OOTD :: of cayenne and celosia orange





I don’t care what my husband says; teachers need Spring Break.

Oh, I’m not gonna bore you with reasons and justifications – every profession has its lows and pitfalls. Let’s just say that by the time March rolls around, the honeymoon period has long passed and familiarity breeds contempt and all that, so both the students and I need a hiatus from each other.

Not even a cute outfit can save me from my general malaise, and this outfit is pretty darned cute. The tee is courtesy of the same eBay seller I got this from, and it’s the exact same size and the exact same fabric. So I really don’t know why I look puffier. (Wait, I know. Never mind…)

Anyhow, I’m really obsessing over these art print shirts. This one is another Van Gogh – didn’t know he even did Asian paintings – and I’m thinking of grabbing a Monet or Starry Night. Thoughts?

(I know, I know. I’m not supposed to shop indiscriminately. But if I’m already certain of the quality and I feel happy in them, shouldn’t I grab some more while the grabbing’s good? OMGosh – I am a hoarder! I really need to commit to a shopping plan, don’t I?)

Okay, back to the outfit…

The red/orange combo was quite surprising. I knew they were analogous on the color wheel but I’d not had the opportunity to play with them as such, far preferring complementary color pairings. I must admit that it’s pleasing to the eye. I also like how the statement necklace plays on the nature motif – doesn’t it look vaguely floral to you? – and the wedges do a lot to elongate my leg.

So, yeah. Cute outfit. Dare I say, fancy? I still feel meh, though. Perhaps I should just plan for a mental health day, call it in, then luxuriate in a pedi/massage experience.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – eBay
  Skinnies – F21
Wedges – Dolce Vita
Necklace – eBay

:: Linking ::
Fancy Friday @ Substance AND Style

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4 thoughts on “OOTD :: of cayenne and celosia orange

  1. I’m all about buying multiples if something is PERFECT. Normally it’s with basics–I own more pairs of thrifted J. Crew chino shorts than I’d care to share (just kidding, it’s 3, but still a good plenty.) Another example would be this printed tie-front blouse that Target had last summer. I bought one while browsing on clearance, then loved it so much that I went back the next week and bought it in another print. I found it in a third print on clearance a few months later when I was putting in an online order and I bought it with no shame. I wear them all the time and if it works, it WORKS! Great outfit, as always!

  2. Val S says:

    Wow, you look great in hot fiery colors! Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with all your outfits lately, but I’ll have to go back and take a quick look. I love this one!

  3. No we don’t. LOL!!!! We just had a break two months ago.

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