m okay with that.
1 - olive skirt, pineapple teeFor this look, I decided to keep the palette pretty neutral – golden fruit commands enough attention on its own.  I like gold with army green, though, and the military look is also a lingering trend.  Obviously, my ruffled skirt and dangly earrings are a VERY loose interpretation of the trend, but it gets the nod, nevertheless.

These shoes are a staple of my summer wardrobe – first blogged here. How would you style a pineapple?

  • Shirt: Kohl’s
  • Skirt: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Rue 21 (?? I really have no idea)
  • I know I need a haircut…Wednesday it will happen.  Don’t judge me until then!

What grade are you in?

I just never know which outfits are going to be popular – or with whom.

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I wore this outfit on Sunday, and I liked it.  I felt cute and fairly trendy, although, sadly (or fortunately, for those who forgot that they weren’t pants) I think leggings are on their way out.  Or should we say, on their last leg… (ba dum cha!)

Anyway, it was cute, but I didn’t think it’d be one of my most popular looks.  It was, though – with the high school set.  Since I’m 2? years old now, I probably shouldn’t be dressing like a high schooler.  But, you know, it keeps me young and relevant.  So, that’s something, right?

Upon further review of my outfit’s origins, the only thing adult about this look is my Macy’s shoes.  Oh well.

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