Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

OOTD :: of sassy daughters and being contrary





This week is brought to you by: “lace shirt, cardigan, skinny jeans, ballet flats, lace, blush, and maroon”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the cardigan, skinny jeans, blush and maroon.

The extra bits: “I thought I told you not to wear that.” Honest to Pete, that is exactly what my nine-year-old daughter told me – complete with ‘tude and recrimination – when she saw me prepping my photos. Sometimes, you just gotta laugh.

No insult meant to Alex, but when I told Aly that this week, it was all about blush and maroon, she gave me a five-minute scold on why the two colors “do not go”. She lectured me on the color wheel, told me that red and pink should never be paired together and that maroon and blush are pretty much the same as the aforementioned colors. Then she punctuated the entire thing with a wrinkled nose and an “It’s ugly, Mom! Don’t wear that. I don’t want to see you wearing that. Ever.”

And of course, like any card-carrying Gemini, I went the total opposite and wore the outfit anyway.

Because I happen to think blush and maroon go. And I also happen to think that the only way I can get away with blush so close to my cool-winter-coloring face is to match it up with a jewel tone like maroon. (Or Marsala. Or oxblood. Or whatever they’re calling it these days.) And I just really happen to like how this whole outfit came together.

The owl with glasses is just icing on the cake.

Vive le vendredi!


EDIT: Oh, no! After reading the first three comments for this post, I reread my copy and realized I made Aly out to sound like this total brat. The whole episode was actually quite cute and humorous and I was proud of her for even having an opinion and sticking to it, so my apologies to Aly for misrepresenting her and my apologies to my readers for misleading you.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cardi – F21
Skinnies – Mossimo Supply Co.
Shoes – Chucks

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

:: Grooveshark it ::
Wish by OLIVIA inspi’ REIRA (Trapnest)