OOTD :: of trend salads and loose interpretations



NOTE: I took pics and wrote copy for all of this week’s posts on Friday. On Sunday, I received an email from Anne who informed me that one of her cats had passed away. She was such a trooper and actually thought to tell me that she was cancelling the linkup party, and understandably so. My thoughts and prayers go out to Anne; losing a dearly loved pet is akin to losing family and the grief is just as deep.
I don’t relish braving the 100+ degree heat to do alternative outfits, however, and I also don’t have the wherewithal to rewrite all my posts, so please bear with me as we proceed with our regularly scheduled program.


Ah, Anne! You’re killing me!

This week, you give me Trend Salad and I’m supposed to fit in one outfit as many trends as I can manage. Thing is, I’ve been out of the trend loop for a while now. I haven’t been opening my sale emails and the style blogs I subscribe to aren’t exactly slaves to trends (the primary reason I follow them in the first place).

Of course, I could do ye ol’ Google search for trending fashion but that’s just gonna make me wanna go shopping again. So I’m gonna dive into my closet to see what I can find instead.

We’re gonna make it work.

When I think “trend”, I think color and era, not necessarily specific items. So to me, a trend are the Pantone colors or dressing the 50s rather than the bubble necklace or the shootie. That said, I think I’m gonna go with print and pattern this week as my contribution to your trend salad. Today, I give you abstract geometrics. This dress is slightly Pucci-esque, vaguely Missoni-ish and all kinds of fun. It’s also sporting a fab fall color palette and is cut in a 60s reminiscent style. Toss in a pair of wedge booties and a snuggly boyfriend cardi in case – oh, I wish! – it gets cool and I think I’ve got my brand of trend salad covered.

Happy Monday, my friends!


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress  – Ross
Cardi – F21
Wedges – Cane by Michael Antonio

 :: Linking ::
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet

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8 thoughts on “OOTD :: of trend salads and loose interpretations

  1. jangrahammcmillen says:

    This is so gorgeous on you! You are tiny, but you don’t look as big as a minute, a nano-second, even! Pretty in these colors, too. Boots work for your legs in wonderful ways. Excellent.
    Your closet diving is yielding excellent results!

    • mtsedwards says:

      It’s so encouraging to hear other people perceive me as tiny. As one of four sisters, the other three of whom were all size 2s and 4s, I always did feel like a galumphing elephant.

  2. I love the way your shoes have a dip in the front. My black ankle boots cut straight across my leg. I’d like to replace them, but I have to find just the right pair.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I love my Canes but they’re 5 inches of potential pain depending on how much stalking about I do so I can’t whole-heartedly recommend them. I do like how they dip in the front, though. Good eye!

  3. Oh no, poor Anne! Cats are family members in my opinion and I’ve been through the loss of a few of them. It can be so hard! Anyway, adorable booties! I’m in the market for some black (possibly wedge) ones this fall but haven’t found the perfect ones yet.

  4. Patti says:

    Fab graphic print on this dress- I was thinking about Pucci too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you’re a star, you. xo

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