OOTD :: of gin and tonic and love and chocolate






My second fave drink has got to be a gin and tonic. But one only made with Bombay Sapphire. Which is a good thing because I really didn’t relish the thought of wearing anything clear or see-through or white to work, but since Bombay comes in such a brilliant blue bottle, it became the perfect inspiration for today.

Not only does the whole ensemble work for Anne’s theme and my own (TARDIS Tuesday, doncha know), but it fits brilliantly with a new linkup I’m participating in: Gracie’s Literary Stylings @ Fashion for Giants.

Similar to T3 (in fact, I think I must’ve been subconsciously thinking of Gracie when Selah and I came up with ours), Literary Stylings asks me to create a look based on something I’ve read in the month of February.

Initially, I thought it was going to be rough since I went through a slew of steampunk novels last month, and I just wasn’t up to trying to create a fave cocktail/book look combo. Then I remembered I ended February with Gabrielle Zevin’s In the Age of Love and Chocolate.

I’ve been a fan of Zevin’s since I first stumbled on Elsewhere. Her writing is sparse yet breathtaking. Her protagonists are brutally honest yet surprisingly tender. Her plots are always thoughtful and thought-provoking, never pandering to the lowest common denominator but not grandstanding with a pretentious wink-wink at her own cleverness either.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the final book of the Birthright trilogy and I can’t say enough good things about it. Anya Ballanchine, Chocolate‘s protag, is now an older and wiser eighteen years old and as the story draws to its conclusion, we watch her transform from a battle-scarred adolescent into a savvy, controlled woman who has finally come to terms with her life, her choices and her roots.

And she also happens to be the owner of New York’s hottest nightclub. Now I’m nowhere near my twenties nor do I have a glamorous job, but I can pretend, yeah? And I think this ensemble, with all its luxe details and rich textures, readily fits the bill.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Ross
Blazer – Webster for Target
Skirt – H&M
Pumps – Fioni @ Payless
Necklace – F21

:: Linking ::
Literary Stylings @ Fashion for Giants

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15 thoughts on “OOTD :: of gin and tonic and love and chocolate

  1. elemem says:

    Very clever (as usual) and beautiful colors—one thing the photos don’t show is the texture contrast, which I really liked — and the shoes! A coup de grace!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Thanks for stopping by, buddy! I think it says a lot when you’re immediate supervisor and “boss” not only knows about but actually engages in your extracurricular activities. Now if only I can make this whole blogging thing into an elective.

  2. The blue and lace combo is gorgeous! Very Bombay Sapphire.

  3. Val S says:

    Wow, you are super-efficient! Those blue colors are so gorgeous and they top off that lace skirt beautifully. I did wonder how blue would work for gin and tonic, but now I’ll always think of G-and-T as blue, just like a TARDIS!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ah, Val! It’s always pretty easy to spin anything to be reminiscent of the TARDIS if one is a rabid fan. ;p

  4. I love it! I think you look wonderful, the colors are gorgeous on you and I think it works well for both the book and the cocktail!

    • mtsedwards says:

      You’ve gotta read the trilogy, Gracie. I think you’ll enjoy the protag. She’s a clever girl and she actually reminds me of you and your sharp wit.

  5. dapperdolly says:

    Very sophisticated, you certainly embody the look of that drink very well. I love the Blue and the lace on the skirt is just gorgeous – altogether with the blazer accentuates your shape very well. It’s also nice to see lace worn well; I’ve been seeing it a lot lately in polyspandex/exercise second skin style on plunging jumpsuits. The people who love them keep referring to them as ‘classy’; seriously just because it’s lace doesn’t mean it’s classy, not anymore, not like that. This is classy.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Awww, Dolly! Thanks ever so! One of my underlying fears about fashion is straying too close into the realm of tastelessness. There IS a fine line between it and audacity. I hope you’ll always be honest and let me know if I ever go too far.

  6. jenortega says:

    You know I LOVE this skirt and shoes, and the blue combo works really well : )

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m really proud of me for embracing the blue. Remember when I refused to wear it because I’d relegated it to you as your signature color because it set off your eyes so well? ;p

      • jenortega says:

        You are silly…I have always thought you look beautiful in blue, just like C. Besides that, isn’t it too matchy-matchy when I wear blue? LOL!

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