OOTD :: of actual trees and lying to myself




I swear, that cardigan is green.

And so is the top.

But once again, the lighting and photography gods are conspiring against me and no matter how much I play with the filters and the balance on Photoshop, it’s just not showing up as vividly as it does in real life so you’re gonna have to trust me on this one.

It’s unfortunate, because this happens to be my own true tree outfit this week. My one outfit inspired by a true traditional tree, that is. Not that the previous examples were lesser trees than this; this one just happens to have your typical foliage, is all.

And this top is the only one of the week that is truly derivative of greenery, having both color and print be reminiscent of said challenge. I happen to have found it on eBay when I was Mad Hunting for at least one item from each of the Target/designer partnerships. This one, from Liberty of London, and a Missoni top were my most recent acquisitions. Funny how they hadn’t appealed to me when they were first introduced. Yet another example how I’m always late to the trend party, I suppose.

I like how the acid green of the cardi concurrently complements and highlights the various colors of the top. This is why I’ve become a firm believer in printed/patterned things – there’s so much more visual diversity that can be had from such items. And as long as you pair it with a neutral, like I did with the taupe skirt, then you can look in-the-know and on-trend rather than color blind and woefully clueless.

Or so I tell meself.

 : Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Liberty of London @ Target
  Cardi – Gap
Skirt – F21
Wedges – Carlos Santana

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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15 thoughts on “OOTD :: of actual trees and lying to myself

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  4. The colors, the textures, everything about this is perfect. Don’t you hate when the colors don’t photograph properly?!

    • mtsedwards says:

      And I hate it even more when Photoshop doesn’t cooperate to fix my photo’s deficiencies. Ah, well. I think you all got the gist of it. And thanks for pointing out texture. I knew there was something else about this outfit I liked. 🙂

  5. Val S says:

    No matter what the colors really are, they look beautiful together. Another lovely tree-inspired outfit!

    I’m also usually late to the party – I didn’t know Liberty and Target did a design partnership.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m actually trying to find a list of all the designer collabs Target has done but my boyfriend, Google, is being really stingy right now. When I get more info, I’ll be sure to write about it.

      I’m really killing this tree challenge, aren’t I? Yes, that’s the sound of me patting myself on the back. 😀

  6. jangrahammcmillen says:

    Dahling … clueless is all the rage! See? We’re both up on a trend for a change.
    Really, it’s a pretty outfit. The prints work, and I can imagine your cardi as bright as you describe. Lovely for spring. I would not bullshit you about a spring outfit.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I appreciate the non-bullshit. That should be a clause in all my new friend contracts. ;p And it is a pretty outfit for spring, isn’t it? Will save this one for sure!

  7. jenortega says:

    As you know, I am also late to the trend party. Normally, I think, “How ugly…” when I see something new. I’m generally ready to wear it when everyone has moved on. Oh well, it helps me save money, I suppose. Does this happen to be the taupe skirt that you wore to WASC? I had to look back at it because you made me think, “I need a taupe skirt.” If so, excellent re-imagining!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I can’t seem to find the outfit you’re thinking about but I’ll take the compliment. Interestingly, when perusing my blog for that outfit, I did notice that I re-imagine a lot more than I give myself credit for. So maybe I am learning to remix after all.

  8. On my screen, both the sweater and the tree look yellow-green, and they match perfectly. 🙂
    I like the subtle pattern mix of the floral & lace. It’s feminine and edgy. I agree with you about prints – I am a print convert. 🙂

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