Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

OOTD :: of belts, boots and marigold




So this is the week for lasts.

Last week of the month.

Last week of 50 Dresses.

Last week before Daylight Savings Time ends.

Last time you’ll see my hair this color.

I think it might also be the last week of consistently warm weather. The 10-day forecast predicts low 80s and high 70s from now on and my sweater-wearing, boot-loving, scarf-sporting self is practically giddy with anticipation.

I do hope the predictions pan out because it would be lovely to actually have a cool evening for trick-or-treating this Halloween. And next week’s 52 Pick-me-up theme is Layers, which is a perfect way to celebrate my finally wearing separates this year.

This week, however, I think Anne is giving us one last summer hurrah, because it’s Marigold Magic and I’m all prepped to show off some brilliant pops of color.

Initially, I was a bit apprehensive since I’d already used up all my yellow dresses for Sunflower Week, but Google came to my rescue when I discovered that marigolds come in oranges, mahoganies and reds as well. That said, today’s ensemble does utilize the standard black and yellow pairing, but it avoids the bumblebee stigma because of that fun tribal print and the richness of the gold, both in color and texture.

This dress is a junior sized one which explains a bit the awkward cut of the torso. I tried to mitigate it with a belt but I may just end up culling it after today. There are just way too many other cute dresses vying for space in my closet to worry about an ill-fitting one, Target/design collab notwithstanding.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Anna Sui for Target
Top – Banana Republic @ thredUp
Boots – Merona @ Target
Belt – yeah, so old I’ve forgotten

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

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