OOTD :: of turning 42, favorite colors and pattern overload

5.27.72

5.27.72

5.27.72

This week is brought to you by Anne @ SpyGirl’s Pattern Overload theme. (See how I commemorated Memorial Day and fulfilled the theme simultaneously here.)

Today I give you a repeating floral diamante, a graphic tee and multicolored spats. If that’s not pattern overload, I don’t know what is.

Bonus #1 is that today’s outfit incorporates two of my current fave colors: TARDIS blue and chartreuse.

Bonus #2 is that I’m incorporating an older fandom to show my geek diversity (it’s not always all about Doctor Who around here, ya know!)

Bonus #3 is that I’m uber comfy but also satisfyingly quirky at the same time. Goes to show that with age comes great wisdom: I now feel I can confidently maintain a singular style without surrendering to pain and discomfort.

I’m celebrating my 42nd birthday today, so even though I’m at work and grading senior presentations, I’m giving myself a break and treating today like a Wordless Wednesday. If you want your regular wordy fix, why not head on over to Alex @ Undergraduate Style? I’m guest posting over there.

 

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Kimono – Olsenboye @ jcp
Skinnies – Mossimo @ Target
SpatsCharlotte Russe

:: Linking ::
Style Sessions @ Style Elixir
Stylish Tuesday @ Life’s a Party

 

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30 thoughts on “OOTD :: of turning 42, favorite colors and pattern overload

    • Mwahahahaha! I think reading your blog every day is affecting my style. I’m really digging the casual boho thing you’ve got going on. Perfect for summer in SoCal.

  1. Happy birthday! I love that outfit! I can’t believe you got that top at JCP – that’s too cool.

    I hope you realize that 42 is still pretty darn young. Just don’t blink, though, because the years just keep shooting by when you’re not looking.

    • Oh, I know it’s still young. With life expectancy the way it is right now, 40 is the new 20. But here’s something to chew on: today, a freshman asked me where I got my kimono and when I said jcp, she ingenuously says, “Oh, my grandma shops there!” Ouch! 😞

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you’re having a wonderful one still. Perhaps not quite overkill, but a good dose of pattern. Yellow and blue are the best.

  3. I love the blue and chartreuse – they work well together. And have a very Happy Birthday! Hopefully you have something fun planned to celebrate.

    • I actually celebrated over the holiday weekend so I have no expectations for today. Which was a good thing since work really put a damper on my day. Thanks for stopping by, though. Visits from friends always makes the glass seem half full, ya know?

  4. Happy Birthday!🎉🎈🎂 (Now that I know iPhone emojis work in WordPress – watch out!)
    Haha! Doctor Who may be a newer fandom for you, but it’s actually older than Star Wars. 😜
    Your comment on my post today inspired my Top Five Tuesday for next week – Book Recommendations. I’ll praise some books, and those who recommended them, including YOU!

    • Yes, but I do my best commenting on my laptop so I just copy/paste the emojis from Notes. 😜

      Ah, I meant older fandom for me because I was a Star Wars fan way before I became a Whovian. I even wrote the sequel to Return of the Jedi because I felt Luke needed a more romantic ending, and that was when I was in 5th grade!

      Book recommendations sound awesome. Can’t wait to see that list.

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