It’s T minus 4 days and counting…
It’s the last week of school. Last week with a terrific batch of juniors. Last week of a full complement of OOTDs.
So let’s dispense with wistfulness and just get to the style commentary, shall we? The Pick-me-up challenge this time is Long Over Short and of course I chose the easy way out today. Until Anne explains her interpretation of this theme on Wednesday by giving us her iteration, I shall call a long-sleeved cardi over a short-sleeved shirt my opening salvo.
I love the Edwardian-esque overabundance of ruffling this blouse offers but I love even more the baroque print. I confess to feeling particularly British/steampunk when I sport either so I am in mini-cosplay heaven when an item combines both. And can you believe it’s an eBay score for only $5? Fist pump.
Of course, it being 100+ degrees and the last week of school and all, there’s really little call for
overwrought complicated ensembles. Thus, I’ve chosen to tone down the magnificence of this top with an oh-so-casual cardi in a summery sorbet color. I was gonna complete the SoCal vibe with a pair of regular dark denim skinnies but the overall effect of that was a teeny bit too dressy. Swap those out for the exact same pair – hallelujah, F21! – in steel grey et voilà! C’est si bon!
DIGRESSION: Last week I made the acquaintance of a fellow style blogger who happens to be a French teacher IRL. Guess who gets to practice her français virtually? Moi! Moi! Fellow Gemini and almost birthday twin Whitney @ Whitney à la mode has promised to help me resuscitate what vestiges of four years of high school French remain in my brain. Vive les amies d’Internet! (I hope that translates correctly.)
In this outfit, I’m feeling visible and yet hopefully still professional, so I’m joining Patti and Jen in their respective linkups to celebrate. Happy Monday, my friends!