Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

OOTD :: of personal bests and favorite quotes





This week is brought to you by: “a fit and flare dress, an open cardigan, colored tights, riding boots, navy stripes, the color teal, a bow belt and cognac accessories”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the cardigan, colored tights (cognac, no less!), a pseudo fit and flare dress, and some stripes (albeit not navy).

The detailed bits: I really do have a fit and flare striped dress and I did plan on wearing it today. Unfortunately, in my haste to make good use of the waning sunlight and take one last outfit pictorial, I grabbed this swing dress instead. Yes, I am slightly ashamed that I own two dresses of the exact same pattern that I could mistake one for the other in my closet.

Then I tried to mitigate the swing cut by throwing on the cardi – you gotta love the mesh sleeves that allow the stripes to show through! – hardly remembering then happily grateful that an open cardi was part of the list. Woots!

Colored tights would’ve been blue, of course, but the sun was sinking and my blue tights were too up high in my closet, so cognac ones from my sock drawer had to suffice. Luckily, I also owned cognac – erm, burgundy? – Chucks, so I figured serendipity was at work here.

At the last minute, I grabbed one of my new necklaces – custom made with my favorite Shakespearean quote of all time by another Etsy seller I was working with (link to her shop below). I ran down the stairs, out to the backyard, and snapped a total of ten outfit shots before the gloom overcame me.

In sum, the creating, putting on, setting up and photographing of this entire outfit took all of ten minutes, a personal best for me. And I have Whitney and Alex to thank for making the first half of that process all the easier and simpler with their faboo linkup.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Old Navy
Cardi – Zac Posen for Target
Necklace – Rosie’s Pendants
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
Fun Fashion Friday @ Fashion Should Be Fun

:: Grooveshark it ::
Fly by Sugar Ray