OOTD :: of Class Color Day and interpreting fancy

2.7.14

2.7.14

2.7.14

2.7.14

You would think that this would be a no-brainer since the Junior class color is black and today is Fancy Friday.

Black is very fancy, right? I could’ve gone Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or, at the opposite side of the spectrum, I could’ve sported my 007 Bond-ness and gone tuxedo formal. But Murphy’s Law dictates something needs to go awry and this time it’s our Shelter-in-place drill scheduled for today.

Different from fire or earthquake drills, this one has us preparing for the eventually of – heaven forbid! – a gunman on campus. It’s a pretty serious thing and I’m not belittling it in any way, but it sure does cramp my style for today’s link up. After all, I can’t very well lie flat on the ground (what the authorities tell us to do) in an LBD, can I?

The upshot? My outfit today had to be black and fancy. And shelter-in-place friendly.

Thesaurus.com helped me out in the end. I looked up synonyms for “fancy” and found a plethora of them that didn’t necessarily require formal wear. The one that caught my eye, however, was “ornamental”. And, Christmas connotations notwithstanding, I decided to go with it. Because nothing is more ornamental in my mind than an in-your-face animal print. Throw in the regulation statement necklace and a pair of spats and I think I’ve got a Fancy Friday winner on my hands.

I did dither over the skirt, though. Initially, I was all “I’m forty plus and propriety be damned!” But I guess ye old fashion taboo of wearing leggings as pants is so ingrained in me that I hastily donned the skater skirt to make me more presentable. After taking pictures of both iterations, however, I realized there was such minimal difference  – that Piko tunic is hella long, folks! – that it really didn’t matter. I guess it’ll depend on my mood whether I keep the skirt or not.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Piko
Skirt – ASOS
LeggingseBay
SpatsPayless

:: Linking ::
Fancy Friday @ Substance AND Style


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7 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Class Color Day and interpreting fancy

  1. There is something in the metaphysical ‘water’ or perhaps ether – we all prioritized comfort as the base of our outfits today with ornamentation/embellishment/decoration or whatever word suits it best. Additionally I think we all pulled it off well, maintaining the fancy theme by dressing up functional items and/or incorporating prints/art.

    I, as per usual, am delighted to see your outfit and your fab, fun poses 😀 I had a pair of leggings in zebra print too and they were so nice! It must be quite sobering to practise a drill like that so I’m glad you went with what you felt appropriate and hey as long as the skirt made you feel more at ease that’s what matters. I personally think it’s cute and adds a little flounce 😉

    • I ended up opting out of the skirt because I had to wear a coat all day – I was that cold even indoors – and so didn’t need the extra bum coverage after all.

      The drill went well considering we had to corral and keep quiet 76 kids in a very cavernous room. And afterwards, when we discussed it and showed the government clip about proper procedures, they were polite and respectful and appropriately somber. All in all, a good day.

  2. Pingback: OOTD: Dress Up Fancy Friday – Comfort & Style | Substance AND Style

  3. When I was in Kindergarten I told the teacher that my favorite color was black and white. She told me that those are not colors! What??!!! They are still my favorite colors. Lurve your shoes and seriously shouldn’t we always be prepared to hit the dirt? You are a beauty!

    • OMgosh, you don’t even wanna know how many hours I spent scouting eBay/Shopstyle/Google/Amazon for the “perfect” saddle shoe! And to think it was right under my nose at Payless all along! Yes, I lurve them too! And thank you for your kind words. I’ve been called many things in my long life, but “beauty” is rare. ;p

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