Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

OOTD :: of being in the pink and favorite staples




I love linkups! They make getting dressed in the morning so effortless.

Take this week, for example. Anne @ Spy Girl predetermined my theme by decreeing it In the Pink, which I gamely took on as my personal challenge. After all, I was never fond of the color and knew I had minimal offerings with which to work. A true challenge indeed to create five unique outfits implementing the color.

And then Caitlin @ Greater than Rubies threw down the gauntlet with her Favorite Staples suggestions, so I had to wrap my brain around that. This was decidedly more difficult than the first because as we all know, I’m all about novelty. Very few of my clothing options have “favorite staples” staying power.

Still, even with two parameters to work with – or perhaps because of them – outfit creation ended up being a piece of cake. I present to you today, then, my pink offering plus staples.

The pink is obvious, of course. Nothing much to say except take a gander at those cunning pink seahorses. Aren’t they adorable? Another item my sisters told me was icky but I’m glad I bought anyhow. It works quite splendidly pattern mixed with the cardi’s stripes, doncha think?

And the staples? I’ve waxed rhapsodic over these jeans before but the waxing bears repeating because, c’mon! A pair of stretchy skinnies that mold themselves to my body like a second skin for under $10? Win! so that’s one item that will always have a place in my closet. The other? Check out them Chucks, my friends. I swore I’d have them in every color and I’m well on my way.

Jeans and Chucks. Since when did I morph into sporty chic? I must admit to really loving the comfort factor of this outfit. This is the kind of thing I’d totally wear if I was a SAHM. As it is, today is a holiday – the tail end of my 4-day weekend in celebration of President’s Day – so this was the perfect ensemble to run around and do Mommy things in.

Vive le denim et des chaussures de tennis!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Merona Favorite Shirt @ Target (other colors)
Cardi – Merona @ Target
Jeans – F21
Necklace – F21
Shoes – Chuck Taylor All-stars

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl
Remix Rewear Restyle @ Greater Than Rubies

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