Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

OOTD :: of brightly camouflaging

november 12

november 12

november 12

So what better way to start off the work week than with an eye-popping dose of spring.

Yep, I’m busting out the melon in order to do a bit of visual sleight-of-hand. I figure, by drawing the attention up and/or down, folks won’t realize that I’m re-wearing this skirt all week. Of course, this’ll be the first time colleagues and students will see me, but we both know, gentle reader, that this skirt has already been put to work yesterday.

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

I like the sassy librarian look I’ve got going on here. Because the skirt is a bit bodycon, I didn’t tuck in the top so the vibe is a bit casual, but there’s something about a cardi that just screams “literati” and this saves me from looking shlumpy. The addition of the statement necklace also helps mitigate the potential insouciance of the outfit.

Also, how about them pumps? I was considering throwing them on sale on eBay because they’re not real leather and therefore developed a crease in the vamp after only one wear. But I think I’m my own worst critic so I bet no one notices the crease unless I point it out. And since the color is so unique, I saved it from the chopping block and now I’m glad I did.

And at the risk of upsetting my non-Californian readers, I must point out that it’s predicted to be a sunny 82 degrees Fahrenheit today so I can totally get away with sporting this color without looking like a tool. There are some advantages to living in So. Cal. after all.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Shirt – tobi
Cardi – F21 (similar)
Skirt – F21 (similar)
Necklace – eBay (similar)
Shoes – Call It Spring (similar)

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