OOTD :: of finding order from chaos, 200 Bloglovin’ followers, and a Target Giveaway




When I Mad Hunted palazzo pants and ended up owning six lovely pairs – go eBay! – I didn’t think I’d have issues styling them. After all, I wouldn’t have Mad Hunted them otherwise if I’d not had plans for them. I was even thinking of doing an entire themed week around them.

The best laid plans of mice and men…

This pair proved particularly problematic because of the pattern and the colors. The pattern is so bold that it practically demanded the top be as simple as possible. And the multiple colors aroused the ADD in me and made it difficult for me to decide which one to highlight. Finally, the dramatic cut of the pant limited the type of top necessary for a pleasing aesthetic.

Lucky for me, I have Anne as my fashion wingwoman. And this week, she’s hosting a Yellow Fever party. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Yellow top it is. And as fortune would have it, I had emptied out my haphazard tanks/tees organization cube and rolled them up nicely into easily-identifiable rows in an underbed storage bin. So I discovered I owned a yellow tank top and immediately yanked it out as a base.

The completer piece was a no-brainer after that. This yellow blazer is from F21, as is the tank, and we all know my thoughts on buying from the same store/label: doing so ensures that any one item will go with any other item, regardless of how many seasons old one is from the other. Bonus points to the blazer for having three-quarter length sleeves and a cropped silhouette; the shorter lines prevent my being overwhelmed by too much fabric.

My neck felt a bit exposed, but there was no way I was gonna mess with a statement necklace when wearing those gyrating pants. So I opted for the simple silver initial necklace my kiddos got me for Christmas (their attempt at getting me a monogram necklace; clearly, I needed to show exemplars of what an actual monogram is).

Huh. Will you look at that. When all is said and done, it wasn’t too difficult after all.

In happier news, my good friend Alex @ Undergraduate Style is celebrating her 200th Bloglovin’ follower by hosting a fabulous giveaway. (I, myself, am only at a lowly 26 Bloglovin’ followers so I’m living vicariously through Alex. You go, girl!)

Click on the various Rafflecopter links to enter for multiple chances to win a $50 Target gift card. And who couldn’t use a $50 Target gift card? Of course, because I’m hosted on the renegade WordPress rather than the user-friendly Blogger platform, the Rafflecopter linkies don’t immediately pop up on this page, but if you click on the link below the giveaway promo picture, you can access them that way.

Come join the fun and celebrate with us!


Celebration Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Blazer – F21
Palazzos – eBay
Wedges – Dolce Vita

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

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21 thoughts on “OOTD :: of finding order from chaos, 200 Bloglovin’ followers, and a Target Giveaway

  1. […] jumpsuit that needs it’s work debut anyway. To make it less scandalous, I paired it with this blazer but attempted to maintain a bit of funkiness with these wedges. And because I got home too late […]

  2. ADA says:

    Hi, I have stopped by your blog before and love your colorful, bold style. Those Palazzo Pants are awesome and I am in love with the mellow yellow blazer. I am pinning this.

    Awesome giveaway, too.

    I welcome you to check out my blog now. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • mtsedwards says:

      Hullo, ADA! always happy to hear from repeat viewers. I and my colorful, bold style welcome you back. Good luck on the giveaway. 🙂

  3. Val S says:

    Mama mia, those are some pazzo palazzo pants! I can’t think of anyone else who would go mad-hunting palazzo pants, but it obviously paid off for you! These are great, and they look perfect with that jacket. I hope you have some Cinzano to drink on your terrace.

    Do you have a whole week of palazzo pants?

    • mtsedwards says:

      I am a fashion renegade! Mwahahahaha!

      And I’m loving that my blog lingo is far-reaching. I’m gonna make “mad-hunting” a thing, you just watch me!

      I don’t know what Cinzano is but it sounds heavenly.

      OMGosh, I should do a palazzo pants week!

  4. jangrahammcmillen says:

    Great planning, madame, and so successful. Little crop works perfectly, and it’s just right with a matching tank. I would have screwed this one up completely. I never believe them when they say high waisted pants make your legs look long, but you prove them right! Who knew.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, I swear by high waisted pants as long as I wear heels with them. It’s been a while since they’ve been on trend, though, making them nigh impossible to find. This pair isn’t even supposed to be high waisted but there was enough fabric from the foldover for me to make them so. 🙂

  5. Laura Kathleen says:

    Congrats on the followers! And I love the pants! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Alex T says:

    Those pants are such a fun print! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Loveeeeee those pants! And thanks for the shoutout 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Anytime, girl! I can only dream of having as many followers as you, so I’ll just do my humble part as best as I can.

  8. Shan says:

    Love Target! Nice giveaway 🙂

  9. Me too, loving the Target – I’m wearing a Mossimo blouse in today’s post. Great trousers! And styling, too. xox

  10. karynbarber says:

    Agh!I I go to Target at least 3 times a week! Love that place!

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